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Fox Valley December Announcements
« on: December 02, 2009, 12:40:01 PM »
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On the ES44AC, they are adding a new cab variation - low front number boards. These are good for CP and CSX and we'll be offering 3 numbers of each.

They are also adding a new model, the ES44DC. The DC versions has a different body, sill and walkway than the AC's, and will use all three cab variants.

FVM-70170   ES44AC: undecorated 3 Win Cab High Rear Light Steerable Trucks
FVM-70171   ES44AC: Canadian Pacific #8702
FVM-70172   ES44AC: Canadian Pacific #8723
FVM-70173   ES44AC: Canadian Pacific #8749
FVM-70174   ES44AC: CSX #701
FVM-70175   ES44AC: CSX #724
FVM-70176   ES44AC: CSX #827
FVM-70300   ES44DC: Undecorated  4 Win Cab Low Rear Light Hi-Ad Trucks
FVM-70301   ES44DC: BNSF #7505
FVM-70302   ES44DC: BNSF #7632
FVM-70303   ES44DC: BNSF #7768
FVM-70360   ES44DC: Undecorated 3 Win Cab  Low Rear Light Hi-Ad Trucks
FVM-70361   ES44DC: Norfolk Southern #7504
FVM-70362   ES44DC: Norfolk Southern #7621
FVM-70363   ES44DC: Norfolk Southern #7710


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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 12:44:38 PM »
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Radical.

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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 01:24:01 PM »
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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 02:42:56 PM »
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It's official, four months of FV announcements and nothing I can use. When will they get with it?  8)
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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 02:46:00 PM »
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So will the NS units come with front AND rear ditchlights?  :P

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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 03:17:02 PM »
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And are the NS units correct? If so then oh dear, Chuck can afford a good holiday this year when the order goes in!!

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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 03:25:14 PM »
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I wish those CSX units are DC because they have the wrong dynamic brakes. Guess Kato is going to be my CSX ES44AC hook-up and they are $10 cheaper. Oh well it looks looks like my first FVM locos will have to wait for the CSX ES40DC to be made.

Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 03:27:30 PM »
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And are the NS units correct? If so then oh dear, Chuck can afford a good holiday this year when the order goes in!!

Alasdair

If you count headlight placement as important, then no. NS has high mounted headlight front and rear. The CP and BNSF units are correct, though.
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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 03:59:58 PM »
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If you count headlight placement as important, then no. NS has high mounted headlight front and rear. The CP and BNSF units are correct, though.

This is what i thought. Why oh why do the manufacturers seem to always do NS wrong?

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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 04:02:46 PM »
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If you count headlight placement as important, then no. NS has high mounted headlight front and rear. The CP and BNSF units are correct, though.

This is what i thought. Why oh why do the manufacturers seem to always do NS wrong?

Or in the case of Kato and the C44-9W (C40-9W) they did it wrong a decade ago (was it 1997?) and never since. And this a quintessential NS loco.

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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2009, 04:06:33 PM »
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If you count headlight placement as important, then no. NS has high mounted headlight front and rear. The CP and BNSF units are correct, though.

This is what i thought. Why oh why do the manufacturers seem to always do NS wrong?

I would think the manufactures ask themselves "why of why does NS equipment always have to be just a little different than anyone else?"  ;D ;D ;D ;D



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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2009, 04:06:58 PM »
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Does the CP ES44AC come with the correct hot plate? Does it come with bi-lingual labeling? Does the high voltage wiring carry a ULC listing?

Seriously, nice that they will have the correct number boards... and the steerable trucks are also a nice touch, since the easy thing to do would be do #8760-8899 with roller blades. FVM rocks... now where is the Marine Industries Ltd bulkhead flat?
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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2009, 04:12:07 PM »
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I would think the manufactures ask themselves "why of why does NS equipment always have to be just a little different than anyone else?"  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2009, 04:18:47 PM »
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And are the NS units correct?

Politically? Their table manners are proper? How far can we take this?
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Re: Fox Valley December Announcements
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2009, 04:40:47 PM »
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I would think the manufactures ask themselves "why of why does NS equipment always have to be just a little different than anyone else?"

I do think the same. Not stopped me owning 8 Kato Dash 9s that i know are wrong for NS and only 1 Mark4 design cab to convert to the correct high headlight.

Alasdair