Diesel & Electric Engines MTH 30-20608-1 Chessie GP-20 Diesel Engine ProtoSound 3.0

MTH 30-20608-1 Chessie GP-20 Diesel Engine ProtoSound 3.0

MTH 30-20608-1 Chessie GP-20 Diesel Engine ProtoSound 3.0
MTH 30-20608-1 Chessie GP-20 Diesel Engine ProtoSound 3.0 MTH 30-20608-1 Chessie GP-20 Diesel Engine ProtoSound 3.0 MTH 30-20608-1 Chessie GP-20 Diesel Engine ProtoSound 3.0 MTH 30-20608-1 Chessie GP-20 Diesel Engine ProtoSound 3.0 MTH 30-20608-1 Chessie GP-20 Diesel Engine ProtoSound 3.0
Manf Stock # 30-20608-1
Condition New (Test Run Only)
Box Yes
SKU 12696
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
 
$239.00
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Description

In the late `50s, railroads were looking for units with high-horsepower output. General Electric and Alco obliged by releasing units with 2,400 and 2,500-h.p. capability. General Motor's Electro-Motive Division, at first, was reluctant to chime in. They figured that turbocharging their 567 engine would drive up maintenance costs, and that was to be avoided. Yet, in 1959, EMD outshopped the GP20, a 16-cylinder, 2,000-h.p. road switcher, with its turbocharged 567D2 engine.

Union Pacific fostered EMD's change of heart. For it was only after the road experimented with and found success with turbocharging EMD's 567 engine in the GP9s on their roster, that EMD recognized the engine's potential. GP20s, closely resembled earlier Geeps, such as the GP7, GP9 and GP18. The increased power made the difference. As a result of that power, one distinguishing feature of the GP20 from prior Geeps, was its short exhaust stack, located just aft of the first fan behind the cab. These units were produced until 1962.

Features:

  • O-Gauge, Traditional O-Scale
  • Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • (2) Remote Controlled Proto-Couplers
  • Prototypical Rule 17 Lighting
  • Directionally Controlled Constant voltage LED Headlights
  • Lighted LED Cab Interior Light
  • Illuminated LED Number Boards
  • (2) Precision Flywheel-Equipped Motors
  • Operating ProtoSmoke Diesel Exhaust
  • Onboard DCC/DCS Decoder
  • Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 14 7/8" x 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

This set has only been test run. The engine has only 3 scale miles on the odometer. We have tested it to make sure that all features work and that it runs properly. Includes the optional snow plow (not installed), spare traction tires, starter tube of smoke fluid and the instructions. Packed in the original box with Styrofoam packing insert and all wrapping materials.

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