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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 04:49:34 PM »
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Just think how easy it would be for them to release a GP38W and GP40W... 

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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 06:41:28 PM »
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F7’s were pushed out another month!  March now.  I think it is going on 4 years since I ordered them!
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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 06:51:37 PM »
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F7’s were pushed out another month!  March now.  I think it is going on 4 years since I ordered them!

Be lucky they have a date.  The FP9 I reserved has a TBD listed for at least a year now.  Response is nil if/when they would be run.

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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 08:05:48 PM »
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Be lucky they have a date.  The FP9 I reserved has a TBD listed for at least a year now.  Response is nil if/when they would be run.

Lol, how true!  Next month the F units could be TBD! 
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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 08:07:54 PM »
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F7’s were pushed out another month!  March now.  I think it is going on 4 years since I ordered them!

Is that with the new tooling dropping body height?

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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 08:10:44 PM »
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Lol, how true!  Next month the F units could be TBD!

I have a feeling at least on your F's it might be related to the DCC boards, as we have not seen the shorter DCC/Sound boards yet from ESU.  And given the number of manufacturers and models being announced with those boards, I can see an on/off problem with supply going forward, delaying other shipments if ESU can't keep up.  As probably evidenced by the shipping of SD40-2 orders and the long break recently between runs.

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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 08:35:02 PM »
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Oh man, I forgot they were doing the ugliest diesel in service in the US today: http://www.intermountain-railway.com/n/html/69308.htm

That paint scheme makes me think the PN is trying to prevent that thing from getting torpedoed by a uboat.


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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2018, 08:50:28 PM »
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That paint scheme makes me think the PN is trying to prevent that thing from getting torpedoed by a uboat.



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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 08:52:54 PM »
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Is that with the new tooling dropping body height?

New tooling with DCC and sound options. I don’t know about the height.  Since I don’t like DCC and bought  these to run with previous releases I don’t appreciate the delay and will not be happy if they don’t align nicely with the older units.
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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2018, 09:05:52 PM »
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These new SD40-2Ws ride on the new SD40-2 chassis? I'm guessing the next run of SD45-2 will do the same.
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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2018, 09:36:27 PM »
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will not be happy if they don’t align nicely with the older units.

So you want them to continue to sit too high? :facepalm:

They look so much better when modified to sit at the right height...


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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2018, 09:45:36 PM »
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So you want them to continue to sit too high? :facepalm:

They look so much better when modified to sit at the right height...

If they make my dozens of others f units look like crap than no I don’t. I don’t need three oddball units.  Honestly the only reason I haven’t cancelled the order is that it punishes the hobby shop I ordered them from. This is one of those times when I don’t get caught up in the RW fanaticism.
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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 09:50:37 PM »
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If wanting a correctly scaled model makes me a fanatic then I am a huge fanatic.

Scale models matter.

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Re: Now shipping from Intermountain - SD40-2W
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 10:20:09 PM »
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If wanting a correctly scaled model makes me a fanatic then I am a huge fanatic.

Scale models matter.

And I am happy for you!  Would be nice if you could extend the same courtesy, but I suppose that is too much to ask.  If you had to wait for 4 years for changes in the model that did absolutely nothing to inhance your enjoyment of the hobby or the model itself you might be a little put off.  With the size of my collection I will never have enough time to convert it to DCC even if I wanted.  I also don’t have the time or interest to modify my fleet of F units to match the new run’s ride height if it is different. So, for me it is 3 years I could have been enjoying it running on my layout instead of waiting for things that don’t add value to me.  I simply get a lighter model with less pulling capacity.
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