American Models GP9

Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9DX01
Category:GP9
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:6483
Model Introduced:2014
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Also available with road number 6482.
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model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9DX03
Category:GP9
Road Name:Texas & Pacific
Road Number:1132
Prototype Era:1957
Model Introduced:2014
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
The 1957 paint scheme. Also available with road number 1133.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9DX04
Category:GP9
Road Name:Texas & Pacific
Road Number:1136
Prototype Era:1959
Model Introduced:2014
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
The 1959 paint scheme. Also available with road number 1135.
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9000
Category:GP9
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.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
Video
model owned by Ken Garber
photo © Ken Garber
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9001
Category:GP9
Road Name:Conrail
Road Number:7496
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9002
Category:GP9
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna
Road Number:1262
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9003
Category:GP9
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford
Road Number:1207
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Holt's model is of the older "kit" version of this engine (the second photo is of the stock, ready-to-run version American Models currently sells). Holt improved the handrails and cab steps, which were painted orange (with some weathering). He replaced the side grills with the perforated ones still sold by Des Plaines Hobbies. He also added the road numbers to the number boards, and AF-compatible couplers.
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Photo #2
model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9004
Category:GP9
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:5914
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9005
Category:GP9
Road Name:Norfolk & Western
Road Number:648
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Black body color. Their GP9 locomotives are sold with detailing parts to make phase II, phase III, or GP18 units.
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9006
Category:GP9
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:7024
Prototype Era:1955
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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.
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model owned by Holt Apgar
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9007
Category:GP9
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:750
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
The American Models photo states GP18, but it seems that the 700-series ATSF engines were all GP9, and no evidence has been found that the ATSF ever had any GP18 locomotives.
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Photo #2
model owned by Rich Gajnak
photo © Rich Gajnak
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9008
Category:GP9
Road Name:Southern Pacific
Road Number:5630
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9009
Category:GP9
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Online video shows both the AM GP35 and the GP9 MU'd, and both engines have custom LED lights and the Soundtraxx Tsunami TSU-1000 decoders installed.
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Video
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GP9010
Category:GP9
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio
Road Number:6038
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Photo
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GPR9005
Category:GP9
Road Name:Norfolk & Western
Road Number:500
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
Red body color. Their GP9 locomotives are sold with detailing parts to make phase II, phase III, or GP18 units. Photo #2 shows the model converted to a Lehigh Valley one as done by Holt. Holt used S-scale black "piping" stripe decals which he bought from Des Plaines Hobbies 30 years before applying to this model. The perforated side screens are also from Des Plaines Hobbies. Testors flat red enamel was darkened slightly to patch AM's red on this model. Holt installed the window glazing to the front and rear cab windows, and the front and rear headlights. A light weathering was done with thinned flat black enamel, as well as flat clear lacquer, which also sealed the decals. Yellow flat enamel was brushed on the handrails by the steps, as per the LV prototype photos.
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Photo #2
photo © (American Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:American Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:GPR9011
Category:GP9
Road Name:Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT)
Road Number:102
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Ready-to-Run
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photo © (American Models stock photo)

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