American Flyer GP7 FlyerChief Info

Brendan,

I looked for the post in which you were having problems with a Flyer engine but could not find it. The problem, in the video you posted,  looked like binding in the drive train, did you ever find the problem?

Ray

Ray

I replaced the motor with one one Dean gave me (Thanks Dean)  Initial test looked good.  Unfortunately, life is in the way right now and haven't been able to get back to it.  I did order and receive the BlueRail board for it, though.

 

Brendan

Steve...

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From the 2017 AF catalog.  It was pretty obvious that there was B&M motive power coming down the line.  

It is nice to see Flyer in the V2 catalog again. It sucked having to go a full year between everything.  I Would have liked to see a C&NW geep in there. Maybe next time.  Cool for everyone who did not get a Berk the first time around to be able to get one now. I also like the improvements to the PE set. 

Ben

NASG&CASG

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Hi everyone,

Friday fun day! Want to share some photos and a short (and shaky - sorry) video of two production samples of the GP7. Received a sample of the North Pole Central and the Santa Fe versions!

These are scheduled to leave the factory tomorrow. So end of Oct/Beginning of November for delivery.

Thanks!

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Dave Olson

Director of Engineering

Lionel LLC

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You guys need to get a longer test track...

The new trucks, although a bit short, along with the pilots do make a vast improvement of the looks of the Flyer Geep. 

Even though I've gone back to concentrating on the scale side of S, I think this is definitely a winner for the Flyer enthusiast.

Rusty

Rusty Traque posted:

You guys need to get a longer test track...

 

lol, funny enough the engineering dept. is in the middle of a move/upgrade. Our layout is currently torn down as we're building up a new department. So my desk is the test layout for the week!

Dave Olson

Director of Engineering

Lionel LLC

That Santa Fe unit looks great! I've always wanted a blue/yellow version of the Geep. I have one of those on order and it will make a great switch engine. The electrocouplers appear to open wide...an improvement from earlier versions. Thanks for that!

I plan to use the Universal remote for this engine and the UP version that will also be switching at the same time. Gonna be fun. 

Mark

I ordered the 6-48031 and 6-48032 engines.

If you go to the shipping schedule found at the bottom of the page at Lionel.com it shows many item #'s and proposed months of delivery.

My numbers aren't there. In the past missing numbers meant the items had been shipped. What that means now I don't know. Dave's post from above says should be now.

Hi everyone,

Friday fun day! Want to share some photos and a short (and shaky - sorry) video of two production samples of the GP7. Received a sample of the North Pole Central and the Santa Fe versions!

These are scheduled to leave the factory tomorrow. So end of Oct/Beginning of November for delivery.

 

Dave Olson,

I saw the GP 7 at Train Fest in West Allis Wisconsin last weekend, to my eyes it looked very nice on the display shelves, along with some of the American Flyer items that were displayed. It looked even better running on the BSG modular layout, thanks to Lionel for allowing the Badgerland group to run this locomotive and the Berkshire on our S gauge layout.

Ray

banjoflyer posted:

I ordered the 6-48031 and 6-48032 engines.

 

They haven't arrived yet here. The schedule is showing 11/27 is when they'll get to our dock. The shipping lanes move a little slower this time of year.

 

Dave Olson

Director of Engineering

Lionel LLC

See Bill????.....Like the Movie says....

I checked my CC also and I too have my Santa Fe 6-48031

and UP 6-48032

 Geeps on the way.

But wait!!! The total charge reflects additional cars being shipped in the same order.

I also ordered the Polar Express passenger car 6-48018 

and the wood sided reefer 6-49951

So it's a doubly-triply-quadrooply Merry Christmas!

Mark 

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Are the pick-ups on the new GP7's the same as on the NH EP-5 6-48075?  One small diameter vertically sprung roller per side per truck with no wheels conducting pick-up?  Same as on most recent Baldwins?  Anyone have issues with them?   Might be good to have great track work.  Those little rollers can get caught in gaps between sections or other imperfections, especially on club modular layouts.  At least with the 48075.  Excited though about all it that'll be packed into a short wheelbase narrow body diesel.  Should be fun to see, hear, and run.   

David Horn

Precision Flyer Repairs

Specializing in S-gauge train repairs, upgrades, and DCC conversions

Member NASG, TCA, BAAFC, and founding member ACSG Old Dominion Division 

 

Guys,

Let's avoid confusion. Jeeps are small military trucks, usually with 4 rubber tires, 4 wheel drive and four cylinder gasoline fueled engines. Geeps are considerably larger, with 8 steel-flanged wheels, all wheel drive, and much larger Diesel fueled engines!

Bill in FtL

Sgaugian posted:

Are the pick-ups on the new GP7's the one small diameter vertically sprung roller per truck with no wheels conducting pick-up?  Same as on most recent Baldwins?  

Yes, sort of. Two rollers per truck. Look at photos in the first post in this thread:

and Dave Olson said "We decided to use the 4-wheel trucks from the Baldwin Switcher".

And yes I and others have had the rollers fall into gaps in trackwork on sectional layouts and shear off. It's not pretty. I had it happen to a modern Geep I owned. I was able to have the roller replaced:

 

I will be able to safely run my new Geeps on my layout as I use all AF Fastrack and the track is perfect.

Mark

 

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Did you clean the  power pick up wheels. I had found on some of the Flyonel locomotives that the wheels were coated with an anti-corrosion material.

Ray

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