Author Topic: MILW GP20M cab front.  (Read 646 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 11924
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +58
    • Conrail's Portland Line
MILW GP20M cab front.
« on: September 10, 2014, 11:02:29 PM »
0
I am looking to build a Milwaukee Road GP20M and was looking to see if there were any cab kits out there so that I can finish off the cab when I chop the nose.
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Packer

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 742
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: 0
Re: MILW GP20M cab front.
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2014, 11:11:59 PM »
0
AFAIK, no cab kits. It also depends which version you are building.

RMC or MR had an article on building a Milwaukee SD10 which would use the same type of cab as some GP20Ms. The other one looks more like the WM Chop-nose jobs

This piece will help:
http://www.desplaineshobbies.com/store/product/47154/HO-SPLIT-WINDSHIELD/

I've used a few of them, combining them with Atlas SD24 cabs (they were out of SD26 cabs) to make cabs for some chop-nose GPs...
Vincent

If N scale had good SD40-2s, C30-7s, U30Cs, SD45s, SD40s, and SW10s; I'd be in N scale.

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 11924
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +58
    • Conrail's Portland Line
Re: MILW GP20M cab front.
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 01:46:48 AM »
0
I'm building the numberboard nose version. I had also read that a Cannon thin wall cab kit would work, and I ordered one tonight. I will check out the DPH one as well.
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!

Packer

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 742
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: 0
Re: MILW GP20M cab front.
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 10:54:04 AM »
0
the DPH one isn't an actual cab, it's just a filler piece that is supposed to be spliced into a cab.

You can see where I combined one with an Atlas SD24 cab:
http://dieseldetailer.proboards.com/thread/8451/first-build-bn-gp5-1365

Reminds me, I need to get back to this project
Vincent

If N scale had good SD40-2s, C30-7s, U30Cs, SD45s, SD40s, and SW10s; I'd be in N scale.

Ian MacMillan

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 11924
  • Gender: Male
  • Learn to use the god damn search feature!
  • Respect: +58
    • Conrail's Portland Line
Re: MILW GP20M cab front.
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 01:40:33 PM »
0
Yeah I only needed the front but had already bought the cannon kit for it before I saw your post. I'll pick up the DPS one just incase I dont like the Cannon one.

Very nice build BTW.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2014, 06:59:38 PM by Ian MacMillan »
I WANNA SEE THE BOAT MOVIE!