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Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« on: April 24, 2013, 11:53:10 AM »
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In HO, because Atlas doing them wasn't enough  :facepalm:

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATHG40547

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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 01:04:20 PM »
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 :trollface: But these are GENESIS man, the holy grail of HO locomotives.   :trollface:

Apparently I can proceed with my kitash.
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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 01:16:31 PM »
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I hate you.
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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 01:49:08 PM »
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In HO, because Atlas doing them wasn't enough  :facepalm:


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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 02:26:09 PM »
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Wow.... I like

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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 03:53:21 PM »
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Just for grins I "searched" Athearn for IN STOCK, NOT DISCONTINUED and guess what, I got nothing.
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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 06:18:10 PM »
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I'm probably gonna catch hell for this, but I've never cared for the look of these "wide cab" engines.

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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 08:03:30 PM »
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Man, those are nice units, just like the GP-38W's.  It's almost enough to make me switch to HO again.  I think every modern (post 70s) unit is now out in some form, even the porkchop ES44DCs.  Just need the porkchop dash 9 units and you have 100% CN goodness in HO...

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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 08:21:08 PM »
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What I'd give for the porkchop window ES44s and C44-9Ws in N scale.....

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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 08:41:06 PM »
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+1...  I've thought about it by taking the windshield from a SD70, 80 or 90, but the dimensions are not quite right, and it is a tough kitbash.  Maybe the great CN karma will continue and Fox Valley or Kato will do it.   Forget the -2 project, we want porkchops!

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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2013, 09:39:04 AM »
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Are the 'porkchop' window panes on CN's SD70/75I's, C44-9W's and early ES44's not all the same dimensions? I recall that the reason the C44's were ordered with the teardrop (as I've always called them) to standardize parts inventory. I also think the crews liked the extra visibility of afforded by them, though not as likely to have been a reason for the use on the GE's.
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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 10:05:31 AM »
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It's just a myth they're the same shape, the angles and dimensions are a fair way off meaning one cannot be used in the other.

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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2013, 02:59:27 PM »
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FWIW, I compared a Atlas GP40-2W to a Athearn GP38-2W (HO, of course) and, although the Atlas is a very nice model, the Athearn is clearly better. And it comes with Tsunami sound. Competition is a good thing, folks!

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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2013, 04:25:49 PM »
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FWIW, I compared a Atlas GP40-2W to a Athearn GP38-2W (HO, of course) and, although the Atlas is a very nice model, the Athearn is clearly better. And it comes with Tsunami sound. Competition is a good thing, folks!

Except in the lighting department. Really wish Athearn would switch to LEDs already....  :RUEffinKiddingMe:

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Re: Athearn announces the GP40-2L and GP40-2W
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2013, 08:50:32 PM »
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And you folks are all excited about this development in HO scale because...???