Athearn Genesis HO G03639 SDP45, Erie Lackawanna (Fundraiser) #3639 (DCC and Sound Equipped)

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Athearn Genesis HO G03639 SDP45, Erie Lackawanna (Fundraiser) #3639 (DCC and Sound Equipped)
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Description

In the 1960s, railroads were looking to replace aging EMD E-units and Alco PAs for passenger service. EMD responded by adding a steam generator compartment to the long hood end of their SD45. This required a longer frame and resulted in the creation of the SDP45. Three railroads originally purchased SDP45s: Southern Pacific, Great Northern, and Erie Lackawanna. Over the decades, the SDP45s were then acquired by other railroads through mergers, leasing companies, and rebuild programs.

EL FEATURES:
As-built EL freight service SDP45 (SD45M)
Low profile roof details: dust bin hatch, dynamic brake fans, exhaust stack, engine compartment "T" vent, and radiator fans
Leslie SU-3L-R air horn mounted on low clearance bracket
Front and rear MU hose catch tray with bottom reinforcing strip
Trainline, and 3-hose MU clusters with silver ends
Front and rear deck-mounted MU stands
Front and rear early "straight" coupler cut levers
Dual single louver battery box doors and sub-base doors with stiffener rib
Standard "35-Line" cab with armrests and sunshade tracks
Low profile standard range dynamic brake housing with retrofitted side vents
Rectangular grid radiator intake grilles
5,000 gallon fuel tank
Frame mounted bell
Flexicoil-C Trucks with brake cylinder position per prototype and Hyatt bearings

Safety tread on walkways
Fine-scale handrails for scale appearance
Factory applied wire grab irons
Windshield wipers
See through cab windows
Detailed and painted cab interior
Sliding side cab windows
Metal lift rings
Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
DCC-ready features Quick Plug plug-and-play technology with a 21-pin NEM connector
Scaled from prototype resources including drawings, 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
All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
New LEDs for realistic appearance
Bi-directional constant lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
Minimum radius: 18"
Recommended radius: 22"
All-new LED lighting
Rubber MU hoses for durability
Models equipped with DCC+Sound will have the new 645E3 20-cylinder prime mover recording by SoundTraxx

PRIMED FOR GRIME MODELS FEATURE:
Duplicated look and feel of "In Service" equipment; "Tattered and Torn" just like the real thing
Faded base colors matched to the prototype
Patches applied and shaped per road number matching each corresponding side to the prototype
Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust

SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 decoder
Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
Some functions are limited in DC
Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
Slow speed control
Program a multiple unit (MU) lashup with lead unit only horn, bell, and lights
Many functions can be altered via Configuration Value (CV) changes
CV chart included in the box
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