This listing is for a NEW Athearn Genesis HO scale Maine Central GP7 locomotive - DC - DCC ready (MEC #568). This locomotive is brand new in original packaging. First time in Genesis : MEC Harvest Gold scheme. 562 & 565: White on Black number boards, green paint on roof. 567 & 568: Black on White number boards, roof is entirely yellow.Bell placement & type per prototype. Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance.
See through cab windows and full cab interior. Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles. Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted. Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks. Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps.
DCC-ready features Quick PlugT 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. Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers. Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain for trouble free operation.All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth and quiet operation. Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track. Bidirectional constant LED lighting so headlight brightness remains constant. Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power. Packaging securely holds the model for safe storage. In 1949, EMD introduced the GP7. The basic design followed most diesel switchers with the addition of a short hood instead of an end-cab. The hoods were also full height to better accommodate the diesel engine and mechanical and electrical components. In 1954 EMD upgraded the GP7 to become the 1,750 horsepower GP9.
Externally, the first GP9s were virtually unchanged from the last GP7s. Later versions would include different louver arrangements and the last ones would come without the frame skirting.
The GP9 was available with all of the fuel tank, steam generator, and dynamic brake options as the GP7, including "torpedo tube" air tanks mounted on the roof. Many railroads chose to rebuild their GP7s and GP9s for continued service. Often times, it was cheaper to do this rather than purchasing brand-new locomotives. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Locomotives".
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