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Rapido 38015 - HO Scale GP38 - DC/DCC Ready - Southern (High Nose) #2785

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Rapido 38015 - HO Scale GP38 - DC/DCC Ready - Southern (High Nose) #2785
HO Scale GP38 - DC/DCC Ready - Southern (High Nose) #2785
NOTE:
All artwork is subject to revisions before final production.

That -other- GP38 Locomotive features:
Measured from a living GP38
Road-specific details for each model
Rapidos innovative dead straight metal side handrails with
plastic stanchions
Incredible underframe detail including traction motor cables,
air filters and a silly number of separately-applied parts
Road-specific battery box doors
Separate grab irons and handrails installed at the factory
Operating headlights, rear lights, tri-colour class lights AND
ditch lights and beacons (where appropriate).
Highly detailed cab interior
Correct fuel tank sizes per road number
Multiple styles of stepwells. (ATSF has correct -Switcher-style
steps)
See-through, etched steps
High short hood
Separately applied wire grabs
Appropriate cab or nose headlights
Multiple truck sideframes tooled
Multiple dynamic-brake hatches and air filters
And much, much more!
DC/Silent (21-pin DCC Ready) or DC/DCC/ESU LokSound

The GP38. That -other- Geep youve been waiting for! At long last there is a proto-specific, dynamically detailed, Electro-Motive
General Purpose -38- class locomotive. And it only took 50 years since the last straight 38 rolled out of La Grange, Illinois. This
venerable locomotive packed 2,000 hp, low or high short hoods and paved the way for future -GP- models to follow. 706 of these
four-axle beasts were manufactured at EMDs La Grange Plant, at the heart of railroad world. Of the 706 built, Penn Central, B&O
and Southern were the largest purchasers of this model. Southerns were unique in that they continued an age-old tradition of
ordering high short hoods for added crew safety. Their eye-pleasing black, white and gold striping along with their harmonious
Nathan P horns certainly made them fan favorites.
By the 90s, many GP38s were worn down and ready for a rebuild. Many roads either sold them to leasing companies or elected
to rebuild them to Dash 2 standards, some chopping the high hoods down. With the reduction of many four-axle locomotives on
class one rosters, many of these locomotives can still be found racking up miles on regional roads and shortlines. In fact, even some
tourist and museums have GP38s!
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SKU 606-38015
Quantity in stock 6 item(s) available
Road Name: Southern
Price: CA$228.99
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Due in Stock: July 23, 2023
 

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