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Re: Anyone see the IM SD40-2s at the show
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2015, 07:26:52 PM »
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I see some of the points Ed made, but there is a lot to like about this model .. I will certainly get one

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Re: Anyone see the IM SD40-2s at the show
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2015, 07:37:49 PM »
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.... because remember, a leopard can't change his spots.... company "x" did "y" a few years ago..... we made a huge case out of it, as we should have but we KNOW they'll never get it right ever again... so we'll assume everything in the future will be flawed.... after all, we all know that Ford couldn't make a hot car; I mean they made the Edsel (Hmmmm....Mustang) The Red Sox will be losers for ever after trading Ruth ( Hmmmm.... World Series in 2004, 2007, 2013) and everything that comes out of Japan is crap...( Hmmm... the do nothing wrong firm called Kato)

Railwire.... when no one ever escapes their sins of the past regardless of how good their present might be......

Makes me wonder why they even try..... :facepalm:
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Re: Anyone see the IM SD40-2s at the show
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2015, 07:57:40 PM »
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Makes me wonder why they even try..... :facepalm:

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Re: Anyone see the IM SD40-2s at the show
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2015, 08:08:46 PM »
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.... because remember, a leopard can't change his spots.... company "x" did "y" a few years ago..... we made a huge case out of it, as we should have but we KNOW they'll never get it right ever again... so we'll assume everything in the future will be flawed.... after all, we all know that Ford couldn't make a hot car; I mean they made the Edsel (Hmmmm....Mustang) The Red Sox will be losers for ever after trading Ruth ( Hmmmm.... World Series in 2004, 2007, 2013) and everything that comes out of Japan is crap...( Hmmm... the do nothing wrong firm called Kato)

Railwire.... when no one ever escapes their sins of the past regardless of how good their present might be......

Makes me wonder why they even try..... :facepalm:

I don't think it's fair to condemn the entire forum...  You will find that many--if not most--of us are happy to give a manufacturer a second chance.  It's the third, fourth, and fifth chances that are harder to come by (witness Victor and his misfortune with the B-mann). 

As for Intermountain, I never bought the SD45-2...  My only experience with Intermountain is their F7A/B, and I'm very happy with those.  Simply extrapolating from that single data point, I would buy locomotives from IMRC again.
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Re: Anyone see the IM SD40-2s at the show
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2015, 09:29:03 PM »
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Also, I want to defend my position, i, too, own a pair of IM F7s.

I preordered them too, and am quite happy.


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Re: Anyone see the IM SD40-2s at the show
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2015, 09:43:37 PM »
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Also, I want to defend my position, i, too, own a pair of IM F7s.

I preordered them too, and am quite happy.

I'll see your two F7s and raise you four more tunnel motors. Well, actually 6  of the latter. I own no F7s.

I've never had a single problem with any of my multiple SD50/60/60M Atlas units.
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Re: Anyone see the IM SD40-2s at the show
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2015, 09:53:59 PM »
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I am sorry, I'm not trying to paint anyone in particular but reading some comments in this and other threads where the same manufacturers get brought up on the same charges, often from many products ago, with no chance of parole is a little disheartening.... we want these people to bring us new products but we always judge them by their worst day, rarely their best.... it's almost like there are points for being one of the first to recall company "x"'s screw up from 2007..... Maybe I'm too forgiving..... :?
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Re: Anyone see the IM SD40-2s at the show
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2015, 03:21:21 AM »
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I am grateful IMRC produces the SD40/45T-2. Granted I remove and replace the blower duct, exhaust stack, replace cab, and any SP light configuration. Lengthen short nose SD40T-2 and add underframe detail/structure.  With out IMRC I would be running a couple of Key (swing steps) and shorten Kato sd40T-2. Something is better than nothing, this includes bitching.

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