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    BL-2 with sound.
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    I would hazard a guess that most companies already have their 2019 production plans in place, so if what you're hoping for isn't already in the pipeline you're probably out of luck. Now if you want to give them some 2020 ideas...

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    A NYC standard J-3a Hudson.

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    Most definitely for Kato to make small US Steamers, 0-6-0, 2-6-0, 4-6-0, 4-6-2, 2-8-0!
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    Quote Originally Posted by russtrnmn View Post
    BL-2 with sound.
    What would a BL-2 with sound, er, sound like?

    Hmmmm. . .

    Got it: " I'm ugly, get it over it. I'm ugly, get over it. I'm ugly, get over it. ..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    What would a BL-2 with sound, er, sound like?

    Hmmmm. . .

    Got it: " I'm ugly, get it over it. I'm ugly, get over it. I'm ugly, get over it. ..."

    Would the horn sound like a duck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    " I'm ugly, get it over it. I'm ugly, get over it. I'm ugly, get over it. ..."
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    A variety of small town train stations in plastic. No one has a decent one, let alone two. Yes, there are wood kits, but when you're owned by the woodland scenis gang, you need to keep with the plastic.

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    Looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, must be a BL-2
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    Peco Code 55 flex track with North American dimensions and spacing (Turnouts can come later)

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    Speaking of Peco track, I would like to see turnouts, both code 55 and 80, with concrete ties. While there are still many prototype turnouts that still have wood ties, they are gradually being changed out for concrete. High speed lines are pretty much all concrete ties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    While there are still many prototype turnouts that still have wood ties, they are gradually being changed out for concrete. High speed lines are pretty much all concrete ties.
    Bit of an over-generalization, Gordon. Depends on the railroad, switch geometry, and maximum mainline speed. High-speed routes in the US do get switch layouts with concrete ties, but relatively few route miles in the US allow speeds faster than 79 mph.

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    There is a Show on TV up here in Canada called Rocky Mountain Trains . It a current time show based on CP Rail and its line through the rockies . I saw them replace track ties and complete turnout sections in wooden tie only , this past season . So i take from that , that it is still prototypical on a CP main line to use and replace wooden ties where needed . Sure was cool seeing how they replace a entire turnout section in hours .

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    Deutsche Bahn, Paul. Not everyone models North America.

    I do see BNSF doing quite a bit of track work coming through El Paso County, Colorado, replacing short rails with looonnng welded rail, and wood ties with concrete, but admittedly haven't seen what they are doing on turnouts. My ignorance of North American railroading is extensive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Deutsche Bahn
    Deutsche Bahn to you, too, Gordon!

    Er, wait, isn't that "O Tannenbaum" this time of year?

    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    My ignorance of North American railroading is extensive!
    So's mine with most railroading across the pond 'cept British. Conversant in that at least. Germany? Haven't a clue. I'll learn from you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    What would a BL-2 with sound, er, sound like?
    Hmmmm. . .
    Got it: " I'm ugly, get it over it. I'm ugly, get over it. I'm ugly, get over it. ..."
    Not gonna lie... I kinda actually like it!
    I've never seen one before, but I like the curves and lines on it.

    The only thing that stands out as not looking as good as it could possibly look, is the windshield shape. I bet they could have tweaked that a bit, maybe angle the nose a hair differently, and I think it would have had potential to be really stylish!

    Now I just want one, and I don't even have a role for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post
    So i take from that , that it is still prototypical on a CP main line to use and replace wooden ties where needed
    I don't think I've seen any concrete ties in Michigan. I know they have pluses and minuses, for example ballast holds up longer under wood. They still replace switches the old fashioned way: 394 Pre-built switch on Flatrock bike trail '18.jpg

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    I may be wrong, but I think the line across southern Michigan, from Ann Arbor to Chicago, has concrete ties. It is what passes for a high speed line, rated for 110 mph. Though the last time I rode the train on that route a storm had knocked out the signals on a 50 mile stretch and the train proceeded at walking speed for the entire distance! Well, it could happen anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richfiles View Post
    Not gonna lie... I kinda actually like it!
    I've never seen one before, but I like the curves and lines on it.

    The only thing that stands out as not looking as good as it could possibly look, is the windshield shape. I bet they could have tweaked that a bit, maybe angle the nose a hair differently, and I think it would have had potential to be really stylish!

    Now I just want one, and I don't even have a role for it...

    I've always liked it too, my first "decent" locomotive was a plastic-framed LifeLike BL2 in MoPac. Still have it, and not just for nostalgia's sake, it's still a favorite locomotive. It's a little herky-jerky and likes to shotgun start, but it would pull paint off the walls if you can find a way to couple it. I equipped mine with DCC and LED lighting, I'd love to address the pickup and maybe replace the motor too... Someday
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    Quote Originally Posted by ranulf View Post
    I'd love to address the pickup and maybe replace the motor too... Someday
    They did another run of these at sometime, which has the split frame chassis and better motor.
    http://www.spookshow.net/loco/bl2.html (Thanks Mark)
    I have one in the Rock Island scheme, but have never ran it much other than to test it.
    I wonder if the shells swap?
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