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wishj

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Intermountain SD40-2
« on: October 15, 2016, 03:32:26 AM »
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Suggest you read the new advert in Nscale Mag Nov/Dec issue  that SD40-2 is expected to go production now with delivery to be expected before the end of the  year  John
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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 11:03:13 AM »
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We've had a long discussion about this (Intermountain SD40-2 delays).  There was a lot of thread drift ( :ashat: ) toward the end, but this post covers the main point - Intermountain has been waiting some months on ESU to perfect the new thin decoder to be used in the SD40-2's and other locos and finally got a viable version around June or so.

Their last update to the Upcoming InterMountain N Scale Product Releases page on October 1st lists SD40-2 deliveries running from November through January.  I'm sure most here think this is optimistic, I know I do, but I expect their arrival won't be too far off now if the decoders are being delivered.
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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2016, 09:30:55 AM »
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My South Penn RR was visited by IMRX 3001 a number of months ago.  Being pre-production, they wanted to hear how it compared to one of my ESU/Knowles Fox conversions on a Kato SD40.  The sound was comparable, but I suggested they read up on some of the John Colombo discussions on how to best design speaker enclosures.  They did, and all I was told was there were a lot of big grins when they heard the results.  We look for IMRX 3002 to come back soon!

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2016, 11:52:44 AM »
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My South Penn RR was visited by IMRX 3001 a number of months ago.  Being pre-production, they wanted to hear how it compared to one of my ESU/Knowles Fox conversions on a Kato SD40.  The sound was comparable, but I suggested they read up on some of the John Colombo discussions on how to best design speaker enclosures.  They did, and all I was told was there were a lot of big grins when they heard the results.  We look for IMRX 3002 to come back soon!

Bill Kepner

That's good to hear. But how did it look?? Was it more tunnel motor, or F unit?

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2016, 12:01:10 PM »
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Was it more tunnel motor, or F unit?

What kind of scale is that?

Hopefully it's better than both of those.

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 12:59:17 PM »
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the unit was the one they had shown at one of the shows at the beginning of the summer.  So it was beat up a bit.

At least IM knows what a SD40-2 looks like.  BNSF usually has a couple in their Longmont yard which is just a couple blocks away.   

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 03:57:38 PM »
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The SD40-2's will likely be like the SD40-2W's... very nice, but not Kato or Atlas level. The plus is all of the details that will be added (grabs, rooftop air piping, etc) and the road specific details. The mech actually runs pretty nice in general (based on the SD40-2W), but the trucks are ugly and the wheels are chunky... I replace mine with Kato wheels. Oh, the handrails are very fragile.
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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2016, 10:21:14 AM »
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talked to Intermountain at the Oklahoma City show yesterday - they said the first batch is less than two weeks out.

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2016, 12:26:19 PM »
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Do we have a confirmation on the road names in the first batch?

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2016, 12:40:40 PM »
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Do we have a confirmation on the road names in the first batch?

DFF

Roads showing December delivery on the reservation sheet... (note items without confirmation would show TBD)

Quite the list wonder if some will be delayed... although they show another 17 roads for January and 3 still show TBD...

ATSF
BN (Whiteface)
CSX (Dark Future)
GATX
ICE
Pan AM (MEC)
NS
UP
Family lines (SCL)
Ferromex
Grand Trunk
KCS (Southern bell)
BNSF (H1)
CN (IC website)
CP Rail (expo)
CNW
Milwaukee (Hiawatha)
Soo (Hockey stick)
ATSF (snoot)
UP (snoot)
ONR (Chevrons)
Conrail
Rock Island
CP Rail (8 inch stripes large multi)
Chessie
MKT
FEC
BNSF (Swoosh)
BC Rail (Dogwood)

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2016, 02:52:46 PM »
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Great. GP60s, UP turbines and SD40-2s all within a few weeks time. Up until the SSW GP60s last week, I'd only bought 2 engines this year. Now I'll be broke for the next few months.

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2016, 09:40:28 PM »
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For those of us who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the "first batch" of these  should check out the web site from one of the major East coat e-tailers. Seems that they may not be around until February 2017

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2016, 02:23:13 AM »
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Intermountain updated it's "Current Advance Reservation Items" page on the 12th.  The first deliveries of the SD40-2's moved from December to January 2017.  It's been a steady progression so I wouldn't be surprised to see it slide to February.

Their "Shipping This Month" page lists the following as the first releases:
  • ATSF
  • BN
  • CSX
  • GATX
  • Iowa, Chicago & Eastern
  • NS
  • UP

But I bet it hasn't been updated yet.

BTW, It's BLWNscale that has the info

Quote from: BLWNScale
InterMountain is currently showing December 2016 delivery on their web page but we have been informed that they will not be leaving China this year-- instead they are snow scheduled for the January container. This probably means we will not see them here until February of 2017.

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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2016, 05:46:16 AM »
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Oh please, not with THAT blue!
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Re: Intermountain SD40-2
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2016, 07:58:03 AM »
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Oh please, not with THAT blue!

No kidding. I pre-ordered 2, but when I saw the sample at Trainfest last year, I backed out in favor of the more accurate colors of the Atlas GP 40.  I am not sure if they corrected it in the subsequent time frame, but wondered how that poor a representation even made it to Trainfest, a good example of a sample killing sales!

Still looking forward to their Trinity 3281 Covered Hoppers.
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