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Date: 05/17/19 12:52
EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: erielackawanna

As a Los Angeles railfan I've become sadly inured to locomotive tagging, but doesn't stop me from hating it. Still, what is, is, and my hobby is shooting the trains that are, not the trains I wish were there.

And so here are some shots to share of an hostler move in Santiago Chile back on April 14 as a retrucked GEEP (now an NRE SD39M-2) moves around an Alco RSD34 near Alameda Central Station.

 








Date: 05/17/19 12:53
Re: EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: erielackawanna

Second set.








Date: 05/17/19 20:01
Re: EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: CM80-46

Two unique units. Are those export flexicoil trucks on the EMD the same as used on Milw. Rd. SDL39? Short wheel base to fit in the same space as a Blomburg truck on a Geep. Are some of these export units of the various builders availible in HO?
CM80.46



Date: 05/18/19 15:04
Re: EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: jmt

CM80-46 Wrote:
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> Are those export flexicoil
> trucks on the EMD the same as used on Milw. Rd.
> SDL39? Short wheel base to fit in the same space
> as a Blomburg truck on a Geep.
> CM80.46

From Argentina

From scrapped GT22C

https://www.flickr.com/photos/trochametrica/3388887940/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trochametrica/3352960778/

 



Date: 05/18/19 20:31
Re: EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: inCHI

CM80-46 Wrote:
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> Two unique units. Are those export flexicoil
> trucks on the EMD the same as used on Milw. Rd.
> SDL39? Short wheel base to fit in the same space
> as a Blomburg truck on a Geep. Are some of these
> export units of the various builders availible in
> HO?
> CM80.46

For the RS engine, this Mabar engine is somewhat close... or at least a closer starting point than any American ALCO model.

https://mabar.es/en/a-2303/DIESEL-ALCO-1305-RENFE-DCC-SOUND/

Another possibility is that a small manufacturer in Brazil or Argentina has made it. The larger manufacturer is Frateschi, which makes out of scale, toy-like items. But some small scale producers make custom shells that match Brazilian and Argentinian prototypes to scale. I made a EMD G22 using a Hobbytec Modelismo shell. They make an RSD8, which predates an RSD34. Some of those sources don't even have webpages, but have a facebook page. http://www.hobbytec.com.br/paginas/produtos/visualizar_produto.php?cod_prod=14
 



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Date: 05/19/19 03:33
Re: EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: CM80-46

Thank you! More internet research in the works. Any suggestions for any modeling groups to see someone’s kitbashing skills?
Are  these model manufactures mainly HO/OO ?  This opens up a whole new modeling adventure in retirement or maybe some out of country road trips!
CM80.46



Date: 05/19/19 07:43
Re: EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: inCHI

From what I see of countries without domestic model railroad producers where people instead have to kitbash, the choice is HO, though they often would be modeling non standard gauge equipment. The two largest countries I think of that seem to have very active modeling but rely heavily on kitbashing are Indonesia and Brazil. I find some of that work through searching #hoscale or other hashtags on instragram. Or, from kitbashing work in Brazil, look through this page:

https://www.facebook.com/Hobbytec-Modelismo-1581438562120213/



Date: 05/19/19 13:16
Re: EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: GN1969

Appears to be a GM-EMD G12 in the background.



Date: 05/19/19 13:25
Re: EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: erielackawanna

I don't know - I didn't have a telephoto lens with me and I was instructed that while I would get away with a little bit of trespass where I was (not that far from the platform) if I went any farther it would be problematic. Wish I'd brought the tele with me.



Date: 05/19/19 16:19
Re: EMD/ALCO Hostling in Santiago
Author: utwazoo

GN1969 Wrote:
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> Appears to be a GM-EMD G12 in the background.

Former Korean Rys EMD G8.  Five of 13 acquired in 2004 from MRE have been rebuilt for Fepasa,  Nos. 1001-05.   No 2358 was built by NRE Dixmoor (IL) from the hulk of SP GP35 7765/6662



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