looking for info on 1970's bachmann gp-40

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Grotto, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. Grotto

    Grotto Member

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    Hi
    I'm looking for info on 1970's bachmann gp-40, and any info on quality, value or useability would be appreciated.

    gp-40
    "EMD" Diesel
    CP rail
    Made in Hong Kong.
    Unused and still in original box with styrofoam.
    Thanks.
    Grotto.
  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    I would say from My expirence with that particular engine, it's better off as a paperwieght for your desk, unfortunately! :( I wish it wasn't so, why are you intrested in it? Does it hold some special significance for you?
  3. Grotto

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    IT holds none at all, as I am into N scale . I recently was given an old HO train set that came withtwo loco's, a circle and various cars. To be honest I was hoping to trade it in to a local hobby store towards a new N scale loco which I really need. It's tto bad as it is in unused shape. Any idea on its trade in value?
  4. MilesWestern

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    I'm thinking based on trainshow value, about $1-$10 depending on who you buy from, so keep that in mind, if you wish to trade that in, if the hobby shop will accept it at all. :(

    On the otherhand, what engine do you desprately need? ;)
  5. Russ Bellinis

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    I don't think Bachmann built anything better than toy trains before the late 1980's or early 90's. What you have is pretty much a worthless toy. The freight cars are probably way too light with talgo trucks and the locomotive probably has one truck that actually drives the loco and the other is just a dummy with electrical pick up.