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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #90 on: January 10, 2019, 06:20:17 PM »
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Where is a model CB&Q O5A? It ran later than the ATSF Northern.

Really?
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/641604/

Now the SP and UP excursion / heritage fleets are covered, surely the ATSF and specifically #3751 is next for Kato?

http://www.railpictures.net/photo/403351/
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/403681/

Seems like a no-brainer - but then again so was an SP AC4400CW....  :?
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #91 on: January 11, 2019, 02:15:05 AM »
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surely the ATSF and specifically #3751 is next for Kato?

One can but hope...

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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #92 on: January 11, 2019, 04:26:57 AM »
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@sirenwerks I have no beef with you at all, but folks, this mentality has to stop.  People need to understand how time consuming that task really is. 

I have mentioned before that the time I spent on my K4 kit is likely worth $10,000 at a mere $10 per hour (definitely not my hourly rate!) and that was because I had all of the research I needed already available.  It would have been much longer if I had to research a road that I am completely unfamiliar with.  Yes I spent nearly 1000 hours perfecting that model. 

To create and perfect a design for a specific road with all of it's unique details without drawings or detailed information is an insurmountable task that most fold here would not be willing to front with $$.

With the SF Dyno car, Adam traded valuable parts that I wanted for my time, so that balanced, but I'm telling you a Loco and tender shell is no small task.


People do things for all sorts of reasons. Money, to prove they can, a labor of love, etc. I worked far below my earning potential for more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector because I believed in helping others. Of course, back then I never had to worry about furlough.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #93 on: January 11, 2019, 09:25:44 AM »
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People do things for all sorts of reasons. Money, to prove they can, a labor of love, etc. I worked far below my earning potential for more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector because I believed in helping others. Of course, back then I never had to worry about furlough.

Maybe so, and Kudos to you, but to casually assume such workload could/would/should be taken on by someone else is guilt tripping and imposition.

I am simply saying that to casually imply that someone else do it "for the love of the hobby" without some form of compensation is BS.  CAD is simply not that hard to learn to do it for oneself.  The 3D Printing threads make that truth quite obvious.

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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #94 on: January 11, 2019, 08:56:23 PM »
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I might have missed this detail earlier, but the latest Scale Trains Newsletter that just landed in my inbox says that the January Springfield N scale loco announcement will include an operator series…

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We’ll be unveiling four all-new locomotives, two (2) in HO and two (2) in N.  This includes our first value-priced Operator series locomotive in N Scale.

I guess it would still be technically accurate for "four all-new locomotives" to mean two prototypes each available as rivet counter and operator versions, or maybe one new prototype x two scales x two versions. At a real stretch, I guess even an operator version of an existing Scale Trains N scale release might constitute "All New" in today's marketing speak.

The question in my mind is whether the N release is going to be previous H0 scale tooling (SD40-2, or SD40T-2), or if this is going to be something completely different. Previous Scale Trains history shows that they leverage their H0 CAD and research and bring it to N scale.

I would have thought that an "operator" series loco in N would need to be something that would sell in volume. An operator version of the GEVO T4, SD40-2, or the new SD40T-2 would seem the most likely (and only the GEVO T4 and SD40-2 have been done as operator versions in H0).

Based on the prior form, I'm betting on an Operator GEVO T4, and a Rivet Counter Tunnel Motor.

Let the speculation continue…

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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #95 on: January 15, 2019, 02:01:58 PM »
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One can but hope...

Cheers,

Kev

Heck there is only three Northerns out there that I would want. Milwaukee 261, Santa Fe 3751, and SSW 819. Two of three would be huge sellers one could assume since they still live and breathe.

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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #96 on: January 15, 2019, 02:32:30 PM »
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I talked with Shane about their upcoming announcement this past weekend and couldn't get him to spill the beans.

The DID say that while it's NOT an SD40-2, it's something with a similarly broad appeal. That immediately got me to thinking about what it could be in that case.

Might be an SD70 variant or since they've got all those GE "bits" already designed, maybe a pre-GEVO GE. As much as I HATE the NS Dash 9, they are ubiquitous.

Whatever it is, I hope they hit it out of the park.

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« Reply #97 on: January 15, 2019, 02:38:59 PM »
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I talked with Shane about their upcoming announcement this past weekend and couldn't get him to spill the beans.


We should have sent Dave Foxx. He knows how to really grill a suspect, err, I mean client.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #98 on: January 15, 2019, 03:45:02 PM »
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We should have sent Dave Foxx. He knows how to really grill a suspect, err, I mean client.

You want me to cross-examine him?   ;)

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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #99 on: January 15, 2019, 03:52:50 PM »
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Good cop, bad cop...   :lol:

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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #100 on: January 15, 2019, 06:01:53 PM »
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Really?http://www.railpictures.net/photo/641604/


Yes. Really. CB&Q 5632 rolled on into the 60s while 3751 was a garden gnome. Besides Milwaukee 261 and SP&S 600 are both so much more attractive than the homely 3751,,,  :trollface:
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #101 on: January 15, 2019, 06:38:15 PM »
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Yes. Really. CB&Q 5632 rolled on into the 60s while 3751 was a garden gnome. Besides Milwaukee 261 and SP&S 600 are both so much more attractive than the homely 3751,,,  :trollface:



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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #102 on: January 15, 2019, 08:14:18 PM »
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I talked with Shane about their upcoming announcement this past weekend and couldn't get him to spill the beans.

The DID say that while it's NOT an SD40-2, it's something with a similarly broad appeal. That immediately got me to thinking about what it could be in that case.

Might be an SD70 variant or since they've got all those GE "bits" already designed, maybe a pre-GEVO GE. As much as I HATE the NS Dash 9, they are ubiquitous.

Whatever it is, I hope they hit it out of the park.

I can't think of anything as 'broad' as an SD40-2 except for Dash 9s, or F-units.  But maybe he didn't mean to make a direct comparison. I think we can be pretty certain it's something somebody else has done before, albeit probably not with sound. 

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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #103 on: January 15, 2019, 09:58:11 PM »
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There is even more of the -9 AC sister than there were sd40-2 so that would also be a good guess also.
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Re: ScaleTrains HO and N Amherst "pre-announcement" announcement
« Reply #104 on: January 16, 2019, 01:02:36 PM »
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There is even more of the -9 AC sister than there were sd40-2 so that would also be a good guess also.


Curious about this comment.  Can you be a little more specific to which GE model you are referring to?
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