What Model Diesel loco is this?

Alerted by a previous topic that may have been taken down, I was previewing forum sponsor Stout's 2 rail auction and came across this unique model:

https://connect.invaluable.com...comotive_F4548D2BEE/

Can anyone tell me what EMD locomotive this model is representing?

  • Surely it's NOT a GP7- what the auctioneer has incorrectly labeled it.
  • IT doesn't appear to be a GP35 due to the missing 36" fan
  • Perhapse IT could be a Passenger GP38 for the Southern RR?

Inquiring minds would like to know!

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Hot Water posted:

It is DEFINITELY NOT a "GP7", as it has the central air-intake compartment behind the cab, plus a turbo exhaust stack. Don't know why the main air reservoirs are mounted up on the long hood. 

Probably due to the model has a Water tank next to the fuel tank for the Steam generator equipment located in the short hood.

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Bryan Smith posted:

Those are Nitrous Oxide bottles (N2O) on top of the long hood.
Its design was to eliminate a helper engines on small to moderate grades.
The engineer has a small button on the throttle lever for the extra boost.

<snicker>

 

 

You may be right, notice the rear (long hood) of the engine is higher than the front like drag racing cars.

P.S. is the fuel tank and water tank set up like a fuel tank and battery box on F units?

Keith Johnson

It could be a model of a GP38-2 rebuilt from a GP40, like this BNSF unit from rrpictures.com. Photo credit: Joe Ferguson. That said, it appears to be a fantasy kitbash, as no rebuilt GP40s to my knowledge have a high short hood or the water tank for steam heat. http://www.rrpicturearchives.n...cture.aspx?id=573124 

BNSF GP38-2 2015, rebuilt from GTW GP40 6403 [note gap between rear fans)

Edit: I found a drawing on Traniax.com of a NdeM high-hood GP38-2 with the correct fan spacing. These engines were apparently used in passenger service (per search results), so a steam generator would make sense. However, there is no indication of torpedo-boat style air tanks on the NdeM units; that appears to be a fantasy addition. Image credit: A youtube videoImage result for FNM GP38-2 high hood

Bryan Smith posted:

Those are Nitrous Oxide bottles (N2O) on top of the long hood.
Its design was to eliminate a helper engines on small to moderate grades.
The engineer has a small button on the throttle lever for the extra boost.

<snicker>

 

 

  I suppose next you're going to try to tell me a loco might have a turbo or supercharger  

 

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