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Milwaukee Road's GP20's and SD10's?
Lucky13
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 08:28 AM UTC
How do you best build, or convert one in H0? Always liked Milwaukee Road's GP20's, those numbered 946-963 and the SD10's 532-565....thought that it could be a fun thing to try at some point.....
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 01:31 PM UTC
Hi Jan,

Unlike aircraft manufacturers, locomotive builders were relatively liberal on the options a particular railroad could build into their motive power orders. Then the individual railroads often modified them in the field with new equipment based on operational experience. Sadly I don't have the knowledge to answer your question properly but I can point you to some discussions:

Milwaukee Road GP20 Rebuild Question

Milwaukee Road GP20 Question

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Not only did the GP20s help launch an era in which the turbocharger was the rule, it also spawned imitations; such as the Milwaukee Road GP20s. These units were rebuilds of former GP9 units equipped with EMD 645 engines to give them 2000 horsepower without the turbochargers. They even went to the extent of placing EMD GP20 model plates on the sides of these units.

- per EMD GP20 History

I hope these help.
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 08:21 PM UTC
Cheers!
Thought that this would be a nice change, addition, to my usual aircraft, tanks....
Just need to figure out how to best do it....

Thanks again!
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 09:03 PM UTC


....and my most....well, you know, I only need some FT's now!

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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 10:55 AM UTC
Jan,

That EMD manual - where'd you find that treasure!?