According to the description on pg 30-31 of the Big Book, it refers to pg 20-21 for features showing Dual Motors in Legacy Diesels. It's not that I don't believe them, I thought it would be a tight fit in there for a GP-9. Any ideas? thanks.
My Legacy NYC GP-7 has dual motors in it,so I see no reason these wouldn't.
O-gauge EMD GP's (and Alco RS's, and the like) have had dual motors generally since DC can-motor technology first showed up.
Right, but the O.P. is asking specifically about Lionel Legacy Geeps.
Like TRNLUVR stated above, I have a Legacy Erie GP7 and it also has dual motors.
My four Legacy GP engines (NYC and Pennsylvania) have two motors. The motor in the cab has a round black plastic masking hiding the motor. There are LEDs above the engineer and other crew member that illuminate each separate side of the cab. You cannot see through the cab because the vertical can motor with black masking screen is in that space. I love the engines. They perform well.
All my GP Legacy engines have dual motors.
Yes, both my Santa Fe #726 and #741 powered GP9's have dual flywheel can motors. They are great runners, smooth and strong pullers for their size.
Both my Pennsy Legacy Geeps have dual motors.
Here are two pictures of the Cab motor in my Legacy NYC Geep. There is another motor in the rear of the engine. My two NYC and two Pennsylvania engines are very nice.
Fo these engine have switches to turn the smoke and sound off?
The smoke may be turned off and on with three fan levels by the 990 Remote. There is also a switch on the bottom of the engine. Other switches include sound and Odyssey On/Off.
Dual motors have been in Lionel diesel engines for years.
It's hard to find a Legacy diesel without dual motors. However, to my amazement, the Vision Line Genset only has one motor! It's a pretty good puller in any case, doubtless due to the diecast shell and the resultant weight of the locomotive.
Thirdrail SD9 Has a single motor, horizontal drive. Note the lower truck, drive shaft(s) and universal joint to the fuel tank. There is a belt connection, fuel tank area to the motor in the body frame (I think/with out tearing it apart). . Mike CT
IMO, Relatively complex drive train compared to a vertical can motor. Two vertical cans probably the most economical production model.
Mike, I am a huge fan of vertical can motors.