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Bob Bufkin

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44 tonners
« on: May 29, 2009, 09:22:47 PM »
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Shots of the new loco over on the Atlas board.  Looks like they made it across the pond and should be arriving soon.  They do look great.

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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 10:24:21 PM »
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Well being that I photo shopped these so they are clearer I guess it might be alright to repost the results here .

I like what I see . I have a pair on order .





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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 12:13:56 AM »
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Well being that I photo shopped these so they are clearer I guess it might be alright to repost the results here .

I like what I see . I have a pair on order .





Looks perfect for my little steel mill...

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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 01:24:42 AM »
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Oh day-um. Those look great.

Guess I'll have to get one or two. I've wanted one of these for as long as I can remember.

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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 01:41:34 AM »
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Don't forget the hood is still way too wide, but yes they look good and I can't wait for mine.

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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 07:22:27 AM »
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who is making these?

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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 08:28:01 AM »
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who is making these?

Bachmann!

What couplers are these? Will they fit on Accumates?

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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2009, 08:48:53 AM »
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Don't forget the hood is still way too wide, but yes they look good and I can't wait for mine.

Indeed .... ? It certainly doesn't seem to have an adverse effect on the optics - how far out of scale is the hood width.... ? I can't wait to get a few of these....
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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2009, 10:11:21 AM »
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They look great. The clincher for me will be this: do they run slow? (like the real ones)

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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2009, 10:22:32 AM »
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Aside from wanting one for a mill switcher, I want to "convert" one into a DTC2, the Canadian Locomotive Company (CLC) version of the 44 tonner. Canadian Pacific had a wack of em and they fit into my scheme like a glove......

The CLC version was different - the side windows, roof and other subtle differenes are numerous....

http://members.shaw.ca/cprclc/DTC.html - The Technical details.....

http://members.shaw.ca/cprclc2/DT2.html - The CPR fleet of DTC 2's.....

I guess I'm going to have to figure out what changes are game breakers and what aren't.....
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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2009, 11:48:08 AM »
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They look great. The clincher for me will be this: do they run slow? (like the real ones)

Video on Atlas has it creeping with 8 cars . River Eagle says that in DC it goes so slow you need to stare to see it move at all . All this and it is quiet . This will open doors on everything prototypical to these buggers . A breakthrough loco for N , almost as important as the Atlas Shay .


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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2009, 01:31:40 PM »
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I can't measure the Bachmann hood yet, but it is wide. Here are drawings:
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n255/Chris333_33/44tt001Nscale.jpg
Here is that famous resin shell on the left and my scratchbuilt hood on the right:

My hood on the right is still a scale inch or two wide. The Bachmann model more matches the resin shell on the left.

Nothing you can do really, just don't look at it from the front/back  ;)

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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2009, 01:40:04 PM »
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Well we can make believe it has 2 bigger engines in it producing a combined 2K HP .


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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2009, 02:23:29 PM »
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I watched the vid link on Atlas ... the vid starts out at what is probably the maximum (proto) speed for this loco ...

Never in the vid did the thing stop or start. ::)

At slower speeds there seemed to be some cogginess - that could be the video though.

Will wait to see it run in person.

Mark "the cynic" :P
(it's not like I need one of these, but they are kinda cool)
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Re: 44 tonners
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2009, 02:38:44 PM »
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Plus he said it just came out of the box.