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Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« on: April 30, 2021, 11:54:08 AM »
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The next run of SD40-2's is up on the BLI website (may have been for a while but I just noticed).  They aren't in the Product Delivery Schedule page yet but currently scheduled for July 2021. These are listed as Paragon 4 decoders.  The catalog listings are here:

Low nose in BHP, BNSF-H3-Swoosh, CP-GoldenBeaver, CSX-YN2, FEC-Champion, MILW, MoPac-Screaming Eagle, UP-Lightning Stripe and Undecorated.
https://www.broadway-limited.com/paragon4emdsd40-2wlowhoodnscale.aspx

High Hood in CP Rail, NW, NS-Horse Head, Southern-Tuxedo
https://www.broadway-limited.com/paragon4emdsd40-2whighhoodnscale.aspx
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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 12:25:40 PM »
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Those tuxedos are kinda tempting.

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 12:54:24 PM »
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 :o

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 12:55:34 PM »
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And NO one STILL wants to do a factory white KCS loco  :facepalm:
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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 01:06:17 PM »
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And NO one STILL wants to do a factory white KCS loco  :facepalm:

Sure. Who in their right mind models Carter-era KCS?   :trollface: :facepalm:

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 02:05:35 PM »
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I see a pair of UP SD40-2s in my future.

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 02:08:26 PM »
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Milwaukee is definitely tempting... would love to see someone do early Milwaukee and Soo Line...
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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2021, 02:09:54 PM »
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Those tuxedos are kinda tempting.

Agreed.  Filth like that is what keeps tempting me time and time again to build a layout based on Saluda Grade with at least half-a-dozen Southern Ry. SD40-2s on the point and as mid-train helpers getting trains over the hill.  I've been fighting this urge since a railfanning trip in 1994.  Mountain railroading.  Hawt.

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2021, 02:10:26 PM »
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2 more Tuxedos for me. First sound locos I will have. Really need someone to do an SD45(hey Scale Trains shrink those new HO models!).

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2021, 02:14:34 PM »
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2 more Tuxedos for me. First sound locos I will have. Really need someone to do an SD45(hey Scale Trains shrink those new HO models!).

[off topic]If ScaleTrains does offer SD45s in N scale someday and they're even half as good as the HO versions, then they'll still be friggin' sweet.  I love my SCL SD45s.[/off topic]

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2021, 03:10:17 PM »
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The Milwaukee deuces are nice, except for one little thing,, WRONG FUEL TANK!

Yes I am picking nits,,I would have to see one up close and hear before I dropped my pesos on the model

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2021, 03:42:03 PM »
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The Milwaukee deuces are nice, except for one little thing,, WRONG FUEL TANK!

Yes I am picking nits,,I would have to see one up close and hear before I dropped my pesos on the model

TC

Don't bet on them being road specific. The Conrail ones they did were pretty much as inaccurate of a model as they could be and still be an SD40-2 (wrong grills, wrong nose, wrong trucks, missing anti-climber, etc...).

But if the road you're looking at has an early SD40-2 (81" nose and "chicken wire" grills), or you don't care, these look pretty nice.

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2021, 05:49:23 PM »
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The Milwaukee deuces are nice, except for one little thing,, WRONG FUEL TANK!

Yes I am picking nits,,I would have to see one up close and hear before I dropped my pesos on the model

TC

For all of the bashing Intermountain gets here, at least THEY got the correct fuel tanks on the Milwaukee and Soo units. wouldn't mind a few more of them. I'm DONE hacking up Kato's to get it right. I would be happy to part with a few Kato's

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2021, 09:54:58 AM »
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Shamefully they still use that horrid green for their BHP models instead of the proper colour...

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Re: Next run of BLI SD40-2's scheduled for July 2021
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2021, 10:38:11 AM »
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But if the road you're looking at has an early SD40-2 (81" nose and "chicken wire" grills), or you don't care, these look pretty nice.

For the high nosers, correct for N&W and the NS numbers they are doing (wrong trucks for both though - of course!). I thought the SOUTHERN SD40-2s were later phases but I have to check on that.

I wonder if they all have ditch lights (I would have to remove them).

Looks like I have surplus undec soon.
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