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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2019, 10:43:14 PM »
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And we can buy the whole fleet! All 3 of them 😎

Or one... cause I'm not made of money  :P
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2019, 10:50:47 PM »
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If a Rivet Counter N EL SD45 is made I will buy every road number. They are so essential to the EL that they are almost necessary to model the road properly. If decided to, EL 3632 was painted in Bicentennial colors.
Also, EL 801-803 and their respective D&H schemes would be cool too, with the L shaped windows and all. I also model D&H, so all of those would be on the table for me as well.

While CN and CP are my main interest, having grown up watching them, EL would be my first choice after the home roads. I was quite please when, in 1997/98, CN leased 12 of the 13 SD45-2's from CR... shot several of them.
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2019, 12:37:04 AM »
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This! Scale width hoods and non db for both SD40s and SD45s would bankrupt me...

And me, but if done in a full range of road names (i.e. including SCL and Clinchfield) I would be a very happy bankrupt!

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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2019, 09:58:30 AM »
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And me, but if done in a full range of road names (i.e. including SCL and Clinchfield) I would be a very happy bankrupt!
Clinchfield! Can't help but recall the N scale Clinchfield layout build MR did a long,long time ago that showed what could be done in N scale.
   Be kind of awesome to revisit that with ScaleTrains SD45s, Kato SD40s(if they ever return),Intermountain Fs, and Atlas GP38s with the oil bath filters.
Just dreaming :)
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2019, 10:18:22 AM »
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Yes, would love to see the SD45 in N. I will be your friend for life if SCL is in the first run.

I'll be all over the SCL SD45 in HO like fur on a weasel.



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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2019, 10:36:17 AM »
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Or one... cause I'm not made of money  :P

And how many 3880s would you buy? 😉
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2019, 10:39:05 AM »
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None of the BN SD45s made it to the BNSF merger

True, all gone by the mid 1980s.

They did run on BNSF however, in MRL, Susquehanna, WC and leassor paint schemes... 😊
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2019, 11:57:01 AM »
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I was rather disappointed that Scale Trains definition of a "new era" was just shifting a few decades back. Once more my wallet remains unopened.
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2019, 12:09:27 PM »
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I was rather disappointed that Scale Trains definition of a "new era" was just shifting a few decades back. Once more my wallet remains unopened.

I definitely understand the disappointment of a new product not fitting my interest. That being said it seems to fit the definition of different Eras as far as model railroading is concerned...

The difference between Bilboard reefers and SD40s is only "a few decades" 😁
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #39 on: November 17, 2019, 12:20:59 AM »
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I've always seen it mentioned that the Kato hoods are too wide, however how wide are they too wide by? I know its not like the old Athearn HO units with the wide hoods

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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #40 on: November 17, 2019, 12:40:58 AM »
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I've always seen it mentioned that the Kato hoods are too wide, however how wide are they too wide by? I know its not like the old Athearn HO units with the wide hoods

IIRC from measuring a couple of years ago, it was roughly a scale foot too wide. EMD hoods are six feet wide, give or take, and the width across the walkways is ten feet, give or take. Some of that is the common practice of molding doors in relief to preserve the detail that would be lost after painting if they were just grooved outlines (like the real thing). So depending on your point of view, the Kato hoods are 10% too wide relative to the total width of the locomotive, or 17% too wide relative to the 1:1 hood width.

To me it's most obvious with the SD45. The over-scale width messes with the proportions of the radiator flares, which consequently loses the "big shoulders" appeal of the design. Bachmann screwed-up with the SD45 radiators, too, so I guess like F- and E-unit noses, this is apparently a challenging visual balance to capture in a model.
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2019, 10:41:35 PM »
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Well since we are wishing I need a half dozen in tuxedo high hoods to help drag around all the  new cabeese I just received.

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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2019, 09:07:01 AM »
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And how many 3880s would you buy? 😉

None.

But 3800's? Around 40  :D
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2019, 10:22:58 AM »
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None.

But 3800's? Around 40  :D

Whoops  :facepalm:  :D

I'd probably need a new mortgage for those...
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Re: TrainFest 2019 Announcements
« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2019, 07:06:35 PM »
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Woah woah. Wait a minute. $75 for an EMPTY freight car?
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