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GoingInCirclez
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Still none posted yet? Guess I'll start it then:



Glad to finally have this one accounted for, it was the only Tyco GG1 that kept getting away from me.

Has anyone else ever noticed that the design of the otherwise fake Tyco 3-axle "Vampire" truck sideframe, actually seems inspired by the lines and curves of the GG1? In that sense it fits quite well.
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Very nice GIC!
Maybe this will be Tyco week... Here's a matching set.

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ChrisC
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quote:
Very nice GIC!
Maybe this will be Tyco week... Here's a matching set.


This may be the only time I can post this then haha.

This is the only engine not on my friend's layout with the others. Though I did run it awhile back. Aside from needing a tune-up it runs very well compared to many of the other Tyco's we have laying around. I debated repainting it once. Then realized this engine has been around in my family forever, I like it just as it sits (aside from the fact it needs washed). I look forward to the day I get my own layout, this will be the first engine to run over its rails.

BTW Tony nice GG1! Though my head almost exploded when I started looking at the truck arrangement, then started thinking about the newer IHC GG1 my friend has, and how the trucks on the Tyco really don't match at all haha. Still, it looks good no denying that.

Edited by - ChrisC on March 23 2009 5:01:58 PM
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Nice silver one, I find it interesting that they used an accurate road number on it for that color...mine reminds me of my Aunt Hilda's '56 DeSoto...


Edited by - shaygetz on March 23 2009 6:46:59 PM
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Ray Marinaccio
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Unfortunately my only Tyco GG1 is still in the shop waiting for parts.


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DaCheez
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Cool engines guys Tyco this week? Here is a Canadian Pacific set.




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GoingInCirclez
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Unfortunately my only Tyco GG1 is still in the shop waiting for parts.

Originally posted by Ray Marinaccio-March 23 2009: 7:37:52 PM



What parts does it need? If just a sideframe I may have one lying around. I even have spare pantographs although those should probably stay with their project shell.
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microbusss
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I has seen that GG1 in PennCentral Amtrak & Conrail!! crazy anyone got pics? Can those pantographs be hooked up to a overhead powerline or is they just for show?
Edited by - microbusss on March 23 2009 10:56:36 PM
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Ray Marinaccio
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quote:

What parts does it need? If just a sideframe I may have one lying around. I even have spare pantographs although those should probably stay with their project shell.

Originally posted by GoingInCirclez-March 23 2009: 9:05:10 PM


I have to find a pair of sideframes and the pantographs.
I figured I would pick up the parts at the next show.
I may build a set of pantographs for it.
http://www.2guyzandsumtrains.com/Content/pa=showpage/pid=7.html

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ILUVBUDWSR
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Is that a TYCO steamer Cheez? It looks pretty sweet...
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DaCheez
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Is that a TYCO steamer Cheez? It looks pretty sweet...


Hey Budwsr. Yup, that's a Tyco. My only Tyco steamer actually...I bought it because of the Canadian roadname
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GoingInCirclez
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I may build a set of pantographs for it.
http://www.2guyzandsumtrains.com/Content/pa=showpage/pid=7.html
Originally posted by Ray Marinaccio-March 24 2009: 12:44:42 AM



HOLY CARP! That's pretty awesome!

Seems like too much work for a Tyco, though

If you still need the sideframes, let me know. I may be able to scrounge a pair. At least I think I saw some in my junk box as organized as I can be, it's still a mess around here at times.

Edited by - GoingInCirclez on March 24 2009 10:18:01 PM
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HOLY CARP!

Originally posted by GoingInCirclez-March 24 2009: 10:16:25 PM



Ummmmm...Holy carp?
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GoingInCirclez
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Ummmmm...Holy carp?

Originally posted by shaygetz-March 24 2009: 10:21:44 PM




Why yes indeed....
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MM 1498
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"It's not mystery fish..."

Geez I'm sick of that commercial!


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ok I know this a old forum but I found a odd pic of a GG1
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=100067&nseq=208
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