SD40-2 vs SD60

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by SuperSport, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. SuperSport

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    Questions:
    Do the SD40-2 and SD60 have the same length truck
    wheelbase spacing? and also are the GP38-2 and GP35 the same length truck wheelbase?

    thank you
  2. Fred_M

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    From what I have read and know the answer to both questions is no. That's because locos sometimes have "trade-in" trucks, go through production phases, and can be modified by order for the purchasers specifications. I further wager one could find GP38-2 with even old Alco trucks from trade in RS2s. I'm sure I seen pictures of such. The only way to get a loco "right" is find a picturew of THAT unit to go by. FRED
  3. SuperSport

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    Thanks for the reply Fred,
    not too worried about the swapped trucks as I've seen Alco trucks on EMD units etc. What I am after is in modeling
    a CN SD40-2W in S scale, can the shell fit on a SD60 frame and look correct. If the truck wheelbase is the same on both units
    I can use the SD60 frame and trucks from American Models
    SD60. Same goes for the GP35/GP38-2W**

    ** looking through some of my old MR magazines I
    found out the Truck wheelbase is the same for the
    GP38 and GP35 of 32 feet

    Any books out there that give diesel specs ?

    thanks

    Joe