Williams #41703 Semi-Scale Die-Cast GG1 Locomotive Thoughts?

I have been looking at the PW GG1 for awhile but finding a good one is always way out my budget. However, I noticed the Williams #41703 Semi-Scale Die-Cast GG1 PA Silver 1 Stripe for sale on Trainworld. The price seems fantastic. However, what are some of the thoughts on this model?

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I have a few Williams GG 1s and they are all great runners. The only thing I would have changed is the True Blast horn since all have exactly the same sound. They are great for any operator and I highly recommend for the price.        Lenny J

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I have the Penn Central Version and have absolutely no qualms about it. These are great simple engines.

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Andrew Lawrence posted:

I have a Williams silver 1 stripe for sale! $100 + shipping. Runs great. 

I just finished ordering one off train world just a few minutes ago

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That Williams locomotive is a great running locomotive.    If it works for you, go for it and enjoy.

 

 

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You can get the Williams GG1 for a really good price at Train World compared to the Bachmann/Williams website's price. I just bought a WBB trolley a couple months ago from Train World and paid about 45% of what I would have paid at Bachmann's website, even with shipping included.

Lee Fritz

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I picked up a K-Line semi-scale GG1 a few months ago.  They may be another option if you are looking to increase your roster.  The one detail I like on the K-Line model is the full sized cab doors on the sides.  

Not that it matters on this thread, but I also have a scale Williams GG1 that I purchased from a fellow forum member.  It's a smooth runner.  

Dan Padova

 

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Dan Padova posted:

I picked up a K-Line semi-scale GG1 a few months ago.  They may be another option if you are looking to increase your roster.  The one detail I like on the K-Line model is the full sized cab doors on the sides.  

Not that it matters on this thread, but I also have a scale Williams GG1 that I purchased from a fellow forum member.  It's a smooth runner.  

Dan,

I had a K-Line semi scale GG-1 when they first came out with it, however the sides on the wheel sets fell apart on me, otherwise it run very well. I bought it as the special purchase item for close to $100.00 because I had the K-Line club membership back when K-Line was still 100% K-Line. The K-Line semi scale GG-1 had a wire harness for hook-up to Lionel TMCC but NO TMCC was provided by K-Line.

Personally I would get the Williams GG-1 as I think it has better quality in it. You might want to upgrade the sound system in the Williams GG-1.

Lee Fritz

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phillyreading posted:
Dan Padova posted:

I picked up a K-Line semi-scale GG1 a few months ago.  They may be another option if you are looking to increase your roster.  The one detail I like on the K-Line model is the full sized cab doors on the sides.  

Not that it matters on this thread, but I also have a scale Williams GG1 that I purchased from a fellow forum member.  It's a smooth runner.  

Dan,

I had a K-Line semi scale GG-1 when they first came out with it, however the sides on the wheel sets fell apart on me, otherwise it run very well. I bought it as the special purchase item for close to $100.00 because I had the K-Line club membership back when K-Line was still 100% K-Line. The K-Line semi scale GG-1 had a wire harness for hook-up to Lionel TMCC but NO TMCC was provided by K-Line.

Personally I would get the Williams GG-1 as I think it has better quality in it. You might want to upgrade the sound system in the Williams GG-1.

Lee Fritz

Maybe that's why the price was so good, $80.00 !   I guess time will tell.  

Dan Padova

 

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