Diesel & Electric Engines MTH Premier 20-20986-1 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac GP-35 Diesel Engine #112, ProtoSound 3.0

MTH Premier 20-20986-1 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac GP-35 Diesel Engine #112, ProtoSound 3.0

MTH Premier 20-20986-1 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac GP-35 Diesel Engine #112,  ProtoSound 3.0
MTH Premier 20-20986-1 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac GP-35 Diesel Engine #112,  ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20986-1 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac GP-35 Diesel Engine #112,  ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20986-1 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac GP-35 Diesel Engine #112,  ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20986-1 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac GP-35 Diesel Engine #112,  ProtoSound 3.0 MTH Premier 20-20986-1 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac GP-35 Diesel Engine #112,  ProtoSound 3.0
Manf Stock # 20-20986-1 #112
Condition Like New
Box Yes
SKU 12894
Quantity in stock 1 item(s) available
 
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Description

Produced from 1963 to 1966, the GP35, along with its six-axle SD35 sibling, marked both an end and a beginning. They were the last road diesels to use the EMD 567 motor that had powered switchers, F-units, and Geeps since 1939 (so named because each cylinder displaced 567 cubic inches). For the horsepower race of the 1960s, EMD tweaked the 567 to a turbocharged V-16 delivering 2500 hp. That was it for the 567, however, and in 1966 the baton was passed to the more powerful model 645. But while the "35 line" diesels ushered out an old motor, they inaugurated a new look. Their angled cab roofs and the clean, squared-off lines of their car bodies established the look of EMD power for the next three decades.

Introduced to compete with General Electric's landmark U25B, which had ushered in the second generation of diesel power, the GP35 outsold the "U-Boat" nearly three to one. There was a strong market for new power in the mid-1960s because the first-generation diesels that had vanquished steam were wearing out. While first-generation rosters had often been a hodgepodge of manufacturers and models as railroads experimented with the new technology, by 1960 Alco, EMD, and GE were the only manufacturers left standing - and Alco would soon throw in the towel. As a result, virtually every major U.S. railroad became a GP35 customer, and over 1300 engines were sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

While our Premier model is not the first O gauge version of this second-generation pioneer, it offers the best combination of detail, realism, and performance of any 1/48 scale GP35. Added-on detail parts include windshield wipers, metal see-thru body grilles, lift rings, metal grab irons and handrails, see-thru rooftop fan housings, and brake cylinders, air pipes, and swing hangers on our super-detailed Blomberg trucks. And in command mode with the DCS system, you can create a lashup combining one or more GP35s with other Proto-Sound 3.0 or Proto-Sound 2.0 first- or second-generation power, and run them from a single throttle just like the prototype.

Features:

  • O-Gauge, O-Scale
  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank
  • Metal Chassis
  • Metal Handrails and Horn
  • Moveable Roof Fans
  • Metal Body Side Grilles
  • Detachable Snow Plow
  • (2) Handpainted Engineer Cab Figures
  • Authentic Paint Scheme
  • Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears
  • 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
  • Proto-Scale 3-2 3-Rail/2-Rail Conversion Capable
  • 1:48 Scale Proportions
  • Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring Freight Yard Proto-Effects
  • Unit Measures: 14 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 4 5/16"
  • Operates On O-42 Curves

This engine is in Like New condition, no damage or defects. It only has 12.4 scale lines on the odometer so basically just test run. We have tested it to make sure that all features work and that it runs properly. Includes the quick-start guide instructions, spare traction tires, optional front snow plow and a starter tube of smoke fluid. Comes in the original box with Styrofoam packing insert and all packing materials. This is a hard to find road name!

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