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craigolio1

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Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« on: February 04, 2017, 11:24:24 PM »
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Something's off with the look of the cab. Maybe the front windows. But it's a web photo. I'm hoping a CN modeller has one and can give a review.

Thanks. Craig.

Edited to add a link

https://www.cmrproducts.com/store/#!/N-Scale-Trains-GP40-2-W-Locomotive-Shell-by-CMR-Products/p/68429457/category=16025472
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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 06:50:12 AM »
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Hi Craig,

no ! I used the IM SD40-2W wide cab to change the cab for my CN GPs.

Rainer

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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 07:13:16 AM »
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Were you able to order the cab as a separate part?

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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 07:49:00 AM »
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I used the Kaslo cab, it looked fine.  The IM wide cab looks a little funny to me, I think it is the rounding of the windows.

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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 08:28:51 AM »
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Yes, you can!

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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 08:59:39 AM »
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To my eyes the windshield is all wrong and the side windows look undersized.I don't believe I would waste my money on one.
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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2017, 11:30:35 AM »
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The CMR one looks like the IM version.  They look more like portholes than front windows to my eye.

The Kaslo cab is really a simple way to go. It fits on the Atlas shell and all the dimensions and look are good.  The modifications on the Atlas cab are easy, just cutting away the battery boxes and short hood.  You get a nice sharply tooled long hood as a benefit.  Here is one I did years ago:



The Kaslo shells are what made n scale possible for me- I think Central Hobbies in Vancouver is a source for the parts.

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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2017, 01:17:50 PM »
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Scott

Nice work

http://www.kasloshops.com/collections/types?q=N%20Cabs

The castings are well done.

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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2017, 01:18:24 PM »
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Hi Craig

I find that some of the CMR stuff is a little off. I tried almost every option before I finally asked Jeff Briggs (who was with Kaslo at the time) to build a resin version of the cab. It is specifically designed for the Atlas GP40 so it fits perfectly. There is an article in the March/April Issue of N Scale Mag with all the details on the build. I know the author; he is a pretty cool guy. LOL! If Central Hobbies doesn’t have one I think I have an extra I set aside for a future project. I could be persuaded to let it go. PM or email me if you decide to go this way. Heading out to a Superbowl party today, but will get back to you tomorrow. Patriots Suck!



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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2017, 01:30:11 PM »
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Nice work with the geeps Chris.  How did you do the window gasket?


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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2017, 01:40:25 PM »
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Thanks Scott, they are a second place compared to yours.

I painted the window gaskets with a not so steady hand and a tiny brush. Some people use decals but I haven't mastered that technique yet.

Chris

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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2017, 01:42:17 PM »
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It looks to me like all of the cab windows on that example of the CMR model are haywire.  There's too much space between the roof and the front windows and the side windows are way too small.  The windows on BCOL 747's version are spot on.

And, I'd be a little wary of someone who self-professes "coolness" :D

Doug

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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2017, 01:51:09 PM »
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Thanks Chris, reminds me of how much I love geeps.  I sold mine as I have modernized.

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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2017, 02:13:41 PM »
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A few weeks ago I was in St Paul and stopped at Scale Model Supplies and they had these resin cabs on a hanger.



I meant to mention it but forgot.  They are labeled as GP40-2WL comfort cabs.  Don't know anything else about them, but maybe someone here knows.


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Re: Has anyone used the CMR GP40-2w shell?
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2017, 02:27:09 PM »
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Guys those models look awesome.

I am aware of the Kaslo cabs but didn't know they were a perfect fit. I used the BCR C44-9 cab  and it was a very good fit on the Kato shell as well, so I suppose it's to be expected. I just figured that if I could get the whole shell for close to the same price then why not. But I had the same feelings as you guys. The photos look really odd. I was hoping someone had one and could confirm.

Anyway I wasn't planning on building one. I don't model CN, well that's lie, I have very little CN. I just went to the website to look at decals mentioned in another thread and found the shells.

Now seeing your fine examples of modelling has me rethinking whether I should be modelling more CN. I've always had a thing for the wide cabs. 

Craig