Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby Taxari » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:27 pm

And what's with a U30B; in cooperation with ConducTTor?
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Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby richardedmonds » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:49 pm

oh yes in all the SW1200 excitment this one has been overlooked ---- hows it going Alex??????
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Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:03 pm

It's currently not going :(

We'll see how things go and potentially MTB can be of help with this. But it's too early to even start those discussions.
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Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby Gummy-Joe » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:26 am

ConducTTor wrote:If you had a choice between an Alco S1/2/3/4 and a GP 40-2, which would you pick?

Just out of curiosity.


Of the two, I'd have the GP40-2 (WP, SP/SSW, DRGW), although personally, a GP35 would be better.

I like the idea of the SD7/9 also. Or perhaps a really nicely done GP9...

I could also go for a big AC unit like an AC4400CW or an SD70ACe :grin:
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Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby Arseny » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:47 am

Gummy-Joe wrote:I could also go for a big AC unit like an AC4400CW or an SD70ACe :grin:


Andrey Norkin planned to produce EMD DDA40X kit, but I do not know how it goes.
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Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby scaro » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:24 am

yikes. in a scale that doesn't even have any 50' boxcars, i'd wonder why. let alone the difficulties in doing the mech.
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Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby j p » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:06 am

scaro wrote:yikes. in a scale that doesn't even have any 50' boxcars, i'd wonder why. let alone the difficulties in doing the mech.


What do you mean? I have got several 50' boxcars and many more are waiting for assembling. Also some 50' reefers...
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Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby scaro » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:14 am

hi, that's news to me. where would one buy them?
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Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby Arseny » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:07 am

As I remember, some 50ft boxcars were available not so long ago from PVM:
http://www.ttscale.com/members/pvm/pvm_part.htm

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Unfortunately, I could not buy any.

(And I do not talk about old HP or Gandy Dancer ones)

But as for me - I like 40ft boxcars, they seem to me more proportional.
In addition, I do not have a lot of space for my layout, only 1.5*1 m, so I prefer 34ft hoppers and some 40ft boxcars...
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Re: Possible Alco S2/S4 Switcher Coming From MTB

Postby areibel » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:48 am

I think what Ben meant was there currently aren't any 50 foot boxcars available. Lots of old HP ones still out there, a few really nice PVM ones if you're a little lucky and if you're really lucky you can find some of the Tillig or the ones done by Sip Hartmann a while back. I saw a Shapeways 60' modern Gunderson car, but at about $120 each I don't think that will be a big seller!
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