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Re: [CBQ] GP30 modeling tips

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Subject: Re: [CBQ] GP30 modeling tips
From: "Randall Doman cbq1968@xxxxxxxxx [CBQ]" <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 10:48:12 -0500


Guys,

 To help clear things up a little. I’m modeling the late 1960’s mostly around 1968. I have the 951 on my desktop with a nice roof shot. I would like to have a few each through out the number series. I have the 972, 975, 977 as delivered from Proto 2000. I have about 10 undecs’ also P2K. I talked with a former “Q” engineer and he said it just depended on what the radio shop had on hand.

Randy 

On Jul 2, 2014, at 10:25 AM, 'Dave Lotz' Dave_Lotz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [CBQ] <CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


True, it is a BN photo of an ex-UP unit, but it was the best shot I have of the horn location…

 

Dave

 

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the fourth image appears to be from the BN era, so the beacon does not apply and antenna location is incorrect.


On Wed, Jul 02, 2014 at 11:10 AM, 'Dave Lotz' Dave_Lotz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [CBQ] wrote:

 

Date and unit number are critical!!  See the attached images.

 

Dave

 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:48 AM
To: CBQ@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Randall...depending on which loco numbers you are doing, and what year, 
GP30s had two chime horns and sometimes a single blat horn. Radio 
antenna was a firecracker if equipped. GP20s  antenna were a quarter 
wave whip (18 inches tall). Horns same deal. The two chime are Overland 
brass parts, or if need be, cut the center bell off a three chime. 
Placement and type on the '20s again depends on loco and year.  Refer to 
pictures in books and on line sites such as Fallen Flags, Rail 
pictures.net  and Castle Graphics.

Happy modeling
Gordon

On Wed, Jul 02, 2014 at 10:17 AM, Randall Doman cbq1968@xxxxxxxxx [CBQ] 
wrote:

> Hi All,
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> I’m finally getting off my butt and getting some modeling done. My 
> current project is to re-number my GP30’s that I have on hand. Another 
> 10 undecs that I’ll do from the ground up.
> Anyway I got the numbers removed from the sides. While doing that I 
> noticed that the horn is in the wrong location. Also no radio antenna. 
> Went to remove the horn and "it flew into the air with the greatest of 
> ease and landed only where the dust bunnies will find it”. So now I 
> need to find a replacement for it from the detail parts. So what is 
> the correct horns and antenna for these models. I’m assuming that 
> these are the same as on the GP20’s because their next on my list.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Randy Doman
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