GE U30C EMD Repower

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by jeffrey-wimberl, May 19, 2009.

  1. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

    I started with an Atlas GE U30C and a selection of parts cut from an Athearn SD40-2 shell. The roof mounted radiator of the GE was removed and the dynamic brake housing of the SD40-2 was grafted in. The EMD blower housing was added to the left side of the GE body 2.2 scale feet behind the cab and the exhaust stack was relocated to a point 8 scale feet behind the cab. The EMD radiators and the three radiator fans are situated about 2.6 scale feet behind the exhuast and continue to a point about 18 scale feet behind the exhaust stack. The air tanks have been removed from the bottom of the loco and will be added to the top halfway between the radiator fans and the dynamic brake housing. The end result (minus the air tanks) is something that looks like this:




    Now I just need a name for this beast.

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