GP30 Life Like Diesel - Vintage N Scale

jtomstarr Oct 11, 2017 at 5:06 PM

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    Forty years ago, this might have been a good purchase.....
     
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    As you know I was laughing because the person said it was a N-SCALE LIFELIKE GP30 when it's clearly a ATLAS / ROCO GP30. I resisted the temptation to correct the ebay poster on this item.
    Tom
     
  4. JMaurer1

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    I don't seem to see any drive components (other than the motor) at all...
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    They did say it had been "mulled" over for parts. Unusual terminology, for saying it has been cannibalized, but....
     
  6. Hardcoaler

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    In the early '80s, I painted three of these in RDG. I put the horse before the cart, as they were horrible runners and I kicked myself for wasting time on them.
     
  7. Doug Gosha

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    He seems to be an honest bloke.

    My Rocos run very well these days after the motor brushes hardened up a bit through the years.

    Doug
     
  8. mtntrainman

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    From the 'verbage' it all sounds like our own BarstowRick...just sayin ;)
     
  9. railnut49

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    My son and I bought a few of these that didn't run. I bought some Kato motors and swapped the motors. With just a little grinding on the frame these Kato motors fit fine. We still run our engines. $5.00 for the engines, $14.00 for the motors and we have good running engines.
     
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  10. Philip H

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    I have one of these i custom painted for KCS in white. a friend hard wired a DCC decoder in it, and while it makes way more noise the the Atlas Classic version I bought later does, it runs well.
     
  11. JMaurer1

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    Once again, replacing the motor on this one will not help. I don't see any worm gears (or any other gears) in the truck towers.
     
  12. WPZephyrFan

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    I have some "vintage" equipment. Old Trix U28C, H-12-44 and a Bachman GP40 (All custom painted by me when I was in High School). cxan I get a couple hundred bucks? lol
     
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  13. EMD F7A

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    Someone might give you at least 50 to burn 'em in effigy ;)
     
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    Be sure to film it.

    You might be able to sell the video if someone makes a remake of The Fugitive. Your footage couldn't possibly be worse.
     
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  15. EMD F7A

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    HA! I used to LOVE the old 50's b&w films that used Lionel locos and balsa wood cars to simulate crashes/explosions... now it just makes me sad. Like watching 70's movies where they wreck the best old Mopar muscle cars :(
     
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