Non Haven Fleischmann Model

flatcar99
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11:23 PM - Feb 05, 2018 #1

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rsullivan
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2:06 AM - Feb 06, 2018 #2

Thanks Mr. Flatcar99 for this tribute to the New Haven EP-5s. I see it is numbered for the GFN. Is that possibly the Grand Funk Network? I see that Fleischmann avoided the controversy of modelling the third rail pickup shoes in either the raised or lowered position by just not including them on the trucks. Prior to Rapido announcing their production of the EP-5, I was seriously comparing the Marklin NS EETC Class 1200 Electric Locomotive, MFX+ w/Sound for a kitbash donor locomotive. It would require so many modifications, that I decided that scratch building one would be easier, take less time, and be more cost effective.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr.  member #3967
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DBrion
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2:12 AM - Feb 06, 2018 #3

This has been around since the 1960's.  A "Groaner" if there ever was one.

Mr. Sullivan, just for the scratch-building fun of it I intend to kitbash two Life-Like Erie-Built diesel cabs (back to back) and create a faux EP-5.  I know it won't be real, but it will be unique.
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John Sheridan
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7:56 AM - Feb 06, 2018 #4

I used this model as a template for the upcoming EP-5 model.
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bogman102
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10:14 AM - Feb 06, 2018 #5

In its day this was the cats meow for an EP-5 stand in to a 10 year old!
I have seen these sell today for $100 to $200.00!
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rsullivan
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10:26 AM - Feb 06, 2018 #6

John Sheridan wrote: I used this model as a template for the upcoming EP-5 model.
😂 LOL! 😂
Richard (short form) #3967
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9:03 AM - Feb 22, 2018 #7

flatcar99 wrote:
 When I was a younger  person There was a shop in Down Town LA ( Washington & Vermont ) Train shop. They had 1 I wanted But had to save my  money for a couple more week's Went back & it was gone !! But they had an FA 2 I got in place of it.
 Jim
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3:57 PM - Feb 22, 2018 #8

The original engine:

Amersfoort, 29 augustus 2007 (2).JPG
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nhhe52
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11:28 PM - Feb 22, 2018 #9

Thieu wrote: The original engine:

Amersfoort, 29 augustus 2007 (2).JPG
More information please:  What is that and what is that behind it?

Nothing comes up on my web search for ACTS railroad.

Ed
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11:46 PM - Feb 22, 2018 #10

ACTS was a freight company. Does not exist anymore. They bought these oldies from the Dutch railways. The engines have worked for another decade or so. There were 25 of these locomotives, and 8 are still around, and 4 of them are still working. It is my favorite Dutch locomotive.

They have been built in the fifties in Holland. Baldwin/Westinghouse did the design and built the trucks, the rest of the locomotive was built bij the Dutch companies Werkspoor and Heemaf.

Spoorparade Amersfoort 19 oktober 2014 22.jpg

Spoorparade Amersfoort 19 oktober 2014 24.jpg
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