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Cn Or Bc Rail Taper Draper Units

Discussion in 'Loco Suggestions & Proposals' started by levygokey3, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. levygokey3

    levygokey3 New Member

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    I would like to see more wide cab locomotives for train simulator.like taper draper or cowl units. Thanks[​IMG]
     
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  2. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    I'd also love the ATSF SDF40-2s, F45s, and FP45s. The CN and BC Rail cowl units look cool too.
     
  3. Latios Gaming

    Latios Gaming New Member

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    The good news is thanks to the community, we do currently have ATSF F45s/FP45s. As for Canadian Cowls, we also have SD60Fs thanks to Ian Allen (EYEIN12).
    An SDF40-2 could reasonably be made just by repainting the SDP40F, as that is what they were rebuilt from. Nobody has taken this on yet though. Maybe a marketplace release?
    When it comes to other cowls though, that's an excellent idea. I would love to see an SD50F, GE Dash 8-40CM, SD40-2F (different from SDF40-2 for the uninitiated), and a Bombardier HR-616 brought to the game.
     
  4. NEC Railfan

    NEC Railfan Well-Known Member

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    There's a bit more to it than just repainting an SDP40F. There would have to be extensive modifications to the nose and there would have to be the addition of a "porch" on the front of the locomotive and freight-specific details. Even the moving of the headlight to the top of the cab. That's why no one has attempted it yet.
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  5. Latios Gaming

    Latios Gaming New Member

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    That makes a bit more sense now. However, the modifications aren't something that child objects can't handle.
     
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    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    At least the good news is if someone wanted to make an SDF40-2 is that there is still one in existence currently in Boulder City, Nevada, saw it last year when I visited the Vegas area. (I think it still in operational condition too)
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    NEC Railfan Well-Known Member

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    That's half true as in a way the porch can be fitted, but other details such as a moved headlight and notched nose are not possible to do without editing the mosel itself. It'd be technically better to create a new model altogether.
     
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    NEC Railfan Well-Known Member

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    That's technically the only surviving SDP40F right?
     
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    Blacknred81 Well-Known Member

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    I believe so.
     

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