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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 05:13:30 PM »
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Still a long time in coming (we all know how IM releases go) but it is good that someone has recognized that these units should be done in N!!!
Yup! 8)

Actually by 2000 SD40s started to see use as switchers on a lot of hump yards.  The greater horsepower, tied to slug, allowed larger cuts of cars to be handled compared to the SD38 variants.  I have even seen an SD50 that was in use as a switcher at Charlotte, N.C. which was even more of a surprise... though I have not seen this quite as often a SD40s in this use...

On the N&W, when the Alco C630s that were used with Trainmaster slugs in switching service were retired in the mid-1980s, they were replaced with SD40s - some of which served this way for a few decades.

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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2017, 05:38:53 PM »
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CSX inherited 5 sd38-2 from ancestor L&N.
what's interesting to me is that they all served together at the yard in Birmingham Al.
Having all 5 together probably aided maintenance a bit.
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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2017, 09:05:15 PM »
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Yankeetown Dock, I may just have to get one of those.
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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2017, 09:59:21 PM »
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No family lines?
No seaboard system?
No CSX?

(Scratching head)

I think Atlas has gone exclusive and dried up all the FLS, CSX, SS, modelers money with their recent string of releases.
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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2017, 11:16:18 PM »
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It's difficult to tell in the drawing, but I'm guessing that's the early chicken wire grill version and not the mid corrugated grill version?  And I'm guessing those different fuel tank sizes are just reused HO drawings.  It'd be cool if they weren't, though.
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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2017, 01:47:04 AM »
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Does this version look to match the McCloud Railway's #39 (their only SD38-2)?
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=148272

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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2017, 02:25:21 PM »
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Yup! 8)

On the N&W, when the Alco C630s that were used with Trainmaster slugs in switching service were retired in the mid-1980s, they were replaced with SD40s - some of which served this way for a few decades.

Mark

And speaking of slugs....another N scale need, although I know there was great variety, probably too much to model with one car body.

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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2017, 03:14:12 PM »
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I'm glad too see more numbers on the UTLX tanks as well as the new release of the NATX tanks too!!!!

Jon


Well, finally a release with a more or less realistic mix of black and grey cars. Not a single bright colored tank car among them! Thank you Intermountain!
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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2017, 03:53:20 PM »
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Does this version look to match the McCloud Railway's #39 (their only SD38-2)?
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=148272

Great news! I will hold out for a McCloud River. Too bad the #36, 37 and 38 are SD38's. Probably in the minority but I like the brown scheme.
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/1/4/9514.1129773600.jpg

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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2017, 06:28:21 PM »
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Well, finally a release with a more or less realistic mix of black and grey cars. Not a single bright colored tank car among them! Thank you Intermountain!
Otto K.

Probably a good idea to pre-order these this time, though.  ;)

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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2017, 09:13:33 PM »
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I asked my contact at IM about fuel tanks:

We're doing two fuel tank sizes and different radiators on the SD38-2.  All it takes is a different size fuel tank piece to slip over that spot on the chassis.  Yep, they'll be road specific details right down to two of the SLSF units having dynamics and the other two not having them. 


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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2017, 10:34:43 PM »
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A surprised they didn't run other road names too. Finding plain old BNSF mineral red or UP cars on this body is now expensive on the eBay.

Both were in the December 2016 announcement.  http://intermountain-railway.com/modelersclub/?page_id=1764

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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2017, 01:35:09 AM »
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Great news! I will hold out for a McCloud River. Too bad the #36, 37 and 38 are SD38's. Probably in the minority but I like the brown scheme.
http://www.railpictures.net/images/d1/5/1/4/9514.1129773600.jpg

I enjoyed a 5 hour cab ride on #38 so I want a model of that one too. I have the M4D long hoods and donor Kato SD40s to do #37 and #38. If IM does an undec SD38-2 or a decorated McCloud unit, I'll have to get it to support the effort!

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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2017, 12:28:00 PM »
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Nice to see another locomotive 8) I'm modeling Chessie and Some early PC and Conrail so no need for an SD38-2 there but will pick up a B&LE for a run through unit.

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Re: Intermountain SD38-2 Announcement
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2017, 09:18:04 AM »
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Oh, this is going to be expensive.... three DM&IR units.  :D
And CNW...

They say 'Available Spring 2018'. What do you think they are really available?
Maybe I have still enough time to finish my SD38-2 before they arrive.... :D

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