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N GE U30C DC UP #2861

N GE U30C DC UP #2861

  • $ 79.99

Item Number: KAT1760934
Made By: Kato

Prototype Information:

Introduced by GE as a competitor to the EMD SD40 and SD40-2, the U23C and U30C locomotive chassis’ were one of GE’s earliest locomotive successes. Nicknamed “U-Boats”, these units were used in multiple services, pulling coal trains, general freight, and even as a test-power unit for the Department of Transportation’s subway car experiments in Colorado.

Model Information:

Last produced in 1991, the GE U30C from Kato is being reworked to modern specification, with a redesigned DCC friendly mechanism and a new detailed underframe which allows the locomotive to be fitted with body mounted, fully automatic magnetic knuckle couplers.

Model Features:

- Locomotives feature directional white LED headlights and illuminated preprinted numberboards
- Powerful Kato mechanism powered by a 5-pole flywheel motor and featuring a 9 3/4" minimum turning radius - great for hauling sets such as the Kato N Mixed Freight Train Set.
- Re-designed body shell to equip the locomotive with body mounted KATO magnetic knuckle couplers.
- DCC friendly and ready for drop in decoder installation.
- Smooth rolling blackened metal wheels.
- Optional untinted clear headlights and numberboards available for using DCC boards with tinted LEDs.

This unit can be converted to DCC with Digitrax decoder DN163K1C.

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