A Quartet of Frisco GP40-2's

Discussion in 'Electo-Motive Division (EMD)' started by gjslsffan, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    From the service pit to the main line. Four GP40-2 (hand over heart:eek:), lean into the tonnage and "Get It Going" Eastbound.
    Thanks for looking, lets have fun!!:D

  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Along with all the obviously outstanding aspects of your work I have to add that your vehicles are also very nice. Thanks for sharing another look at your modeling.
  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Very enjoyable video!
  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks Charlie, I dont have a clue what I'm doing with the video thing, but we are trying to have a good time anyway :) :)
  5. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Great video! Can you explain on how not one car wobbles on your very long train! Very realistic, indeed!

  6. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    "CY-TY, You got them all, have a good trip." "Four on the crew, I want to see two heads sticking up at all times front and rear"
    Bill Jackson
  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Im thinkin that William Jackson could kinda "Rawhide" a guy :):):) Thanks for the roll by William, all the power is makin smoke and the wheels are turning. High Ball! I will straight air the train once in a while to keep them awake back there.

    Thanks Jim, I really enjoy see your work as well.
    You inspired me to get one of those old Jordan model A kits, that will be worked into a scene somewhere.

    Hi John, The cars are all weighted twice NMRA specs, and ride on Reboxx or similar (IM) type wheels, dont care for KD wheels or JayBee, or most other wheels. Reboxx are the best rolling wheels I have ever used. And you can get them in different lengths to fit proper in different trucks. Keeps the lateral motion down and they dont rock at all, unless something is wrong.
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  8. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom .. Do you have a link for them?
    i cannot seem to locate "reeboxx"
  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

  10. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Sorry, Tom, let me see ...
    you just replace the wheel sets in the trucks? .. Not the entire truck?
    guess I am a little 'thick headed' on your method.
  11. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Unless there is a glaring issue I generally use the trucks that came with the car. I use the truck tuning tool from Reboxx http://www.reboxx.com/Tools.htm
    I have found the 1.025, 1.030, 1.035 lengths both 33" and 36" very handy for me, I try to not put the insulated wheels on the same side on a truck. Plastic axles on plastic trucks have not worked out very well for me. They just dont roll very well after a lot of use, but thats just me.
  12. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Ditto on the Reboxx wheels. They also look closer to scale (or are they scale size?), and look much better on rolling stock than, say, the Intermountain or P2K wheels (and I also use the latter).

    When I was visiting my folks in Afton in 1979 and 1980, I enjoyed watching quartets of GP40-2s rolling the hot freights thru town at 60 per. They wasted no time ripping through town.

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