NRE 'Genset II' from Trainman

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NRE 'Genset II' from Trainman

Post by Gloriousnse » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:30 am

The Trainman genset appears to have been a great seller, but more recent prototype builds have had a much chunkier, taller long hood (with dynamic brake provision) giving a very different look to the version Atlas initially modelled.

Atlas have just announced they are producing the 'Genset II' variant, which is great if like me you like modern Chicago railroads, as this is the style that the BRC and IHB gensets are! :)

Announcement link here:
http://www.atlastrainman.com/HOLoco/tmhogenset1.htm

As well as BRC and IHB it'll come in CP, CSX, BNSF and NRE demonstrator.

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Re: NRE 'Genset II' from Trainman

Post by torikoos » Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:11 am

Hi Martyn, you're a step ahead of me, I was going to post the same (already done on my blog).

This variant of the Genset is correct for the California Northern Shortline I model, although I've set it in the early 90's, with the release of this model, I can decide to swap to 'today' from time to time. All I need atlas to do is to release one for the CFNR, which they did for the earlier (and therefore incorrect) variant of the genset model.

Good news is also that they've done something about the 'waaay too chunky' handrails on the previous release.

By the way, here's the CFNR version in action. I am not too keen on the Rail America colours (Rail America owns the CFNR for several years already), I preferred the older green and cream colours)
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CFNR 504 by El Cobrador, on Flickr

And here a picture of a CFNR GP15-1 in the colours I would have preferred the Gensets to be.
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Re: NRE 'Genset II' from Trainman

Post by geofftiller » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:17 pm

Hi Guys

I saw the Atlas mailing list this morning, it depends how many numbers they release but I'll be having some. It would be even better if they bring out the 6 axle gensets. Those are huge (not far off as long as a Dash9) but would be a great addition to the roster.

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Re: NRE 'Genset II' from Trainman

Post by warbonnetuk » Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:09 am

Best bit of news is that the finer handrails sets are to be available as retro parts for the first model esp I had a slot of my Xmas time off allocated to doing a Smokey Valley / brass wire replacement on my BNSF model. Saving me some time there :D

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Re: NRE 'Genset II' from Trainman

Post by Gloriousnse » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:57 pm

Looks like the CSX units in this first run are also Chicago residents - the BNSF pair are California based, the CP's in Ontario...

Predictably the demo has been all over the place, Chicago, Texas, even a trial on the MRL and rather bizarrely in Canada on the Rocky Mountaineer!!
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