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walthers GP35's

Unread postby KVERBERK » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:14 pm

Does anyone else think that the fuel tanks on the new walthers GP35's are incorrect? I sold a pretty nice MTH GP35 with sound in anticipation of these. Didn't like MTH sound, and I figured I could MU a walthers unit with my walthers GP30 better. But I'm pretty sure most GP35's had a low profile tank not represented on the new walthers unit. I was also disappointed that the model railroader review of these locomotives didn't mention this. Maybe I'm wrong but they sure don't look right to me...
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Re: walthers GP35's

Unread postby rteusink » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:54 am

I'm not quite sure what you think qualifies as a 'low profile tank' but the fuel tank on the WalthersProto GP35 Ph II will not match your GP30.

Phase I GP35's had fuel tanks with the same profile as a GP30.

Phase II GP35's (which the WalthersProto is) has a different fuel tank profile that is closer to a GP38/40 series locomotive.

The revised fuel tank profile is one of the key features of the Phase II unit, along with the thinner sill/walkway.

If you're looking for Phase I GP35's, your best best is still the Kato unit.
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Re: walthers GP35's

Unread postby KVERBERK » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:16 pm

Good to know. I'll have to look more closely at the different phases for the GP35. I thought they all had the tank matching the GP30. Thanks for the info
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