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The MP40 letter drive
« on: August 26, 2010, 01:17:20 PM »
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For anyone interested in the MP36/40, which is used by close to a dozen commuter railroads (and featured on Dirty Jobs), please email Mark over at True Line Trains

mark@hobbycraft.com

We need to generate interest in this project. They are considering making one in N scale. Lets see that happen! Remember they have an exclusive contract for the MP40, so NO ONE ELSE will make one.
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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 01:43:07 PM »
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I wondor how many know they are asking for a $200+ basic DC locomotive? 

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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 11:00:20 PM »
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Why would they bother to get an exclusive contact if they weren't planning on making one anyway?

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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 11:13:17 PM »
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Because they ARE making one, just not in N scale yet.

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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 11:31:52 PM »
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Because they ARE making one, just not in N scale yet.

I thought the MP36 was still short on orders. 


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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 11:48:06 PM »
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As long as there are still no production Alco S models or SW1500s, I really can't be bothered to care about rarer critters such as these.
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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 06:33:14 AM »
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Maybe because the MP40PH-3C is so well represented in Canada with GO Transit (Toronto area and only owner of the MP40) owning 47 (maybe more now). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_GO_Transit_vehicles

The only MP36PH-3C in Canada is owned by West Coast Express (Vancouver area) and is only used as a back up unit. http://www.thedieselshop.us/WestCoast.HTML

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPI_MPXpress

*The MP36PH-3C does a lot better in the US and Metra being the only owner of the MP36PH-3S.*

Because they ARE making one, just not in N scale yet.

I thought the MP36 was still short on orders.  


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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 09:35:16 AM »
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The MP40 (and MP36) have a falical look to them. In foaming circles around Toronto, they are referred to as, umm... lets just say it rhymes with bildo. I was gonna go with Winnebago, but it didn't stick.

So, I'll pass (also out of my era)... gimme a good old, boxy F59PH.
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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 09:37:27 AM »
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Ed's been calling them that down here for months.
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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010, 10:38:19 AM »
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Frankly; they look like they went behind the shed and went 12 rounds with the ugly stick... and the perpetually dirty green and white "GO" livery dosen't help much.....

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Re: The MP40 letter drive
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 11:13:43 AM »
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Personally, I think the MP36/40 is a much better looking locomotive than the F59PHI.

http://piercehaviland.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/metrolink876895.jpg

I just wish that MP would a side skirted them like the F59PHI, would have made for a cleaner look.