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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2019, 03:45:39 PM »
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I'm with the AS-616 crowd. Long overdue classic.

Too many configurations to make everyone happy.

This. Also the case for Justin's GP11 and SD20, "SD40-3s", pretty much any Genset, etc., etc. Recycled rebuilds are all over the place on details, with many being one-offs. "Standardized" rebuild programs are only standard until somebody in the rebuild shop comes up with a better idea for something.

Rebuilt units are where 3D printing can shine, either with details to apply to existing models or whole shells.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2019, 04:25:10 PM »
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But scaletrains has a history of producing models that are more or less obscure. Everything they've done in N, with the tier 4 gevos as the exception, has been relatively obscure or not produced widely in 1 to 1.
My guess is we'll see a tier 4 sd70 or dd40 excursion example with see through car body center. If they did something steam(unlikely imo) I think the NW j class would be a good model as others mentioned or maybe drasko will get his atsf 2-10-2.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2019, 06:23:16 PM »
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There was a notable lack of 'never done before in N scale' hype to this pre-announcement.  That's why I'm not too hopeful for a GP40X or an SDP45 or a C36-7. I'm a bit more hopeful for a good redo of something that could be done significantly better than before.  In that category we'd have tunnel motors and GP50 in the top slots I think, followed closely by GP30.  (Am I forgetting something?)

Then again, maybe they are just being coy.  He did say two locos in N, right?

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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2019, 06:49:45 PM »
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I am thinking one of them will be a big time UP power to go with the turbine.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2019, 08:40:31 PM »
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If they did something steam(unlikely imo) I think the NW j class would be a good model as others mentioned or maybe drasko will get his atsf 2-10-2.
im going to say highly doubtful unfortunately lol. I appreciate the thought though Pete!!!!
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2019, 08:51:22 PM »
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a proper UP veranda or slab sided turbine, or ones of the EMD or Ge double diesels, it UP so it will sell.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2019, 09:02:52 PM »
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One more to toss in: a CF7. That would be a great model for N scale.

Got my CF7's covered too thanks to @randgust   Too bad @Ed Kapuscinski can't say the same thing, yet.  Come on Ed, time's running out


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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2019, 10:22:28 PM »
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How about an F9 already!!
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« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2019, 10:44:53 PM »
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RS27..RS 3 low nose, MP 15AC. I would sell my blood and plasma for two RS 27's.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2019, 10:49:25 PM »
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How about an F9 already!!

You know, an etched panel with the proper louvers and louver placement along with correct porthole placement for an F9 would make a great retrofit for @Scott Lupia to add to his E/F unit etchings line.

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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2019, 07:34:10 AM »
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Dash 9's  would cost me and a lot of other people a lot of money. With IM on the sidelines with their future offering at the moment, this is still the biggest loco by volume missing in N scale at the moment.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2019, 09:24:15 AM »
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N Scale Phase 2 GP39-2. Very common on the big lines. Atlas has only done the Ph 1, so it is still an undone engine.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2019, 01:44:14 PM »
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2019, 02:26:05 PM »
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