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post Oct 16 2009, 09:20 AM
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Here are some in progress photo's of one of my two GP7's for the Detroit and Toledo Shoreline Railroad.











This is a Proto 2000 GP7. I have added a hood mounted bell from Custom Finishing and a Details West Horn and Rotory Beacon. Replaced the plastic lift rings with Detail Associates metal lift rings. The grab irons have not been installed yet as they need to be painted yellow and the decals need to be in place on the ends before I install them. All the small parts are glued on, will paint the pilots yellow, mask and then paint the body black before decaling. The handrails will also be painted yellow.

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post Oct 16 2009, 10:38 AM
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Good start there on the Geep. Lookin to see the finished project.
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post Oct 16 2009, 11:42 AM
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Rick,
what vintage is the Proto GP7 ??
have a pair of EL Torpedo Tube units from about 2003 maybe,and tried to
swap in Athearn sideframes but they wouldnt snap in ???
have done this with older BL2s and GP18s with no major problems,but these units
so far havent worked.
do I need a Bigger Hammer ??
or is there something being missed here ??
dont want to take the trucks out of the frame,but maybe that would make the swap
go easier ??
good luck with the Detailing,Good looking Locos to model !!!
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post Oct 16 2009, 03:04 PM
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Proto shot looks like GT's Bristol Rd. yard engine house. The only place I ever saw any 'live' D&TSL power.

Keep us posted!



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post Oct 17 2009, 07:55 AM
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Ah yes the D&TSL one of my favorite short lines.

Looking good!

Can't wait to see the finish engine.


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post Oct 18 2009, 10:10 AM
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Looking very good there, Rick.

Never seen any pics of a D&TSL unit.
Looking forward to the completed loco.



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post Oct 19 2009, 09:25 PM
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Really looking forward to more pix of this here beauty!! biggrin.gif


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post Aug 29 2014, 02:18 PM
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Here is a project that has been languishing on the work bench for a number of years, (Can't believe it is been 5 years since I started on this). I started with a Proto 2000 GP7 and replaced all the plastic grabs and lift rings with metal ones to forestall breakage problems. Also added some other detail parts like the high mounted bell, radio antenna, new horn and beacon. Painted the engine with Scalecoat II Black and lettered with Herald King and Microscale Decals.

The Detroit & Toledo Shoreline railroad ran along Lake Erie from Detroit to Toledo and the only grade on the railroad was its hump yard. The railroad had 10 GP7's and 3 SW-900's as its motive power and they would move 180 car trains with only 2 GP7's as motive power. The railroad was owned by the GTW and NKP which explains its NKP style of lettering. It was later absorbed and became part of the GTW in the 1980's.







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post Aug 30 2014, 08:28 AM
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What's a few years among friends? wink.gif

The engine looks good.


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post Sep 29 2017, 06:15 AM
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Did not get any cars done this week, but I finally got around to finishing a Proto GP7 that I started last year.











One of the GP7's the Detroit & Toledo Shoreline Railroad ordered in the late 40's and served until absorbed by the GTW in the 1980's. The D&TSL was jointly owned by the GT and NKP accounting for the D&TSL paint scheme closely following the NKP paint scheme. Engine started out as an undecorated Proto 2000 kit, replaced the plastic grabs and lift rings with metal ones, added the beacon, bell and firecracker antenna, then painted with Scalecoat II Black and Reefer Yellow, decaled with Herald King Decals. An oddity shared with the DT&I is the use of the winterization window on the engineer's side and just the sunshade on the fireman's side.

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post Sep 29 2017, 01:47 PM
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Is that the same engine in the first post for this thread dated 10-15-07? That one looked green.

Anyway, that is a really nice looking engine. The D&TSL became a subdivision of the GTW at some point. Charlie Geletzke (sp) writes articles at times for TRAINS that tell of first person stories of his adventures running the GT and the D&TSL.

As I posted in the original post, I only saw their power once at Bristol Rd in Flint.


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post Sep 29 2017, 02:50 PM
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QUOTE (k9wrangler @ Sep 29 2017, 09:47 PM) *
Is that the same engine in the first post for this thread dated 10-15-07? That one looked green.

It's the lighting/exposure. Rick got a lot better camera or phone in between. I've been meaning to compliment him on the improvement.


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post Sep 29 2017, 07:40 PM
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Looking good there Rick. Bravo it did get done.


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post Oct 1 2017, 01:03 PM
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Just for the record, those are two different GP7's #44 and #47. At the club layout I need at least two engines to pull any length of train. Yes, I did get a new camera, but I could not find my jcard so I took the photos with my IPhone. Although my new camera does take much nicer pictures than the old point and shoot.



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