Author Topic: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples  (Read 1902 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Sokramiketes

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 3898
  • Proactive advocate of truthiness
  • Respect: +139
    • Modutrak
Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« on: August 06, 2014, 11:46:45 PM »
0
Arnold has released a couple photos of the first decorated samples of the upcoming U25C's:



Large scale image can be seen here: http://www.model160.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/U25C.jpg
Mike

www.modutrak.com
Better modeling through peer pressure...

Sokramiketes

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 3898
  • Proactive advocate of truthiness
  • Respect: +139
    • Modutrak
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 11:51:21 PM »
0
The new coupler has an interesting design feature... there are nubs above and below the knuckle that extend the contact surface to match an N scale MTL coupler's face height, but can be trimmed off for modelers not needing the extra gather height to make up for rough trackwork or poor vertical transitions. 

You'll need to click on the link to the full size photo to see it.
Mike

www.modutrak.com
Better modeling through peer pressure...

wazzou

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4388
  • #GoCougs
  • Respect: +463
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 12:20:06 AM »
0
Ooh...me likey.  I'm not thrilled with the color of the NP unit's trucks but that's an easy enough fix.
Bryan

Member of NPRHA, Modeling Committee Member
http://www.nprha.org/
Member of MRHA

daniel_leavitt2000

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 5391
  • Respect: +528
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 04:27:54 AM »
0
That Conrail unit is HOT HOT HOT! I want one... now.

God help me if I miss my shot at modeltrainstuff.com
'In my great and unmatched wisdom'

davefoxx

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 8574
  • Gender: Male
  • "I like trains!"
  • Respect: +1934
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 07:01:27 AM »
0
Ooh...me likey.  I'm not thrilled with the color of the NP unit's trucks but that's an easy enough fix.

Since they're samples, hopefully that will be addressed for you and other NP modelers in the production models.

DFF

General Counsel to the Laurel Valley Ry.
Member: ACL/SAL Historical Society
A Proud HOer

kornellred

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 134
  • Respect: +1
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 07:13:43 AM »
0
Those are interesting appurtenances atop the NP long hood, located approximately behind where the air horns are on the other units.  Engine lubricating oil heat exchangers, maybe?

CBQ Fan

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2324
  • Respect: +102
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 09:47:20 AM »
0
The CB&Q unit looks really, really good.  I can't find any updated ETAs however.
Brian

Way of the Zephyr

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10664
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
  • Respect: +716
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 03:55:48 PM »
0
Everything including fit and finish look pretty good, but the couplers look a little large.

Puddington

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 3874
  • Gender: Male
  • Modelling is the best medicine for what ails me.
  • Respect: +237
    • The Canadian Pacific Railway's Dominion
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 03:59:55 PM »
0
These look quite impressive; the variations in the lighting package especially. I'm guessing the NP trucks are just stand in's (look like plane mould samples)  I like the factory applied cut lever and front ladders as well. Very nice; good to see a new (well; returning) player push the envelope.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2014, 04:02:26 PM by Puddington »
Model railroading isn't saving my life, but it's providing me moments of joy not normally associated with my current situation..... Train are good!

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 18099
  • Has a degree in American History & Culture.
  • Respect: +2281
    • Conrail 1285
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 04:09:28 PM »
0
The font on the Conrail road number looks a bit off, but it's possible it's correct (Conrail paint shops in the era of U25Cs were the wild west).

The horns look kinda questionable too, with the bells filled in and also with mold parting lines down the center (making me think they're not just trying to replicate ones with shower caps on them).

But, other than those fixable things, I agree, they look really sharp.

wazzou

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4388
  • #GoCougs
  • Respect: +463
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 04:19:31 PM »
0
The Road # and Number Board font on the NP sample is way off when compared to the prototype.  We at the NPRHA Modeling Committee provided Hornby USA with correct fonts, so this is disappointing, to say the least.  It's hard to tell from the photo's angle but the Road Name looks somewhat closer.

Bryan

Member of NPRHA, Modeling Committee Member
http://www.nprha.org/
Member of MRHA

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10664
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
  • Respect: +716
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 06:01:43 PM »
0
Why all the speed cables on the Burlington unit?

tappertrainman

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 152
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +15
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 06:20:32 PM »
0

Large scale image can be seen here: http://www.model160.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/U25C.jpg

There's weird blurring on the full-sized image.  Almost like some Photoshop work has been going on.  If it were the real thing it looks almost like exhaust heat ripples...

James
Santa Fe all the way!

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10664
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
  • Respect: +716
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2014, 07:16:23 PM »
0
There's weird blurring on the full-sized image.  Almost like some Photoshop work has been going on.  If it were the real thing it looks almost like exhaust heat ripples...

James

I think those are artifacts of Helicon Focus.

Agree on the horns, Ed.

Ngineer

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 355
  • Respect: +23
Re: Arnold U25C Decorated Samples
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 07:38:12 PM »
0
The CB&Q had both U25B's (6) and U25C's (12).

How did they use either model? U25C's on branchlines due to the C-C wheel arrangement? And how would the management decide on which loco to buy as they had the same horsepower?

Javier