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Life Like Proto N RS2
« on: January 28, 2011, 08:56:31 AM »
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Walthers has announced a new release of their Life Like Proto N RS2 in New Haven colors (http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/920-80082). I can find very little information about this particular model (in any paint scheme).

Does anyone have any experience with this model? Reviews? Is it worth $99?

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 09:02:28 AM »
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David Popp must need more loci for his newly designed layout (and, because of the diminished state of MRRer skills caused by crappy mags, can't paint such a difficult scheme on his own and needs it offered RTR).
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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 09:10:46 AM »
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They haven't been released yet, but this item number has a photo of an N scale sample.  http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/920-80083

Certain things are better than the Kato model, like the exhaust fan height, while certain things like the mechanism are probably not quite as good.  If I wanted a NH RS-2, the Walthers model would be my first choice.
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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 09:14:15 AM »
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I have a couple of the earlier ones, and like them a lot.  Street price should be less than $99, more like 60-70.  Spookshow has a review in his locomotive database at http://www.visi.com/~spookshow/llrs2.html

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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 09:48:45 AM »
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The first run was excellent.

I have a Kato RS2 also, and I'd put the Walther's units a notch above.

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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 10:14:08 AM »
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David Popp must need more loci for his newly designed layout (and, because of the diminished state of MRRer skills caused by crappy mags, can't paint such a difficult scheme on his own and needs it offered RTR).

Wow; that was my exact thought too...................
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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 10:35:07 AM »
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Hey, I like NH paint schemes, and freely admit that I'd be hesitant to attempt some of the more intricate schemes.

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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 10:39:03 AM »
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David Popp must need more loci for his newly designed layout (and, because of the diminished state of MRRer skills caused by crappy mags, can't paint such a difficult scheme on his own and needs it offered RTR).

Dude, I think that was a bit uncalled for.

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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 11:00:49 AM »
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David Popp must need more loci for his newly designed layout (and, because of the diminished state of MRRer skills caused by crappy mags, can't paint such a difficult scheme on his own and needs it offered RTR).

I wish I was as poor a modeler as David Popp . . .

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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 12:42:39 PM »
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Dude, I think that was a bit uncalled for.

My thought was that he'd have the influence to have the scheme done rather than a slag; plus the fact that MR does still make RTR a priority over "modeling" it yourself....
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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 12:54:42 PM »
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Does anyone have a link to a shot of an RS-2 with roller bearing trucks and the original air-cooled stack?

It always seemed like a weird combination for LL to use.

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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2011, 01:06:13 PM »
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Yay!  More conspiracy theories! 

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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2011, 01:39:08 PM »
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Re: Life Like Proto N RS2
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2011, 01:57:00 PM »
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We'll the first shot, yeah, the second shot is an RS-3.

Thanks,

Jason

Ahh... good catch on the RS-3. I overlooked the battery box, and the other differences.
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