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I got my new Aristocraft GP 40 in the mail today. When I opened the box, I found an extra hood piece that fits in the space where all the switches are. What's this for? Does switching it out with the wider one make the locomotive a GP-something else?

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Does not change anything.
The extra piece is for the dynamic brakes.
Section with open grills is the dynamic brake blister.
The blank section is for non dynamic brake equipped locomotives.
It depend on what road you have, and whether they use dynamic brakes or not.
I'm sure someone will be along to provide a better description!
Hope this helps.
 

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What road is it? BN??
 

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Or is it BNSF, ?? woow ,I can post again???
 

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It's supplied so that if your road does not use dynamic brakes then you can change to the non dynamic feature. This way you can make it comply with the RR you are modeling. Later RJD
 
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Well this helps. It's a BN locomotive. I have no idea if they ran DB or not. Can someone help me with this? I like the wider one with the fan so I may just pretend my railroad ran these regardless of what BN did, but I would like to know as I'm trying to learn the history of the BNSF railroad and all it's predecessor roads.
 
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