AZL GP7 arrives !

SJ Z-man Feb 24, 2007

  1. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Dan, also for a short marriage.
     
  2. Chris333

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    Dan:
    "newspaper press controls and machinery"

    What company's equipment? Well have a Goss press where I work.
     
  3. DPSTRIPE

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    I worked for Goss for 6 years, quit them and went independent for 5 and, since 1999 I have been working for Dauphin Graphic Machines (DGM). What kind of Goss do you have?
    Dan S.
     
  4. Chris333

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    It's a Headliner double wide,8 RTP's, 8 units, 6 decks. Runs about 68000 impressions an hour depending on what readout you look at. I just changed the oil on all 8 units last week. Last year we replaced all the ink page packs. It's been cut down twice, last time Pressline Services did it and we still find problems to this day.

    Our paper is owned by Ogden, I think they just bought a DGM press for their Maui HI newspaper. They own about 40 different newspapers, but our press is the biggest one. Altoona PA is 2nd, they have the same press as ours, but only 7 units. Most of their presses are single wide.
     
  5. DPSTRIPE

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    Chris,
    Actually, Ogden is one of our bigger customers. We pretty much only do single width stuff. Most of our business with them is add-ons and service work, but Wheeling and Maui were complete presslines. We have also sold them a few 430 and 850 presslines. I'm usually only involved with the newer systems so, the A-2 in Maui and the 860 in Wheeling had some of my stuff. Actually, what I'm working on in indiana is a double-wide 4-high add-on designed to improve four color process capabilities of older presslines. This is only our third one, but they work out pretty well.
    Dan S.
     
  6. Michael R New York

    Michael R New York TrainBoard Member

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    I found a photo here:
    http://users.zoominternet.net/~pmd/old_alleg_rr/sm_eng_GP7prr5880.jpg


     
  7. Michael R New York

    Michael R New York TrainBoard Member

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    Q: How can you tell who the extrovert engineer is at a party?

    A: He's the one staring at someone else's shoes!

    A2: You can't-no engineer would be out at a party

    (reformed engineer-in title only-not degree)
     
  8. ztrack

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    Michael,

    Good find. That confirms it! I like this photo since you can see the antenas on top as well. The paint scheme is a little different from the AZL release. In checking, the AZL GP7 does have an 'F' on the long end of the loco.

    Here is another find with the same lettering as the AZL release. It does have the antenas, but not the dynamic brake.:

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    In my research, I found the PRR had a few different versions of the GP7. This include a green version without dynamic brakes.

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    This would make an interesting future release.

    Rob
     
  9. DPSTRIPE

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    Michael and Rob,
    See, now everybody is finding pictures on the web that show long hood front. I found dozens of pictures (including the site with all three of AZLs road numbers in their exact order), but none that I could see the cars. Thanks.

    Rob, well, maybe I could be convinced to buy a different PRR GP7 (sans dynamic brakes). But it might take a little arm twisting.
    Dan S.
     
  10. Michael R New York

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    Now that's the type of talk I like.

    What I find interesting is that they always seemed to spell out Pennsylvania on the side of the nose. When I was doing research of pictures for the decoration of my Z-Thek SW-1, (Michael Hillard did the painting, decals, decal application and detailing) I found many SW-1s with either the spelled out name or else just a keystone on the sides and front and back.

    I found one slide I actually bought (original color) of an SW-1 with just the keystone and that is the one we ultimately chose.

    I have 2 CD-RsI bought of PRR fan shots and also of NY Central fan shots. I have to dig them out of the basement (last remnants of the move-we are almost completely unpacked and renovated! WOOHOO-time for trains me thinks!

    I hope I find them soon. They should have some good GP7 and GP9 shots if my memory serves me.

    I will gladly give the contact details to buy them or else am willing to loan either or both via snail mail, to anyone who needs it for research only and does not plan to duplicate or hold onto the images :) I won't post or transfer them electronically.

    Best,

    Michael
     
  11. Michael R New York

    Michael R New York TrainBoard Member

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    Okay-I found it (thanks to my wife-no less!!)

    Both shots of GP-7s are going nose first.

    Also was looking at some great GP-35 shots. MTL really nailed it nicely.

    Some GP-9s were quaded up with 3 going nose forward, one rear followed by a caboose followed by a line of freight cars going around Horseshoe Curve.

    Michael
     
  12. HemiAdda2d

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    Interesting--do not disassemble...

    What's the first thing Robert does?
    Disassemble and install a decoder! He don't need no steenking instructions! :p:)

    Fantastic shots! Tiny loco!!! Wow!

    The N scale world also has problems with shells slipping off--the IM tunnel motor is one. The RTV fix is a neat idea I should try!!!
     
  13. henrikH

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    [​IMG] Here is a shot.. you can see the ugly gap between the engine and the driver`s house. And the rear truck look`s derailed, right? It ain`t.

    here is a photo that i just want to show :shade:

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  14. Chris333

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    Well, it bothered me enough to do something about it. So... about face! This angle also captures more of Big Bridge, complete with train, which eliminates the "what the heck is that" feeling of the original version.

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  16. DPSTRIPE

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    Very nice, David. The scene reminds me of photos I have seen of the western Schuylkill Valley region of PA.
    Dan S.
     
  17. Michael R New York

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    Hey Dan,

    Isn't it nice to see a scene with all PRR in it? :)
     
  18. Michael R New York

    Michael R New York TrainBoard Member

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    I'M A HUMAN BEING-NOT AN ELECTRONIC PERSON!
     
  19. DPSTRIPE

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    It warms the heart and brings a tear to my eye.
    Dan S.
     
  20. JR59

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    My AZL GP7 Engine arrived from Oli Passmann. After his service the Engine runs incredible (DCC with CT Decoder). Oliver also "tuned" the Lights. I've used a little Bradgon Powder and Rustall on the Geep to make it look better. :)

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