Re: MTL GP35 and track bottom close ups
- View SourceGreat to see. I imagine this chassis could be the basis of a number
of diesels. How much longer is a GP35 than a GP30 ? Or a GP20 or
> Here are the two hi-rez photos taken at West Springfield:
> Attention: these files are ~500K
- View SourceGreat photos. I can't hardly wait. The natural
would be since they have the chassis already developed
that we could be enjoying this beautiful locomotive
maybe mid-summer or even a tad before (smile).
But anyways folks save all your rogue gp38 shells
cause there is going to be a whole lot of kitbashing
going on. Me myself am itching to do a gp60 and a
--- bscaro <bscaro@...> wrote:
> Great to see. I imagine this chassis could be the
> basis of a number
> of diesels. How much longer is a GP35 than a GP30 ?
> Or a GP20 or
> GP9 ?
> > Here are the two hi-rez photos taken at West
> > Attention: these files are ~500K
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- View Sourcex harold grady <butch60619@y...> wrote:
> Great photos. I can't hardly wait. The naturalxx
> would be since they have the chassis already developed
> that we could be enjoying this beautiful locomotive
> maybe mid-summer or even a tad before (smile).
> But anyways folks save all your rogue gp38 shells
> cause there is going to be a whole lot of kitbashing
> going on. Me myself am itching to do a gp60 and a
> Harold Grady
Harold and all who eagerly await the GP35,
Today I had occasion to go to MTL and take a first hand look at not
only the chassis of the GP35, but also the shell. Remember that
saying "Try it..you'll like"? Well, I'm here to tell you all that
we are all going to like it very much. Very much
indeed!! I visited with Joe, one of MTL's chief
engineers, and he ran the chassis for me and allowed me to take
close up photos of the
chassis, but he asked me not to show them until this
weekend,....why, I don't know, but I must honor his
request. He was going to allow me to take some pictures of
the shell, but changed his mind at the last minute. That's ok, Joe
and the rest of the MTL staff have very good reasons for doing and
saying what they do I'm sure. Seems a little strange not to want
the photos shown quite yet, since several folks have already viewed
the chassis in action.
I will agree with Jeffrey, who saw the chassis run at last week
end's train show, she is a smooth runner, and Joe said the one I was
watching was NOT the quiet one. Are you kidding? We are going to
like it very much when it finally comes out. Of course, the release
date is still up in the air as well as the road names, but Joe said
that they hope to have several to run at NTS 2005.
The body is still missing the cab area, which is still being
machined and whatever else they have to do to it. It looks to me
like the 35 is going to be a very hot item, and here's hoping that
this fall sees a lot more than just leaves fall Maybe we will all
have a little GP35 fall into our hands. I'll post the close ups of
the chassis this weekend under Z Train Things photo folder. Loren