Suggestions on New Loco!!!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Chrisdapos, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Chrisdapos

    Chrisdapos Member

    I've sort of shyed away from the 3 axel loco's and looked into the 2 axels. I came across the Athearn RTR GP60M, and I really like them! I think I will probably invest in a pair or them once the new paint scheme comes out. My dad bought me a GP60B unit today (Pleasent Suprise :) :)). Pictures of it will be in my layout thread! Thanks for everyone's input about this topic! (Oh yeah, thoughts about the GP60M's??) :)
  2. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    Well shoot, if you dad already bought you a GP60B, then you definitely need to get some Athearn GP60Ms or spartan-cab GP60s to go along with it. :D

    The Athearn locos are fine runners, though I prefer to buy BB kits and detail/paint them myself. I bought an Athearn GP40-2 RTR and some of the details look rather crude.

    As far as the prototypes go, ATSF crews loved the spartan-cab GP60s but hated the GP60M. The 2-axle Blomberg truck couldn't handle the added weight of the safety cab, consequently the GP60M has a rather violent ride. Lots of thumps and sways.
  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    yeah, you need a GP60M now!
  4. Chrisdapos

    Chrisdapos Member

    And....what do you know...a GP60M is on order from the shop (New "Swoosh" Scheme too) :) Super excited!

    See my layout thread for pictures of the B unit! :)
  5. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    awesomeness! now you need som of those B40-8Ws, still in the old ATSF paint with a red BNSF on the side.

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