By Ric | Published: September 30, 2010
Here we have another GP38 from my fleet. This particular version is in “O” scale or 1/48 of full size. On the scale still basically at 10-2 but almost twice the size of HO and four times the size of the N scale seen earlier. This particular model is made more for the play market hence [...]

By Ric | Published: September 21, 2010
Here is another GP38 From my fleet. As the scale gets smaller – still in the range of 10-2 but now 160 th real size a problem of scale starts to really show up. Look at the size of the handrails! On a full scale version those handrails would be about 6″ across clearly a [...]

By Ric | Published: September 10, 2010
Here is a GP-38 from my personal fleet of locomotives. It is scaled at 1:87 or just about 10-2. From careful measurements and comparison to the original I find this is a fairly accurate scale model with some noteable execptions. A full size (10 -0 ) GP 38 weighs about 250,000 pounds, based on that [...]

By Ric | Published: August 25, 2010
Here is railroading at 10-0. This is an example of a GP38 locomotive – some basic facts: 4 axles on the rails 16 clinders in the prime mover (railroad speak for the diesel engine) 706 Examples built by General Electric Locomotive Division 2,000 Horsepower 58,000 lbs of pulling force 250,000 lbs average unit weight. A massive [...]