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New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« on: August 31, 2007, 05:49:42 PM »
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That's what they say anyhow. Some of you B&O fans better start saving now.  ;)

http://www.atlasrr.com/NLoco/ngp30.htm

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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 05:56:53 PM »
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FINALLY!! The sunburst scheme on a loco that is worth buying. I'm in for a few.

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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 06:57:08 PM »
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Brass here. Get your fresh etched Brass here ...

I'm ready for more bridges in N and Z. Any ideas on the ETA of 0200301, 0200601, 0200701, 0200801 or 1200301?
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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 07:10:53 PM »
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Run Mr. Wallet!  Run!  As fast as you can!!


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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007, 07:21:11 PM »
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Run Mr. Wallet!  Run!  As fast as you can!!

Yeah. Between that and the sunrise, I'll have to take out a second mortgage.
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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2007, 07:25:29 PM »
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Alright guys, don't barbeque me here, but I've always thought the GP30 was kind of an ugly ducking.  It looks like a tadpole from the top with that wide cab and narrow long hood.  Don't get me wrong, I love Geeps and SDs, especially GP38s and 40s, and my all-time favorite, the SD45.  I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Although, with all new tooling, I may be tempted if they were to do one in SOO, since the WC used #700 in its beat up, faded condtion for years as helper power.

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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007, 07:36:28 PM »
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Alright guys, don't barbeque me here, but I've always thought the GP30 was kind of an ugly ducking. 


How dare you!!!  :P



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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 07:40:01 PM »
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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2007, 07:44:54 PM »
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Alright guys, don't barbeque me here, but I've always thought the GP30 was kind of an ugly ducking. 


How dare you!!!  :P

I meant what I said, and I said what I meant.

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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2007, 08:13:59 PM »
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Brass here. Get your fresh etched Brass here ...

I'm ready for more bridges in N and Z. Any ideas on the ETA of 0200301, 0200601, 0200701, 0200801 or 1200301?
1200301 - N Dbl Pratt is finished and in final layout.
0200401 - Z Dbl Girder is finished waiting on final layout.
0200601 - Z Sngl Girder is finished waiting on final layout.

2300801 - HO PRR 4-Track Lines East Signal bridge is almost done.
2300803 - HO PRR 2-Track Lines East Signal bridge is done waiting on final layout.
The signal bridges have been adjusted to allow larger track spacing. 2.25 for HO and 1.25 for N. Both N & HO will be released together.

1200??1 - N 90ft Deck Girder w/ side walkways & railings is done waiting on final layout.
1200??3 - N 120ft Deck Girder w/ side walkways & railings is done waiting on final layout.
These were commisioned as the first part of the project for the SOU New River deck truss bridge in Tennesee.

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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2007, 08:17:39 PM »
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Put my vote in for ugly too, but to me its one of those good ugly's. I just bought an undec shell with the intent of making a PRR version that wandered up to the Lehigh Valley just so I can have on of those around on the layout. Hope the old shells fit on the new mechanism. Perhaps I'll put off working on this shell until I know.

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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2007, 08:26:15 PM »
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I love the GP30. Even the novice railfan can spot that humpback and say with confidence "theres a GP30.."
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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2007, 08:28:48 PM »
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Hope the old shells fit on the new mechanism. Perhaps I'll put off working on this shell until I know.

yes they will, I bought a couple of DCC ready GP30 and GP35 on eBay and the old shells fit the new mechanism and vice versa...

...and yes, they are beautifully ugly !

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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2007, 08:37:57 PM »
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Finally... a correct GP30 for N&W fans to modify...

Back in the day I put a high hood on an Atlas GP30.  It was coming along nicely until something in the photos didn't quite match the model... That's when I learned there were different cab arrangements on the Phase I GP30's. 

That must have been 10 years ago already.

About 14 years ago I was trying to turn a Bachmann SD40-2 into a CGW SD40.  Pictures taught me about -2 differences pretty quick there too!

Both of those modified shells are still around... they were aborted before I got to paint!
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Re: New tooling GP30 from Atlas.
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2007, 09:26:06 PM »
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The GP-30 is the quintessential locomotive of its day.  Too modern looking to be an F unit, and too old to be truly second generation.

But I know what inspired that cowling piled high on the cab...


Let's face it, given the year it was introduced, you should be thankful it didn't have tailfins.

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