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Re: PC: GP-38 modeling...

Also C&O/CSX

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill K. <pontiac -AT- dreamscape.com>
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com <penn-central@smellycat.com>
Date: Thursday, December 31, 1998 3:35 PM
Subject: 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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