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First Look: Athearn Genesis PRR GP7

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On their FaceBook page, Athearn has posted several photos of their forthcoming EMD GP7. The initial release in PRR correctly represent four units without dynamic brakes or trainphone.

Comments have been posted around the net about the paint being too "green". Athearn writes: “The PRR DGLE color is the same as on the Fs. It just looks brighter in the full sun we photographed the models under. Plus, in Photoshop, we lightened it a bit to show details better.”

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Jerry Britton grew up in the shadow of the Reading Railroad, but somehow attached himself to the Pennsy at an early age. Jerry is the publisher of the Keystone Crossings family of internet and social media sites, as well as the AlphabetRoute.com site. Jerry models the Pennsy in HO scale, set in the 1950s around Lewistown, Pa. Jerry is the chief information security officer for the Pennsylvania State Police.

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  • Guest - Rick Schoch

    I freely confess to having made the comments on Athearn's Facebook page about the "greenness" of this model. I also noted their response, and frankly I'm a bit skeptical, although I guess we should not judge it until the final production model is out. But all I can say is judge for yourselves, guys. We all know the green and black should be practically indistinguishable. Another fellow made a rather condescending comment and said one could "weather" it out. I'm of the opinion that when you weather a model one should begin with a "factory-fresh" paint job.
    Rick Schoch
    PRRT&HS 8245

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