Lionel conversions

Re: Lionel conversions

Postby Marquette » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:11 pm

GG1s weren't black!! They were Brunswick green! (most of them...)
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:53 pm

TTQuebec wrote:GG1s weren't black!! They were Brunswick green! (most of them...)


I never said anything on painting the GG1 black at all.

I was referring to having to paint the Tillig Pantographs black, as both types of Tillig Pantographs available at EuroTrainHobby are bright red, something no GG1 had.
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Actually most GG1s were painted black at one time or another....

All GG1s eventually got repainted black during the Penn Central years. One (#4800 "rivets"), was painted blue during the Conrail years (as well as a Bicentennial paint job). Most remained black throughout the Amtrak ownership of several GG1's, though some were painted silver and red "bloody nose" paint job.

Here are some black GG1 photos:
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby Marquette » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:57 pm

Oh, well, yeah, if you count the mating snakes era. Sorry - I was just thinking Pennsy, since my world ends in 1957. :)
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby Zs12 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:25 am

The Tillig pantograph looks a bit different, I would say. Do you know the protos measurement? Sommerfeld also produces TT pantographs with only one wiper: http://www.sommerfeldt.de/index4.html (PDF calatog, page 61).
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:04 pm

lüTTe wrote:The Tillig pantograph looks a bit different, I would say. Do you know the protos measurement? Sommerfeld also produces TT pantographs with only one wiper: http://www.sommerfeldt.de/index4.html (PDF calatog, page 61).


There are some differences, other than the colour, but unless I am mistaken, it is nothing some small gauge brass wire won't fix.

Probably the best way to figure this out, if it will work or not, is to order a pair of pantographs and to see if they will work or not. If they end up being far too small to use, I can just build a trolley car or a steeple-cab electric that can use them...
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu May 13, 2010 9:46 pm

Here is the newest Lionel 1:120 added to my fleet: A Santa Fe GP-9. Considering that I am moving to BNSF territory, this engine works out just fine.

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Speaking of BNSF here is a photo of a BNSF container train that we got while driving through Chicago:
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby richardedmonds » Fri May 14, 2010 7:04 pm

Whoa! where is the cat? I am worried now because that cat is always in a photo hope it is ok
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 14, 2010 10:13 pm

richardedmonds wrote:Whoa! where is the cat? I am worried now because that cat is always in a photo hope it is ok



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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri May 14, 2010 10:33 pm

Who, Phoebe?
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She is still here, along with her sister, the Calico Manx, Prissy. The other kittens are in North Dakota, hunting mice in Nicholle's dad's barn.
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Re: Lionel conversions

Postby richardedmonds » Sat May 15, 2010 8:40 am

Glad the cat is ok, thought I would show what a very undressed GP9 looks like as I start to try to turn it into something else
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