More Frisco GP38-2 by Athearn Genesis

Discussion in 'New Products' started by klrwhizkid, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Just announced by Athearn, another run of Frisco Gp38-2 locomotives. Four SLSF numbers will be offered with locomotive-specific features.; 406, 411, 476 and 478 available with and without SoundTraxx Tsunami 2 sound. Tsunami 2 sound means that the decoder will respond to changes in throttle and engine load to step up the notching of the prime mover automatically. You don't have to lock the locomotive speed, press a function button and then play with your DCC throttle to get those changes while being unable to change the locomotive speed as with another brand.

    See Athearn's website for more information: www.athearn.com


    Pre-order through July 28, 2017 with projected delivery late June 2018.

    For those tolerant of the BN patches, four numbers will be offered with locomotive-specific features; BN 2256, 2258, 2328, 2331.

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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2017
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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I have recommended that Athearn re-consider using #476 as it has already been produced by a competitor previously.
     
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  3. RogerRT

    RogerRT Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    So close to 477.....I notice in the ad it mentions chicken-wire radiator grills, wonder if the 476/478 will have the corrugated grills? Roger
     
  4. Ayerox

    Ayerox Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The word today from Athearn is 476 and 478 will have the correct corrugated grills.
     
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  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    That is the same response I got today. Thanks for checking, Jay.
     
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