ScaleTrains Rivet Counter (N) GE C39-8 Phase III, NS 8627 Norfolk Southern - DCC/sound
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ScaleTrains Rivet Counter (N) GE C39-8 Phase III, NS 8627 Norfolk Southern - DCC/sound

ScaleTrains Rivet Counter | N-scale (1:160) | diesel locomotives

GE C39-8 Phase III
Norfolk Southern /Ditch Lights

Item Number Road Number Stock Status
SXT39171 # 8614 not in stock
SXT39173 # 8627

ESU-LokSound 5 Micro DCC and sound decoder with “Full Throttle”

Introduced in 1984, the C39-8 maintained the clean contours of the long hood and rounded cab roof of the DASH 7 series but featured larger, angular radiator “wings” at the rear of the carbody, an angular low short hood, and a boxy dynamic brake and clean air compartment at the front of the long hood, which jutted above the cab roofline.

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Road Number Specific ScaleTrains

  • New road numbers 8614 and 8627
    • Series 8614 to 8638; built 1986
    • Early 2000s modifications with retrofitted hashed sill stripes and paint variations
    • Phase III - cab with square-corner doors, embossed X-panels on the hood end and nose sides, flush radiator grills with an additional small vertical screen, and no vertical grab iron strips on the long hood end
    • Short hood without blanked lower headlight housing
    • Large front and rear snowplows with grab irons 
  • Fully-assembled 
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Operating LED-illuminated front and rear deck-mounted alternating ditch lights***
  • Blanked front and rear class lights
  • Printed and LED-illuminated front and rear number boards*
  • Retrofitted vertical nose grab irons
  • Semi-scale standard Type E knuckle couplers – Micro-Trains® compatible
  • Body mounted coupler box – accepts Micro-Trains® 1015/1016 couplers without modification
  • 3-hose multiple unit (MU) hose clusters with silver gladhands
  • Front and rear drop steps
  • GE “nub” tread plate on walkways
  • Detailed cab interior with floor, rear wall, seats, and control stand
  • Cab sunshades
  • Dual wind deflector with mirror mounted fore and aft of sliding cab windows on both sides
  • Nathan P135R24 horn mounted on engine compartment roof
  • Dual Motorola ASP-16 “Firecracker” antennas on cab roof (communication and End of Train EOT)
  • Left side dynamic brake cab: high-capacity (triple blower) dynamic brake
  • Dynamic brake cab roof with triple panel grilles 
  • Right side dynamic brake cab: three hinged and latched doors
  • Late (4-panel) radiator exhaust photo-etched grilles
  • Exhaust silencer with extension
  • Accurately profiled frame with separately applied plumbing and cabling
  • GSC trucks with Hyatt bearing housings; separate brake cylinders, center axle shock snubber, brake lines and handbrake chain detail; and separate sanding lines and brackets
  • Dual Graham-White (Prime) finned 075 air filters
  • Highly-detailed 4,400 gallon fuel tank with fuel fillers, round and vertical fuel gauges
  • Air reservoirs with separate plumbing
  • Factory-applied wire grab irons, spare knuckles, trainline hoses with silver gladhands, MU cables, uncoupling levers, windshield wipers, underframe bell, and more
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Printing and lettering legible under magnification
  • Operates on Code 55 and 80 rail
  • Durable packaging safely stores model
  • Minimum Radius: 9 ¾”
  • Recommended Radius: 11”
  • DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature:
    • ESU-LokSound 5 Nano DCC & sound decoder with “Full Throttle”
    • Cube-type speaker
    • Accurate FDL-16 prime mover and auxiliary sounds, horn, bell, and more
    • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts
  • DC/DCC ready locomotives also feature:
    • Operates on DC layouts
    • DCC ready with Nano connector 

* Lighting features operate when using an ESU decoder with appropriate programming while operating using DCC

** In DC operation, both front ditch lights illuminate; rear ditch lights (if equipped) do not illuminate

SXT39173, SXT39173
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