Atlas GP40 Review
Atlas has released a GP40
model in HO scale. It
is outstanding. It is a dead ringer for the Chessie
It comes in several
different road numbers and an undecorated model.
I would highly recommend you get on of these this models. It
around $90 (luckily I got mine for Christmas). If you can
for cheaper than $80 or so, go for it. They show up on eBay
time. Atlas has released them in Chessie
B&O and Chessie painted
without a road number.
Chessie had 215 GP40's. To have a
representation you need around 5-6 of these. My rule of
one model for each 50 actual locomotives owned.
The biggest problems with this kit are the bell
the lack of a slotted battery box, and some of the parts need to
the right colors. Fixing these little problems should not
very long. To see a complete "how to" article look on my Atlas
GP40 tips page. For even more look on my 3690cs-b&o
Below is a Dean Heacock pic of one of the units
kit comes numbered for.