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Athearn Genesis HO GP40-2 with DCC & Sound CR ex RDG #3279
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Athearn Genesis HO GP40-2 with DCC & Sound CR ex RDG #3279

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  • 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 here at Athearn! We are excited to introduce some new, often requested features, to the GP39-2 and other upcoming Genesis models.


  • Former RDG units; major spotting details remain the same
  • Cab vent on engineer’s side
  • Cab signal box


          • 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


          • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
          • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
          • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
          • Engine, horn, and bell sounds work in DC
          • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode
          • Precision 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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