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Steam Freak

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« on: July 06, 2007, 06:18:21 AM »

There are some things I would like to point out to Bachmann.  Post-War #4459 is actually a GS5, not a GS4 like it has been labeled, and #4464 is a GS6, which has also been labeled a GS4. GS6's had 73" drivers, and only one headlight.

Does Bachmann plan to fix these errors to make it the way it should be?
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Atlantic Central

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007, 07:47:50 AM »

Steam Freak,

The only visual distintion between a GS-4 and a GS-5 is the roller bearing caps on the tender trucks and trailing truck. I would not hold my breath waiting for Bachmann to correct that, but it would be relatively easy requiring only two new parts.

As for the GS-6 thing, you can go to Las Vegas and bet the house they are not retooling for that either.

But you are correct on that being a completely different loco. Different frame length and driver size.

Sheldon
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Steam Freak

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007, 03:34:30 PM »

You said turning a GS4 into a GS5 only requires two parts? What are the parts? That way my friend can modify it.
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SteamGene

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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2007, 04:57:18 PM »

Read what Sheldon wrote you - the correct tender trucks and trailing truck.  Two parts.  Or, I guess, you can modify the trucks on the model so they look like they have roller bearings.
Gene
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 07:06:50 PM »

A recent article in a model railroad magazine tells how to convert a GS-4 to a GS-X.
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