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Mark5

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iHobby 2007?
« on: October 18, 2007, 04:26:37 PM »
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ljudice

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007, 04:54:38 PM »
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Will somebody please ask them about the NS and BNSF C44-9W's???  Please!

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007, 04:59:07 PM »
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Will somebody please ask them about the NS and BNSF C44-9W's???  Please!

Lou, what the xxx is a NS C44-9W... ?   :P

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 07:49:26 PM »
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Maybe we should lobby for 6 axle Dash 8s since no one in New Jersey is listening. :'(

ljudice

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007, 09:44:04 PM »
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Steve, the problem is, if I say C40-9W, someone will say, "what, kato never made one of those"...  So here at least I assume everyone knows what I'm talking about!

The C40-9W and C44-9W are as similar  as any C44-9W is to another one, which is not very, if you look at the details, but passingly identical if you don't. The NS units have their headlights above the windshield - which is unique. Of course, Kato has now done lots of locos with this arrangement (SD70M's), so the must know how to run the light thingy up there!

Supposedly, BTW, NS C40-9W's have a key held by Road Foremen that can restore the other 400 or so HP when needed.

Lou


ljudice

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Re: iHobby 2007?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 09:45:13 PM »
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Bobcat,

Supposedly people have been told wink, nod, wink, say no more, that they are coming next year.

Lou

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Re: iHobby 2007?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007, 09:47:26 PM »
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BTW, the NS C40-9W  /  Conrail C40-8W thing is my biggest pain in the butt. These are the iconic locos for these railroads...


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Re: iHobby 2007?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007, 10:05:30 PM »
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Atlas posted its fourth quarter catalog just before 5 o'clock. Not a helluva lot there for us N scalers. Some more C420's to be announced next month and that's about it. Piedmont & Northern is a surprise there. Too bad it's not a P&N B-B-B-B motor though.

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007, 11:48:15 PM »
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Bobcat,

Supposedly people have been told wink, nod, wink, say no more, that they are coming next year.

Lou

I was told by someone in the know at the NSC in Hartford that Atlas is doing a 6-axle GE next year.  This person won't specify any more than 6-axle GE, and that doesn't necessarily mean a Dash 8; it could also be a U-boat (Atlas does the U30C in HO) or GEVO (ES44DC / ES44AC).

If your source was more specific, you're one up on me.   ;)

Tim

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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2007, 12:12:43 AM »
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POVC - that's EXACTLY what I heard, but I think the conversation was in the context of the Dash-8's...


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Re: iHobby 2007?
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2007, 08:12:36 AM »
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BTW, the NS C40-9W  /  Conrail C40-8W thing is my biggest pain in the butt. These are the iconic locos for these railroads...



Not as big a pain in the butt as doing CSX's -8 and -9's, 3 different cab models and 3 different size radiators.

I think Atlas is holding out on us on the -8, and will eventually produce them, hopefully soon but I am not holding my breath.
Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: iHobby 2007?
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2007, 10:10:01 AM »
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Supposedly people have been told wink, nod, wink, say no more, that they are coming next year.

Uh oh, that may be the straw that pushes me to model CR in the 1980s...

ljudice

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Re: iHobby 2007?
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2007, 12:28:37 PM »
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Same here, though the mid 1990's for me...

A lot less grafitti, ability to have NS/CSX power in the mix (even Family Lines, etc). A huge number of models from Atlas - plus a few from Kato (5 numbers of the SD80MAC)...

Downside - you lose anything with the conspicuity striping, the Kato 3 unit intermodal cars are too new...  Anything else? 

When did the "spreadsheet" mark on tank cars (right side) start?

Lou


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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2007, 02:50:48 PM »
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... I'd lose passenger service on the Lehigh Line and those sweet LV paint jobs.  But, colorful 80s boxcar schemes and TV trains are soooo tempting!

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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2007, 03:11:33 PM »
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But, colorful 80s boxcar schemes and TV trains are soooo tempting!

Heh, me thinks late 60s early 70s was the peak for colorful boxcar schemes, especially in terms of variety.