A new American loco - which one?

A new American loco - which one?

Postby Arseny » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:58 pm

I had a discussion with Andrey Norkin.
Perhaps he can produce one more American locomotive, if it would be looking like "shortened" SD-45; maybe 4- or 6-axle.
What is your suggest, what locomotive would it be? Maybe some of the EMD GP serie?..
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Re: A new American loco - which one?

Postby Norkin-model » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:25 pm

Yes it's true!
I meant that if any prototype is build like "a child boxes" from parts of EMD SD45 - it is possible to build another loco in a short period of time.

By the way - I'm planning to build also two very interesting railcars (((-:
I'll let you all know a bit later.


Arseny wrote:I had a discussion with Andrey Norkin.
Perhaps he can produce one more American locomotive, if it would be looking like "shortened" SD-45; maybe 4- axel
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Re: A new American loco - which one?

Postby scaro » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:59 am

i am trying to think of one but not sure. perhaps a GP35, by deleting some doors. or a GP40.

the easiest may be the SD45-2 which is a later version of an SD45.

however no locomotive has the SD45 style of radiator. there are similar ones on a few very unusual locomotives like the GP40X or CNJ's GP40P and SP GP40P-2. however there were very few of such locomotives. would you be interested in changing the radiator style to the more common one?

this is an SD45-2 and you can see that it does not have the 'flared' radiator of the SD45. it has the more common style - you can see high up on the rear of the loco hood at the back.

http://homepage.mac.com/s_sloan/trains/ ... 0_0001.jpg
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Re: A new American loco - which one?

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Re: A new American loco - which one?

Postby Arseny » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:37 am

Yes, Andrey want to build GE DASH 8-40CW

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...but maybe not only... :)
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Re: A new American loco - which one?

Postby Tom Dempsey » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:12 pm

I'm not sure how you travel from an SD-45 to a GE anything, but looking at my etch I would say that anything from GP-35 through GP-50 is fairly easy get to without extensive changes to the artwork.
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Re: A new American loco - which one?

Postby Richard-B » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:21 pm

Tom Dempsey wrote:I'm not sure how you travel from an SD-45 to a GE anything, but looking at my etch I would say that anything from GP-35 through GP-50 is fairly easy get to without extensive changes to the artwork.


Ahh... but the devil is in the details!
Similar... and from a common family of EMD parts and manufacturing techniques...
but -NOT- nearly identical in any way.

Still a bunch of CAD work to do...
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Re: A new American loco - which one?

Postby jmass » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:57 pm

a dash eight. that would be real nice. the beginning of the modern look.
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Re: A new American loco - which one?

Postby Norkin-model » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:49 am

If you and friends will collect some kind of a list with what is necessary to change – of course I’ll do it for you in a model. Of course it is more interesting for all of us to build different models at all – rather than construct SD45 in 20 variations. The question was – if there is a lock like SD45 but 4 axeled with some changes on a body – let’s do it? If not – let’s build another popular lock.

Talking about SD45-2 - yes - it'll be interesting!! (-:
scaro wrote:
would you be interested in changing the radiator style to the more common one?

this is an SD45-2 and you can see that it does not have the 'flared' radiator of the SD45. it has the more common style - you can see high up on the rear of the loco hood at the back.

http://homepage.mac.com/s_sloan/trains/ ... 0_0001.jpg
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Re: A new American loco - which one?

Postby Norkin-model » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:55 am

No-no! GE is a completely new construction - there wont be any common details except some small parts o solutions in constructing. Cabin and body looks like to be separate parts of a model :wave:
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