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Athearn Genesis HO GP38-2, BN Pacific Pride II #2085 DCC Ready
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Athearn Genesis HO GP38-2, BN Pacific Pride II #2085 DCC Ready

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DCC Ready


  • All-new LED lighting
  • Rubber MU hoses for durability

The effort continues to enhance Athearn Genesis models per customer requests and feedback. There has been a lot of activity behind the scenes; we’re excited to include new features often requested, to the GP38-2 and upcoming Genesis models.



  • Phase I with widely spaced radiator fans and chicken wire radiator grilles
  • Late coupler cut levers with loops painted white
  • Front and rear early drop steps
  • 81” nose with ratchet brake
  • Green or Black anti-glare patch on nose per protoype era
  • BN-style early battery box doors
  • #2078, 2079, 2082 feature illuminated beacon with effect on DCC+Sound
  • Early Dash-2 cab with louvers
  • Welded cab side panels with arm rests
  • Leslie S-3L-R air horn
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Small firecracker end of train (EOT) antenna
  • Sunshades with long tracks
  • Early ECAFB
  • Standard Dash-2 ribbed blower housing
  • Early inertial air intake grilles
  • Standard range dynamic brake
  • Early flush exhaust
  • Chicken wire radiator grilles
  • Widely spaced radiator fans
  • Curved radiator fan grab iron
  • Short walkway duct extension
  • Underframe mounted bell
  • Detailed 3,600 gallon fuel tank with vertical sight glass
  • Salem air filter with piping
  • Blomberg-M trucks with rubber springs and Hyatt bearings
  • Speed recorder


    • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
    • DCC-ready features Quick Plug™ 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
    • Coupler cut levers
    • MU hoses
    • Trainline hose
    • See through cab windows
    • Full cab interior
    • Walkway tread
    • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
    • Windshield wipers
    • Lift rings
    • Wire grab irons
    • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
    • Sander lines
    • McHenry scale knuckle couplers - Kadee compatible
    • Genesis driveline with 5-pole skew wound motor, precision machined flywheels, and multi-link drivetrain
    • All-wheel drive with precision gears for smooth & quiet operation
    • All-wheel electrical pickup provides reliable current flow
    • Wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
    • LED Lighting for realistic appearance
    • Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
    • Packaging securely holds for the model for safe storage
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