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New Project - EMD GP40

Postby jesse6669 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:49 pm

I've started work on a EMD GP40 model in 1:450, with scale hood width-- so it will be a dummy until I can figure out how to make powered trucks or a thinner motor. In the meantime, I intend to have it pushed by powered boxcars or other rolling stock.

The GP40 and -2 successor is a very common prototype in North America, so I hope it will have some appeal to us US/Canadia/Mexican T-nuts. It should be passable as a GP40-2 as well since the detail variations in T are so small, and could theoretically also be bashed into several other EMD models-- passable GP35 or GP38 as well.

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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Postby NeilM » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:57 pm

I like the look of this one, do keep us informed on the progress. This is just the sort of loco which could be use to pull a long train on a layout with a high scenery to track ratio, which would look so good in T gauge.
Using powered boxcar (or coaches) should not be a problem, and having a dummy loco will allow multiple units without needing a power unit in each one, which will allow the power units that are needed to be spread through the train.
Neil

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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Postby ConnorL » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:21 am

Looking good there! Can't wait to see the 3D printed model.

I had to stop my projects since I got caught up with college haha.
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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Postby jesse6669 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:02 pm

NeilM wrote:I like the look of this one, do keep us informed on the progress. This is just the sort of loco which could be use to pull a long train on a layout with a high scenery to track ratio, which would look so good in T gauge.
Using powered boxcar (or coaches) should not be a problem, and having a dummy loco will allow multiple units without needing a power unit in each one, which will allow the power units that are needed to be spread through the train.


I really need to make some US Autorack or Hi-cube boxcars that can be powered.. Perhaps some larger bathtub gondola cars (coal) that the smaller Eishindo mechanism would fit into as well..

T is a "work in progress" eh?!
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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Postby tramdriver » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:23 pm

Hi

A very useful engine, almost thinking of model the US scene again.

Happy New Year and have fun!!!
/Goran
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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Postby jesse6669 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:19 pm

Lookie here what the UPS man delivered... :D

I need to spray it up in primer and check but I'm pretty excited so far, maybe just a tweak or two to finalize it. You can see the radiator grilles and even panel doors are visible (not to the naked eye though).

Picture a string of 50' boxcars (ok, powered) and a Western Maryland NE caboose with two of these on the front in Chessie System livery.. or maybe one plus an FP7...

I can see sanding down the middle radiator fan and making a passable GP35 or maybe cut off and re-attach then to make a GP38.. :mrgreen:
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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Postby Jmyrick » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:04 am

YO!!! I REALLY WANT ONE!!! :o :D
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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Postby NeilM » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:26 pm

Looking good - very good in fact.

If the powered boxcars will also be available (or I work out how to make them myself) then this could be just what I will need for my next planned layout.
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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Postby jesse6669 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:39 pm

Wow, I didn't realize the 50' boxcar was not available to the public on Shapeways.. my mistake. It's now added. (see http://www.shapeways.com/shops/ccetrains?s=12#more-products)

I added it, and the doors (you may want to do your own). The doors -might- be printable in brass so I added them too. And the couplers, should anyone want to try their luck.
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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

Postby PKPclassET22 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:32 pm

Truly neat! I'm highly impressed with how that has come out!

Can't wait to see it on the track!
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