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I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« on: December 26, 2014, 10:32:19 PM »
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2014, 11:02:50 PM »
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2014, 11:16:16 PM »
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I have both units preordered.  It appears MTL did an outstanding job with these units.  I am not a big fan of shifters, but I had to have them.  Thanks.

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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 07:42:26 AM »
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They still like to mess with the can opener on their artwork though, so you may have to hit your decal stash to correct it.
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2014, 09:57:48 AM »
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Jeff, you know they weren't just switchers...
http://thecrhs.org/OnLocationWithConrail/HardCoalCountry

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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2014, 12:52:38 PM »
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They still like to mess with the can opener on their artwork though, so you may have to hit your decal stash to correct it.
If your going to redecal.. the "Conrail" needs to move slightly forward to account for an extra vent on the RDG units.

Most units seem to have the can opener stripes come up to the edges of the hand brake and sometimes go across the handbrake.

While I plan to buy both units to 'support the cause'

I will likely do some modifications to them to make them closer to the prototype.


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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2014, 01:11:35 PM »
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... Most units seem to have the can opener stripes come up to the edges of the hand brake and sometimes go across the handbrake.

Photos of 9590 show the stripes going across the handbrake, with no break.
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2014, 01:46:11 PM »
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Don't forget to paint the jacking pads blue and the corner railings white.  :D

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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2014, 03:24:32 PM »
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They still like to mess with the can opener on their artwork though, so you may have to hit your decal stash to correct it.

Logo is also in the wrong place. Curve of the can opener should end a full door-width away from the sand filler hatch on the 9590. Guess I should have sprung for an extra undec shell. Want it done right, gotta do it yourself...  :facepalm:
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2014, 03:28:33 PM »
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I'm not too upset about the can opener stripe. That'd be tough to do:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3085798

It looks like it was just a number change job from 9594 though:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=4051044

Which, I'm glad they did, compared to going with 9594's earlier paint oddball scheme:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3984149

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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2014, 05:17:12 PM »
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I'm sure it's a fine model,but I gotta say I wish the pick-up "arms" weren't so visible...

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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2014, 06:22:40 PM »
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I'm sure it's a fine model,but I gotta say I wish the pick-up "arms" weren't so visible...

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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2014, 10:42:57 AM »
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Ahhhhhhhh.....now I get it. :)

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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2014, 09:32:04 PM »
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Waiting 30 years can turn a lot of things blue.  :facepalm:
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Re: I've waited 30 years to see a photo like this: Conrail SW 1500
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2014, 09:07:45 AM »
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Glad it finally arrived! I know Ed's been wanting this soooooooooo long!

Nice to see roller bearings on the trucks .... 8)