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PC: Re: GP-38 modeling...

All PC GP-38's had two exaust stacks of standard height. PC GP-38's were
about as standard as the came. The first batch came with oil bath filters
#7675-7737. They were later backfitted with paper. Check the Sept/Oct 1997
Diesel Era for a great article on PC GP-38's. The only non- dynamic units
were dual control and had built out windshields. I've been wanting to build
one of these.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gregg Benedict <benedict -AT- htc.net>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 1998 1:58 PM
Subject: PC: GP-38 modeling...

>   I just received a brass model of a GP-38 in N-Scale.  I plan on
>making it a PC unit, but I need a little more information.  GP-38's (as
>well as the -2's) used paper air filters instead of the older oil-bath
>type found on previous EMD's.  This isn't my main query, but it seems
>that exhaust stack on the oil-bath filter equipped units consisted of a
>single stack, typically ahead of the dynamic brake fan.  GP-38's (the
>ones with the paper filter) seem to have a different exhaust stack
>set-up.  I have the PC Power book and it seems to me that the
>dynamic-brake equipped units had 2 exhaust stacks, one on either side of
>the fan.  I cannot be positive of this, nor do I know what type of stack
>is utilized (short or tall).  I do not know how it is set-up on
>non-dynamic brake equipped units.  My brass unit is a non-dynamic brake
>equipped unit.  On the roof is 4 exhaust stacks, the other two being
>where the dynamic fan would be.  The stacks are also rather tall like
>something seen on a ICG rebuilt geep.  My first impression is that this
>is not correct for a PC GP-38.  So, what is?  What kind of stacks are
>used on either unit (type and height)?    Thanks in advance...
>-Gregg B.

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