Operator HO Scale GE Tier 4 GEVo, Canadian National

Product Description

 

The Operator series HO Scale GE Tier 4 GEVo ET44 is designed for modelers who enjoy running dimensionally accurate trains and are less concerned about factory applied detail parts (available separately). The model is based upon the Rivet Counter Tier 4 GEVo body tooling and smooth drive train.  In fact, both lines utilize the same motor for maximum pulling power.  All Operator models share the same nose, cab, long hood, walkway, and trucks to maintain a selling price starting at under $100. 

 

Prototype Specific ScaleTrains

  • Fully-assembled
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Current production engine cab (long hood) with angled exhaust compartment roofline
  • Front deck-mounted operating LED ditch lights
  • Directional LED headlights
  • Printed and LED lighted number boards
  • See through round-hole stepwell steps
  • Tread plate on walkways
  • Factory-applied snowplow, nose door with window, Nathan AirChime K5HLR2 horn, air tanks, sunshades, exhaust stack, and brake wheel
  • Molded grilles
  • Cab interior
  • Accurately profiled frame
  • 5,300 gallon fuel tank with external waste retention tank
  • GE Hi-Ad trucks
  • Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com semi scale Type E knuckle couplers
  • All-wheel drive
  • All-wheel electrical pick-up
  • Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
  • Dual flywheels
  • Operates on Code 70, 83 and 100 rail
  • Printing and lettering legible even under magnification
  • Packaging safely stores model
  • Pre-drilled for grab irons, coupler cut levers, MU cables, etc. - available in a separate upgrade kit (SXT80424)
  • Minimum radius: 18”
  • Recommended radius: 22”
  • DCC & sound equipped locomotives also feature
    • ESU Essential Sound Unit DCC & Sound Factory Installed
    • Accurate GEVO-12 prime mover and auxiliary sounds, horn, bell, and more
    • Oval speaker
    • Operates on both DC and DCC layouts* 
  • DC/DCC & sound ready locomotives also feature
    • Operate using a DC power pack
    • DCC ready with 21-pin connector

 

* Not all sound and lighting functions on DCC and sound equipped versions are operable using DC

     

    Prototype History

    Introduced in 2012, General Electric's Tier 4 GEVo Series represents the latest in diesel-electric locomotive technology. The GE Tier 4 GEVo is designed to meet increasingly stringent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions regulations.  

    The EPA “Tier” emissions standards are a series, or Tiers, of allowable emissions levels based upon a locomotives’ date of manufacture. The highest and most stringent tier level, Tier 4, sets maximum allowable NOx and hydrocarbon emissions levels for locomotives built for domestic use 2015 onward.  

    While similar in appearance to previous GE GEVo designs, the Tier 4 models featured a longer frame compared to their predecessors. This allows for a larger radiator “cab” (GE refers to the various sections of the long hood as “cabs”), and a "hump" over the engine cab for advanced exhaust treatment equipment.

    Initially, a boxy housing filled the entire roofline on the blue-painted field test/demonstrator units. Due to changes in treatment equipment and clearance issues, the "hump" would decrease in size and shape into a boxy compartment around the exhaust on initial production units. This culminated in an angled compartment surrounding the exhaust manifold on the latest production versions (2016+). 

    Despite boxier engine cab rooflines and a radically styled radiator cab, the basic Tier 4 design shares a family appearance with GE safety cab-equipped units going back to the DASH-9s of the 1990s. It even includes the same 12-cylinder GEVo-12 series prime mover and 4,400hp as its predecessor model. 

    The Tier 4 units have proven to be popular with the major railroads including BNSF Railway, Canadian National, CSX Transportation, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific. While GE has settled on a basic carbody design to keep production costs down, there are notable variations and detail differences due to customer specifications. 

    With many units built for railroads across the US and in Canada, the Tier 4 GEVo can be seen operating nationwide in a variety of assignments. 

    The HO Scale Tier 4 GEVo is made under trademark license from General Electric Transportation. 

     

    First Production Run

    DC/DCC Ready
    Retail: $124.99
    Our Selling Price: $99.99

     

    ESU Essential Sound Unit DCC & Sound Factory Installed
    Retail: $189.99
    Our Selling Price: $149.99

     

    Second Production Run

    DC/DCC Ready
    Retail: $124.99
    Our Selling Price: $99.99

     

    ESU Essential Sound Unit DCC & Sound Factory Installed
    Retail: $194.99
    Our Selling Price: $154.99

     

     

      SKU Road Number & Sound Option Price Quantity
      SXT10437 3040 / ESU Essential DCC & Sound Unit $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT10438 3040 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $99.99 Sold Out
      SXT10439 3052 / ESU Essential DCC & Sound Unit $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT10440 3052 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $99.99 Sold Out
      SXT10441 3111 / ESU Essential DCC & Sound Unit $149.99 Sold Out
      SXT10442 3111 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready $99.99 Sold Out
      SXT10937 3167 / ESU Essential DCC & Sound Unit (Preorder) $154.99
      SXT10938 3167 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready (Preorder) $99.99
      SXT10939 3176 / ESU Essential DCC & Sound Unit (Preorder) $154.99
      SXT100940 3176 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready (Preorder) $99.99
      SXT10941 3204 / ESU Essential DCC & Sound Unit (Preorder) $154.99
      SXT10942 3204 / Without Sound, DCC & Sound Ready (Preorder) $99.99