"B" units

N_S_L Sep 9, 2004

  1. N_S_L

    N_S_L TrainBoard Member

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    Anyone know if Atlas or Kato make a GP or SD type "B" unit?
     
  2. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sorry Mike, nope, not at all. You'll have to do a conversion as the railroads did for the most part.
    There have been brass models available in the past, though.
     
  3. JASON

    JASON TrainBoard Supporter

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    Gary may know someone that does them!hehehe............ [​IMG]
     
  4. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Maybe.... maybe not! :D
     
  5. jogrady

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    Raintree Models also made castings that with some work to fit and painting provided "B" unit models. Raintree usually exhibits at the Great Scale Model Train Show in Timonium MD.

    Jerry
     
  6. N_S_L

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    Well I found the ad... it was HO scale Athern SD60 B units... what I wouldn't give for some B or helper units in N scale, just to spice things up a bit!
     
  7. John Barnhill

    John Barnhill TrainBoard Member

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    My buddy kept telling me helpers wouldn't work in N until I proved him wrong. I have an older LifeLike GP18 I ran on the point and an old Kato/Atlas RS11 I used as a helper and they ran for several hours without a hitch! Was quite fun!!

    As for B units, I don't know of any available in N. But, if you supply the unit and parts and such, I might be able to bash ya a little somethin somethin. :D
     
  8. JASON

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    Gary,
    Would you still have that e-mail I sent you awhile ago about Atlas BN,B30-7B units a shop on e-bay was selling?They nowhere near as good as your's,but it might be a way for Mike to get one or two?
     
  9. Charlie Vlk

    Charlie Vlk TrainBoard Member

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    DesPlaines Hobbies makes a "B" Unit conversion for GP7/9 units that could be used to do SD24 "B" units also.... the rest would have to be kitbashed just like the prototype did!
    Charlie Vlk
     
  10. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Sorry, Jase, I don't. I do recall looking at them, though.
     

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