What are people’s thoughts on these? I am not super hung up on scale like some, but I do like having things look nicely proportional and have noticed they are a bit tall compared to boxcars ect. ? I am mightily tempted by the postwar Wabash GP7s... but was wondering what roadnames MPC offered them in? Did MPC ever do the Wabash again? Don’t know what the going price for either vintage of loco ought to be.
How do the Lionel GP7s & 9s preform on the track compared to, say, Lionel RS-3s or K-Line Alco FAs? My FA is double motored, they do a good job with the long grade on my layout and I consider them the ones to beat of performance. The pulling power and reliability is what matters most to me in locomotives... found that out with my Docksider which while a lovely engine is also not the most reliable in my fleet.
My little freelance Pike has a definite preference for ALCO products (Currently we Roster 2 FA & an S-2). But I think having a Wabash loco pared with some of my N&W rolling stock and my NKP caboose might look good too. Call it the ‘64 merger special! I’ve also considered a Milwaukee scheme to match my Baby Madisons... but from what I hear the postwar Milwaukee’s are hard to find in good condition. So I’d probably be looking at early modern or MPC geeps for that.