Somebody finally asked

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by sumpter250, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    When I posted the photos of the "new EMDs for the SM&CH", I didn't mention the model EMD. mrgooch noted that fact, so......

    Anyone for a guessing game?????

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  2. mrgooch

    mrgooch Member

    Great Looking Engines

    They could be Atlas GP-30's
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    They're not GP30s, although I did use GP35 shells because they fit the chassis perfectly.
    Pete
  4. BDC

    BDC Member

    Hmmm... I'll have to go with a GP39-2, although that dynamic brake blister sure looks an awful lot like a GP60.
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    BDC,
    You got the dynamic brake, the blister is actually a foot short of the GP60.
    They're not GP60s, or GP39-2s, although -2 does apply.
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Guess???

    How about GP35-2??? I think they had a letter M after them?? :)
  7. RI541

    RI541 Member

    GP38-2?
  8. IMRL393

    IMRL393 Member

    GP38-2W converted to DB ???

    The GP40-2W and GP60M had three exhaust fans.

    - George
  9. BDC

    BDC Member

    The only other thing I can find is the GP59, but that had three exhaust fans too. My books don't list any rebuilds or reconfigurations.
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    BDC,
    Probably too recent to be in any of the books.

    To all,
    Big hint: there are only three prototypes. Model Railroader has featured a kitbash of these engines.
  11. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Sure look like GP50/60s to me!
  12. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    GP40P-2. According to my database, they only made three of the prototype, and with the -2, that would be my guess. Don't know how the "M" clue fits in, though.
  13. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Look at the undercarriage.
    GP40-2, GP50, GP60 didn't have that undercarriage.
  14. BDC

    BDC Member

    And having only two exhaust fans, that means a GP-39 or earlier design. How about a CF-7 (?), the F7 locos rebuilt into hood units?
  15. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    the CF-7 was almost as ugly as the BL-2.

    Bigger hint: there not geeps.
  16. Catt

    Catt Guest

    What I see is a pair of EMD GP18s with new or rebuilt bodies.
  17. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    CATT !!!!!!
    Good to see you back on the gauge, hope you're recovering quickly.
    You are right about new bodies, but they're not GP18s.

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