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UP Turbine Prototype and Model Making Videos

Postby Bernd » Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:39 pm

These two videos are up only for a short time for free. I suggest watching them ASAP. I waited for the program to spool fully before watching it. If you have a faster link then me then it should be no problem. These two videos will give you an idea of what it takes to take on a project such as the Union Pacific Turbine. I suggest watching the second video first. It shows the China factory and the process of producing the locomotive.

Part One:

http://trainmasters.tv/videos/2015-11-3-tmtv-nov-2015-edition-act-iii

Part two:

http://trainmasters.tv/videos/2015-12-1-tmtv-dec-2015-edition-act-i

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Re: A Locomotive I'd like to see in TT scale

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:16 am

After watching the videos and getting some idea of what it takes to manufacture, $725 seems like a bargain lol
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Re: UP Turbine Prototype and Model Making Videos

Postby j p » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:33 am

The models look good - but they are too big!
The detail level is much better than TT scale model from Wesa.
Those guys have all the 3D data, would they rescale to TT? :smile:

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Re: UP Turbine Prototype and Model Making Videos

Postby Bernd » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:53 am

j p wrote:The models look good - but they are too big!
The detail level is much better than TT scale model from Wesa.
Those guys have all the 3D data, would they rescale to TT? :smile:


The question should be, "will the company survive"? Why do I say that? Lot's of chatter on the some forums about their selling position. They are only going to pick selected dealers to sell the models through. I'm taking a wait and see attitude on their longevity. I do wish them well though.

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Re: UP Turbine Prototype and Model Making Videos

Postby ctxmf74 » Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:00 pm

"The question should be, "will the company survive"? "

I guess they are hoping to find enough upper income buyers who will spend $800 on an HO scale loco? It's not the most useful model ever made as only UP used them in limited mainline service. Their other products
( moderate cost freight car kits)will be more useful to the average HO scale modeler so they might help them build the business. I hope they survive as it's always good to have more choices of hobby product....DaveB
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Re: UP Turbine Prototype and Model Making Videos

Postby Bernd » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:49 pm

Wouldn't it be nice if some guys got together and did something like that for TT scale, I don't mean the turbine But produce a product that every TT modeler would want?

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Re: UP Turbine Prototype and Model Making Videos

Postby j p » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:06 pm

Yes, it would be nice.
Or better - it is nice. Some guys and gals actually get together and do something like that for TT scale.
It would be nice if more people would do the same.
Please support them by buying their products - if you can. Your money would be most likely invested in new models.

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Re: UP Turbine Prototype and Model Making Videos

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:06 am

Looking at close up photos of the models, the detail is pretty awesome. The paint however leaves a lot to be desired. A lot of overspray, crooked lines and, general sloppiness. Not acceptable at this price point in my opinion. I wish the company a lot of luck but they need to get on top of the paint quality.
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Re: UP Turbine Prototype and Model Making Videos

Postby Bernd » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:54 am

ConducTTor wrote:Looking at close up photos of the models, the detail is pretty awesome. The paint however leaves a lot to be desired. A lot of overspray, crooked lines and, general sloppiness. Not acceptable at this price point in my opinion. I wish the company a lot of luck but they need to get on top of the paint quality.


I thought the unit has a pretty decent paint job. The green on the nose was a little sloppy but I didn't see any over spray or crooked lines. Unless I wasn't looking at the same pictures you were. Have to agree on the details. Awesome. To see that kind of detail in TT would even be more awesome.

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Re: UP Turbine Prototype and Model Making Videos

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:34 pm

I don't know if I can post their pics on here or I would highlight what I see.
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