1. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    Got the ok to announce the first 4 paint schemes for the MTL GP-9. Starting with Northern Pacific in July...they go like this: CN Sgt Stripes, New Haven and Milwaukee Road. All will have two numbers and mirror the retail prices on the GP-35...not sure of the price on the NP...which will be about the cost of the UP GP-35 I suspect, but regardless we are holding to the theme to keep these all under $200.00 Retail.
     
  2. HoboTim

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    Joe,

    What colors make up the CN Sgt Stripes?

    Sounds like GP-9 is going to be just as Big a Hit as the GP-35 was when it was released!!!! This is Great!!!

    Hobo Tim
     
  3. Ajayrav

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    Joe, what sort of an Espee fan are you? EVERY first release should be Southern Pacific.

    Playing the waiting game for the SP GP9,
    Ajay
     
  4. JR59

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    I second the post of Ajay! SP should be one of the first release with Rio Grande and UP! Nobody needs New Haven. :)
     
  5. rray

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    The Hew Haven is a very nice paint scheme, and I am sure people will want to collect that one.

    As for me, I need the NP, so it could not be a better choice! :D

    I think i will get a CN unit too!
     
  6. daniele

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    Jürg, you're right NEW HAVEN is short for: nobody ever wants to have :teeth:

    according to google, wikipedia and rrpictures sgt stripes looks like this one: http://stewart.railfan.net/rail/cn/gp9-4006a.jpg

    then my scale layout will look like this one: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=781169 :eek:mg:

    Joe, that was a wise decision to deliver the cn paint scheme! (and i got to sell my house, car and wife). :angel:

    I hope for the upcoming SD40-2 there will be a canadian pacific paint scheme?


    daniel
     
  7. Joe D'Amato

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    Yep...CP for the SD40-2. I am hopeing we can do three or four roads for the initial release...and Ajay, I hear you on SP, but was over-ruled...everyone here thinks I have an agenda...ok I do, but can't be too obvious. I have to play to the masses...if I had my way I would change the name from Micro-Trains Line to Southern Pacific Micro Trains and get going on my dream fleet!

    Cheers

    Joe
     
  8. Joe D'Amato

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    Oh yea, forgot. I went out to Assembly and got a picture of Robert Ray's order being processed...enjoy

    Joe

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  9. rray

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    Ahhh! The fleet awaits my caring hands! :D
     
  10. Ajayrav

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    That looks beautiful! I've gotta get me some of those. Guess I won't wait for Espee after all. I am SO fickle!
     
  11. SJ Z-man

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    Ouch, that really hurts (my pocket book :)

    Such beauty !!! Gonna be a killer year !
     
  12. zztop

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    Joe,
    That could be a great subsidiary for Micro Trains followed by the
    DRGW Micro Trains etc etc etc.

    :teeth:
     
  13. Cleantex

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    Now somebody will bite me :teeth:

    But to be honest, societies like MTL live finally from the mass of people, not so directly from experts like they are present here.

    For the average people that "buy toys", and consider it like this, there is little difference between GP-9 and GP-35.

    :lightning::lightning::lightning:

    Ok, what I wanted to say, that we have already the experience with Märklin. They made a lot of money when they had a varieted program BR89, V160, V260, 798 Bus and so on, everything totaly different.

    Then they begun to make Steamer after Steamer, always the same chassis and so on, sure cheaper in making, but very bad for the mass market. We all know the end of the Adam's family......

    Why dont make some switcher, with new chassis, Mogul and other small steamer, small diesels like Alco, things where average people are really waiting for.
     
  14. Chris333

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    Why doesn't Marklin put low friction tender pick-ups on their steam...
     
  15. Michael R New York

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    Ahem! Those of us in the Northeastern United States want New Haven Jurg :)
     
  16. Michael R New York

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    I figure it will take you about 1 hour and 7 minutes to fit DCC decoders into all of them and another 22 minutes to program them all...

    ;-)

    Michael
     
  17. Cleantex

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    Hi Chris,

    Like they acted they could never get to this far point.
    They put always corn grain bulb, replace a medium quality 3pol motor by a 5pol, better starter but after 20 hours obstruated by the brush dust, what can even short and flame off the decoder.

    This make live a lot of small manufacterer that put friction ring, tender pickup, Faulhaber, and more.

    Highlight of the last years was sure the 8axle Mallet, that everybody want, but quick sold out because produced in small insider quantity.

    In marketing there is no mercy.
     
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    They did. Like CP's GP9s, they were only chopnosed in the 1980s.
     
  20. Don A

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    How come he ordered only 39 ??
     

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