Description

This HO Scale Lehigh Valley GP18 #302 FEATURES:
•1964 era Tuscan red scheme
•Nathan 3-chime horn
•Dynamic brakes
•Winterization hatch
•Forward facing fuel tank
•Pilot mounted footboards

One of the anthracite roads of the northeast U.S., Lehigh Valley bought four GP18s (built in mid-1960) numbered 302-305. The units served throughout the 1960s and into the mid-1970s. Lehigh Valley was folded into the U.S. government’s bailout of Penn Central and became a founding member of Conrail in 1976. The collection of four GP18s went on from Lehigh Valley to serve Conrail as 7496-7499. The units initially wore patched out Lehigh Valley dress with “CR” markings and all eventually saw repainting into Conrail blue.

GP18 SERIES LOCOMOTIVE FEATURES:
•Full cab interior
•Wire grab irons
•Coupler cut levers
•See-through cab windows
•Flexible rubber trainline hose
•Flexible rubber MU hoses
•Drop steps unless noted
•”Nub” style walkway tread
•Lift rings
•Sander lines
•Windshield wipers
•MU stands
•Bell placement & type per prototype
•Etched metal radiator intake grilles and fan grilles
•Air tanks mounted below sill unless noted
•Blomberg-B trucks with appropriate bearing caps
•Speed recorder unless noted
•Accurately-painted and –printed paint schemes
•Body-mounted McHenry® operating scale knuckle couplers
•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
•Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
•Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks
•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
•Bidirectional constant LED lighting so headlight brightness remains constant
•Heavy die-cast frame for greater traction and more pulling power
•Packaging securely holds model for safe storage
•Minimum radius: 18” — Recommended radius: 22”

SOUND-EQUPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:
•Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
•Dual cube speakers for optimal sound quality
•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