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Re: PC: C628

My Boss has 2 of the P2K GP20's those babies SMOKE!!!  They are fast
runners and with no load probably do 120 scale MPH.  They can pull a
decent sized train on our club layout at about 40 to 50 smph (20 to 25
NMRA standard weight cars).  They are REALLY great at low speed heavy
train moving as well and do an excellent creep.  I can say these things
cuz I have run them at the club layout and I am impressed with their

On Mon, 22 Mar 1999, Garrett Rea wrote:

> George et al:
> It is HO and it is great, too slow to MU with my SDs, so may have to get
> another one :-) or wait on the C630 (wait being the key term here!)  This
> loco is great.  The instruction sheet states that Detail Associates is
> planning a detail set for it too.
> Speaking of slow, anyone else have the P2K GP20?  That has to be the slowest
> loco I have seen- Are the GP7s the same speed?  I know a P2K NYC GP7 came
> out.  Is it in cigar band paint or lightening stripes?
> Garrett
> Hey guys, what scale gauge is this ALCO?  I seem to recall that the PC
> tried to use ALCO 630s?or 636s as mid train slave units; similar to what
> Detroit-Edision had on their unit trains. I believe the
> receiver-transponder box was mounted below the cab as there was no room
> behind the cab such as on the DE engines. I believe that only 5or6 units
> were so equipped and it didn't last very long. I know we use to have
> alot of trouble with the DE in trying to get their radio codes to snyc.
> The word was that the ALCOs were unreliable in mid train, that they kept
> breaking down. Of course it seemed on the PC that everything kept
> breaking down. GeorgeAlberti

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