SD40-2 vs SD60

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by SuperSport, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. SuperSport

    SuperSport Member

    Do the SD40-2 and SD60 have the same length truck
    wheelbase spacing? and also are the GP38-2 and GP35 the same length truck wheelbase?

    thank you
  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    From what I have read and know the answer to both questions is no. That's because locos sometimes have "trade-in" trucks, go through production phases, and can be modified by order for the purchasers specifications. I further wager one could find GP38-2 with even old Alco trucks from trade in RS2s. I'm sure I seen pictures of such. The only way to get a loco "right" is find a picturew of THAT unit to go by. FRED
  3. SuperSport

    SuperSport Member

    Thanks for the reply Fred,
    not too worried about the swapped trucks as I've seen Alco trucks on EMD units etc. What I am after is in modeling
    a CN SD40-2W in S scale, can the shell fit on a SD60 frame and look correct. If the truck wheelbase is the same on both units
    I can use the SD60 frame and trucks from American Models
    SD60. Same goes for the GP35/GP38-2W**

    ** looking through some of my old MR magazines I
    found out the Truck wheelbase is the same for the
    GP38 and GP35 of 32 feet

    Any books out there that give diesel specs ?



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