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I ran into a Hornby/Arnold model of a RENFE Series 316 Diesel on DM-Toys website on sale for 110 Euro.  It has a strangely familiar look to it (especially the trucks). 



Some online research shows that it was made by ALCO!
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serie_316_de_Renfe

Could it be used to model one of the American ALCOS?
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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 03:42:22 PM »
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Or just paint it up in an American road's colors and make it a really cool fantasy unit. Really interesting and nice looking model, with the rear cab and all!
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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 04:23:44 PM »
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I ran into a Hornby/Arnold model of a RENFE Series 316 Diesel on DM-Toys website on sale for 110 Euro.  It has a strangely familiar look to it (especially the trucks). 



Some online research shows that it was made by ALCO!
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serie_316_de_Renfe

Could it be used to model one of the American ALCOS?

It looks like a 3 way cross between an Alco PA, Alco/MLW FA, and an EMD AB6...
« Last Edit: January 08, 2017, 04:28:41 PM by cjm413 »

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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 04:27:16 PM »
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Looks like some Aussie units...

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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 04:39:02 PM »
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These were export units made by Alco. I've ridden behind one (years ago)on a passenger train in Greece.   Alas, Hornby didn't see fit to offer them painted for ΟΣΕ.

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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 04:49:06 PM »
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Interesting that it's in COMSA paint but labeled RENFE. Nice find. Now do I buy that for my Spanish collection or get an IM  SD40-2. Decisions decisions.
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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2017, 01:11:17 AM »
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As an export unit, I wouldn't be surprised if Australia had some of them.  And, there's no reason a US road couldn't have bought them, so, if you're freelancing, go for it.
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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2017, 06:38:42 AM »
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We got DL500s but not these ones, ours are a bit different.

No chance any US road had these.

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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2017, 06:47:56 AM »
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@peteski any info on the truck wheelbase in feet?

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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2017, 07:34:22 AM »
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As an export unit, I wouldn't be surprised if Australia had some of them.  And, there's no reason a US road couldn't have bought them, so, if you're freelancing, go for it.
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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2017, 11:48:35 AM »
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I've wanted to dabble in Australian Railroading and never knew these existed...wow...where's my check book.

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I ran into a Hornby/Arnold model of a RENFE Series 316 Diesel on DM-Toys website on sale for 110 Euro.  It has a strangely familiar look to it (especially the trucks). 



Some online research shows that it was made by ALCO!
https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serie_316_de_Renfe

Could it be used to model one of the American ALCOS?

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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2017, 11:51:37 AM »
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No chance any US road had these.

Could have still demoed them?

I know that the Waterloo Railroad had a GA8 on their property for testing in the 50's.


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Re: Can someone use a Spanish ALCO diesel for possible kitbash source?
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2017, 12:05:58 PM »
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Interesting that it's in COMSA paint but labeled RENFE. Nice find. Now do I buy that for my Spanish collection or get an IM  SD40-2. Decisions decisions.


Comsa is a big contractor - most European MOW stuff is owned by outsourced companies...