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  • Athearn G68086 - GP38-2 EJ&E #702

Athearn G68086 - GP38-2 EJ&E #702

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EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower locomotive in 1972.

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Athearn G68086 - GP38-2 EJ&E #702

EJE Features:

  • Phase Ib with narrow spaced radiator fans and chicken wire radiator grilles
  • Standard range dynamic brake
  • Xenon strobe, effect with DCC+Sound version
  • Firecracker antennas
  • “Mushroom” vent on cab roof
  • Long hood mounted 3-chime air horn on bracket
  • Underframe mounted bell
  • Detailed 2600 gallon fuel tank with vertical sight glass
  • Blomberg-B trucks with leaf springs and Hyatt bearings
  • All-weather windows on both sides of cab
  • Post-delivery “in-service” appearance with handrail verticals and step edges painted safety yellow.

Locomotive Features:

  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
  • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ plug-and-play technology with 21-pin NEM connector
  • Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, field measurements, photographs, and more
  • Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
  • Coupler cut levers
  • MU hoses
  • Trainline hose
  • See through cab windows
  • Full cab interior
  • Walkway tread
  • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
  • Windshield wipers
  • Lift rings
  • Wire grab irons
  • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
  • Sander lines
  • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
  • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
  • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
  • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
  • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
  • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
  • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage

Prototype Specific Information:

By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower locomotive in 1972. Unlike the GP38’s prime mover, which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the “Dash 2” modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain in service today.


Axles: 4
DCC: DCC Ready 21-Pin Harness
Lighted: LED
Prototype Manufacturer: Electro Motive Division
Sound: No

Engine / GP38-2 / HO Scale / Locomotive / Train
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