The announcement is up on the 3rd Rail Site.  No pictures yet,there are many,many roads listed as possible.  Many of us will be happy with this one.

Norm

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I suppose there are at least two dimensions to the interest here... the technically focused will worry about the physical characteristics of each unit on a given railroad. And rightfully so!

Another group consists of those starved for quality models from a given railroad. I'm in that group, delighted to see proposals for BAR and GT. I've reserved.

So if this is an election rather than an order, I've voted. Bring them on!

Jan

It's too early for me to place an order, without configurations and paint schemes!!!

Any chance for a late era NYC cigar band paint scheme?  No new die work as that is already shown in C&NW and SP&S.  Paint work can't get much simpler.

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Any chance for a late era NYC cigar band paint scheme?  No new die work as that is already shown in C&NW and SP&S.  Paint work can't get much simpler.

Email Scott,

He's open to it if he gets enough reservations.

I have too, but, your photo has several mistakes!!! And, you need to quit promoting it!

The number boards being the most glaring. Should be black background w/white numbers. Background of logo should be black and a separate sheetmetal logo on each end.

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I have sent an email to Scott asking if he will make proper Redbirds.

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Don't know where you came up with that photo but, it is definitely NOT a correct N&W passenger "Red Bird" GP9. Maybe that is a photo of the "fake unit" at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, in Spencer, NC. 

If Sunset/3rd Rail does indeed offer the N&W passenger service GP9, i.e. a "Red Bird", they better do it correctly, and NOT looking like that photo!

Hot Water posted:

Don't know where you came up with that photo but, it is definitely NOT a correct N&W passenger "Red Bird" GP9. Maybe that is a photo of the "fake unit" at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, in Spencer, NC.

The above locomotive is indeed an original Redbird that resides at VMT in Roanoke. If you notice in the above photo the air reservoir is above the fuel/water tank. There are access holes in the frame sill. The combined tank is  much bigger than a standard GP9. I agree the number boards are incorrect and need to be black, also the logo on the cab should have the black background.

The 620 below that resides at Spencer is a fake Redbird. Notice the air reservoirs at the end of the fuel tank are transverse. This was the standard freight arrangement.

A better shot of a Redbird in service:

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I have received a note from Scott that he has added the N&W ""Red Bird" passenger GP9 to the list. 

I would politely ask that you do not post those photos of INCORRECTLY restored passenger GP9's. You could be creating a problem in that the unknowing will start believing the mistakes are real!

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There are photos for most of the railroads

Still no images for the ROCK ISLAND GP7 and GP9.

There are many paint schemes possible for the ROCK ISLAND GP7 and GP9.

How is the choice going to be narrowed down? 

Andrew

I had asked Scott to consider doing the Maine Central in Harvest Gold and Green and sent him a photo to post. He said he would. This was shortly before York and I saw him there. He had not had a chance to post it yet but he did say that Norm, from Norm's O Scale had put in a sizeable order for them in the Green scheme. Atlas had already done that version. I also saw Norm at York and discussed with him about the order. Norm said he was undecided on the color? I have since seen that Scott has now posted a picture of the MEC GP7 in the maroon scheme? I also got an email from Norm asking if I wanted to reserve on of those. I told him yes.

I also emailed Scott (twice in fact, including photos) asking him to consider adding the Jersey Central’s as-delivered dual-stripe “toothpaste” paint scheme, but so far I’ve received no response.  

I’ve been patiently waiting to purchase my first Third Rail locomotive as up to this point they haven’t offered a diesel model and road name combo that fit my interests.  Finally the GP7 in CNJ!!  I so badly want to join the ranks of all the Third Rail locomotive owners out there, but I definitely don’t want to settle for the solid green (no stripe) CNJ version currently pictured on their website.

I’m sure Scott is a very busy guy, so I’ll gladly accept the advice from anyone with experience in successfully communicating with him on the best way to do so.  So far email hasn’t worked...for me at least.  Fingers crossed he will consider my recommendation!

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Any time frame for these yet?  I would guess late 2020 or early 2021.  I may want to jump on board with either NYC or B&M.

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