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Mike C

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New HOn3 locomotive
« on: September 07, 2023, 05:11:00 PM »
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  This was announced at the Convention last week I believe . Supposed to be out early next year at a reasonable price .

  https://www.northboundmodelworks.com/bombardier-dl535

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2023, 05:36:12 PM »
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Too modern by about 100 years  :trollface:

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2023, 05:38:38 PM »
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pfff. And I was joking to myself yesterday after watching a vid on US gypsum that nobody would ever make a modelof these. Not my cup of tea but really want to see what some of the NG community will do with some undecs.
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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2023, 05:54:36 PM »
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  If they sell the power frame seperately I could see somebody building a Shovel Nose . Anyway I went and pre-ordered 1 so we'll see .

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2023, 02:07:02 AM »
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I'd love to have a dozen in N scale. 
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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2023, 07:45:47 AM »
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I wish them well. Nice to see a new player.

And at the very least it appears this model will actually reach the market, compared to the vaporware that is Blackstone's K-28 and K-36.
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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2023, 10:27:54 AM »
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Too modern by about 100 years  :trollface:

Yeah, but I would still probably buy one. And probably add this to the side:

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2023, 11:58:53 AM »
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If something has ever tempted me to switch scale and guage, then this is it.

Its a shame that they never worked on the White Pass and Yukon proper. The railway closed in October 1982 before they could be delivered. Stored for years, 3 wound up working for US gypsum in Plaster City, CA (112, 113 in 1991 and later 111 as a wreck replacement for 113)

Finally in 1994, 114 was sent to work on the WP&Y (now solely a tourist line) and has been there since.

Would be an interesting "what if" to have a 1980s WP&Y survive with a fleet of these along with the Alcos and GEs.

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2023, 03:37:10 PM »
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The kit design seems unique. Look at the nose.  I've never seen a flat plastic kit that folded the parts like they were etch metal.  That's pretty neat.
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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2023, 05:14:38 PM »
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So there are only 4 of these in real life?

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2023, 05:39:49 PM »
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 I think there are others but with conventional cabs .  I'm not really up to speed on WP&Y stuff .

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2023, 06:00:11 PM »
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Just seems like an odd choice. Like it was a personal project that they decided to sell.

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2023, 07:09:57 PM »
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Just seems like an odd choice. Like it was a personal project that they decided to sell.

I mean...a lot of what we end up with is exactly that.

Joking aside, I may still get one. We'll see. Would prefer the traditional standard-cab WP&YR Alcos, but I'm not the one fronting the capital!

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2023, 07:24:47 PM »
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If they were RTR, I expect the cruise ship passengers would buy lots of them in Skagway.

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Re: New HOn3 locomotive
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2023, 08:52:00 PM »
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So there are only 4 of these in real life?

Correct... But to be fair Bombardiers total locomotive production isn't that much either. They only lasted a few years before leaving the locomotive buisness.
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