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Chassis for Shell

John has this question:

“I have just purchased a nicely detailed new (old stock) HO Athearn GP7 GP9 shell. I would like to pair it with a powered dual flywheel chassis. Does anyone have advice on a brand and model that will work? I have not received it yet so I don’t know the dimensions. Thanks.”

One Response to Chassis for Shell

  • W Rusty Lanesays:

    I would use an Athearn GP-7 or GP-9 chassis. I don’t think any other model will fit the shell properly unless you have the skills to modify the shell or the chassis. You can find GP-7 and 9 Athearn chassis with double flywheels on flea bay. I don’t know of any other chassis that will take an Athearn shell but I’m sure there are others. You may have to experiment. Others here, may have some advice for you.

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