Ho GP-9 with rubber band or gear drive

There I was sitting on the loo perusing old Model Railroader mags and minding my own business when I came across this heading: “Ahearn offers versatile HO GP-9 with rubber band or gear drive”.

GP-9 with rubber band or gear drive

GP-9 with rubber band or gear drive

The rubber band version cost $12.95 and the gear driven $16.95!!!!

What a difference 60 years makes – the date of the mag was May 1957.

I must confess I have never seen a rubber band powered loco. Did I miss out I wonder?

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