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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2021, 06:48:58 PM »
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I think Kato will probably hint to them at the NSC or NTS. Maybe they will also do the Viewliner diner and baggage dorm.
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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2021, 03:47:10 PM »
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I think Kato will probably hint to them at the NSC or NTS. Maybe they will also do the Viewliner diner and baggage dorm.

It'd fit their MO.

And these things are only going to get MORE common as time goes on.

I just hope that we don't see tons of detail variations from owner to owner, cause I wouldn't say no to one in MARC.

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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2021, 04:50:02 PM »
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I'm not sure, but aren't these pretty much the same as the new locos that VIA in Canada is buying? If they are, then Rapido Trains would be manufacturer we need to bug. 😁

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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2021, 11:40:08 PM »
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I'm pretty sure that they're already on variant 4.

Amtrak midwest is version 1,  The surfliner with the fin to match the height of the superliners is version 2. Amtrak proper is version 3.

The brightline version has a nose that goes down lower, and a hidden front coupler.

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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2021, 02:19:34 PM »
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I have already made one. But it is only a first attempt. The main design flaw is making the skirtting a separate piece instead of being part of the shell, and I accidentally placed the chassis slightly too far back. I plan on makeing a 2nd one (replacement) that will look much better then this
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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2021, 07:04:37 PM »
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I like the look of them.  :| I highly doubt Rapido or scale trains would do one. My bet would be first Bachman then Atlas then Kato.

Would not count Rapido out just yet as the first VIA SCB-40 (number 2200) has been built.

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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2021, 07:08:10 PM »
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Pretty sure FL9s aren't  Canadian

There was one running in Quebec on a tourist line over CMQ tracks that was cancelled last year.

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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2021, 03:13:31 AM »
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I have already made one. But it is only a first attempt. The main design flaw is making the skirtting a separate piece instead of being part of the shell, and I accidentally placed the chassis slightly too far back. I plan on makeing a 2nd one (replacement) that will look much better then this

Nice!
What mechanism did you use?
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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #53 on: June 19, 2021, 11:22:41 AM »
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Nice!
What mechanism did you use?

An acs-64 chassis that was cut in half (not exactly half) and then lengthened.

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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #54 on: June 19, 2021, 03:12:28 PM »
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An acs-64 chassis that was cut in half (not exactly half) and then lengthened.

Thanks! Very interesting adaptation.
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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2021, 11:39:29 PM »
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Might as well add it here:  https://resources.bachmanntrains.com/nmra-2021/html5/index.html

Bachmann's 2021 NMRA show catalog has the SC-44 in N about 4 clicks (page turns) in.

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HO Got an ACS-42 though.


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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #56 on: July 07, 2021, 09:19:01 AM »
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Might as well add it here:  https://resources.bachmanntrains.com/nmra-2021/html5/index.html

Bachmann's 2021 NMRA show catalog has the SC-44 in N about 4 clicks (page turns) in.

TCS WowSound Equipped
Keep Alive device (TCS?)

MSRP $439

Shipping 2022

HO Got an ACS-42 though.
439???? Yeah, I think I'll wait for the fire sales
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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #57 on: July 07, 2021, 03:41:54 PM »
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Might as well add it here:  https://resources.bachmanntrains.com/nmra-2021/html5/index.html

Bachmann's 2021 NMRA show catalog has the SC-44 in N about 4 clicks (page turns) in.

TCS WowSound Equipped
Keep Alive device (TCS?)

MSRP $439

Shipping 2022

HO Got an ACS-42 though.


Makes sense. I don't think Kato did the ACS in HO like they did in N.

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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #58 on: July 07, 2021, 10:37:55 PM »
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Makes sense. I don't think Kato did the ACS in HO like they did in N.

Wrong ACS.  Kato did the ACS-64 electric.  The ACS-42 is the Amtrak long distance version of the AC-44 diesel.
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Re: N scale Siemens SC-44 Charger????
« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2021, 10:52:35 PM »
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Wrong ACS.  Kato did the ACS-64 electric.  The ACS-42 is the Amtrak long distance version of the AC-44 diesel.

Wrong. The long distance Charger is the ALC-42, while the corridor model is the SC-44