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EMD 88" nose dimensions
« on: December 17, 2007, 11:07:58 PM »
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I want to be certain (for a certain project I'm about to get started working on), the 88" dimension is from the tip of the "prow" the to cab front, right.


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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2007, 11:24:33 PM »
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Ok Ed, how are you planning on mounting flexcoil trucks to your "certain project"
also are you using the new or old run of the "certain locomotive" (wink wink nudge nudge)
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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2007, 11:35:33 PM »
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he beter paint it in Action red, the only color that does that model justice.  and it MUST have the small multi mark!

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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2007, 11:47:03 PM »
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Lol. Good lord Steve...

And Ryan, you had better believe it.

I've already done them for version 1.0 of the thing.



I've got closeups of the trucks. I've got to find them though.

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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2007, 12:02:45 AM »
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i'm reporting you to Google for have that inappropriate material on the Picasa site ;)
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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2007, 01:51:10 AM »
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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2007, 06:40:26 AM »
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Hm... I would guess you got ahold of an undec snoot, or you woulden't be asking nose lenths. Use the LL GP38-2 nose. It is a hair wider then Atlas, and matches the Kato shell nicly. On my propr projects, I used a GP40-2 and SD50 noses. The SD50 needed the toilet hatch removed while the GP40-2 (and GP38-2 needed the brake wheel installed instead of the ratchet.

To do that, I reused the brake stand from the Snoot. This was lamenated over the puttied rachet area.
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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2007, 09:48:40 AM »
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Thanks Daniel for the tip on the LL 38-2. So they ARE good for something!

I have a bunch of Atlas 88" nose castings, but between the casting shrinkage and the over-width kato hood, they're just too narrow to look "right".

I'll have to try and find a LL 38-2 shell now. Does anyone know if Walthers has them?

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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2007, 11:33:27 AM »
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They are in stock. Let me know if you can't find any. I may have one or two squirelled away
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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2007, 12:02:56 PM »
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The shells are in stock? I couldn't turn them on Walther's "wonderful" website.

I did notice a bunch of the first run units are on sale for $49.99. I'm actually tempted at that price. $10 will buy a lot of sight glasses, and maybe the parts to fix the fans. Like I need ANOTHER project...

If you have one of the shells, I'd be VERY happy to take one off your hands.

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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2007, 12:27:31 PM »
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I have a "snoot" which I'm planning to use for N&W 6175. I was just gonna remove the extra length so that it will be 88" and make the detail changes where applicable. Luckily for me, the long hood is mostly correct (will need to add the bell on the LH end).

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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2007, 08:59:44 PM »
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Mark
You should get in on this SD40-2 love fest!

Get out the Zona saw and chop away.

From what I understand, the length of the nose should be .55" from the tip to the cab. I'm really thinking about using the LL nose if I can find just a shell, otherwise, it's razor saw time.

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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2007, 09:52:17 PM »
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I'm hoping for some time over the holidays. My task masters are working me hard!

I have two SD40-2 projects:

1) one of the 1625-1635 hi-nosers
2) 88" low nose #6175, which is unique among N&W SD40-2s ... 8)

Both need triple brake clasp/cylinder thingy trucks.

6175 will be the newest N&W loco I'll model, unless someone makes a SD50S. ;)

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Re: EMD 88" nose dimensions
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2007, 12:46:24 AM »
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I did notice a bunch of the first run units are on sale for $49.99.

Interesting that the second run, which has the CR ones, is on sale for 69.99