I sold a lot of Atlas and Kato and Proto and stewart and walthers SW-1's and H10/12-44's loco's 4 of each of those, now I am left with some box box Athearns SD40-2 bluebox and SD-40-2 newer blue box and two Athearn GP38-2's and a few railpower shells and frames with no trucks except a railpower GP-35 I placed cannon hood ends on both ends and made it a high hood riding on an Athearn modified frame. I still have 2 Atlas FP7's and an Atlas S-4 looking for S-2 side frames. One Bachman baby trainmaster which looks prety good and 2 stewart AS616's and one Stewart RS3 that I made into a hammerhead. And 5 Athearn blue box trainmasters. And one Proto GP-30 which I made into a high hood and a kitbashed Athearn VO1000 I made using 2 athearn baldwin switcher shells to get the scale hood width and the hood length and used the Kato drive that I took out of an old concor SW and made that frame longer. Right after that stewart came out with a VO1000 but it would not pull much I know I had two of them.
There are many I wish I had kept and not sold if I knew the later models cost so much or are no longer available.
I anyone else still using older units or am I the only one?
I was all into kitbashing making C&NW and Katy Alco/EMD rebuilds and Baldwin/EMD rebuilds.
I want to build another RS3 witha GP long hood and stewart still sells the shell kits but no frames and where would I find a GP9 or GP18 long hood and a frame? I don't thing front range is still around . I do have one stewart RS3 shell kit completed but used the short hood front to make the hammerhead.
I can't seem to find trucks or some parts to finish these and I am not into ebay anylonger. I think it was this forum back in 2009 that someone was talking about railpower shells , I have a few and they still seem to sell Athearn 6 axle trucks , I don't know if railpower improved on their shell castings but some were pretty crude and they sold all that was left to A-line.