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Re: PC: GP-38 modeling...

Then a GP39-2 also has it's entire dynamic brake blister identical to that
of a GP40 - it is relatively easy to kitbash the phase 1 style GP39 in HO
with off the shelf parts, primarily needing only to add a GP40 blister (and
splice in a piece of 38 to fill the gap) and some replacement radiator
grilles.  PC did not have these, however, the RDG, D&H and some western
roads did.

Bill K.

> From: Jejunabra -AT- aol.com
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: GP-38 modeling...
> Date: Thursday, December 31, 1998 2:47 PM
> If the unit had a single exhaust stack ahead of the dynamic brake fan, it
> would probably be a GP39/39-2 with turbocharged engine. As far as I know,
> GP38s and 38-2s had two exhaust stacks, one either side of the dynamic
> fan. Since the GP39 series shared the same car body as the GP38, it had a
> turbocharged V12-645E3 engine while the 38 has a normally aspirated
> engine without the turbo. The two locomotives look so much alike that not
> I c ould tell the difference until they got close so I could here them.
The 39
> is a howler while the 38 sounds much like the old 567C engine.
> Jim Mancuso

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