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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2023, 09:24:17 PM »
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Ill look into those CN units

Thanks!

They're quite similar to the CP units in many ways (major / more obvious details):

- nose mounted dual headlight
- same class lights above number boards except some have a pair like your CP units (CN 5000-5087), while balance have two pairs (CN 5088-5240)
- bell between the number boards
- flat sheet metal on the underside of the number board overhang under the bell
- * correction brake wheel mounted on the conductor's side of the nose except for CN 5000-5007 (rear of unit on engineer's side)
- snow shields behind the cab (as in the QNSL units)
- CN 5000-5007, 5111-5132 built with dynamic brakes (all others built without dynamic brakes)
- * correction CN 5000-5087 have a dual rear headlight, single rear headlight starting at 5088 or 5089... unable to confirm exactly which unit, but 5089 has single.
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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2023, 09:44:32 PM »
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Hi David,
How do you handle the fans on top of the long hood?  Are those separate printed parts or made for some other aftermarket fans (like etched brass)?

Also, are there any issues with the resin shells warping or is that not an issue when you install it on the Kato chassis?
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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2023, 11:28:24 PM »
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Welcome, David!  As a fellow 3D designer, I can appreciate the amount of work you've put into your kits.  You're doing what I aspire to do someday.  I take it you're the owner of Black Cat Decals as well?
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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2023, 11:00:56 AM »
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Great to have you here David - and good on you Craig for giving him a nudge!

The SD shells look good, and I second the motion to shrink the vans down to N (especially if you can convince Allen at Black Cat to shrink down his etched frets to go with them)

The GP40X would be fun, and shouldn't take much tweaking to also make the NRE rebuilt CP GP38-2s and the St Lawrence & Atlantic GP40-3s available.

Cheers,
Stu

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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2023, 01:50:09 PM »
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Hi David,
How do you handle the fans on top of the long hood?  Are those separate printed parts or made for some other aftermarket fans (like etched brass)?

Also, are there any issues with the resin shells warping or is that not an issue when you install it on the Kato chassis?

They are printed sans grille.   As it stands, BLMA etchings will fit on there.   In the future I think ill offer a sill with etchings.....but that would put the products back by 4 months or so.

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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2023, 01:53:31 PM »
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Welcome, David!  As a fellow 3D designer, I can appreciate the amount of work you've put into your kits.  You're doing what I aspire to do someday.  I take it you're the owner of Black Cat Decals as well?

No...i dont own Black Cat.   The fellow who does isna great guy htw

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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2023, 03:04:05 PM »
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Good to see you back David, still have that CP SD40-2 high nose I bought from you. If you're counting votes, definitely another for an SP Gp40x

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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2023, 03:59:40 PM »
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I did a highnose unit?   Wow...got pics?   We are talking...what?  20 years or so?

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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2023, 11:01:01 AM »
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FYI...for the first set of replacement shells, im offering CPR SD40 5500-5532, 5533-5560 and 5400 series lokies...

Cant post pics yet.

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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2023, 02:28:27 PM »
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FYI...for the first set of replacement shells, im offering CPR SD40 5500-5532, 5533-5560 and 5400 series lokies...

Cant post pics yet.

You have 29 posts - you can upload photos to the Railwire.  As I mentioned earlier, the best way is to set up a gallery.  See a sticky thread in the Admin/FAQs section.
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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2023, 10:57:29 PM »
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@davidmbedard

Are the N scale CP SD40 shell stock items or made to order?

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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2023, 07:45:29 AM »
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They are printed to order

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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2023, 05:46:28 PM »
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I did a highnose unit?   Wow...got pics?   We are talking...what?  20 years or so?

It's on one of the header images that rotate by now and again. Sadly lost all my pics from that time in a server crash. If I dig it out I'll photograph it again. Not sure when it was, but pre 2010 for sure.

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Re: Good day and hello from Bedarail
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2023, 07:32:30 PM »
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These look great.
Looking forward to picking up a couple of accurate CP SD40 shells.

Best regards,
Michael
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