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  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    When I posted the photos of the "new EMDs for the SM&CH", I didn't mention the model EMD. mrgooch noted that fact, so......

    Anyone for a guessing game?????

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  2. mrgooch

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    Great Looking Engines

    They could be Atlas GP-30's
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    They're not GP30s, although I did use GP35 shells because they fit the chassis perfectly.
    Pete
  4. BDC

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    Hmmm... I'll have to go with a GP39-2, although that dynamic brake blister sure looks an awful lot like a GP60.
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    BDC,
    You got the dynamic brake, the blister is actually a foot short of the GP60.
    They're not GP60s, or GP39-2s, although -2 does apply.
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Guess???

    How about GP35-2??? I think they had a letter M after them?? :)
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    GP38-2?
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    GP38-2W converted to DB ???

    The GP40-2W and GP60M had three exhaust fans.

    - George
  9. BDC

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    The only other thing I can find is the GP59, but that had three exhaust fans too. My books don't list any rebuilds or reconfigurations.
  10. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    BDC,
    Probably too recent to be in any of the books.

    To all,
    Big hint: there are only three prototypes. Model Railroader has featured a kitbash of these engines.
  11. brakie

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    Sure look like GP50/60s to me!
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    GP40P-2. According to my database, they only made three of the prototype, and with the -2, that would be my guess. Don't know how the "M" clue fits in, though.
  13. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Look at the undercarriage.
    GP40-2, GP50, GP60 didn't have that undercarriage.
  14. BDC

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    And having only two exhaust fans, that means a GP-39 or earlier design. How about a CF-7 (?), the F7 locos rebuilt into hood units?
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    the CF-7 was almost as ugly as the BL-2.

    Bigger hint: there not geeps.
  16. Catt

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    What I see is a pair of EMD GP18s with new or rebuilt bodies.
  17. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    CATT !!!!!!
    Good to see you back on the gauge, hope you're recovering quickly.
    You are right about new bodies, but they're not GP18s.