1. Chessie_SD50_8563

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    I got my first P2K unit today. A GP7 phase II for $68.00. I am very impressed with the unit. I also found it runs fairly well with my athearns. I noticed that the trucks are almost exactly like the Athearn ones (excluding side frames) Are parts interchangeable between the 2 makes?

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  2. tunnel88

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    The side frames are compatible. In fact you might have noticed that the Athearn Blombergs are noticibly better... This is one of the few weaknesses of the P2K GPs...

    I wonder if the SD sideframes will be the same. The SD9 ones aren't.
     
  3. Chessie_SD50_8563

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    Probily not because the SD60 will have modeled on sand pipes.

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    Theres no such thing as having to many coal hoppers or GP40-2 when you model Chessie System
    LONG LIVE THE KITTEN!!!
    LONG LIVE BIG BLUE!!!
    I looked at DCC... and stayed DC!
     
  4. StickyMonk

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    <font color="336633">my first P2k unit was a SD7, was a good looking good running loco, but then i got a GP20 and that runs better than my Kato GP35

    im gonna have to get a SD60....

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  5. tunnel88

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    Are you sure the SD will have the molded airlines? Theoretically the GPs should have had em too but didn't...
     

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