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Date: 09/15/20 14:47
GP60M and Bs
Author: texchief1

Did anybody model the Santa Fe GP60M and or B. If more than one did, whose is the best?

Thanks for your answers.

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 09/15/20 15:39
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: ChrisCampi

Athearn did both.



Date: 09/15/20 15:44
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: texchief1

Thanks, Chris!  Were they Genesis?

RC Lundgren

ChrisCampi Wrote:


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> Athearn did both.



Date: 09/15/20 15:48
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: pal77

Athearn did them in the RTR line early 2000's and some subsequent runs.   I have an ABBA set they run decent but lack in details.  Fox Valley did them more recently and the were superior as far as detail but cannot speak to performance on the rail as I dont own any.  .  



Date: 09/15/20 16:05
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: WrongWayMurphy

These the best, GP60M - GP60 at Comanche, Tex. (not Athearn)



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Date: 09/15/20 16:09
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: Txtrainman60

WHERE is that in Comanche Tx.? I'm in Dublin and didn't know of this track!



Date: 09/15/20 16:20
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: Auburnrail

Well for what it's worth, Overland did two runs of these in brass. The first was 
unpainted,but the second was painted, pad printed and fully finished....still available 
on EBay occasionally, and at good prices...actually close to plastic prices.
George Andrassy



Date: 09/15/20 17:28
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: PasadenaSub

I've seen good things about Fox Valley GP60Ms and GP60Bs here in the past:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,3725276,page=1

Rich



Date: 09/15/20 17:57
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: bnsf6606

Overland brass did both (Ajin models).  



Date: 09/15/20 18:05
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: PHall

The Athearn models are a good base to build from, if you like building models.



Date: 09/15/20 20:29
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: tehachapifan

If memory serves, the Athearn offerings were based off old Railpower shells....unless they retooled them at swome point afterwards. I've been out of HO for a while now.



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Date: 09/15/20 20:50
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: ChrisCampi

texchief1 Wrote:
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> Thanks, Chris!  Were they Genesis?
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> RC Lundgren
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> ChrisCampi Wrote:
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> > Athearn did both.

As mentione, it was the RTR version. Still kicking myself for not grabbing a couple of the war bonnet units. I know Fox valley did the GP60's as did Walthers. Was not aware they did the M's though.



Date: 09/16/20 02:37
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: brv200

...here ae a few pics of Athearns RTR GP60M's........








Date: 09/16/20 02:40
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: brv200

brv200 Wrote:
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> ...here ae a few pics of Athearns RTR
> GP60M's........

.....a Athearn GP60B an my ABBBA lash-up








Date: 09/16/20 04:47
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: BrianK

Fox Valley Models would be my choice if you can find them.  Great runners and excellent detail.  Multiple paint schemes available:

FVM GP60M
FVM GP60B

Cheers,
Brian



Date: 09/16/20 04:51
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: BrianK

Looks like Spring Creek Model Trains has a few of the paint schemes in stock (both Athearn and FVM), just not the Warbonnet GP60M. 

Spring Creek Model Trains - FVM

Spring Creek Model Trains - Athearn

Brian



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/20 04:53 by BrianK.



Date: 09/16/20 05:56
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: nathan314

If these things matter to you, Athearn did a run of these to be avoided.  The road numbers produced were 144 (wrecked/scrapped 12/14/94 on Cajon), 148 (wrecked/scrapped 11/7/90 at Corona CA), and 152 (wrecked/scrapped 11/7/90 at Corona CA). 

Fox Valley also did 152, which I accidentally bought and need to renumber.

Nathan Beauheim
Loveland, CO



Date: 09/17/20 07:49
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: mkerner

The Fox Valley run great, but the stem coming up to rotary beacon has to be painted or it will light up the roof of the cab
Michael t Kerner
Collinsville, IL

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Date: 09/20/20 11:00
Re: GP60M and Bs
Author: tvrr

I believe that Rail Power produced the GP60B shells to fit on the Athearn GP60 Blue Box chassis.
Never had the Fox valley Models but from what I've seen, the detail work looks very good.
I have 2 GP60M's and 6 GP60B's from OMI Half are factory/custom painted the others I'm doing myself. 
All of them have the German Buhler can motor and some of the drive shafts slip, which is typical in some of the OMI drives

karl



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