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Date: 06/14/19 03:55
New power on the Stack Train
Author: funnelfan

My Atlas GP40M had been occupying space on my workbench far too long. I had been in a quandary for some time. A couple years ago I bought a un-numbered version with the pinstripe thinking I would find some number Atlas didn't do and model it to that unit. Turns out Atlas made the only two BN GP40M's with the pin stripe (3513, 3517). Then I thought that I might try to remove the pinstripe, but it was too hard to remove. After considering a full-on repaint, I ultimately just opted to model the 3513. I finished the model over this past week and got to run it on the point of my Evergreen Stack Train on the River City Modelers layout in Spokane last night. The GP40M's were ex CB&Q GP40's that BN rebuilt in the late 80's in the Whitefaced scheme. But the pinstripe wasn't added until 1993.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 06/14/19 04:01
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: funnelfan

All the units in the consist were Atlas, but none have sound as of yet. 3rd unit is my kitbashed B30-7AB I made from a atlas B23-7 High Hood unit using a modified Smokey Valley kit to fill in the cab area.I use that locomotive frequently and it has a lot of real miles on it since I created it back in 2012. That locomotive always draws a lot of attention. The other two units were the BN GP39-2 #2705 and LMX B39-8 #8577.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 06/14/19 05:11
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: shadetree

Need a fuel tender. :)

Eng.Shadetree



Date: 06/14/19 06:34
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: atsf121

Great looking train!

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Date: 06/14/19 07:23
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: FiveChime

Great photos!  Love the blending of the village into the background in the first photo.

Regsrds, Jim Evans 



Date: 06/14/19 07:52
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: boejoe

The snow scene made me feel a few degrees cooler now that summer is officially a few days away.



Date: 06/14/19 07:53
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: PasadenaSub

Great models and photos.  That Whiteface leader looks sharp.

Rich



Date: 06/14/19 08:04
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: superchief73

Spectacular 

Javier Cervantes
Castle Rock , CO



Date: 06/14/19 20:23
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: SantaFeRuss

Nice BN doublestacker I like that B30-7AB. Funnelfan thats a great looking layout. Thanks for sharing!

SantaFeRuss



Date: 06/14/19 21:30
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: railstiesballast

Great lighting too.



Date: 06/15/19 06:00
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Big fan here of B units.  

Nice job on the four naught naught two .



Date: 06/17/19 21:47
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: tprutton

Very Nice!



Date: 06/18/19 14:09
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: ns1000

NIICE..!!



Date: 06/23/19 17:00
Re: New power on the Stack Train
Author: fbe

The operating crews request you keep these on intermodal trains at least 2.0 to 2.5 hp/ton. BN would send them over to the MRL at 0.8hp/t. Theoretically they had enough hp to make the grade but they could not maintain 25 mph. When they dropped below that they got into their short time ratings which caused units like the LMX to reduce horsepower output to prevent traction motor burnup. So 3800 hp became 3500 hp then 3200 hp then 3000 hp or less. Next thing you know the train is stalled out and the crew is doubling the hill perhaps in the winter in the deep snow.



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