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    So this was just one of those random moments of creativity that hit me with an idea I had to follow through on.

    What I wonder is, will this make people pleased, or might it tick them off?



    (the more I look at it, the more tempted I am to actually do a kitbash...)

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    If you like abominations, this will be right up your alley.


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    Yes, but will it say 1971 and a half? Or whatever. I kid, I kid.
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    Last edited by Mill-Bay; 23rd Jun 2019 at 12:40 PM.
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    See photos of the original owner's layout here:
    https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/about-...7603977732928/

    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    I used to know a guy who built a high hood SD30 and a high hood BL2.
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    A Dash 2 Notch Nose! How cool would that be!

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    The only thing i see wrong with it is the lower case letters....

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    Go full monty -- plant a GE 44-tonner shell on that chassis!

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    My eyes!!!!

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    I like it. Always loved the aesthetics of the high-hood diesels.

    Especially love running them at a show long-hood forward and making some railroad know-it-all's head explode

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalnaren View Post
    Especially love running them at a show long-hood forward and making some railroad know-it-all's head explode
    But that is, in fact, the proper orientation to run a diesel, is it not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WP&P View Post
    But that is, in fact, the proper orientation to run a diesel, is it not?
    Indeed it is! The Southern, the Virginian, N&W and the SP&S had it right.

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    So, the consensus is that you need to build this! Put a little "F" by the steps at the long hood end, so when the nutcases heads explode, you can point them at that! And laigh, bwahahahaha!

    No, it ain't steam, but from a former diesel locomotive technician, this would have been fun to play with!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
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    But that is, in fact, the proper orientation to run a diesel, is it not?
    Indeed it is! The Southern, the Virginian, N&W and the SP&S had it right.
    Don't forget the GN:

    (I just happened to have that consist sitting on the layout when I read this and couldn't resist.)
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    You'll never be more screwed up than the prototype.

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    What, for the love of Peter, Paul and Mary, is that? Had to be something Conrail inherited, right?

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    I'm pretty sure that's a narrow gauge locomotive. There isn't enough room between the wheels on meter-gauge or whatever rolling stock to fit traction motors large enough, so they add more axles so they can add more to make up the difference.

    My bet is that this is a secondhand locomotive that Conrail sold to a South American railroad, that was then converted to narrow gauge but hasn't been repainted yet.

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    Upon closer inspection, I bet you're right.
    One thing I see is that you can see more of the end of the fuel tank than normal.
    Two if you look at the 45(?) behind ex Conrail unit, the truck side frames look different.
    Three, the rails do look narrower than US rails.
    Four, maybe I'm seeing things, but it almost looks like the ex-Conrail has four trucks, two under each end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwwojcik View Post
    I'm pretty sure that's a narrow gauge locomotive.
    It is. A former Conrail B36-7 #5024 sold to Brazil, gauge narrowed to 1000mm, reconfigured trucks, and placed in service in 2003.

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