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drgw0579

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Re: Intermountain F7 & GEVO & SP Cab forward
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2017, 09:38:18 PM »
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I bothered the nice folks from Intermountain with another question on the Cab forward availability. Due Apr/May '18 per the website. Will update this thread once I hear something.

Boy, suddenly the manufacturers are turning their attention towards N with regards to the sound models. If the products make it to schedule, we have a ton of DCC and Sound offerings from Atlas, Intermountain, Scale Trains & Rapdio. My Wallet already has the shivers.

Bachmann and BLI have announced more models too, but they are not in my shortlist. Maybe an impulsive purchase if some good deals show up on eBay. Sorry for the thread drift here !

Many of us have too many locomotives.  If a manufacturer announces another run of something we already have, are you going to want one?  I hadn't reserved an Atlas locomotive for several years.  But I just did for a GP30 because it has sound. I've done a bunch of conversions on older equipment, but if the vendors are going to do that work for me, then I can run trains instead of milling frames.

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Re: Intermountain F7 & GEVO & SP Cab forward
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2017, 09:43:21 PM »
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Many of us have too many locomotives.  If a manufacturer announces another run of something we already have, are you going to want one?  I hadn't reserved an Atlas locomotive for several years.  But I just did for a GP30 because it has sound. I've done a bunch of conversions on older equipment, but if the vendors are going to do that work for me, then I can run trains instead of milling frames.

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I hear you. I have all the locos I need. But I don’t have all the sound I need. At this rate I should be full LokSound by fall 2018. I’d be fine with that.
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Re: Intermountain F7 & GEVO
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2017, 10:10:53 PM »
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My draw is the DCC & sound, honestly. The full throttle features of LokSound add a totally different dimension of realism to running trains. I'm a relatively new upstart in the hobby, so I don't have the dilemma of having to upgrade too many locomotives for sound, but considering how much I enjoy it, I would do a limited upgrade of the locomotives I like if I had to. Anyway, I got an update from IM on the availability and I will post it for anyone who may be interested.

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Re: Intermountain F7 & GEVO
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2017, 10:48:49 PM »
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He may be traveling. My responses have usually been pretty quick.


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