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Date: 03/09/10 15:16
Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: espeeboy

SWEET! Love the SP specific details... my prayers have been answered!

Hear hear for Athearn, quality detailed Geeps for all!

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Coming soon from Athearn Genesis in HO - the EMD GP7 and GP9! Different phases, and many, many different variants and roadname-specific details. Shown is a Southern Pacific Ph.II "GP9E" rebuild, with PAF box, GRIP battery box doors, "dual-fuel" tank, numberboard access doors, and modified skirting.

Early pre-production test model shown; final model may vary in details and construction. Release date and price TBD.

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Close-up of some of the rooftop and end details of the SP GP9E. Early pre-production test model shown; final model may vary in details and construction. Release date and price TBD.

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Front end of an SP-version GP9E - note the SP rebuild GRIP battery box doors, SP light package, and PAF box. These models will also feature an all-new cab with interior details and sliding side windows.

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Date: 03/09/10 15:17
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: espeeboy

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Front end of a GP9 showing yet another one of our many options, this time a large WP/DL&W "Barrel" headlight. Also note the slotted skirt, and 1200-gallon fuel tank.

Early pre-production test model shown; final model may vary in details and construction. Release date and price TBD.

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Detail shot of the high short hood of an SP passenger-version GP9, showing the steam generator details and distinctive "Wagon Wheel" antenna. Again, just a few of the many railroad-specific details you'll be seeing on these!

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A small taste of some of the underbody detail you'll be seeing on the GP7/9, and one of the many skirting variants we'll be able to do. Early pre-production test model shown; final model may vary in details and construction. Release date and price TBD. Be sure to sign up for the Athearn News for further updates on this and other future Athearn releases.



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Date: 03/09/10 15:21
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: superfleet93

Holy cow! No need to custom make frames now. Thanks for posting Ryan! I can't wait to see them in person!

Perry



Date: 03/09/10 15:23
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: MrMRL

Win.

-->Yes, there will be low nose options too.

And for the all the late Santa Fe fans, sit-down-now...

* * * Topeka Cabs * * *

Mr. Mr_____________________________________________________________



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Date: 03/09/10 15:29
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: espeeboy

A view of the engineer's side underbody detail. We've even included the bell, tucked up behind the right-front stepwell; to be installed as appropriate per prototype, of course!

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Underbody shot showing off the 1200-gallon fuel tank, and slotted skirting.

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High-angle view of the SP-version "Torpedo Boat" Geep, including the slotted pilot, torpedo tanks, steam generator details, wagon wheel antenna, and more.

Early pre-production test model shown; final model may vary in details and construction. Release date and price TBD. Be sure to sign up for the Athearn News for further updates on this and other future Athearn releases.

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ALL IMAGES © Athearn Trains, a division of Horizon Hobby, Inc.



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Date: 03/09/10 15:40
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: YBA55

Its March 9th not April 1st, right?

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Gonna be broke...



Date: 03/09/10 15:41
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: wabash2800

I Wonder if they'll make the smaller fuel tanks too...? I may hold off modifying a fuel tank for my Wabash unit...



Date: 03/09/10 15:48
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: espeeboy

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> I Wonder if they'll make the smaller fuel tanks
> too...? I may hold off modifying a fuel tank for
> my Wabash unit...


Yes, they'll be offering smaller 1200 gallon fuel tanks as seen in the 8th image above (I had the wrong image uploaded above in the second reply)



Date: 03/09/10 15:50
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: WAF

Unbelieveable! They are listening to us. Hopefully in our hands in a year or so



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Date: 03/09/10 15:53
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: DrLoco

well-this opens up a whole host of shortline paintschemes like RJ Corman, Omnitrax, just off the top of my head...



Date: 03/09/10 15:58
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: wabash2800

We'll I am looking for the small 800 gallon tank like this one.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/wab/wab450ads.jpg


I suppose they'll be romovable so you can put a different verison on if they don't offer it.

Where are the photos posted? I didn't see anything on the website.



espeeboy Wrote:
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> wabash2800 Wrote:
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> > I Wonder if they'll make the smaller fuel tanks
> > too...? I may hold off modifying a fuel tank
> for
> > my Wabash unit...
>
>
> Yes, they'll be offering smaller 1200 gallon fuel
> tanks as seen in the 8th image above (I had the
> wrong image uploaded above in the second reply)



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Date: 03/09/10 16:06
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: MrMRL

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Where are the photos posted? I didn't see anything
> on the website.
>
>

Facebook... (must be a member..)

http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=athearn&init=quick#!/pages/Athearn/320327140040?ref=search&sid=100000834077639.2075269753..1


Mr. MRL



Date: 03/09/10 16:06
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: chessiegp39

This is fantastic! Great news. First Gp15's now this. Oh, Baby!

James



Date: 03/09/10 16:09
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: NCA1022

Now if they will just include a chopped nose version as done by the RRs (flat top vs. the slanted as-delivered low nose like the GP-20s).

I suppose it is too much to hope that they will do an IC Paducah Rebuild version. Considering all the IC paint schemes they had (orange & white, gray & orange, solid orange, New IC death star) plus the 2nd and 3rd-hand owners of Paducah geeps (short lines, grain elevators, etc.) it might not be such a bad idea. I'd even do my own frog eye headlights if they got the chop nose and air filters right....

This would beat the investment in a Kaslo shop's resin kit for the body only (plus the assembly)...


- Norm



Date: 03/09/10 16:12
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: KV1guy

FEC GP9R's baby!!!!!



Date: 03/09/10 16:37
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: sphauler

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I swear my dreams are coming true. Athearn is the BEST !!! Just one thing, please please make sure the SP paint matches the rest of the SP locomotives (RTR)



Date: 03/09/10 16:48
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: highgreengraphics

Great - I just got done wishing on here a couple of days ago that some manufacturer would do modular GP-7's and GP-9's with all the differences and options able to be applied, and here that is exactly what Athearn has in mind! Will be a great seller! Bring on the C&NW chop-noses --- --- - --- JLH



Date: 03/09/10 17:29
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: tracktime

sphauler Wrote:
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> I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! I swear my dreams are coming
> true. Athearn is the BEST !!! Just one thing,
> please please make sure the SP paint matches the
> rest of the SP locomotives (RTR)

It always varies a bit on the prototype too. Not every locomotive got painted on the same day, or got dirty or bleached out the same way, so the shades of red and gray vary on the prototype quite a bit. As long as it's in the strike zone (i.e. a little more precise than just ballpark) representative of the specific paint scheme and era, I'm good. Or undecs are good too.

Cheers,
Harry



Date: 03/09/10 17:37
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: FEC2000

KV1guy Wrote:
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> FEC GP9R's baby!!!!!


YES PLEASE!!!!!!!



Date: 03/09/10 17:43
Re: Say What? All New Athearn Genesis GP7/9's!!!
Author: Grande-Fan

Rio Grande GP9's please, this is great news!
Nathan Z.



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