Does this exist?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CNWman, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Triplex I saw you posted in the paint shop post. I just posted there , I was wondering how accurate those drawings are. Do you know, is this a good example of what you are saying about the athearn not being quite right? Thanks
  2. Triplex

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    I can't say if they're all of equal quality, but it was from those drawings that I learned how to tell an SD50F from an SD60F and an RS-10 from an RS-18. So I think they're quite good.

    The Athearn isn't a DDA40X at all, but it looks very close to a DD35A. In fact, I don't know if there is a difference. Many people use it as a DD35A.
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    Ok cool Thanks
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    Can anyone tell me where...

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    Okay, I was unawares of the flares on the DD35As. Well then methinks the Athearn is prolly a DD35A. Still don't know for sure since I don't have one to examine.

    Dave
  6. rogerw

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    heres pics of my athearn dd40/35 (37.5)
    The fans on top in the middle look like a 40 but the split fuel tanks it looks like a 35. Im a rookie so not sure what other things to look for.
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    Why is there always a beer can in my pictures?aussie
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    the doors on the side look like dd35
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    cab windows look like dd35
  10. puddlejumper

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    I would think that a DD35A would have one small fan in between the 2 big fans, (on each hood) rather than 3 big fans. Don't know for sure. I would say that the Athearn DD40 is a never-built standard cab version of the DDA40X.

    Dave
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    According to "Diesel locomotives - the first 50 Years" EsPee operated 3 DD35s while the other 27 went to Omaha, along with the 15 cabbed units.

    As for the Athearn DDA40X, it looks like 2 SD45 long-hoods with a '35-series cab: the flared radiators on the 12inch-to-the-foot one are stepped, not one depth for their entire langth. Maybe it should be dubbed the "DD40-and-a-bit":confused:?
  12. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    I have to ask, why does everyone call it a DD"A"40X.

    On both UP's site, and in my books, it is referred to as a DD40AX. I have alot of people try to tell me i'm wrong, but no one can find any EMD papers that call it a DDA40X.
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    Yeah, I had the owners wrong. I looked it up on Wikipedia after I had made that post and found that Espee had the first 3 DD35s. All the other DD35s and DD35As went to UP. Sorry 'bout that y'all.:rolleyes:

    As for DDA40X vs. DD40AX I don't know. Shoot, I don't even know what the "A" stands for.
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    Don't worry, i shot myself down earlier today. It is, in fact, DDA40X. the "A" means it had a cab. if it didn't it was a boost. The "X" is for the centennial or something along those lines. Its basically just there to look cool.
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