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Front Range made an excellent GP9 kit.  They are hard to come by today, but if you find one pick it up.  Life-Like Proto 2000 puts out GP9s now in severa phases, so if you can't find a Front Range, pick up the Proto loco.

I got mine as a dummy for $9.

The kit is dead on for C&O units 5901-6008.  The good news is that this is the same series that the C&O traded units to both the B&O and WM.  This includes several of the rare all blue WM units.  Also, all three roads had Chessie painted versions of this locomotive.  There are also several versions of the C&O blue paint job in this class.  As you can now see, this kit offers a multitude of modeling possibilities.

I can't find anything wrong with this kit.  I had to put on the bell, horn, grab irons, and pilot details myself, but that is it.  No cutting or sanding.  This kit is as closed to perfect as I can find for a GP9 kit.

Below is a pic of a real GP from that series.

                                                                    Dean Heacock photo

Below is a pic of mine.  I am currently working on this project.  Check out my Front Range GP9 tips page for more info.