Chapman GP7 Project

Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Postby Bernd » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:19 pm

I'm sure glad to have you back.

I've done some railfanning in that area and have some pictures buried somewhere of White River Junction back from the 70's or 80's.

I like the idea of a TT RDC's. I've got two ordered from Rapido in HO scale.

Welcome back Brian.

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Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:14 pm

:clap: :dance:

Yay! Glad you're back from the netherworld :grin:

I would buy 2 RDC for sure, maybe more. Not sure if Richard suggested it but I sure have.

BTW, the Rapido RDC should be AWESOME. Jason knows how to do models like nobody's business. I may just buy one to put in a display.
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Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Postby dwyaneward » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:30 am

Welcome back.... :clap: :clap:
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Re: Chapman Project(s)

Postby Richard-B » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:09 am

ConnRiver wrote:Instead of dropping TT work for projects in other scales, with further thought I've decided I want to continue in TT and also work a bit in a non-hobby area to hedge my bets.
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So welcome back to the crazy world of TT!!! ...part-time ...full-time ...ANY-time!
Speaking of equipment, was it Richard-B who once suggested that RDCs would make an excellent TT scale project, given they would work well on small and start-up layouts? B&M owned the largest fleet of RDCs and had at least one of the four types, iirc. Maybe when I finish the GP7-20 unit, an RDC can be thought about?
Whether it was the 'other' Richard B or this one... the statement still holds:
An RDC would be a welcome addition to TT-scale... and can work on any size or type of layout; from shelf to club, branch line to main, while serving modeled locales across North America.
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Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Postby Arseny » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:41 am

ConnRiver wrote:Speaking of equipment, was it Richard-B who once suggested that RDCs would make an excellent TT scale project, given they would work well on small and start-up layouts? B&M owned the largest fleet of RDCs and had at least one of the four types, iirc. Maybe when I finish the GP7-20 unit, an RDC can be thought about?


I think RDC is a good idea. DSS&A had one RDC-1 so I can use it with my SOO Line equipment. If you make some for sale, I hope I'll be able to buy one.
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Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Postby krokodil » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:16 am

Hi Brian

Good decision. If yiu need further details to WRJ, just let me know. I know several guys from this area, I am sure they will be more than happy to help you!
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Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:28 am

I would also love a TT model of a RDC. I have some photos of my rides on one of them at the Danbury Railroad Museum in Danbury, CT that can be used for some detail points if needed.
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Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Postby sacto-tt » Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:18 pm

Fond memories of the SP RDC. Since my dad worked on the NWP, I was able to ride it many times. It was generally known as "The Passenger", no idea exactly why. Maybe because it was the only passenger service on the NWP for years.

I'd definitely purchase one for my TT RR. I have a couple for my HO RR already.
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Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Postby CFRiad » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:44 pm

ConnRiver wrote:... I've decided I want to continue in TT...

Welcome back.

ConnRiver wrote:... Maybe [...] an RDC can be thought about?

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Re: Chapman GP7 Project

Postby modorney » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:34 pm

Speaking of RDC's
http://theroundhousepodcast.com/
episode 42
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