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 Posted: Thu Dec 20th, 2012 01:40 am
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Hiya everyone....

I was just wondering... What would be a fair price on a GG1 made by IHC if you found one at a flea market knowing you can not return if if it doesn't. run??

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 Posted: Thu Dec 20th, 2012 06:35 am
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 Posted: Thu Dec 20th, 2012 07:11 am
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I'd say it would depend on which production era it is. Years and years back Rivarossi/AHM only had one driver truck powered while recent IHC production has much better mechanism with both driver trucks powered.

Recent production cones in 3 versions
Plain DC, Price $179.98
DCC On board, Price $229.98
Sound & DCC on board by MRC, Price $279.98

See: http://www.ihc-hobby.com/category/33155432?page_570515168=5

An old Rivarossi/AHM one I wouldn't give over $40 to $50 for but that's just me.

As far as testing - DC locos only! - take a 9v battery with you - hold the terminals up to the pickup wheel flanges and you'll know if there is life in the loco or not.

Is a bit of an issue if loco is kind where lead truck picks up one rail and aft truck picks up other rail.

I keep threatening to get an older IHC GG-1 and paint it in the black and red with white trim "Rocket Freight" scheme from Rock Island's F and FA carbody units because the idea that RI would ever have had 100 mph heavy electrics is about as absurd as ideas get :bg: But she might look pretty good dressed up like that.

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 Posted: Thu Dec 20th, 2012 03:24 pm
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Good info, Mr Bash.

Thanks for posting.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 21st, 2012 12:30 am
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HIYA...

It's an older one wearing just white amtrac lettering.
Great idea for the 9 volt battery. I'll try it this weekend and for 25 bucks, maybe if it don't run, I can use it as an unpowered B unit for a passenger train.
Or stick in in the maintance bay...

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 Posted: Sat Dec 22nd, 2012 04:39 am
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This is AHM production. Still runs, speeds available are 0 or Slipstream. Tremendous amount of articulation in trucks. Flanges are the old .10 size. Has traction tires.
Pantographs are live and wired to one side, think it is right hand rail.

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa309/FSW4picts/HO%20Trains/IMG_2937.jpg



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 Posted: Sun Dec 23rd, 2012 09:34 am
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What would be a fair price on a GG1 made by IHC if you found one at a flea market knowing you can not return if if it doesn't run??
$10, tops.

Cheers,

Bill

Last edited on Sun Dec 23rd, 2012 09:34 am by Across the Bridge

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