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Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« on: May 04, 2021, 03:26:47 PM »
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Hello everyone, I just received the latest Atlas GP40's and can confirm that they are being shipped with the new Loksound 5 58721's! I have not had a chance to test them yet but I do not see anything different from the previous sound released engines.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2021, 10:14:19 AM by GaryHinshaw »


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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 03:41:48 PM »
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That's good to know!  I had asked them if the upcoming GP20's would have the old 73199 or the new 58721 but I didn't get a reply.
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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 03:09:55 PM »
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I wonder what it would take to put my old GP-7 shells on these.
Or better still, to get Atlas to reissue the GP-7/9s on an updated mech.
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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 03:12:18 PM »
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Sweet!

This reminded me that I needed to grab one of the B&O ones.

I'm also now on the lookout for any future sales on others to swap under my current fleet of 40s and 40-2s. I've got like 8 of em!

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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2021, 03:47:10 PM »
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Yeah, I jumped into action to buy one of the HLCX ones, because I love me some patch jobs and oddballs on my little industrial switching layout.

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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2021, 04:56:49 PM »
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Sweet!

This reminded me that I needed to grab one of the B&O ones.

I'm also now on the lookout for any future sales on others to swap under my current fleet of 40s and 40-2s. I've got like 8 of em!
You can never have too many GP40’s.  I just got my two SP units.
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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 11:52:19 AM »
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I wonder what it would take to put my old GP-7 shells on these.
Or better still, to get Atlas to reissue the GP-7/9s on an updated mech.
Otto K.

I'd be very interested to know this as well, and would second the motion for an updated re-issue.

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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 04:41:22 PM »
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I wonder what it would take to put my old GP-7 shells on these.
Or better still, to get Atlas to reissue the GP-7/9s on an updated mech.
Otto K.

The GP-7/9 has a 40' wheelbase, the GP-40 has a 43' wheelbase. So you could probably put a GP-40 shell on a GP-7 mechanism but not the other way around. It would look weird either way though.

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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #8 on: Today at 01:43:47 PM »
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Well, that answers that question. Tells you how much I know about “new” power, like the GP-40 :P
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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #9 on: Today at 02:03:09 PM »
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The GP-7/9 has a 40' wheelbase, the GP-40 has a 43' wheelbase. So you could probably put a GP-40 shell on a GP-7 mechanism but not the other way around. It would look weird either way though.

GP7/9 truck centers are 31' apart
GP38/39/40 truck centers are 34' apart

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Re: Atlas sound equipped GP40's
« Reply #10 on: Today at 04:26:06 PM »
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GP7/9 truck centers are 31' apart
GP38/39/40 truck centers are 34' apart

I think the dimensions I quoted were the front axle to rear axle. Center to center is probably a better dimension to compare, but Wikipedia didn't list it and I couldn't be bothered to hunt it down. I did know that the later engines were longer but not by how much.