Walthers Trainline

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by rockislandmike, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Hey guyz, any opinions on Walthers Trainline products. They've got a couple of GP15-1's in Missouri Pacific colors that I'm contemplating (yes, yes, it's true, I do have other locos besides Rock Island).
  2. alkcnw

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    Hey Mike, I don't know to much about the Trainline engines but the cars are basicly Walthers kits preassembled!!:eek:
  3. Catt

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    Have had several before switching to N and On30. IMHO they are a big bang for a small buck.Little cluncky on some of the detail but the ones I had were great runners.
  4. IMRL393

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    Mike -

    I've got a Walthers Trainline AMTRAK F40PH. It is a good runner, but the detail is not up to Atlas Master/P2K/Kato standards. I like it, though.

    I have heard that the quality of the Trainline series varies greatly. Hopefully you can find someone that has the GP15-1 model and get a direct quality check!

    Good luck!


    - George
  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    The only Trainline locos I own are an ABA set of FA's. Like George and Catt have said, they run well but don't have detail. I later bought ABA FA2's from LL2000, and more recently, FA1"s from LL as well. The LifeLike units are gorgeous, but I'm not thrilled with their running.

    Gary
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    kf4jqd Active Member

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    I have an A and B unites from Train. They seem to run will, but I think they could be more detailed.

    Yes folks, they are Rock Island!

    Andy
  7. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    GP15-1

    Mike,
    I have one of the trainline GP15-1s, runs quite well, and, after comparing it with the kitbash I did several years ago, the detail is pretty good too. I have the C&NW version, with all the louvers!
    Pete
  8. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Mike,I have 3 of the GP15s,I can happly report these are very smooth runners and good pullers. IMHO they can rightfully take their place amoung the best made.
  9. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Excellent ! Thanks, Larry. Mine are in the mail from Walthers; with their quick delivery times, should be here next week.
  10. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

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    Greetings. The first of my two Missouri Pacific GP15-1's arrived from Walthers on Friday. I added road number decals this afternoon, and here it is.

    For anyone that's curious, not only is this a very fine looking engine, but it performs very nicely as well, and with relatively little noise for this class of locomotive.

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  11. IMRL393

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    Nice looking loco, Mike!

    Glad it worked out for you !!!

    - George