Dear Atlas, I wish you would make a...

urodoji Apr 10, 2016

  1. CHARGER

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    You would think...but so far not a single geep 9 in any scheme....
     
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  2. Calzephyr

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    Dear Atlas... Please acquire the old Life-Like tooling from Walthers and do those models for us.
    I would like to see you do their GP-20 as a high-hood unit in Western Pacific silver/orange paint.
     
  3. WPZephyrFan

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    This will happen after I take a knife to my Life-Like GP20! :(
     
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  4. wpsnts

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    I did one 20 years ago and yet none of the manufactures have made one.
    I'm like you John, I would like some U30B's. I have the parts to make one and as soon as I start one will be made. But if that is what it takes then let's get started. Now if I can only find the time.
     
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    Awe man you're no fun.;)
    My 2000 F150 lasted me 10 years and just shy of 200,000 miles before I traded it. Dad has a 31 Model A still chugging down the road.
     
  6. Ike the BN Freak

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    Like wpsnts, I've done the high nose GP20 kitbash too
     
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  7. WPZephyrFan

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    I think you shared a photo of it a few years ago. I have the WP orange paint on order and whenever it comes in I can start on my Alco switcher and my F7s. Don't know when that will be. I ordered the paint and some extra decals months ago. :unsure:
     
  8. H Lee

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    The high hood GP-20 could also be painted in GN and BN!!!
     
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  9. Carolina Northern

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    And of course, Southern
     
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  10. Calzephyr

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    I have about a dozen of the LifeLike Union Pacific GP20'S which were being heavily discounted in 2004 for as low as $15 APIECE! They were supposed to undergo surgery to become both Western Pacific and Great Northern high-hood units.
    I fear my modeling and painting skills would not do them justice. I am too impatient to do a them correctly.

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  11. Logtrain

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    Me too! I need one for my Chehalis Western #684
     
  12. Logtrain

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    I have asked the Atlas reps this before. I suggested a chop nose GP7 & GP9. I was in so many words that they wouldn't do one as there was not enough demand.
     
  13. Logtrain

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    I would go for all of those EXCEPT the SD70......too modern for me.
     
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  14. Ike the BN Freak

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    Another reason could be that most of them were home built, so too many railroad specific details.
     
  15. Logtrain

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    True. But if they offered a generic chop nose GP7/9 it would spare us the hassle of cutting down the mechanism for the low nose.

    Also, I believe if they would do a chop nose GP 7/9, they could also do a low nose GP 20 as well as I think they used the same frame.

    Ryan
     
  16. H Lee

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    A great idea!!!!!! And there are some good O scale items as well such as the RSD-15.
     
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  17. Calzephyr

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    As I have said before... Atlas is the pre-eminent leader of N Scale first & second generation diesel HOOD UNITS... do them all and modelers will pound down your doors for more!

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  18. Ike the BN Freak

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    Similar frame. Fuel tanks are different between the two. However the GP18 that life-like/Walther's does have the cut down mech.

    However the chop nose GP7/9s don't always have sloped noses like the GP20. Plus Walther's/Life-Like already do the GP20.

    And if we really want to get into it, Hobbycraft of Canada, aka LL Canada, did a chop nose GP9.
     
  19. JMaurer1

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    But it would sure be easier to take their GP-9 shell, remove the front and make it so that it either has a low nose or high nose...or as long as they're doing it, make it a B unit. Fuel tank is already a separate piece so that shouldn't be a problem. From one mech, you can now release a GP-7, GP-9 hi hood, GP-9 chopped nose, GP-9 B unit, GP-18, and a GP-20. If only there was some way to create shells for a reasonable price...something like rapid prototyping...
     
  20. DCESharkman

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    If only ....... That modern modular approach is a bit too futuristic for Atlas.
     

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