Atlas Master 10004039 HO Scale, GP40 Locomotive, Penn Central #3144, Gold (DCC LokSound 5)

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Description

DCC AND SOUND EQUIPPED

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 A total of 727 units were produced between 1966 and 1971 when the model was superseded.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.

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 feature parts included but not installed (GP-40):

Electrical cabinet air filter box (ECAFB)

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

Sound Features for Gold Series:

DCC Operation Features:

Supports all DCC-programming modes

Flexible mapping of function keys F0 to F28

Follows all NMRA DCC standards and recommended practices

Sound Functionality Features:

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

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