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Atlas 10003243 HO GP38 Gold Series with Sound Norfolk Southern #5637

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Atlas 10003243 HO GP38 Gold Series  with Sound Norfolk Southern #5637
Atlas HO Scale EMD GP38, Gold Series- With ESU LokSound DCC, Norfolk Southern #5637

Atlas Item #: 10003243



MODEL FEATURES:



Golden-white LEDs

Realistic die-cast underframe

Five-pole skewed armature motor with dual flywheels for optimum performance at all speeds

Directional lighting

Factory-equipped with AccuMate knuckle couplers

Detailed cab interior with crew

Separately-installed scale windshield wipers, metal grab irons and fine scale handrails

Movable drop steps

Walkway safety tread

Coupler cut bars

Multiple unit hoses and trainline hoses

Snowplow

Additional features included but not installed (GP-40s only)

Electrical cabinet air filter box (ECAFB)

Two engine compartment roof vents which were added by many railroads sometime after delivery


SOUND & DCC FEATURES FOR GOLD SERIES:



Supports all DCC-programming modes

Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28.

Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices.

Over 20 sound effects are available, including engine start-up and shutdown, prime mover sounds through all eight notches, bell, air horn, air compressor, dynamic brakes and more.

There are 16 user-selectable horns, 2 user-selectable bells, and 2 user-selectable synchronized brake squeals.

Manual and Automatic Notching modes with the ability to change modes on the fly are provided for true realism.


Prototype Overview:
In 1966 EMD introduced a new line of locomotives based on the 16-cylinder 645-series prime mover. The
40-series included a six-axle and four-axle model, the latter being the GP40. A total of 1,145 units were
produced between 1966 and 1972. These turbocharged 3,000hp locomotives were used primarily in road
freight service. The GP40 was a versatile locomotive that could be found across the US hauling drag freights
over mountain passes and leading high-speed intermodal trains across flat terrain. Three rooftop radiator fans
at the rear of the long hood differentiate a GP40 from its lower horsepower counterpart, the GP38, which has
two fans at this location.

Concurrent with GP40 production, EMD offered a lower horsepower, non-turbocharged locomotive based on the
same 645-series prime mover. The four-axle GP38 was rated at 2,000 hp and had the advantage of costing less
than the GP40. A total of 727 units were produced between 1966 and 1971 when the model was superseded.
The wheelbase of the GP38 was identical to that of the GP40. Both units shared the same EMD road-switcher
style body that was introduced with the GP35 in 1963. A desire for standardization caused the GP38 to share
the same wheelbase, frame and many external components as the GP40. The GP38 was purchased by large and
small roads alike. It was routinely found in local and road freight service throughout the US. Many GP38s and
40s are still in service today, either having been rebuilt or modified. A locomotive that has withstood the test of
time.

Many options exist on the Atlas GP38 and GP40 models. Some of these are: Long hood with or without dynamic
brakes, multiple fuel tanks, high or shoot hoods, and more.



Details
SKU 150-10003243
Quantity in stock 5 item(s) available
Road Name: Norfolk Southern
Price: CA$259.99
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