Reading GP 7s are in!

While I am not a big diesel fan, I am very happy with the performance of the Reading GP 7 at Worlds Greatest Hobby Saturday.  I was pulling 9 to 10 cars without straining.  My only dislike, is that the long hood is in the back and cab forward (on controller).  I was used to seeing them with the cab in the back, and other members of the club confirmed they were used that way initially.  Still a fun little engine.

Francine posted:

While I am not a big diesel fan, I am very happy with the performance of the Reading GP 7 at Worlds Greatest Hobby Saturday.  I was pulling 9 to 10 cars without straining.  My only dislike, is that the long hood is in the back and cab forward (on controller).  I was used to seeing them with the cab in the back, and other members of the club confirmed they were used that way initially.  Still a fun little engine.

You can easily reverse the direction of operation. But you may want to wait out the warranty period first. Inside the engine you will see a pair of wires running from the board to the motor.

It MIGHT look like this:

The red/blue pair on this example go to the motor. Unplug the white plug from the board. Depress the little tabs on the plug at each wire and reverse them. The motor will now respond to the remote in the opposite direction...i.e. what used to be "reverse" will now be "forward". See this thread for additional info. If the engine has two motors they will both respond to the changed direction set-up since the second motor follows whatever the first motor does. In the above example the red/blue wires go to the 1st motor which then sends brown/blue wires to the second motor. However be aware that this will not change the directional lighting.

Mark

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DSC_0598What's nice about Flyer chief is that you really don't have to change the wires, just start it in reverse, and that way you can run the long hood forward. I just got my Reading GP-7 last week also along with a Norfolk Southern Baldwin. As a kid I always ran the Flyer GP-7 with the long hood forward, Back than it look right to me, now it doesn't matter.

 

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