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AZL May 2018 New Item - Part 1
« on: May 01, 2018, 09:35:56 PM »
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AMERICAN Z LINE
April 2018 New Release – Part 1


GE P42 Genesis – Amtrak® Phase I Heritage



63507-1 Amtrak® GE P42 Genesis 156 Phase I Heritage



Starting in May, over the next three months, AZL will be releasing Amtrak’s 40th anniversary Heritage series of P42 Genesis locomotive. In May, we will release the phase 1 heritage version, with phase 2 coming in June and phase 3 being released in July.

The following passage is from the History of Amtrak® website:

“Well over a year in advance of Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary, a core team of employees was formed to develop plans for celebrating 40 years of being America’s Railroad. One of the ideas was to paint current locomotives into each of the previous paint schemes Amtrak has used over the years. Blair Slaughter of Industrial Design and Matt Donnelly of the Marketing and Product Development Department collaborated to adapt the paint schemes to the current P42 locomotive car body.

There are four previous paint schemes, known as phases, and only one had ever been applied to the P42 car body previously. The goal was to keep the schemes as true to their original form, while fitting the physical design of the current locomotives so that they looked right—a task that resulted in as many as seven unique options per scheme! The favorite 2D concept for each scheme was chosen, and Matt painted scale models of the Phase I and II schemes to test the plans. More fine tuning was done after seeing the scale models before a finalized plan was made for each scheme.

Blair drew paint diagrams of the finalized plans to scale using CAD, specifying every last detail so that the employees at the Beech Grove Maintenance Facility could make the plans a reality. The paint and decal team at Beech Grove did a beautiful job of applying these schemes to locomotives already scheduled to receive paint jobs. All four locomotives are complete and will be used throughout the system, so be sure to look out for one of our Heritage units the next time you ride Amtrak!”

The link to read more is:

https://history.amtrak.com/exhibit-train/restoring-the-exhibit-train/designing-the-heritage-paint-schemes

Amtrak® Licensed Products. Amtrak® is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

See the American Z Line sites for more information on these and other AZL products.

http://www.americanzline.com

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Re: AZL May 2018 New Item - Part 1
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 12:34:08 AM »
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Very cool.

If I didn't have two layouts taking all my time and money, I would love to do something in Z.
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Re: AZL May 2018 New Item - Part 1
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 07:37:14 PM »
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You know... there is always room for Z...  :D
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