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Date: 10/06/21 19:27
SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: sp8192

I've always loved these little 4 axle SP geeps with the odd seriff nose lettering.    I believe only 6 or so GP40M-2's had it applied.  This SP 7297 started life as an undecorated Atlas GP40.  I added fuel tank details, roof details, custom ditch lights, Rapido rotary beacon, and prototypical truck details for 1995 era.  Paint is Scalecoat 2 and decals are Microscale.  Enjoy!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/21 19:44 by sp8192.








Date: 10/06/21 19:29
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: Milwaukee

I agree with you these looked very nice in their SP paint.   Your product looks equally good.   Very well done.  



Date: 10/06/21 20:57
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: mcdeo

Looking good! You mentioned the Rapido beacon, are they selling them separately now? They said they were at some point, the ones with the 4 LED's in them. 

Mike ONeill
Parker, CO



Date: 10/06/21 21:41
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: atsf121

That looks excellent!



Date: 10/06/21 22:27
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: TomG

mcdeo Wrote:
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> Looking good! You mentioned the Rapido beacon, are
> they selling them separately now? They said they
> were at some point, the ones with the 4 LED's in
> them. 

Yes they are, I just ordered on from them and lost the amber lens 30 seconds after I opened the package. Its kinda cool. You can hook it up to straight 12 volt or down to 5 volts with no difference in performance. At 3 volts it still works the same but has dimmer lights.

The GP-40 looks great, you did a great job. Is that Scalecoat II SP Dark Gray straight or mixed? Its a great color.

Tom
Northern, CA



Date: 10/07/21 03:55
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: SPDRGWfan

SP bloody nose with standard lettering always looked good to me.



Date: 10/07/21 04:48
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: brfriedm

Outstanding work as usual. Thanks Bruce



Date: 10/07/21 06:35
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: PasadenaSub

Very nice work and photos, the black anti-skid on the nose and walkways also gives it a distinct look.

Rich



Date: 10/07/21 06:40
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: KA7008

Great job - love the "late" specific details for those: late AC unit, non-standard (for SP) antenna, tall ditch lights.



Date: 10/07/21 08:47
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: ChrisCampi

Man, you did a beautiful job painting that unit.



Date: 10/07/21 11:03
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: funnelfan

Excellent model, I do like that variation on the nose lettering too.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 10/07/21 17:32
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: gonx

Really nice work.

I really liked the variation of nose lettering to the rebuilds.

Brings back good memories of seeing these units on locals and work trains.

-Lee



Date: 10/11/21 19:16
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: bnsfsd70

As always, it looks great!  

- Jeff



Date: 10/12/21 17:45
Re: SP GP40M-2 7297
Author: dmaffei

Nice modeling sir. Have you ever seen the Aaron Heineken electronics rotary beacon for models such as yours? They are really convincing. In case you haven't. Thanks for sharing the model
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