American Models (undecorated) GP9

Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9000
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
The main photo shows the raw model as received from American Models, and does not have the additional detailing parts installed. Parts included allow the modeler to detail the engine to resemble a Phase II or Phase III GP9, or a GP18. Photo #2 and #3 are of Holt's model that he painted for the Boston & Maine. He added the grills by Des Plaines Hobbies. He primed the model with Model Master flat engine gray, then painted the top coat with Model Master's cobalt blue, black, and white. Decals are by Micro Scale and Woodland Scenics. A flat lacquer was applied to seal it all in. The Boston & Maine traded 48 FT locomotives for 50 GP9 engines from EMD in 1957. The link to the video is of a GP9 model converted to a short hood, and with custom-sound DCC decoder installed, modeled after the Grapevine Vintage Railroad GP7. The undecorated version was reviewed in the June 1989 issue of the NASG's The Dispatch.
Photo #2
Photo #3
model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber

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