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HO GP38-2 with DCC & Sound, MKT #320

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HO GP38-2 with DCC & Sound, MKT #320

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Product Details


  • Offered by popular demand
  • Newer “simplified” scheme
  • Mid-Phase body
  • Leslie 3-chime horn
  • 3200 gallon fuel tank
  • 88” nose
  • Correct paint scheme and colors
  • Blomberg B trucks
  • Xenon clear strobe (light effect with DCC)

To try and keep painting costs down, MKT adopted a more simple version of this scheme by eliminating the yellow stripes on the top of the cab.


  • Non-dynamic
  • Yellow safety frame stripes
  • MU catches on both front and rear pilots
  • Road number on sides of long hood
  • Extended range dynamic brakes
  • No frame stripes
  • MU catches on rear pilot
  • Road number on sides of cab
  • Extended range dynamic brakes
  • Yellow safety frame stripes
  • MU catches on rear pilot
  • Road number on sides of cab


    • Coupler cut levers
    • Flexible rubber MU hoses
    • Flexible rubber trainline hose
    • See-through cab windows
    • Full cab interior
    • Walkway tread
    • Windshield wipers
    • Lift rings
    • Wire grab irons
    • Sander lines
    • Fine-scale Celcon handrails for scale appearance
    • Detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, & breather pipes
    • McHenry® scale knuckle couplers - Kadee® compatible
    • 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
    • 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 the model for safe storage
    • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run
    • Minimum radius: 18”


    • Duplicated look and feel of “In Service” equipment
    • Faded base colors matched to the prototype
    • Perfect starting point for adding grime and rust


    • Onboard DCC decoder with SoundTraxx Tsunami2 sound
    • Sound units operate in both DC and DCC
    • 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


    By the early 1970s, many first generation diesels were reaching the end of their service lives. The most common replacement locomotive became the GP38-2. EMD began production of the 16-cylinder, non-turbocharged, 2000 horsepower engine in 1972. Unlike the GP38’s engine, which drove a generator to supply power to the traction motors, the GP38-2s prime mover drove an alternator which produced AC electrical current that was rectified to DC to power the four traction motors. Another major change for the GP38-2 was the introduction of the “dash 2” modular electrical cabinet. For more than 40 years, the GP38-2 has worked main line freights, locals, switching jobs, yard service, helpers, snow fighting trains, and hump power. Many remain in service today.

    Product Specifications

    Era 1971-1990
    Prototype Manufacturer EMD
    Axles 4
    Reporting Mark MKT
    Sub Brand GENESIS
    DCC Equipped
    Lighting LED
    Sound Tsunami2
    Approximate Assembly Time None Required
    Scale HO