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MTH officially "released" their new GG-1 locomotives this week. I've had one on order for well over a year. I'll review it as soon as I receive it. Note: I am still not holding my breath.
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Hi folks,

you can watch a video on the railking one gauge website. To me, the model
looks shiny and has a yellow stripe instead of a golden one.
Hopefully this was a preproduction model. I don´t like the shiny brown.
Looks strange...

Greetings!

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After reading this i went to their website and looked around.
Has anyone tried to body mount the couplers and deatail/weather any of these locos?

and how much do they weigh?
 

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Marty, the dash 8's feel like the weight of my usa's. I want to be more exact for you so I threw one on the bathroom scale, roughly 10 lbs but the scale's not that accurate. They pull really well. I don't have a good test hill. They will each pull the cars I have up to speed no problem.
They (all of the mth G scale) comes ready to mount Kadee's right to the body. I'll be detailing more and weathering my dash 8s and my challenger soon. I have to practice more on something less critical. I'm looking at rusting techniques in this month's O Scale Trains article. Joe
 

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I thought the MTH diesels had swinging pilots...how does that affect body mounting couplers?

I saw the video of the GG1 on their website and it looks like a nice locomotive. Tempting, but I don't have the passenger train for it and the freight cars I have would dwarf it.
 

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Mark, they (MTH g gauge dash 8 diesels) also come with fixed pilots and they accept kadees with a spacer that you'll have to add. The spacer came with my challenger, and their rolling stock is kadee ready. Joe
 

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kadee as in 789s? or 820? I'd like to see photos of how you can change it. good subject.
Thats where I was cornfused, the photo above shows the space, others don't???
 

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Marty, I installed KD #820 on this engine that I bought stripped and turned it into a dummy. The KD is mounted on a small plywood spacer painted black.




All the dash 8s I own have the same opening. The challenger steam engine comes with a block ready to mount a KD #820. I prefer the protocoupler for it's automatic front or rear uncoupling with the push of a button. I may remount them to the body as I service them in the future. Sorry, I'm playing with the camera settings,Joe
 

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Thanks Joe
not to many folks go into detail on their 1:32 stuff. Some time if you have an engine open maybe you can post a photo.
 

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Hey Marty,

The couplers comes body mounted:



http://www.rayman4449.dynip.com/ATSF%205.jpg

I will note MTH always shows the front pilot detached from the frame. (for Largescale, I don't think it's the way they should be showcasing them as it makes them look toyish, but..) You can run the engine with either it separated to take much tighter curves or secure it in place so it looks like a proper model. (see this picture)



(Other photos of the Dash-8 is under the Misc section on my site.)

Not sure on the weight but if they have traction tires it would probably mean it can outpull their non-traction tire equivelants. But that's if they do... I can't tell from the photo above if that first axle has them or not.


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From what I've heard only the 70-5002-1 Brunswick Green w/ 5 Gold Stripes (cat whiskers) is shipping...:)

I think that I'd rather have a Tuscan Red version with cat whiskers..:cool:
 

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MTH's latest newsletter shows the GG-1 as released. Their web site shows it in stock at MTH only. Maybe now I should hold my breath:)

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On another site Tony Lash posted MTH has 27 containers on the water, they should start arriving next week at MTH. The items will be everything from accessories to Z - 4000 and everything in-between.

The One Gauge GG-1's are included in this shipment and quite possibly the One Gauge Triplex's & F-7's....:D
 

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It appears that several stores have the GG-1 in stock, according to the product locator on MTH's website.
 
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