Discussion in 'New Products' started by klrwhizkid, Sep 24, 2021.
Just announced today; another run of Genesis EMD GP7s in Frisco O/W.
I've been wondering if they were gonna produce these at some point. ETA date of Nov 2022. Hopefully this release will turn out better than the last two. The artwork at least looks right.
3 road numbers instead of the usual 4 is a bit disappointing.
Also worth noting for some of our members, that they are also offering a MV and KOG unit.
Good news, Athearn has uploaded a picture of all 3 models to their website. From what I can see, these came out correctly. They show a delivery date of Mid December, so they're probably on the water already.
Can't tell from the Athearn pic of the model, but #611 still had its side skirts in the mid-70s. One of, if not the only, Frisco GP7 still retaining its skirts. I have a crappy mid-70s pic of #611 "somewhere" that I can find, scan it, and share here if desired.
I think the side skirts are included on 611, but it's hard to tell. Check out this picture of 611 at Ft. Smith in 1976. Part of the side skirt has been removed. Could make a cool modeling point if someone had a steady hand and a sharp knife.
Actually, the skirt is fully in place. That's an access plate that is missing.
Ah yes. I couldn't come up with the words for that earlier.
FWIW, the diesel file shows that 611 was traded in to EMD August of 77. With a little over a year between that picture and retirement, there's a good chance the side skirt stayed on til the end.
I think that's a very real possibility, unless it was like #632: Wore its original scheme up until a few months before trading it off in '79 (I think)... then it was painted fresh orange and white!!!???
Yep. Never understood why they repainted it 6 months before retirement.
The O/W Genesis GP7s are showing as being in stock at Athearn. Shipments for your pre-ordered units should be made soon.
If anyone is looking for more pictures before deciding to purchase, Horizon uploaded a photo gallery for each model on their Ebay listing.
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