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Hey, I bought a EMD Phase I GP-30 at my hobby shop! I love it! It runs great! This is my first Proto 2000 engine I have and I am pleased! Well I will have pics up later.....



Southern Railway lives on
I have a GP30 as well and it runs smooth and it a good puller. My 30 will pull 19 cars up a 2% grade. Mine is in the bash shop right now as it has been for the past 6 months. Maybe i'll finish soon and show you guys some pics.

Hmmm... I purchased a Proto GP30 form the first batch and it ran like crap, not because of the cracked gears, I replaced them all. To make it a smooth running engine I used a Kato GP35 chassis and with some carefull milling the Proto shell fits the Kato chassis. A perfect match for my Geep 35's.

WOW, that's look like an excellent detailing job is in the works, creat a thread of all your loco's SPSD9, I'm a BIG espee fan! :)


Maybe this is off subject slightly...

But I FINALLY got to test my P2K SD9 on a "real" layout (as in bigger than 4x8!!!) and that thing can pull! It pulled 20 cars (about half of which were heavy 89' TOFC and centerbeams!!!!) up about a 2% grade! My Athearn SD38 had slight problems with traction with the same consist at that same area! Pretty impressive seeing as how my SD9 must have been out dated because when I bought it it had horn hook style couplers installed. Anyways, glad to hear you like your Proto 2000 Geep...maybe I'll consider one in the near future....



Diesel Detail Freak
Interesting René, I don't think I've ever had trouble getting my GP30 chassis running (I say chassis, as the GP39E body does not quite fit, yet...)

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