P2K GP30 speed?

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Sat Jun 6 22:52:53 EDT 2009

For what it's worth I've also noticed the new P2K GP30s run very slow.  I have several and they're all significantly slower than other (Atlas, Stewart, Athearn, Kato, and even older P2K) brands.  They're not bad, just a lot slower than the others (perhaps a more 'prototypical' gearing?).  I'm not a DCC expert but if you use DCC, I think you can set top speed CVs to match the slower locos.  At least that's how I plan to approach it whenever I finally get around to building a layout.

Bob Simpson
St. Paris OH

--- On Fri, 6/5/09, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:

From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
Subject: P2K GP30 speed?
To: "NW Modeling" <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
Date: Friday, June 5, 2009, 7:55 PM

Hi Listers,


was able to run some new engines on a friend’s layout this
afternoon.  For the first time I ran my new Athearn N&W SD45’s.  They
ran great!  I tried a new N&W P2K GP30 and the 45’s just dragged
it along.  It appears to run about half speed of the Athearn's.  I
didn’t have any of my older Athearn's or PPW or Atlas to compare it to. 
So my question is that the P2K’s will only run with other P2K’s?


Thanks in advance,

John Hecker

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