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Atlas Geep's at BLW
« on: March 24, 2020, 01:46:45 AM »
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https://brooklynlocomotiveworks.com/last-of.htm#gp7
 Are these decent models? Truck spacing OK?
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  Joe D
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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 07:42:01 AM »
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Yes to both questions.  The first run of GP7/9's with the 4 digit part #'s were the ones with the incorrect truck spacing.

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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 02:00:43 PM »
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BAR units sold out already. :( Hoarders!
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 Joe D

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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 02:07:54 PM »
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BAR units sold out already. :( Hoarders!
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 Joe D

Should have just bit the bullet !  I'm still debating on the undec GP38-2s.  Guess I should follow my own advice

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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 02:44:40 PM »
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Should have just bit the bullet !  I'm still debating on the undec GP38-2s.  Guess I should follow my own advice

It looks like those are GP38's and not -2's.

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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2020, 02:02:20 AM »
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The local freight line here, the Housatonic, has a BAR GP7u. A low front hood unit done by ATSF.
 I believe it's currently in Waterville, ME., for some heavy repairs. Hasn't run in quite a bit.
 Might have been a fun project to do.
 Joe D

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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2020, 02:56:20 AM »
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It looks like those are GP38's and not -2's.

Eh, can use them too :D

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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2020, 10:42:21 AM »
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Must have found a box in the warehouse.
I haven't seen Atlas retailed with Rapidos in forever...
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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2020, 10:45:40 AM »
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Must have found a box in the warehouse.
I haven't seen Atlas retailed with Rapidos in forever...

I could be blurring the timelines in my mind, but didn't the cutoff for Rapidos on the RS-11s come with the supplier change from Kato to China?
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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2020, 11:13:28 AM »
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No.  I have a 1996 GP40 with factory Rapidos, marked China.  They didn't go to knuckles until mid 2000s.  IIRC, my SD35's, circa 2000 came with factory rapidos.  I remember changing them out.

If that CR unit was a 9 with DB and not a 7 I'd be all over it like a bad suit.
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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2020, 11:44:36 AM »
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They didn't go to knuckles until mid 2000s.

So, they went with knuckles around 2050?  ;)
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Re: Atlas Geep's at BLW
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2020, 07:00:35 AM »
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Atlas changed the Geep couplers to Accumates in 2002 (passenger GP7) and 2004 (standard GP7 and GP9).

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