Dummies

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by SD90, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

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    No, not that kind!
    I had an old Atlas GP40 that I custom painted, and besides the fact that it had the older high speed motor in it, and wasn't easy to convert to DCC, it was just sitting in a dead track in my yard for looks. I figured it would be better to be able to run it on the layout, so... I took the motor and worm greas out and made a dummy GP40. Now I can run it on what ever train I want. Much better use I think!

    Here are a few pictures of the GP40 dummy...

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  2. cpr_boy

    cpr_boy Member

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    Good idea....Any new photos of the layout? I'm dying to see your progress!

    Cheers
  3. sschaer

    sschaer Member

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    why didn't you mill the frame to make room for a decoder ? i assume aztec mfg. offers such modified frames
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Idea SD90. :thumb: Looks good sitting there on the tracks. :thumb:
  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Whatever works EH! Mike. It will look good in the consist.
  6. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

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    Ha SD, I got some old F units done the same way.
  7. 13Mtrainer

    13Mtrainer Member

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    WOW :eek: :eek: that is one great job. it looks like your layout is almoust done. do you think you can post more pics of it on your other thread My Work In Progress?
  8. seanm

    seanm Member

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    Someone should write a book about doing this with various locos and call it "Dummies for Dummies"

    (ba-da-boom-ba)
  9. SAL Comet

    SAL Comet Member

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    Where are we gonna find a dummy??????????