As seen in the pictures this model is in excellent condition. The only thing I have noticed wrong with it is one of the handrails is broken, this can be easily fixed. I have tested the model on the track and all features work great. The sound system in the model is superb, it sounds as if the real thing is going by! I will also be including the sale receipt from an authorized Lionel retailer so you can use the warranty if needed. The model will come with its original packaging including the outer carton. If you have any questions about the item please ask.
Video showing the model in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBOfwTUFBpg&feature=related
GE's EVOLUTION® HYBRID
The second diesel locomotive in our VISION Line “Green Fleet” is the distinctive and innovative Evolution Hybrid from GE, offered in O-gauge commercially for the first time ever. Numbered 2010 and painted in a stunning green and light-blue scheme, this striking, one-of-a kind Hybrid locomotive brings a modern ecological touch to any layout. Uncompromising in detail, accuracy, realism, and operation, Lionel’s scale GE Evolution Hybrid is painstakingly designed to replicate the look and performance of its “real life” counterpart.
After years of research and development, GE introduced its Evolution Series locomotives in 2005, the most technologically advanced, fuel-efficient, and environmentally compatible diesel locomotives in history. Several years later, they developed a hybrid version–the Evolution Hybrid–a one-of-a-kind prototype that General Electric’s “Ecomagination” team is using for critical testing and analysis to improve the operation and energy-efficiency of the Evolution Series. Ecomagination is GE's initiative to help meet customer demand for more energy-efficient products.
How does it work? GE’s Evolution Hybrid captures the energy dissipated during dynamic braking and stores it in a series of sophisticated batteries visible on the side of the locomotive. That battery-stored energy then provides an additional 2,000 horsepower to the locomotive, thus increasing engine power while reducing fuel consumption and environmental impact.
Spectacular Lighting Features!
Prototypical battery “charging lights” flash in motion along sides of locomotive
Enhanced realistic lighting in cab interior
Directional lighting including dual LED headlights on front and rear
Oscillating ditch lights on front
Illuminated number boards
Ground lights on sides Unparalleled Detailing!
The die-cast metal GE Evolution Hybrid has an unprecedented level of body detailing and accurate, separately applied parts. Just look at all the special features:
Opening compartment doors reveal hidden details
Realistic, separately applied radiator vents
Operating radiator fans
Decorated cab interior with enhanced panel detail
Die-cast metal body
Die-cast metal trucks, pilot, and fuel tank
Enhanced Sound Features!
LEGACY RailSounds sound system synchronizes realistic sounds to nearly all aspects of locomotive operation, features, and effects. Just look at how many ways you can enhance the sound experience:
Independently adjustable volume control allows you to use the Remote Controller to lower the level of background effects (such as RPM levels) while keeping operator controlled effects (such as the horn) at full volume.
Five official railroad speeds with CrewTalk dialog
Eight diesel RPM levels
TruRail Dialog – Activate our upgraded dialog features, which boast realistic dialog scenes and the most authentic railroad terminology possible. Also, dialog scenes can change with engine operation and user control
TruRail Signals – Activate the “quilling” horn and user-playable bell featuring continuous or single strike sounds with variable intensity. There’s a dedicated CAB-2 control for both horn and bell functions.
Plus all the high-end features you’ve come to expect from Lionel:
LEGACY™ Control System – You can run the engine in LEGACY Control mode, in TrainMaster Command Control mode, or in Conventional mode with a standard transformer
Odyssey II Speed Control with ON/OFF switch
Two high-torque motors with momentum flywheel
Front and rear ElectroCouplers
Fan-driven smoke unit
Adjustable smoke output
Minimum Curve: O-42
Recommended Curve: O-54
General Electric, GE and Evolution are registered trademarks and Ecomagination is a registered service mark of the General Electric Company