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6:41 AM - Jan 31, 2018 #81

The Rapido Jet will be better than the brass models. I have 2 OMI Jets.
They will go on eBay.
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7:50 AM - Jan 31, 2018 #82

The final NH paint scheme was more user-friendly to those who saved the nose doors from 379!  (the entire NH fit on the door, along with the number.  On the door I was familiar with, the NH number had been painted over with the red-orange paint.
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7:57 AM - Jan 31, 2018 #83

Richard Abramson wrote: The Congo never operated east of NY. Train could be the Colonial or the Senator.
Yes, I realized that after my post.  A "senior" moment.   
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8:13 AM - Jan 31, 2018 #84

Bill Sample wrote: The final NH paint scheme was more user-friendly to those who saved the nose doors from 379!  (the entire NH fit on the door, along with the number.  On the door I was familiar with, the NH number had been painted over with the red-orange paint.
There is no "door" on the front (of either end) of the EP-5. It is simply a panel attached to the frame. Since the EP-5 was not MU capable there was no need for a nose door. 
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10:59 PM - Jan 31, 2018 #85

Richard Abramson wrote: The Rapido Jet will be better than the brass models. I have 2 OMI Jets.
They will go on eBay.
 Rick,
 I have 2 ALCO units and a partial  May can them as well OR  make them look ( Rode Hard & Put up wet )

 Jim
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2:04 PM - Feb 01, 2018 #86

John Sheridan wrote:
Bill Sample wrote: The final NH paint scheme was more user-friendly to those who saved the nose doors from 379!  (the entire NH fit on the door, along with the number.  On the door I was familiar with, the NH number had been painted over with the red-orange paint.
There is no "door" on the front (of either end) of the EP-5. It is simply a panel attached to the frame. Since the EP-5 was not MU capable there was no need for a nose door. 
Yes, I should have called it a panel - no hinges or latch.
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10:07 PM - Feb 01, 2018 #87

BA7E5173-6880-4DC4-948D-2E88F2B0FF18.jpeg The pantograph structures appear Very thick in the Rapido 3D rendering.  I hope Rapido can slim them down, more to scale.  The operable BLI and MTH pans are much thinner than these appear to be.  I know the OMI pans are fragile but they look great.

Sure do wish the 3rd rail shoes were more obvious and even better if they could be manually flipped up and down.  When I mention that to Bill he joked, sure, why not set DCC Function 29 to raise and lower them.   Some micro electric motors would do the job.😀

Ed
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6:27 PM - Feb 03, 2018 #88

nhhe52 wrote: BA7E5173-6880-4DC4-948D-2E88F2B0FF18.jpegThe pantograph structures appear Very thick in the Rapido 3D rendering.  I hope Rapido can slim them down, more to scale.  The operable BLI and MTH pans are much thinner than these appear to be.  I know the OMI pans are fragile but they look great.

Sure do wish the 3rd rail shoes were more obvious and even better if they could be manually flipped up and down.  When I mention that to Bill he joked, sure, why not set DCC Function 29 to raise and lower them.   Some micro electric motors would do the job.😀

Ed
Ed,

How thick do you think they are ?

The tubular frames on EP-5 model are .035“ The BLI & Bachman frames are the same thickness.

They look thick because you are looking at an HO scale model close-up. Thickness at this close tend to look exaggerated a bit.
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6:33 PM - Feb 03, 2018 #89

nhhe52 wrote: BA7E5173-6880-4DC4-948D-2E88F2B0FF18.jpegThe pantograph structures appear Very thick in the Rapido 3D rendering.  I hope Rapido can slim them down, more to scale.  The operable BLI and MTH pans are much thinner than these appear to be.  I know the OMI pans are fragile but they look great.

Sure do wish the 3rd rail shoes were more obvious and even better if they could be manually flipped up and down.  When I mention that to Bill he joked, sure, why not set DCC Function 29 to raise and lower them.   Some micro electric motors would do the job.😀

Ed
As for the 3rd rail shoes - they are very small & you are well aware that if we did motorized them you would be paying much more for the model to include such a minor function. The attach point to the truck is .055 & the shoe thickness is .007.

Anyways setting CV 29 will cause the top to open so the Girrafe can raise its head out of the opening.
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9:09 AM - Feb 05, 2018 #90

John Sheridan wrote:
nhhe52 wrote: BA7E5173-6880-4DC4-948D-2E88F2B0FF18.jpegThe pantograph structures appear Very thick in the Rapido 3D rendering.  I hope Rapido can slim them down, more to scale.  The operable BLI and MTH pans are much thinner than these appear to be.  I know the OMI pans are fragile but they look great.

Sure do wish the 3rd rail shoes were more obvious and even better if they could be manually flipped up and down.  When I mention that to Bill he joked, sure, why not set DCC Function 29 to raise and lower them.   Some micro electric motors would do the job.😀

Ed
As for the 3rd rail shoes - they are very small & you are well aware that if we did motorized them you would be paying much more for the model to include such a minor function. The attach point to the truck is .055 & the shoe thickness is .007.

Anyways setting CV 29 will cause the top to open so the Girrafe can raise its head out of the opening.
John:

I was kidding about the DCC operable third rail shoes.  However being able to manually flip them up and down would cost not much more if anything, or having them supplied so the owner could install them in the desired position.

Thank you for the info  and clarification on the pantograph structure thickness.

Ed
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