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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+).
All roadnames share the same common cab, long hood, and walkway
Current production engine cab (long hood) with angled exhaust compartment roofline
Front deck-mounted operating ditch lights
Factory-applied snowplow, nose door with window, horn, air tanks, sunshades, exhaust stack, and brake wheel
5,300 gallon fuel tank with external waste retention tank
GE Hi-Ad trucks
Directional LED headlights
Printed and LED lighted number boards
Tread plate on walkways
Semi-scale coupler buffer equipped with ScaleTrains.com semi scale plastic E Type knuckle couplers
Same motor and drive train as the Rivet Counter version
All-wheel electrical pick-up
Motor with 5-pole skew wound armature
DCC ready with 21-pin connector
Simplified printing and lettering legible under magnification
Operates on Code 70, 83, and 100 rail
Packaging safely stores model
Pre-drilled for grab irons, coupler cut levers, MU cables, etc. – available in a separate upgrade kit
Minimum Radius: 18″
Recommended Radius: 22″