Road Name ACI ID#
Southern Pacific 9 721
Reporting Marks Road Number AAR Car Type Codes
SP 5010 Mechanical Designation: ZD
Type Code: n/a
ID# Scale Weight General Car Type
79 HO (1:87.1) 10.38oz Locomotive
Model Built By Era or On-model Dates
Front Range Era: March 1963 to November 1987
No dates on car.
 
Description Of Model
Model of an EMD GP30 in Southern Pacific paint scheme, but without the usual SP lighting package. Model does have extra headlights on nose. Typical Lionel / Bachmann / Front Range shell with humps for cab steps.

According to www.ssloan.net/trains/sp/5000.html:
"SP 5010 EMD GP30, SP Class EF423-1 -- According to good sources, including Strapac's fantastic SP Compendium series, SP 5010 was built in March 1963 by EMD as a model GP30, builders number 28182, SP 7400, SP Class DF-621. In 1965 it was renumbered to SP 5010 EMD GP30, SP Class EF423-1. The disposition of this locomotive is, retired December 1986. Sold November 1987, presumed scrapped."
 
 
Overall Condition
Good
 
 
Paint Scheme & Weathering
Is the model painted? Yes

Paint Scheme:
Southern Pacific grey and scarlet - bloody nose scheme.
 
Is the model weathered? No

Weathering:
None
 
 
Detail Parts Installed
Does model have extra detail parts installed? No

Detail parts description:
Bell and horn are present, most other details are missing - including the number boards glass.
 
 
Couplers
Does the model have couplers? No

Couplers description:
A-end: None
B-end: None

 
 
Trucks / Running Gear
Does the model have running gear? Yes

Running gear description:
Two 2-axle power trucks. Plastic. Unsprung. Missing detail parts.
 
 
Wheel Sets
Does the model have wheelsets? Yes

Wheelsets' description:
Metal
 
 
Motor & Power Train
Is the model motorized? Yes

Motor / power train description:
Square-ish can motor with small brass flywheels. Might need an overhaul.
 
 
Non-DCC Electronics Information
Are non-DCC electronics installed? No

Electronics Information:
None.
 
 
DCC Decoder Information
Is the model DCC ready? Unknown

Is DCC installed? No

Short Address: n/a
Long  Address: n/a

Decoder Information:
No decoder. Wiring suggests that it might be DCC ready insofar as the motor might be insulated from the metal frame. MAYBE!
 
 
Modeling Notes
Needs shell and power train work before becoming part of LOHR fleet. Not SP-enough for patchout scheme.
 
 
Shopping List Of Parts Needed For Model
  • Nothing on list yet.

 
 
To-Do List Of Things Yet To Be Done To Model
  • Nothing on list yet.

 
 
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