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Robbman

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Re: Pan Am Locomotive
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2006, 04:53:16 PM »
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Re: Pan Am Locomotive
« Reply #46 on: November 22, 2006, 11:22:18 PM »
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And then there are the stepwells... why doesn't somebody produce those as a detail part. There are alot of those out there that could REALLY use them. Sure would make modeling Canadian units much easier.

Try this:
http://www.railflyermodelprototypes.com/

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Re: Pan Am Locomotive
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2006, 01:00:21 AM »
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Re: Pan Am Locomotive
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2006, 02:41:00 PM »
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Too bad they aren't in N. That price is pretty steep if they are sold single... doesn't say if they are a set of 4. I sure would love to get those in N though.

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Re: Pan Am Locomotive
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2006, 05:57:06 PM »
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Try this:
http://www.railflyermodelprototypes.com/

Chris, nice parts, cool decals but those items are all Horribly Oversized !!

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Re: Pan Am Locomotive
« Reply #50 on: November 26, 2006, 04:01:58 PM »
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Rob...... this is the "BEST" looking one of all the 500 series I have been in contact with so far this week.

I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Yes... I'm in N... Also HO and 1:1

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Re: Pan Am Locomotive
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Re: Pan Am Locomotive
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2007, 02:11:08 PM »
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I thought I'd add some clarification on the variations and model designations:

--CN 9400-9530 and 9531-9632 are GP40-2L(W)'s, with builder's plates indicating GP40-2L.  The two series are nearly identical save for the length of the cabinet on the left walkway behind the cab.
--CN 9633-9667 and GO Transit units (later CN 9668-9677) are GP40-2(W)'s, with builder's plates indicating GP40-2.  CN and GOT units have different fuel tank sizes, but both are smaller than on the GP40-2L(W).

The "L" stands for Lightweight frame.  To maintain adequate strength, the frame on the GP40-2L(W) is several inches taller than on the GP40-2(W)--so the walkways are actually higher than on some SD-series units.  The GP40-2(W) frame is the same as that on any other GP40-2.  The easiest way to tell the difference is by looking at the height of the jacking pads and the gap between the air reservoir and fuel tank.

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=55655

Aside from the cab, the steps/pilots, fuel tank, rear hood doors/handbrake, blower duct and rear headlight (among other small details) are different from a standard GP40-2.  Snow shields, rear-mounted horn and lowered fans are CN modifications that were not present when built.