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Wallet trouble on the way
« on: March 22, 2007, 10:28:47 PM »
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Just got the heads up from the local pusher that my Atlas GP38-2s are in and ready to pick up...

I guess I had better pick them up before I leave for The City.

I wonder if I can weather them in the hotel room in time for the ECHS...

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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2007, 10:37:05 PM »
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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007, 10:54:38 PM »
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You could get a Southern hi-hood and a Conrail, and run the L Stanley Crane special!

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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2007, 09:38:42 AM »
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Uh oh, then mine are right behind yours. We have the same dealer. Let's see, that's 8 times $...  :o
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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2007, 10:39:30 AM »
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I'll be heading down today (hopefully), my schedule for the next 10 days is crazy, but hopefully I'll be able to get some good pics of them when I get them home.


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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2007, 06:30:44 PM »
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Well, my wallet is doing the penguin walk now, but I have my GP38-2s...

And they're not bad.

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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2007, 07:22:18 PM »
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Well, my wallet is doing the penguin walk now, but I have my GP38-2s...

And they're not bad.

Photos, please.

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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2007, 11:52:15 PM »
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You'll get em tomorrow.

I was off seeing OK Go and Snow Patrol tonight.

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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2007, 03:41:27 PM »
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Ok, here we go.

I'm just posting the link to the album, since it's important to zoom in (which picassa lets you do) to see the details.

http://picasaweb.google.com/ed.kapuscinski/AtlasGP38AndGP382ComparisonFullSize

Ok, a few teasers:









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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2007, 03:57:24 PM »
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I assume Cory has a proto photo to justify this...

What's the model next to it, a Kato?  Give us your impressions...  Ya know, Cagney, or Nixon!

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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2007, 04:16:10 PM »
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Did it come with plows on both ends Ed?
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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2007, 04:23:12 PM »
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Lee - The numbers are correctly offset. I need to add a sunrise cab vent there, but it's dead on.
They did them in two ways
Atlas placement: http://crcyc.railfan.net/locos/emd/gp382/cr8035ef.jpg
Different placement: http://crcyc.railfan.net/locos/emd/gp382/cr8098ef.jpg

The other model is one of their older straight-38s, which is, so far, my hands down favorite Atlas model (the GP30 is close though). I want to get some similar photos of the old Kato to compare them at some point too.

Rich - Yes, the dual end plows are stock, as are the awesome cut levers.

Oh yeah, I want to point out something else, check out the fans. Those are damn sexy.

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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2007, 05:12:48 PM »
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In this case

the missing cab vent is way, way, way more noticeable than the missing sight glass on the LL 38-2s.

Care to comment, Ed?

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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2007, 05:39:04 PM »
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In this case

the missing cab vent is way, way, way more noticeable than the missing sight glass on the LL 38-2s.

Care to comment, Ed?

 ;D
And what about those pimples, er, rivets around the cab window? Shades of InterMountain's Tunnel Motors? Wonder if TiVo has any thoughts on these?  ;D ;D

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Re: Wallet trouble on the way
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2007, 05:57:22 PM »
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In this case
the missing cab vent is way, way, way more noticeable than the missing sight glass on the LL 38-2s.
Care to comment, Ed?
 ;D
What to do?
Sunrise parts are NLA so the vent will remain missing...


In this case
the missing cab vent is way, way, way more noticeable than the missing sight glass on the LL 38-2s.
Care to comment, Ed?
 ;D
And what about those pimples, er, rivets around the cab window? Shades of InterMountain's Tunnel Motors? Wonder if TiVo has any thoughts on these?  ;D ;D
Not too bad
they look more like the second run cabs.  Not the doorknobs of the first run.  I'm going to grab a GP40-2 frame and check detail for detail to determine what my Mark4 shell will get mated to at long last.  The not so crisp frame really stalled that project when the Atlas GP38-2 was announced...
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