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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012, 03:57:54 PM »
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They make a GP9 TT too.

Jason

But not with D/B....that I can find...

So I guess I have to

1. Get a GP w DB shell

2. Cut the front nose of a geep shell with steam genny, or kitbash one

3 Add the TT's and piping from "somewhere", maye an Atlas shell to the GP9 w/ DB....

Yes..?  No....? What....? :scared:
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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 04:10:57 PM »
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But not with D/B....that I can find...



Nope.  Bryan had only mentioned the GP7 TT so I was just pointing out the GP9 version too.

I would try and keep the main body as one piece if you can.  If you cut the whole nose, you may have some issues keeping everything together nice and tight when you reassemble.  I had this with my SD7 chop nose.

If it were me, I'd graft a DB to a GP9 TT.  It's only one piece and all the cuts are square and on natural seams (at least it looks that way).

edit: looks like the SG parts are separate so never mind.


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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2012, 04:14:40 PM »
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Aren't the various GP-7/GP-9 parts also available?  Seems you could order a GP-7 TT shell and a GP-9 w/DB shell directly from Atlas and just combine the two.

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Parts are available, if Atlas ever gets the store up and running again.

I keep waiting for them to do Soo Line GP7's in the TT version (Maroon and Gold or White and Red).  For some odd reason they only did one run, and it was the Candy Apple Red scheme.   :facepalm:

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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2012, 04:34:02 PM »
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I think I have a DP from an old brass GP-9.  Don't know if it'll fit an Atlas but it might.  If you want it and I can find it, let me know.

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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2012, 05:05:10 PM »
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If I remember correctly all the Air tank detail parts from the SD-26 are available spearatly from the shell, which is a bunch of tanks and piping, and If the Steam Generator detail is separate then all you need is a GP-9 Dynamic shell, GP-9TT Fuel/water tank, and then the various extra parts for the top, the steam generator details on the short hoods and the air tanks on the long hood. And the GP-9TT air tanks are not going to be right for this application. Unless we find a difinitive roof shot it looks more like two single tanks then two paired tanks.

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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2012, 05:18:21 PM »
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The air tank detail for the TT GP-7 and GP-9 also consists of separate parts.
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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2012, 05:51:27 PM »
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I have the air tank details if you are interested, just PM me.

You could either graft a new nose on, or just remove the steam generator details from a TT equipped shell (I may also have this, I have to look). You could also use steam generator parts from an old F unit I think. Personally, I would go with using the stock shell with the steam generator parts rather than chopping the short hoods.
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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2012, 06:23:52 PM »
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Here it is in 1988 in Action Red....

http://cprdieselroster.com/Roster%20Archive/CP%208500A/CP%208502-1.jpg

I have to model at least one of these guys.

Me too. That 8502 at Smiths Falls in 1988... my era and my area. Need a few un-rebuilt units on the roster.
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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2012, 07:57:53 PM »
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N&W had passenger GP9s with DBs, but the "tubes" were'nt on the roof ...

http://www.nwhs.org/archivesdb/thumbs/digi/DS00001.jpg

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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2012, 09:06:53 PM »
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Rail Canada Vol 3 says dual air tanks.....I need a roof photo huge !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2012, 09:26:56 PM »
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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2012, 09:27:31 PM »
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Ok; Dual tanks...found a roof shot....

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/cp/cp8504agh.jpg

and a fireman's side shot showing the piping coming down behind the cab...

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/cp/cp8521bjf.jpg

Now, can I assume it's a standard Geep fan between the tanks ? :?
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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2012, 09:30:41 PM »
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Thanks Mike, looks like a standard fan in between the tanks... now a piping diagram would help but......

Gotta build one.....gotta !
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Re: Geeps w/ DB and TT's...no model ?
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2012, 09:54:48 PM »
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No problem, Pud... can't help with the piping, though  ;)
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