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Re: MMW SD45

Postby E7 » Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:47 pm

up148 wrote:
E7 wrote:Have to ask Ed the Brasman! Haven't heard anything of Jerry Snow in quite a while. He used to sell on Feebay.


Ed Campbell (if he is who you mean) passed away over a year ago and was absent from all forums for at least 5 years. He went in a full care retirement home with dementia 3+ years ago, got a little better for awhile, went home a few months and then passed away. He sure knew a great deal about brass.


Scarey, as it doesn't seem that long since him (Ed) and "Brasscollector" were posting on here bashing GK, saying he would never bring in another engine. It ultimately happened, and they departed,++++++++ lickety split. Doesn't seem like it was that long ago!
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Re: MMW SD45

Postby J. S. Bach » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:49 pm

Some interesting information here. I am just glad that I have a US Hobbies/KTM SD45 done up in a nice Great Northern paint job. IF i ever wanted a second SD45, I would look for another painted KTM or a two-rail MTH, either one would be good enough for me.
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Re: MMW SD45

Postby ScaleCraft » Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:20 pm

Sort of along the same line as folks who insist on complete underbody details (read: expensive).
I always tell them, the only time you see that is if you do something wrong. Like a derailment.
My Kemtron GP-9 is all the detail I need and then some. Plus with A-N drives, it goes, and goes, and goes.
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Re: MMW SD45

Postby up148 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:06 am

E7 wrote:
up148 wrote:
E7 wrote:Have to ask Ed the Brasman! Haven't heard anything of Jerry Snow in quite a while. He used to sell on Feebay.


Ed Campbell (if he is who you mean) passed away over a year ago and was absent from all forums for at least 5 years. He went in a full care retirement home with dementia 3+ years ago, got a little better for awhile, went home a few months and then passed away. He sure knew a great deal about brass.


Scarey, as it doesn't seem that long since him (Ed) and "Brasscollector" were posting on here bashing GK, saying he would never bring in another engine. It ultimately happened, and they departed,++++++++ lickety split. Doesn't seem like it was that long ago!



Yeah, Ed got sideways with GK over a 9000 he ordered. Somehow the cab wasn't secured correctly, so he sent it back for repair (remember KOH's was pretty new at this time and no one really knew much about him), so when Ed got it back, someone had drilled, tapped and installed a round headed, slotted screw right in the middle of the cab floor. That started a running feud and was the last KOH's loco Ed ever purchased. I used to have a photo of it, but not sure I can find it..........pretty disgusting repair for a $4K model.

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Re: MMW SD45

Postby E7 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:23 am

Wow!
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Re: MMW SD45

Postby Chris Webster » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:46 am

Here's a good example of how much ground modern unit coal trains cover: Union Pacific ES44AC #8207 and Canadian National SD75I #5749 pulling a unit coal train thru Agricola, Mississippi on March 28, 2020:
Railpictures #731435
and an photograph of that very same train five days later, passing thru Bridgeport, Colorado after it had reloaded on the North Fork Branch:
Railpictures #732742

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Re: MMW SD45

Postby E7 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:04 pm

Nice pics, but also a good example of how boring a train all the same type of car can be.
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Re: MMW SD45

Postby Rufus T. Firefly » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:34 pm

E7 wrote:Nice pics, but also a good example of how boring a train all the same type of car can be.


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Re: MMW SD45

Postby Chris Webster » Sat May 02, 2020 5:46 pm

E7 wrote:Nice pics, but also a good example of how boring a train all the same type of car can be.

The spiral with Ho Scale ( side view )

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Re: MMW SD45

Postby E7 » Sun May 03, 2020 12:54 am

Chris, is that track plan prototypical? :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: MMW SD45

Postby Chris Webster » Sun May 03, 2020 10:23 am

E7 wrote:Chris, is that track plan prototypical? :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Here's one that reminds me of the Bingham Canyon Mine, back when it still had a railroad: The Downward Spiraling Helix with an HO scale model train and K'NEX

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Re: MMW SD45

Postby ScaleCraft » Sun May 03, 2020 11:14 am

Chris Webster wrote:
E7 wrote:Nice pics, but also a good example of how boring a train all the same type of car can be.

The spiral with Ho Scale ( side view )

uh...no. Interesting visuals. Once is more than enough. Good temporary trestle bent construction...ball point pens?
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Re: MMW SD45

Postby Chris Webster » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:07 pm

I don't have any news about MMW, but thought I would post two recent feebay auctions of Squander Plenty locomotives. The first one is an OMI SD40T-2, a locomotive that Sunset 3rd Rail is taking reservations for... but my guess is that Scott will *not* be doing this version with the long front nose:
Ebay #233941852446, Overland SD40T-2 sold for $1,175.00

The second is an Oriental Limited SDP45, the same locomotive designation as the prototype unit atop of MMW's home page... but also different. The Oriental Limited model below is for an dual-mode (passenger and freight) SDP45 that was built specifically for Southern Pacific. I think they pulled the San Jose to San Francisco commuter trains during the week and worked the freight pool on the weekends. Meanwhile, the SDP45 on MMW's home page was a freight-only unit built for the Erie Lackawanna that was later rebuilt by Morrison-Knudsen in the 1990s.
Ebay #233941846403, Oriental Limited SDP45, sold for $2,283.09


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