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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    I can understand why they wouldn't want to mess around with the existing E8 shell tooling, but maybe they should've picked different numbers for this release. The pictures I'm seeing of 5022A and 5022B show locos without numberboards.

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    The other question will be will they modify th shell for head end power? The rendering shows a steam generator. We shall see.
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    Well, now we know... Steam generator shell and yellow blanks in the number boards. I'm not surprised but perhaps a bit disappointed.
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    I just couldn't wait long enough and bought the Look Models version in metal, years ago. Cool to see these finally done by Kato.

    Remember guys, these cars were mixed with single level cars for almost any C&NW passenger train from the 60's on. Unlike the Amtrak two level cars the end doors were on the bottom.

    When looking for any of the Chicago commuter lines, check out old ConCor stock. They did all of them. Maybe not perfectly, but rather well despite no interiors.
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    I got my set today.



    Now if only I had a proper place to run it!

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    Has anyone found all three of the Kato kit cars? I've got 2 on the way
    Kato doesn't have then on the Kato USA site anymore..
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    I see that they painted over the numberboards on the E8. Not a perfect solution, but good enough for me.

    -Mark

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    Hypothetically starting from an undecorated shell, I wonder what the easiest way to make a more accurate CNW E8 would be. Filling in the number boards on a current shell, or smoothing over the "number boards" and removing the dynamic brakes from an old style shell? I'm assuming matching the paint of a factory-painted CNW model wouldn't be feasible.

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