Hello all ... at the recent York Standard Gauge Modular Assoc...meeting .... many wonderful new Standard gauge items were being displayed . Norm Beavers with his Articulated and President Washington Pacific Dave Wallace and his huge PRR electrics...4 motors each !!! Jim Waterman ( Mr Lee Lines #2) ..with his designs for a GG1 & K4 .......plus a highly modified McCoy Cascade .. also seen on the tables was Randall Hudson ..(no not new ) Standard Gauge is alive and well .... with these...
I'd like to convert my K-Line GG1 to run on overhead power. I removed the body and noticed that there is a wiring harness already wired to the two lugs under the pantographs. However, there is no place to plug the male plug into. I can do some cutting of the wires coming from the center rail pick-up rollers and cut the plug off of the wiring harness, then connect them, but was wondering if anyone else has done the conversion.
OK here goes Green 5 stripe--6 Red 5 stripe-----3 Green single stripe-2 Silver red stripe----1 Interestingly I am not sure a NJ Transit unit was manufactured on O gauge. In the prototype, most GG1s wore the Green 5 stripes for the longest period 20 years or more. The Green single stripe lasted from 1955 through 1970 or so into the PC era, about 15 years. Amtrak colors from 1971 through early 1980's about 10 years or so.The red units were about 10 or so and the silver PRR only 3. Color...
my Penn Central Lionel is my favorite, bought it sealed in the box, its pilot trucks like to come off the track so it doesnt get ran much, same problem with my williams silver 4866.. i picked up a Kline GG1, runs smooth, doesnt derail. no sounds though. I’ve always had a fascination for PC, growing up my grandmother would take me to watch the trains on the platform at Lancaster train station, back before they made you buy a ticket before going down, there were these two grey ex NYC penn...
In order of Preference: 1. Two PRR Brunswick Green with Cat's Whiskers ( 5 stripe). 2. One PRR Silver with Red Stripe. 3. One Amtrak version with the traditional Amtrak livery of silver, red and blue stripe.
Originally Posted by rrbill: Interesting post, LIRR-, I have wondered if any GG1's survived, and if any survivors were operational. Where are they stored, and are any of them museum-bound? Bill NO preserved GG1 is operational. The transformers were removed and the carbodies had to be flushed to remove any trace of PCB's ( polychlorinated biphenyl , not printed circuit boards...) By the way, my favorite is Brunswick green single stripe. Rusty
i thought i had read somewhere that one of the G's sit had its transformer's... if there was a possiblitly of one running again it would be that one... it would still never happen, though would cost way too much money... but you never know... people dump millions into restoring old planes, look at that P-61 out at reading, its over 80% new parts.
I have 7 WBB Scale GG1's. 2 x Penn C for my Kennedy funeral train 1x Bicentennial 1x Blue Conrail 1x PRR Green Abreviated 1x Tuscan PRR 5 stripe 1x PRR Silver I love GG1's, I even have a GG1 fridge magnet.
Originally Posted by Joe Hohmann: I rode behind many a dull, dirty Penn Central GG1, and why anyone would want to own a model of that one is beyond me. There are plenty of good reasons the Penn Central still has a following. Many of us have fond memories of the railroad. Some of us had relatives that worked there. Many others enjoy and appreciate the wide and colorful array of motive power and equipment that was inherited by the merger. And some simply take a liking to the utilitarian engine...
Originally Posted by Andrew Lawrence: class="quotedText do_rounded_div_css_ffsafari_tl do_rounded_div_css_ffsafari_tr do_rounded_div_css_ffsafari_bl do_rounded_div_css_ffsafari_br"> i thought i had read somewhere that one of the G's sit had its transformer's... if there was a possiblitly of one running again it would be that one... it would still never happen, though would cost way too much money... but you never know... people dump millions into restoring old planes, look at that P-61...
I have: Lionel 2332 5 stripe green (Pennsylvania) Lionel 18303 silver and red nose (Amtrak) A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money a bunch of GG-1's W. C. Fields For those who don't get it, here's a picture of W.C. Fields' nose.
I recently obtained a PS2 GG1 Premier locomotive by MTH and the pantograph's need replacing. MTH does not have any and was less than helpful or professional in my inquiry. Does anyone on here know where I can get these parts? thank you in advance for your help.
Hello All! I have had several mystery pieces identified by the helpful members of this forum before, and now I have another that needs solving! I am the owner of what appears to be, according to Greenberg Books on Lionel Postwar, is the motor from a salesman's sample/pre-production postwar GG1. I really don't know a lot about this motor's history. I bought it as a standalone that I was going to use as a project piece. Around the same time, I got a copy of Volume II of Greenberg Postwar, and...
Hello all Bob Hendrich is famous for his beautiful Gold Star GG1 ..... his outstanding machining building and modifying Randall Hudsons, Maurer DD1's , Glenn Toy Train pieces etc ..... but he also scratch built an Articulated ... only the way Bob can build things .. finely machined a huge motor to pull anything behind it and runs great ! Here are some photos . About 46 " long and weighs over 40 pounds Cheers Carey
I may be mistaken, but I don't believe Lionel ever made a GG1 with traction tires. There's one advertised on Ebay, "Lionel 6-38303 Pennsylvania GG1 #2340 Post War Conventional Classics 2008". In looking at the pictures presented by the seller, it's clear that it "had" traction tires at one time.
The motor brushes in the 2332 motor are housed in an enclosed holder. The only way to get them out and be able to clean the commutator is by removing the brush plate. However, the copper wire that is part of the motor winding is keeping me from being able to remove the plate. It simply isn't long enough to allow the brush plate to clear the brush plate screw bosses. Is there a trick to this or do I have to unsolder the wire ?
I'm looking to buy a 2332 GG1. Most of them are the worse for wear, cosmetically. I have no interest in the collector value. I believe Elliot Welz is no longer doing his magic. Who else would you recommend ?
@Rusty Traque: Yep, that's the set. I will most definitely take some pictures of this set sometime in the future. It's a nice-looking locomotive. I ran it for a bit yesterday, and it runs pretty good for a loco from 1958.
Originally Posted by 56f100: Seeing this picture reminds me of the GG1(4876)that was at the B & O Musem in Baltimore. What ever became of it? It's sitting outside their restoration shop slowly rusting away.
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