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Date: 01/08/17 05:06
NW5
Author: Brakeman

Does anyone make an NW5 in HO scale besides Overland/OMI?  



Date: 01/08/17 08:50
Re: NW5
Author: fbe

No. It will be a kitbash involving available EMD switch engines, GP chassis and plastic sheeting.



Date: 01/08/17 11:00
Re: NW5
Author: nygiant

Contact ScaleTrains and request that they do that model.



Date: 01/08/17 12:28
Re: NW5
Author: fbe

Thirteen were built. GN in two, possibly three paint variations. BN Cascade green, Southern tuxedo, Union Belt of Detroit and a later home chop nose for Olin Matheson.

This could be a reason for Scale Trains to build Blomberg B trucks useful for so many possible later projects.

Good luck with the sales pitch.



Date: 01/08/17 12:56
Re: NW5
Author: railwaybaron

With only 13 NW5s built and even less railroad paint schemes, I think Scale Rails would search for a more popular prototype, maybe a cow-calf set?



Date: 01/08/17 18:01
Re: NW5
Author: Alcors32

Gardinier Inc. 61 EMD NW5  Built 1-1947. 1 of 13 built. Ex Mississippi Export 61. Ex SRI 61. Ex Fort Street Union Depot 2.  This locomotive now resides at the Florida Railroad Museum. Photo locaton East Tampa Florida 11-1979  Gerhard H. Anderson Photo




Date: 01/08/17 18:37
Re: NW5
Author: fbe

What a nice photo. How could any manufacturer take a pass on any locomotive with this much character which has never been done before? This is EMD's version of an RS-1.



Date: 01/08/17 19:14
Re: NW5
Author: LarryDoyle

Interesting that No. 61 has a cast frame, which should make it an NC-5!  Here's GN NW-5 192 for comparison, which has a welded frame.

-John




Date: 01/08/17 20:04
Re: NW5
Author: RuleG

fbe Wrote:
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> What a nice photo. How could any manufacturer take
> a pass on any locomotive with this much character
> which has never been done before? This is EMD's
> version of an RS-1.

I'd like to see one of these produced, but with only 13 prototype locomotives ever made, the reluctance of a manufacturer to produce these is understandable.

I did enjoy seeing the 192 shown in the previous post during a visit to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth.



Date: 01/09/17 00:47
Re: NW5
Author: santafesteve

Even a rarer bird is the similar RS1325. 



Date: 01/09/17 05:21
Re: NW5
Author: Hiroshi

Yes, it was a project.

Hope this helps.

Hiroshi

fbe Wrote:
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> No. It will be a kitbash involving available EMD
> switch engines, GP chassis and plastic sheeting.




Date: 01/10/17 19:04
Re: NW5
Author: 1019X

As I recall about 30 years ago someone produced the RS1325 in brass.

santafesteve Wrote:
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> Even a rarer bird is the similar RS1325. 



Date: 01/12/17 02:10
Re: NW5
Author: Hiroshi

Yes, there was a brass model:
For a photo please follow this link:
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,3380649,3380984#msg-3380984
Hope this helps.
Hiroshi

1019X Wrote:
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> As I recall about 30 years ago someone produced
> the RS1325 in brass.
>
> santafesteve Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Even a rarer bird is the similar RS1325. 



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