Want to power a RD GP35.

jtomstarr Aug 14, 2022

  1. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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    All,
    Someone on faceb. -facebook- asked me if these were powered or could be powered
    see photo with a Current Chassis from a ATLAS GP? I thought Why? and Thank You for the Laugh! I then thought . As to answer the question one will have to completely remove the Middle Sprue and use an Old ATLAS / ROCO GP 9 / GP 30 Chassis complete with Walkway .. if the ATLAS /ROCO Chassis does actually run at all would be the only was.

    Tom

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  2. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    I don't know why you would want to do this. If you have to buy a powered chassis, you might as well buy a new locomotive. The cost benefit is not really there, and you still end up with a poorly detailed and chunky shell. It just seems like a lot of work and money to end up with an inferior model. If you're buying an Atlas chassis to power it, I'm sure you could find an Atlas SP locomotive in the first place.
     
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  3. Allen H

    Allen H TrainBoard Supporter

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    It wouldn't even be worth the effort to consider...
     
  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    IF you had a spare mechanism laying around, and IF perhaps someone commissioned you to make their RD "model" run, perhaps yes, maybe it would be worth it. But for me, no way...:confused:
     
  5. jwaldo

    jwaldo TrainBoard Member

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    Could it be done? Probably. Would that be the very definition of polishing a cow pat? Absolutely. I don't have one on hand, but from what I remember of using one to model a wreck a long time ago the shell walls are so thick that the inside is too narrow to fit a proper mechanism even though the outside of the hood is too wide.
     
  6. Shortround

    Shortround TrainBoard Member

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    I do have the motor out of one of those. It's a donut type attached to the front wheel set and I kept the rear wheelset. The body was a wreck and I saved them for a home made cleaning car. It does run so I'll hang onto it.
     
  7. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    These NEVER had motors, they were display items sold by Reader's Digest and pop up all the time in N scale sale pages and ebay.
     
  8. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Rare!

    :D

    Doug
     

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