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just because it looks so damn cool ...

Postby scaro » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:35 pm

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South Australian Railways 900 class at speed. Shot by 'Shunter John' Masson.

Body styling inspired by Alco, trucks from GSC- stretched versions of the EMD ones, powered by English-Electric. I do like 1:1 scratchbuilding ... when it looks like this.

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Re: just because it looks so damn cool ...

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:17 am

1:1? You're going to scratch build a life size model?
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Re: just because it looks so damn cool ...

Postby scaro » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:09 am

LOL. i hope not.

i was referring to the south australian railways, who 'scratchbuilt' these beasts in 1951 by aiming for the look of the Alco PA with a lot of English-Electric design and an EE motor, with General Steel Casting trucks- like EMD E unit trucks but in this case, much longer.

they built ten of these because with postwar austerity, was cheaper to roll your own than order from the UK or USA.

i like the individualism of early diesels. not only these, but DL109s, FM erie-builts etc and some of the other exotics like south american sharknose baldwins. there was a lot of creativity.
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Re: just because it looks so damn cool ...

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:24 am

Oh, I see what you mean....haha!
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