N Scale Atlas GP-7

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Chad, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Chad

    Chad Member

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    Is this loco good? I am trying to stick to pre-1950's and want a decent Diesel or two. I am also trying to stick to PRR and am not quite sure I am ready to repaint one myself sign1
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    I have an Atlas TH&B GP7, it's a slow starter, needs a few laps to warmup but after that it's a smooth loco.I like it and so far I'm very satisfied with it.
    The Atlas GP7 has a great gear ratio making it a nice switcher because it can crawl slowly on a spur.
    I also have an Atlas CPR GP9. Imho both are worth buying.

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  4. Chad

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    :curse: Thanks! So now what? I thought I read that GP7's started in '48 and GP9's in '49....
  5. Chad

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    I guess, since I don't have anything built... I could be 1952... Thanks for the link!
  6. Biased turkey

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    I checked Atlas website and unfortunately, Atlas doesn't have a PRR GP7.
    My next purchase will be a [FONT=Trebuchet MS, Arial, Helvetica]GP7 CNR #4800 green/gold ( the same as DoctorWayne has :) )



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  7. DavidB-AU

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    You could always imagine PRR trialled the demonstrator in 1949.

    Cheers
    David
  8. BKlein

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    I have 2 and although I have only test run them I would buy more very smooth and look great.

    I have a Northern Pacific on ebay right now I got excited and bought it not relizing it was a phase 2 and the engine I want to model was a phase 1 and after getting one I really hate to bash it (I need a SD-26 cab on it)
  9. Biased turkey

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    Good idea David :thumb:
  10. brakie

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    Chad,EMD produce the GP7 from October 1949 to May 1954.The GP9 was produce from January 1954 to August 1963.
  11. Biased turkey

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    It makes me realise that I'm even older than a GP7. I was born in 1948 :)
  12. Chad

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    I am so sorry ... :(
  13. Biased turkey

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    No need to worry Chad, just remember that in the whole world someone is younger than you are and someone is older than you are. Take aging with a smile :)
  14. BNSFtheLeader

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    I have quite a few of them and I would have to say there right on top of the list of good runners. Now I just wish they would comeout with the Short hood version but I'm prety sure no one will since there's so many versions. :cry: