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GE P42 "Genesis"


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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 from your local dealer or Kato-Direct with either Soundtraxx or ESU Loksound DCC and Sound pre-installed!
  • (PDF) Downloadable quick-start guide for ESU Loksound equipped P42's
  • (PDF) Downloadable quick-start guide for Soundtraxx Tsunami equipped P42's

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40th Anniversary Phase I Paint

40th Anniversary Phase II Paint

40th Anniversary Phase III Paint

40th Anniversary Phase IV Paint

Feature videos:

Feature Walkthrough: Watch this video (also accessible by clicking the image to the left) showcasing our first test of the prototype model's pulling capabilities!

Utilizing a three way switch disguised as a GPS dome, you can use the included tool to toggle the P42 between three different lighting patterns; all lights on (head and tail lights, front and rear), front lights on (head and tail lights, front only) and all lights off. This lets you change the behavior of the model when running multiple units in a consist!

Special Feature! Watch this video (also accessible by clicking the image to the left) to join us with a brief overview of the new HO P42's features and appearance, showcasing the adjustable lighting settings and the new mechanism.

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.

Analog Versions:

Item # Description
MSRP
37-6101 New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Phase Vb #68
$198
37-6102 New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Phase Vb #161
$198
37-6103 New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Phase Vb #188
$198
37-6104 New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase I #156
$198
37-6105 New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase II #66
$198
37-6106
Shipping April/May 2014
New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase III #145
$198
37-6107
Shipping April/May 2014
New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase IV #184
$198

DCC + Sound Versions:

Item # Description
MSRP
37-6101-LS New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Phase Vb #68 with Pre-installed ESU Loksound DCC + Sound
$318
37-6101-ST New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Phase Vb #68 with Pre-installed Soundtraxx Tsunami DCC + Sound
$328
37-6102-LS New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Phase Vb #161 with Pre-installed ESU Loksound DCC + Sound
$318
37-6102-ST New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Phase Vb #161 with Pre-installed Soundtraxx Tsunami DCC + Sound
$328
37-6103-LS New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Phase Vb #188 with Pre-installed ESU Loksound DCC + Sound
$318
37-6103-ST New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Phase Vb #188 with Pre-installed Soundtraxx Tsunami DCC + Sound
$328
37-6104-LS New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase I #156
with Pre-installed ESU Loksound DCC + Sound
$318
37-6104-ST
New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase I #156
with Pre-installed Soundtraxx Tsunami DCC + Sound
$328
37-6105-LS New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase II #66
with Pre-installed ESU Loksound DCC + Sound
$318
37-6105-ST New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase II #66
with Pre-installed Soundtraxx Tsunami DCC + Sound
$328
37-6106-LS
Mid 2014
New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase III #145
with Pre-installed ESU Loksound DCC + Sound
$318
37-6106-ST
Mid 2014
New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase III #145
with Pre-installed Soundtraxx Tsunami DCC + Sound
$328
37-6107-LS
Mid 2014
New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase IV #184
with Pre-installed ESU Loksound DCC + Sound
$318
37-6107-ST
Mid 2014
New!  HO GE P42 "Genesis" Amtrak Anniversary Phase IV #184
with Pre-installed Soundtraxx Tsunami DCC + Sound
$328

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