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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #105 on: July 27, 2007, 11:36:13 AM »
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I am curious what it was painted like . And did it have buffers ?

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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #106 on: July 27, 2007, 01:19:50 PM »
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It's definitely on the Internet! 

http://www.auran.com/trainz/database/gg1m.html
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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #107 on: July 27, 2007, 02:35:50 PM »
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My first post. I think it was exchanged for Thomas the Tank which was secretly tested throughout the USA!!
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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #108 on: July 28, 2007, 01:59:45 AM »
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Pennline actually modeled this Brit loco export in the early 1960's in HO shortened leingth model form along with the GN Empire Builder and Milwaukee Orange & Maroon schemes.                                         Nate Goodman (Nato).

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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #109 on: July 28, 2007, 10:13:38 AM »
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Not that this has anything to do with Kato, but this story about the British GG1 is the biggest load of cobblers I think I have ever read in my life!

There was no such beast - so can we please lay it to rest now.

Am I right in assuming the PRR was 1500v DC?  Because with the exception of the Sheffield to Manchester route the only freight moved by electric power in the UK has ever been at 25kV AC.

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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #110 on: July 28, 2007, 10:25:25 AM »
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No, PRR and New Haven were 11 KV, 25 Hz, AC. Amtrak still is, AFAIK.

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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #111 on: July 28, 2007, 11:44:29 AM »
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I would think that if there were a Brit GG-1 that somebody in some scale would have produced it , or decaled one up by now . Very odd that so far not one shot can be found on the web .

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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #112 on: July 28, 2007, 11:51:08 AM »
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Come on, read the link I posted above - it's obviously a joke!

As Gregg pointed out the loading guage in the UK is so small that many european freight cars cannot even fit through it - much less a GG-1!!!

Heck you probably couldn't fit a big American pickup truck on hirails past their station platforms :) :) :)
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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #113 on: July 28, 2007, 12:18:59 PM »
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SirTainly got so indignant when confronted with suspicion I thought there might have been a chance , so I was at sea as whom to believe , the web story or his . 

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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #114 on: July 28, 2007, 01:30:09 PM »
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Wonder how long it will be before someone cuts a GG1 in half like the Wilmington Shops did.  Maybe someone can fill me in on what they used it for.  Also as for American pickup trucks on U.K. trackage.  Back in 1984 while I was on military leave in London I spotted a yellow BR truck with highrail wheels on it.  Fairly large truck and on closer look discovered it was a heavyduty Dodge.

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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #115 on: July 28, 2007, 01:51:29 PM »
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A Randyized version , GG-1/2


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Re: So what will Kato do now ?
« Reply #116 on: July 28, 2007, 08:42:01 PM »
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There is a photo of a Kato ad showing a green 5 striper GG1 on the Atlas forum .