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CDOT / NH painted GP38's

EdwardStewart
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May 16th, 2018, 5:44 am #1

I saw on the auction site that Atlas is / has released CDOT NH painted GP 38's, the Q is "Are these correct ?", I've seen pics of the CDOT GP40's in the NH paint but not GP 38's, Thank you, Ed
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nhhe52
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May 17th, 2018, 3:59 pm #2

EdwardStewart wrote: I saw on the auction site that Atlas is / has released CDOT NH painted GP 38's, the Q is "Are these correct ?", I've seen pics of the CDOT GP40's in the NH paint but not GP 38's, Thank you, Ed
I believe CDOT has or had two GP-38's in NH McGinnis livery numbered 253 and 257.  These are some images and graphics that may help you determine the level of the Atlas model accuracy:  
The over-sized fuel tank, missing ditch lights and inaccurate horn are apparent.  Can't tell if the Atlas model has the cab side-mounted bell from the Walthers image.  I wouldn't know if the overall dimensions are to scale.  It is amazing how just about anything looks good in Mrs. McGinnis's paint scheme.
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rsullivan
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May 17th, 2018, 4:18 pm #3

Looking at the picture of the model and the partial side view of the real CDOT 253, I can see that the white paint covers about 2/3rds of the back latch on the battery box. 😱 Just shocking that such an obvious error in the painting of the model just knocks it out of the ready-to-run category since the angled white portion of the paint job will require being moved a scale 1.45 inches to the front! 😖 Just can't believe it and it makes me want to 😭😭😭. While you can read the lettering on the Seal for the Connecticut, they over look such an obvious painting error. 😫 Good thing I model the 50's so I wouldn't have to all the work to get that small portion correct!😁
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nhhe52
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May 17th, 2018, 4:26 pm #4

Richard:

I'm not sure I follow what your are referring to.  The white paint nose angle looks pretty close.   

The Atlas model has a plow and I don't see plows on the archive images.

Ed
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rsullivan
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May 17th, 2018, 4:32 pm #5

Mr. Ed(nhhe52) I was a fun'n. I think it is a good looking model, and that the battery latch has some white paint over part of it instead of the very corner is better than many can do on their own. If I modeled the former New Haven lines during this century, I would definately buy them.
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nhhe52
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May 17th, 2018, 4:36 pm #6

rsullivan wrote: Mr. Ed(nhhe52) I was a fun'n. I think it is a good looking model, and that the battery latch has some white paint over part of it instead of the very corner is better than many can do on their own. If I modeled the former New Haven lines during this century, I would definately buy them.
Richard (short form) #3967
Got it, Richard.  :)
The bell and horn can be detailed and most likely the plow can be removed but the tank is most likely part of the cast metal frame and not worth messing with.

I do like that wooden switch tower at Old Saybrook in the #257 image (which can be kit-bashed or scratch-built). :)

Here are a few more of the Atlas and 38's:

Ed
P1090043.jpg nh257s1-12-96.jpg ccr05.jpg
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EdwardStewart
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May 17th, 2018, 5:25 pm #7

Thank you all for the info and Great pics !
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May 20th, 2018, 11:55 am #8

 I have a friend who has one. I like the look of it and remember 1 thing about ATLAS. There paint job's are real nice BUT the shell = a 1 size fits all type of model. They are not up to the Genesis type model ( detail wise ) They are getting better But still. They  don't want to spend the money on older types. Case in point. When they brought out the " New C 424 " I asked them if the parts would fit the older " yellow box " 425s as I wanted to due a better NH unit. Was told " WE already make a correct NH unit " Well I ordered 2 undec 424s just to play with. and guess what ! I took the Hood from the old unit added the cab & walkway from the new 424 to get the battery boxes in the correct place and correct cab steps. I took a couple pictures of it with Painted body and gray cab & walkway sent it to them and said Hay Guy's THIS is closer to NH than yours. and with factory parts. Now if they would just make a 425 with NO Dynamic brakes and horizontal head light they would have it . Well to my surprise bout 2 to 3 years later WE now have an almost correct 425.
  Would be nice if the would re make the fuel tank for the RS 11 that was lost ?? and a few other parts but. They are getting better.
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May 21st, 2018, 6:09 pm #9

Does anyone have the dates when the real GP 38's and GP 40's were painted in this scheme?
We're they primarily working the same area, or have they moved around?
Thanks, . John T
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EdwardStewart
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May 21st, 2018, 10:33 pm #10

I saw a thread that mentioned the 66xx's were going for rebuild (?) and repaint to a newer CDOT paint scheme a month or so ago.
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