New Project - EMD GP40

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jesse6669
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New Project - EMD GP40

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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.

Model:
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NeilM
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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

T gauge items in my Shapeways shop http://www.shapeways.com/shops/t450

ConnorL
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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.

jesse6669
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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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Hi

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

Happy New Year and have fun!!!
/Goran

jesse6669
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Re: New Project - EMD GP40

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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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YO!!! I REALLY WANT ONE!!! :o :D

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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.
Neil

T gauge items in my Shapeways shop http://www.shapeways.com/shops/t450

jesse6669
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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/ccetrain ... e-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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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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Sprayed the model in primer, made a couple minor "kit bashes" that will be fixed on the rendering at some point. Now contemplating the paint scheme! Chessie? B&O? Western Maryland? Something completely different?
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Gorgeous :D

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Thanks for putting the boxcar body on shapeways. I was just about to place an order, so was able to add one. I do not have a power chassis of the right length as yet, but will now have the body ready for when I do.
Neil

T gauge items in my Shapeways shop http://www.shapeways.com/shops/t450

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Amazing! I was planning my T-gauge layout to be a UK scene, but seeing the possibility of North American rolling stock has got me thinking...

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