1. russmeier

    russmeier TrainBoard Member

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    Solo_clipper:

    I watch CP/SOO every day out my window here in Milwaukee. I live downtown in a condo overlooking the old Milwaukee Road mainlines and yards. CP is very active in Milwaukee with both unit and mixed trains.

    So, even though Joe says "Never say never', I've already made my plans. I'm gonna pick up that Milwaukee Road GP-9 as my CP "Heritage" unit and just let it trail behind those STUNNING CP/SOO GP-35's.

    Do you see much CP where you are in Saskatchewan?

    Russ Meier
    Milwaukee, WI
    MILW, UP, and CP in Z

    current train: MTL SOO GP-35 -- new one breaking in by slow running with 5 tanks.
     
  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Wow! Who needs model trains, with the real thing right out the window?!?:rolleyes:
     
  3. solo_clipper

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    Growing up in southern Sask, by the Canada Us boarder it was all CP and Soo. That is how I got into those roads, hence Gp7/9 bring back the memories. Where I live now in central Sask CN is the mainline.
     
  4. russmeier

    russmeier TrainBoard Member

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    Well, I saw the CN GP-9 in action today at my local hobby shop. All I can say is "wow." It floored me. So smooth, so handsomely painted, great detail, and it was crawling along at a snail's pace pulling a good set of cars. I stood and watched for nearly an hour. Good job on this one Joe. That loco's definitely a looker! I won't make my decision on buying CN until I see that Milwaukee Road loco in a couple months. I can't get them both so as I said above I'll probably pick up the Milw as my heritage loco. Anyone ever see CP lash up a GP35 and a GP9? Have any of you already lashed up your MTL GP35 and GP9? Can they run well together?

    Russ Meier
    Milwaukee, WI
    MILW, UP, and CP in Z
     
  5. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Russ,

    Thanks, I really like the look of that CN GP as well...one of the more striking schemes. As for running the GP9 and the GP35 together, it should be no problem since they share the same chassis. Speaking of which, the SD40-2 and E8 chassis first shots ought to be here soon and I will post some photos and a video of them all running. Again, the mech and motor is the same as are the PC Boards and connectors. So, speeds and DCC considerations will be the same.

    Oh...I should have some pics of the Milwaukee shell soon, saw the paint the other day and it's pretty clean.

    Cheers

    Joe
    MTL

     
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  7. cnrtcmtl

    cnrtcmtl TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Joe

    Is there any schedule date for the release of :
    SD-40
    E8A
    Passenger cars

    Raymond Morrissette
     
  8. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    Yes :eek:)

    Joe
    MTL

     
  9. Ajayrav

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    And????? Pray tell......
     
  10. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    Can't say right now because we are still working on our scheduling...some of which will be done this week. I know 08 will be an expensive year for me though! :eek:) As soon as I can post someting I will...promise.

    Joe

     

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