Athearn Genesis GP7/9 Announced

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by thedowneaster, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. thedowneaster

    thedowneaster Brakeman

    Just noticed this on the Athearn new products listing! The long awaited, dimensionally correct GP7/9 (hopefully), for the first time in HO plastic.

    I'm excited!

    Sure wish they had more options for roadnames! (and a lower msrp!)
  2. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    Will have to go look at one to see the difference - have 3 or 4 "Blue Box", wide hood, no DCC, no sound, purchased in a previous life NEW for 'bout $26 each. Ernst gears, KD's and a bunch of home-made wire bits made 'em pretty nice. Couple cents under $180 each (DCC-Ready/No Sound) will be tough on my budget...$279.98 with DCC/Sound is beyond my reach. :cry: Bob C.
  3. ed acosta

    ed acosta Member

    Well, Chooch, I have to agree with you. I also purchased Blue Box GP-9s and paid $12.97 for a 'dummy' and about $10 more for a powered unit. I spent a few more bucks to get correct headlamps and KD couplers. And of course they cost less than today's trains, they were made in AMERICA!

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