BN GP50's

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BN GP50's

Postby ItaliDe » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:52 pm

I just recently got into BN... i think the GP50's paint scheme is awesome!!! So much better than the standard BN paint scheme. i'd like to get a few in HO scale. Aside from the Athearn one, does anyone else make a BN Geep50? or is anyone good at custom painting this paint scheme?
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Re: BN GP50's

Postby Engineer Spike » Tue May 24, 2011 8:53 pm

I believe that Athearn is the only model manufacturer of the GP50, beside a possible brass run. Some years ago, Model Railroader had an article about building one of the units with the extended cabs. These were an experiment in having a full crew in the cab, so the caboose could be eliminated.
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Re: BN GP50's

Postby Engineer Spike » Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:02 am

MR had an article about kit bashing the extended cab. They cut back the nose, then joined parts of two cabs together.
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