38503 Santa Fe R/C GE 25-Ton Diesel Locomotive (G-Scale)
38503 Santa Fe R/C GE 25-Ton Diesel Switcher Locomotive (G-Scale)
Don't forget to download the G-Scale GE 25-Ton Diesel Information Booklet.
- Detailed GE 25-Ton diesel electric locomotive with lights
- Completely powered by 6 'AAA' batteries (Batteries not included)
- Powerful 5-pole precision can-type ball-bearing motor
- Numerous molded-on details including lights, springs, bolts and more
- Factory-applied handrails, coupler lift-bar, and steps
- Operating white directional lighting
- Realistic cab interior with space for engineer figure
- Heavy duty, durable hard chrome ball-bearing wheels
- Hook and loop type couplers
(Ready for easy installation of Kadee® 831 or 909 knuckle couplers)
- Crisp and clean lettering and logo designs
- Created with incredibly tough weather-resistant materials
- Up to 80' R/C range (30 meters)
- Pocket remote includes a CR2025 battery
- Motor is completely isolated from track power
- Minimum recommended radius: 600mm / 23.6”
- Made in Germany
The popular GE 25-Ton Diesel is now available as a completely battery-powered model with a pocket remote included. 8 selectable R/C channels allow running multiple locos independently, or controlling multiple locos together in one train consist - double-heading, triple-heading, or more! The remote gives simple and precise control of speed, direction and emergency stop.
Batteries are not included. Six standard size 'AAA' batteries (high-capacity rechargeables are recommended) allow for up to 2 hours running time. The quick-change battery clip is located inside the engine hood and the front panel snaps off for easy access.
The GE 25-Ton diesel locomotives are small, two-axle industrial diesel switching locomotives. They were procured by many railroads and shortlines in North America, starting before the Second World War, as American railroads began converting from steam to diesel power. General Electric started in 1938 with the construction of small diesel-electric locomotives.
From this point on, these compact locomotives were used on both standard and narrow-gauge lines for local switching service and operation in industrial plants. All GE-built 25-Ton locomotives had a Cummins 150 hp diesel engine turning a generator, which powered a traction motor on a single axle. The other axle was connected via chain-drive.
The locos were known for their excellent pulling power compared to their size and were popular with operating crews. The locomotives had a maximum speed of about 20 mph. Production lasted for decades with relatively little change, finally ending in 1974.
They were the best-selling small diesel locomotives in America, and many were exported to other markets. Over time, GE made various production modifications, and numerous further changes were made by railroad shops crews.Many are still in use today.
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