1955 GP9

Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9006
Category:GP9
Prototype Year/Era:1955
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:7024
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This model is of the older kit version. Also available in road number 7015. Holt modified the model shown by installing perforated engine grills from Des Plaines Hobbies, custom glazing applied to front and rear cab windows (used clear plastic inserts from under collars of newly-purchased men's shirts!). No side glazing used for better airflow, and no headlight lenses used (none were provided in kit for either of these). He painted the handrails yellow, as per the prototype, and used custom dry transfer numbers on the number boards. American Models couplers used.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:Port Able Lines
Category:GP9
Prototype Year/Era:1955
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:8548
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Jim rebuilt this GP9 as a GP7. The second photo shows a side profile view of the model.
Photo
Photo #2
photo © Jim Syphax

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