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    Hi

    I know it is a long way from Milwaukee to Alaska but I received this information fro an Alaska RR Yahoo group.


    Life Like is announcing an HO scale GP38-2. What is interesting, to

    me anyway, is that they are listing Milwaukee Road units in the first

    release due this fall. If they do it correctly, then that unit should

    have the small fuel tank similar to the 2 units Alaska RR has. If

    that's the case, it will be easier to do a 2001/2002 better than

    hacking the Athearn frame which is difficult to do and still maintain

    it structural integrity

    My question is: Have you seen these and is the above statement about the fuel tanks correct. Thanks
    <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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    Hey John, I have not heard of the upcoming release, I will have to keep an eye on their website for date. Your right though if they are correct then the engines should have the smaller fuel tanks.Thanks for the heads up on the release, theres not a whole lot of Milwaukee Road stuff out there so you have to grab up what you can.MR used the 38's for short runs and locals thats why they had smaller tanks. Problem is if its a big run with a lot of differnt road names they will go for the bigger tank!! Even though MR did have a few with larger fuel tanks but not many.
    Andy Kramer -- Modeling the Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin

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    • #3
      Hey John, I just checked the Milwaukee Road Online site through Train web on their all time diesel roster they had 15 GP38-2's.
      Andy Kramer -- Modeling the Milwaukee Road in Wisconsin

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      • #4
        Hi

        Well if they make the small fuel tank then there will be some Alaska RR modelers who will be buying the MR and then stripping it to make it into a GP38-2 for the Alaska RR since the Alaska RR only has 2.[:-bouncy]

        So if you want one for yourself get it before I do 8D [}]
        <img src="http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/data/bbags/20076794158_b3b.jpg" alt="" /><br /><br>John Bagley<br /><br>Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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