HO P42 Genesis AMT PhII #66



HO P42 Genesis AMT PhII #66 37-6105 HO P42 Genesis Amtrak Anniversary Phase II #66 Prototype Information: The General Electic P42 locomotive is also known as the "Genesis" locomotive. The P42 is a modern 4200 horsepower passenger locomotive used across the United States and Canada. Amtrak's P42 has replaced the EMD F40PH in revenue service and today they are used throughout the United States. Since their introduction, they have had a number of physical revisions to improve the ease of maintenance and parts replacements, including a bolt-on fiberglass nose panel (replacing the original's solid metal which was difficult to repair or replace) and a new headlight bezel that is more rounded than the previous square versions. Model Features: Perfectly suited to pull Kato's new production of Phase IVb Superliners. Directional headlights and tail lights on both the front and rear of the locomotive, allowing it to operate as both a standard pulling locomotive with double heading capability or a push-pull engine, whether oriented facing forward or back. Illuminated pre-printed numberboards Capable of navigating minimum 370mm (14 3/5") radius curves (R1 radius in Europe), allowing the P42 to go where previous Kato locomotives have never been able to go before - dining room tables, coffee tables, spaces previously reserved exclusively for N scale! Brand new coreless truck-motor drive paired with a super-heavy solid metal body mechanism; doubling the number of motors while increasing the traction potential and weight for new standard of running smoothness and pulling power. Available with either Soundtraxx or ESU Loksound DCC and Sound pre-installed! This locomotive release will be unique from previous HO locomotives from Kato USA in that it will be using a brand new drive mechanism, described briefly in This video on the Kato USA Youtube channel (also accessible by clicking the image to the left). Primary features of the new mechanism will be the use of coreless truck-mounted motors, putting all of the locomotive's mechanical components in the trucks, making it easy to lubricate, service, or replace parts while doubling up the available traction power from the heavier weight of the mechanism made possible by the removal of any internal mechanical components. Out of the box, the new HO GE P42 "Genesis" will be an Analog-only unit, but will be widely offered with pre-installed ESU Loksound or Sountraxx Tsunami DCC and Sound pre-installed to take full advantage of the locomotive's dual speaker housings for lound, clear and prototypical sound!