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Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« on: November 18, 2016, 08:00:45 PM »
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Can't wait to hear more about them.

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 10:43:56 PM »
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They are?

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 11:47:18 PM »
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N scale Supply shows them arriving.
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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 08:30:34 PM »
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Hey Shapeways guys.

Could one of you build a phase one cab and nose for the Fox model.

This is what I really want.

Two versions-  with (original) and without (CSX) lights.





The cab has a  V-shaped window  and the nose has more rounded contours.

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 09:35:20 PM »
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Hey Shapeways guys.

Could one of you build a phase one cab and nose for the Fox model.

This is what I really want.

Amen to that prayer. It would be hard not to do 5, 6 & 7 considering how much time they spent on the Espee.
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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 09:50:53 PM »
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I'll third that request... Have pics in a book of them demoing on the Soo...
Ryan in Alberta

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2016, 06:40:35 AM »
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I was actually planning on doing that cab, I have plans to do a NS GP59 with it. I have it started and just need a GP60 in my hands to make sure it'll work.
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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 10:44:24 AM »
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Jeez, those cabs are so weird!

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 06:02:31 PM »
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I am interested in doing EMD #7. So are the differences just the cab and nose? I don't want to derail a 3D printed solution but has any one asked Matt about doing them?

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 06:12:05 PM »
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I am interested in doing EMD #7. So are the differences just the cab and nose? I don't want to derail a 3D printed solution but has any one asked Matt about doing them?

Yeah. Denied. Pretty sure @daniel_leavitt2000 asked at Springfield.....
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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 06:40:47 PM »
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Yeah. Denied. Pretty sure @daniel_leavitt2000 asked at Springfield.....

OK then, 3D full speed ahead!
Is FVM offering the standard cab GP60s in undec? I don't think I noticed a listing but I know they offered the Ms in undec.

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2016, 11:09:19 PM »
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I am interested in doing EMD #7. So are the differences just the cab and nose? I don't want to derail a 3D printed solution but has any one asked Matt about doing them?

Ryan,

The problem is.... there were only 3 of them.  So Matt would be very limited in what he could make.

The locos have only appeared (so far) as:

Demo
Locomotive Leasing Partners (I know they were on CSX this way... not sure about anyone else).
And CSX Dark Future.

That's not a lot of options for the tooling cost (cab and nose or body shell).

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 06:23:29 PM »
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Hey Shapeways guys.

Could one of you build a phase one cab and nose for the Fox model.

This is what I really want.

Two versions-  with (original) and without (CSX) lights.






The cab has a  V-shaped window  and the nose has more rounded contours.

Ron

Could use a F40 cab roof? The front of the cab windshields cab doors would have to be cobbled together

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2016, 08:26:09 PM »
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Has anyone confirmed they use the NEMA 6 Pin Decoder? I just ordered the SP GP60s, but don't want to buy decoders until I know for sure what fits them.

Thanks
Scott

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Re: Fox GP60s are ariving in N
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2016, 10:32:25 PM »
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Has anyone confirmed they use the NEMA 6 Pin Decoder? I just ordered the SP GP60s, but don't want to buy decoders until I know for sure what fits them.

Thanks
Scott

I think NEMA 6-pin is an almost certain bet.  It's probably the same board, if not the same chassis, as the GP60Ms and Bs.  You could ask on Facebook, he seems to prefer that as a medium for publicity and communication.