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Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« on: November 26, 2019, 08:47:01 PM »
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Just saw the Atlas catalog and it announced a new model, the phase 2 version of the GP38-2. Ive been wanting an SP version for years and double great that it’s available with ESU sound. Quite a few other road names announced too.
Link:
https://shop.atlasrr.com/c-1553-n234.aspx?utm_source=Atlas+Insiders+E-News+Flash&utm_campaign=7b6b901ec6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_26_08_29_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f9fd5b26c-7b6b901ec6-80779001&mc_cid=7b6b901ec6&mc_eid=3286b43ada
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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 08:51:01 PM »
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Well, that's probably going to cause even me to pry the wallet open!
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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 08:58:56 PM »
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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 09:16:57 PM »
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I am thinking this is the Like Like / Walthers 88 inch nose GP38-2.  Since it is being produced with sound, is Altas going to put their  sound equipped GP38-2  mechanism under a Walthers shell?  Or are they modifying the Walthers mechanism for sound?  What about fuel tank size?  Will they offer the correct fuel tank size for the road name?   The Walthers engine had both short and long fuel tanks, but Atlas only offers long.  I really like those Conrail units, but I am hesitant to order until I see the correct size fuel tank.  Will have to wait and see.

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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 09:44:54 PM »
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For the uninformed, what are the spotting differences between a Phase II and whatever ?

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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 09:58:34 PM »
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Well, that's probably going to cause even me to pry the wallet open!

Me too although I need more locos like I need a hole in the head. But SP locos, well that’s another matter.
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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2019, 10:59:16 PM »
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Also new runs of:
  • Greenville Hoppers
  • NSC 50' Plug Door
  • 5800 Plastics Hopper
  • 85' Trash Racks
  • F-100 pickups

I'd also love to know if the GP38-2 is the former LL tooling or something new.

Anyway, here's the pdf of the All Scales Monthly Catalog:

http://download.atlasrr.com/1119MCPDF/ASMCHolidayMSRPOnly.pdf?utm_source=Atlas+Insiders+E-News+Flash&utm_campaign=769414ea5e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_26_08_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f9fd5b26c-769414ea5e-91601489&mc_cid=769414ea5e&mc_eid=ca97b9f46e
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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2019, 11:02:35 PM »
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For the uninformed, what are the spotting differences between a Phase II and whatever ?

Phase Ia (original Atlas) - 81" short hood, same radiator fan spacing as GP38/GP38AC, "chicken wire" radiator grills

Early Phase Ib (original Atlas) - radiator fan spacing is shortened

Late Phase Ib - corrugated radiator grills

Early Phase II (ex-LL/Walthers) - 88" short hood and standard anticlimber (previously optional)

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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2019, 11:09:44 PM »
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Also new runs of:
  • Greenville Hoppers
  • NSC 50' Plug Door
  • 5800 Plastics Hopper
  • 85' Trash Racks
  • F-100 pickups

I'd also love to know if the GP38-2 is the former LL tooling or something new.

Anyway, here's the pdf of the All Scales Monthly Catalog:

http://download.atlasrr.com/1119MCPDF/ASMCHolidayMSRPOnly.pdf?utm_source=Atlas+Insiders+E-News+Flash&utm_campaign=769414ea5e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_26_08_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f9fd5b26c-769414ea5e-91601489&mc_cid=769414ea5e&mc_eid=ca97b9f46e

I assume the shell is upgraded ex-Life-Like/Walthers... hopefully with those stupid holes for the winterization hatch removed...

The chassis..."Sound friendly" Atlas Phase Ia/Ib chassis or "smaller fuel tank friendly" ex-Life-Like?

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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2019, 11:19:02 PM »
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Just saw the Atlas catalog and it announced a new model, the phase 2 version of the GP38-2. Ive been wanting an SP version for years and double great that it’s available with ESU sound. Quite a few other road names announced too.
Link:
https://shop.atlasrr.com/c-1553-n234.aspx?utm_source=Atlas+Insiders+E-News+Flash&utm_campaign=7b6b901ec6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_11_26_08_29_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f9fd5b26c-7b6b901ec6-80779001&mc_cid=7b6b901ec6&mc_eid=3286b43ada

From the description, looks like it's going to be the ex-Walthers model in SP paint rather than a "SP version" with Q fans, extended range dynamic brakes, "shotgun" exhaust stacks, larger anticlimber, SP light package, etc.

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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2019, 11:29:44 PM »
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Tons of SP GP38-2 detail shots here:

http://espee.railfan.net/spgp38-2.html

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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2019, 11:35:43 PM »
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For the uninformed, what are the spotting differences between a Phase II and whatever ?

The painted on water sight glass :)

On a more serious note... Mark4Design used to have replacement shells for many variations of the GP38-2. With lots of details on the unique variations..

the biggest spoting feature was anticlimbers on the pilot.. (so adding one from detail parts or an SD50 sill.... or using a GP40-2 as a base model)

And exhaust stacks (or lack of them)..

~Ian
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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2019, 12:03:09 AM »
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The painted on water sight glass :)

On a more serious note... Mark4Design used to have replacement shells for many variations of the GP38-2. With lots of details on the unique variations..

the biggest spoting feature was anticlimbers on the pilot.. (so adding one from detail parts or an SD50 sill.... or using a GP40-2 as a base model)

And exhaust stacks (or lack of them)..

~Ian

The M4D shells were only above the sill though, but yes, lots of variations were available for the body and nose.
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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2019, 12:18:42 AM »
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The painted on water sight glass :)

On a more serious note... Mark4Design used to have replacement shells for many variations of the GP38-2. With lots of details on the unique variations..

the biggest spoting feature was anticlimbers on the pilot.. (so adding one from detail parts or an SD50 sill.... or using a GP40-2 as a base model)

And exhaust stacks (or lack of them)..

~Ian

Some Phase I's had optional anticlimbers:



Note the 81" short hood and "chicken wire" radiator grills that easily identify it as a Phase Ib

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Re: Atlas GP38-2 phase II
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2019, 12:26:17 AM »
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