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Date: 05/29/19 00:03
Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: MrMRL

An amazing model...


~ Mr. MRL




Date: 05/29/19 00:24
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: fbe

You can find a prototype stuffed and mounted on the west side of the Havre, MT depot. Both the 1:1 and 1:87 are impressive.



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Date: 05/29/19 00:29
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: Sasquatch

Who makes this?



Date: 05/29/19 04:01
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: jburek

Looks like brass...



Date: 05/29/19 05:34
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: BlackWidow

I believe this is the Broadway Limited Brass Hybrid series of locomotives.



Date: 05/29/19 05:50
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: SPDRGWfan

Nicy nice!



Date: 05/29/19 08:01
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: tomstp

BLI's hybrid  engines are really good.  Run extremely well.



Date: 05/29/19 08:47
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: MrMRL

Sasquatch Wrote:
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> Who makes this?

The model is indeed an HO scale Broadway Limited Imports “Brass Hybrid” S-2 4-8-4. I purposely picked the #2584 as that is the number of the 1:1 prototype on display at Havre, MT to this day. In my quasi-plausible modeling world, the Great Northern Railway Historical Society, BNSF Railway, and an anonymous wealthy donor or two have teamed together to bring the old steamer back to life to use for excursions and public education and awareness.

~ Mr. MRL



Date: 05/29/19 12:57
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: fbe

It will look great with 10-12 heavyweight dark green painted passenger cars trailing on the layout. I believe all the passenger steam was gone by the time streamlined green and orange Empire Builder passenger cars came along. Of course a move like that with EB cars might be called a farewell tour before the locomotive was retired and moved to display at the depot.

It boils down to what you have available or want to buy. Running the S2 on a layout populated with a passel of T4 diesels just pegs it as an excursion special. If the club does a 1930s era steam set up then the all green train is a premier train.



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Date: 05/29/19 13:37
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: MrMRL

fbe Wrote:
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> It will look great with 10-12 heavyweight dark
> green painted passenger cars trailing on the
> layout. I believe all the passenger steam was gone
> by the time streamlined green and orange Empire
> Builder passenger cars came along. 

I was considering such a train with, as you said, 10-12 heavyweights. I can’t find much info (or I guess don’t know where to look) on the consists of the 1930s & 1940s. Then I’d have to try and locate all the correct cars in model form. Walthers?  Branchline?



Date: 05/29/19 18:34
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: CM80-46

Is there one at Whitefish?



Date: 05/29/19 18:35
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: nikon1

MrMRL Wrote:
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> fbe Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It will look great with 10-12 heavyweight dark
> > green painted passenger cars trailing on the
> > layout. I believe all the passenger steam was
> gone
> > by the time streamlined green and orange Empire
> > Builder passenger cars came along. 
>
> I was considering such a train with, as you said,
> 10-12 heavyweights. I can’t find much info (or I
> guess don’t know where to look) on the consists
> of the 1930s & 1940s. Then I’d have to try and
> locate all the correct cars in model form.
> Walthers?  Branchline?
Some cars can come from Walthers and Branchline (Atlas) others will need to be brass, mainly the rebuilt coaches and some headend equipment. Personally I'd rather see SP&S 700.
Cheers
Charlie
MP 52.7 on the BNSF Topeka Sub



Date: 05/29/19 21:26
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: PHall

If you're running it as a modern day "restored" steam locomotive the passenger cars really don't have to match.



Date: 05/29/19 21:28
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: fbe

Whitefish has an NW 3 diesel and a bruck.



Date: 05/29/19 21:45
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: fbe

Western passenger trains on GN, NP and MILW seemed to run 12-15 cars, a little shorter in the winter and longer in the summer until they added more sections for the summer. One or two baggage cars, one RPO. There were 3-4 coaches and a couple of Pullman cars. Add to that a diner and observation to fill the train. Add more coaches and sleepers as needed to fill.

Branchline would be my choice but Walthers might be easier to find. Seats and passengers are an expersive option.

I sometimes run a MILW ski train with a Westinghouse EP-3 boxcab electric with a baggage car for skiis and equipment, 6-8 coaches for riders and an observation car for bar services.
Add a diner amongst the coaches. This would run from Seattle or Tacoma to Snoqualmie pass. GN might have done the same from Seattle to Stevens Pass.



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Date: 05/30/19 07:10
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: inCHI

Just saw the Havre one fbe mentioned the other day, though backlit.




Date: 05/30/19 07:49
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: Jeff_Johnston

Really nice depth of focus on that shot, too.

Jeff Johnston
www.trainvideosandparts.com



Date: 05/31/19 18:50
Re: Sneak Peak at a New Addition...
Author: DKay

Beautiful model Robbie.Good thing I dont model Great Northern.
Nice photo of the real deal over on the steam board today.
Regards,dK



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