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    Well... just got word of BLI announcing SD40-2's:
    http://hogtrainz.com/NBWLSD40-2.htm
    My only thought is who in their right mind okayed that idea but I guess only time will tell
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    It's all a plot to drive me into bankruptcy. I dunno about the rest of you, but I think I've just about had my fill of fancy $250 locomotives that go "toot"

    -Mark

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    "ABS Body with Die Cast chassis for Maximum Tractive Effort"

    Er, "maximum" compared to what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    It's all a plot to drive me into bankruptcy. I dunno about the rest of you, but I think I've just about had my fill of fancy $250 locomotives that go "toot"

    -Mark
    Makes two of us, why on earth would I take a chance on a loco literally everybody else has done knowing that they haven't really had a successful diesel yet. If I were them I'd go on a campaign to restore their name: Formally apologize for the sub-par customer service, :POOP: QC, and excessively high price tag for mediocre product.
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Also found it amusing that they say "Premium Caliber Painting with Authentic Paint Schemes" uh... people found literal stands of hair stuck in the paint work of their ac6000's how is that "Premium Caliber"?
    https://youtu.be/u5i9Rw162yc?t=16m51s
    Did someone say whitcomb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    Er, "maximum" compared to what?
    Compared to their F3s/F7s...!
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    Are they just announcing these now? Supposedly they're due to arrive in early July.

    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermodalman View Post
    people found literal stands of hair stuck in the paint work of their ac6000's how is that "Premium Caliber"?
    Just me, but I've about reached my limit with "Made in China." There are several personal reasons which I of course won't elaborate upon.

    As far as the hobby, for me it's issues of quality control, quality control, and quality control. Oh, and quality control.

    Going forward, if my reasoning leads me to purchase only Kato locomotives and a select, small range of rolling stock from non-China entrenched vendors, then I think I can live with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Are they just announcing these now? Supposedly they're due to arrive in early July.

    -Mark
    There was a pre-production sample at the Springfield show back in January. Pics can be seen over on TRW in Product Discussion.
    It's a safe bet that I'll not be sampling any BLI products soon. Mainly because BLI does not seem to want to offer a non-sound option.
    I find that loco's with sound interfere with this 60's classic listening to some classic 70's R&R whilst I relax operating the railroad.
    Not to mention what sound adds to the price tag to an N scale locomotive. YIKES!

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    No high hoods!? Fortunately I got all the SD40-2s I'll need when Intermountain finally released their Southern units. I agree about the China thing, but Kato and Micro Trains don't make everything I need.

    I could use some high hood SD45s. ;/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim R View Post
    No high hoods!? Fortunately I got all the SD40-2s I'll need when Intermountain finally released their Southern units. I agree about the China thing, but Kato and Micro Trains don't make everything I need.

    I could use some high hood SD45s. ;/
    There is a parts diagram on the support page and then under exploded view diagrams off the BLI website shows high hoods.

    http://www.broadway-limited2.com/sup...%20Diagram.pdf

    but below that pdf is one that says SD40-2 final and it does not show a high hood. It's possible that the high hoods will be release later I've not a clue.

    http://www.broadway-limited2.com/sup...20verison).pdf

    I've one Kato SD45 shell left and a hh nose from a Shapeways vendor. But I really want a PC SD45 painted out CR. Decisions.....I can use SOU run through power for the PC/CR trains from Cincinnati to Columbus. I really don't need the SOU SD45 as I've an IM SD40-2 and an Atlas SD35 in tuxedos. But it's such a good looking paint scheme it kinda grows on one.

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    I’m liking some things I’m seeing on the diagrams. Two different radiator grills, cut levers, mu hoses, larger speaker design, front grab irons and the fan grab (I wish they would add rear grab irons too). I look forward to seeing the final product so I can see if it’s worth it. I may just wait for the Scale Trains run.
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    Another SD40-2?!

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    BLI: We're gonna release an SD40-2 WITH SOUND!

    INTERMOUNTAIN:
    Ummm...

    SCALE TRAINS: Hold my beer.

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    Did I miss a scale trains sd40-2 announcement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwizard88 View Post
    Did I miss a scale trains sd40-2 announcement?
    Not that I know of. They do have an HO version, so maybe just wishful thinking?

    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    It's all a plot to drive me into bankruptcy. I dunno about the rest of you, but I think I've just about had my fill of fancy $250 locomotives that go "toot"

    -Mark
    Hey! Moose like locomotives that "toot toot!" Yer just askin' fer a stampede mister!


    Of course, the premium for sound is getting out of hand, nauseating really ... Sooo, never mind...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Of course, the premium for sound is getting out of hand, nauseating really ... Sooo, never mind...
    Considering that along with all the new models, just about everybody is re-releasing DCC-Sound versions of models that I haven't had to worry about looking at for years, it's definitely adding up

    -Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Of course, the premium for sound is getting out of hand, nauseating really ... Sooo, never mind...
    'Course, with my tinitus getting so bad, N scale sound and the noise in my ears are much alike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    'Course, with my tinitus getting so bad, N scale sound and the noise in my ears are much alike!
    Ohhh, Moose sorry to hear that ... Maybe you need BLI's Rolling Thunder sound system to make up for the n scale level sounds, ya know, to go with BLI F3 & F7 sound-equipped disease'els you plan on running- errr, looking at stationary on the tracks, oh, never mind...
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