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#1 dekosoft

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 10:53 PM

Here's a peek at our Burlington Northern Mainline Power set, featuring the return of Pete Abrams as texture artist.

Lots of six-axle power will be arriving in this package:

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We're continuing to add more details, like glad hands and improved couplers, too.

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We've reworked the SD45 to make it more accurate than ever:

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Also we'll include a new 'B'-unit to boost those heavy, long-haul trains:

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More to come -- stay tuned!

#2 SCRF

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Posted 06 March 2005 - 10:56 PM

Wow! Nice looking set. You can never have enough locos! smile.gif

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 12:13 AM

very nice, especially the whitefaced unit. it may not be planned for this set, but I'd line up for some 4-axle and switcher power in cascade green too... cool.gif

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 03:22 AM

Yo....!!! laugh.gif

I can only second Tim's motion!!!!!!!!!

But those units look right on!!! Sounds like i gotta warm up those Northwestern routes... smile.gif

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 02:56 PM

Yes, BN!!!! But we need a few more white faces in that set. Nice stuff so far! Any rolling stock? Sorry if I am pushy with my questions it is just that I LOVE BN. wub.gif

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 07:11 PM

Pete you're the man.

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Posted 07 March 2005 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE(hokketalgo @ Mar 7 2005, 02:56 PM)
I LOVE BN. wub.gif

Me too wub.gif

Great looking set! I can hardy wait

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 06:30 AM

Pete Returns ! ! !

Yes.

I can hardly wait. Pete is definately the man when it comes to painting BN. All of his work is stellar. Yet, there is something about the way he does those Green and Whitefaced BN locos that brings them to life.

I would even like to see an additional "heritage" type pack, with some retro BN white and a little greeen Models, and of course of a heavy whiteface representation.

I'd shell out for 2 varying sets, Classic and Heritage, if they met with your standards and were a good deal price wise as Deko products always are.

Great to see ya back Pete !

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Posted 08 March 2005 - 12:23 PM

Can I see some White Faced BN GP50's in this pack maybe. Also the 3500 series GP40M's would look nice as well. Oh well great job so far.

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 02:35 AM

QUOTE(MFOS @ Mar 8 2005, 03:30 PM)
Pete Returns ! ! !

Yes.

I can hardly wait. Pete is definately the man when it comes to painting BN. All of his work is stellar. Yet, there is something about the way he does those Green and Whitefaced BN locos that brings them to life.

I would even like to see an additional "heritage" type pack, with some retro BN white and a little greeen Models, and of course of a heavy whiteface representation.

I'd shell out for 2 varying sets, Classic and Heritage, if they met with your standards and were a good deal price wise as Deko products always are.

Great to see ya back Pete !

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Also some BN predecessors would be nice, eg. some CB&Q, NP, SPS etc... wink.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 12 March 2005 - 07:44 PM

Outstanding! I'll be sure to have them smile.gif

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 12:26 PM

Thank god! I was afraid it was a fleet of patch jobs!!!

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Posted 13 March 2005 - 07:17 PM

Dear all,

I hope it's not all white face BN. They didn't appear until 1989 and I'm modeling 1982-1985. A GP50 green please.

Yours truly,

Leland

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Posted 14 March 2005 - 10:19 PM

Wow.

The Big Green machine has plenty of fans I see.

I think it will be a nice mix, knowing the Deko Crew, and I doubt it will be "all white faces, etc.".

What I and a few others were trying to get at, was that this set has enough interest to possibly see a Superset, and perhaps a few heritage type packs as well, (Perhaps at an additional cost), for those of us who wish to see Pete "do his thang" on units from various time periods. Sort of like what was done with the CSX Superset. That type of thing seems to have been a unique event, as the Supersets after the CSX set, tended to be more straight forward and not as exotic. That did not mean I was not happy with them. That would be completely false. I loved them ALL. I just appreciated the fact that the CSX set offered so much diversity. I would like to see that happen with this set too.

My 2 cents.


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#15 dekosoft

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 12:23 AM

Thanks for all your nice feedback. A couple of things:

* The BN set will mainly feature six-axle power, although some four-axle units are also to be included as well as a freight car set. We haven't finalized the exact contents for the release, but will announce that soon.
* Generally we're planning to make new releases more closely tied together so that those who crave realism can get a cohesive sample of time and roster. Eventually the CSX set may be broken up into smaller pieces -- it's a bit scattershot as it is now. I don't think this will happen any time soon, we've got too much going on at the moment, but just to let you know that change is inevitable. That's not to say we won't do 'heritage' sets -- quite the opposite -- we'll just plan to do them in tighter packages.

The first round of green machines is in beta. Hope to have some more screens real soon...

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 07:34 PM

Sounds like you understand what I was trying to say completely.

Communication is a beautiful thing when it works smile.gif

Look forward to them gentlemen. (As always)

Ahem ... Cough cough ... Where are they in Beta at? I wouldn't mind getting a sneak peak, as I have access to the most obvious Beta Test location. Wink wink.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 08:30 PM

Mint!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

I always liked BN, too bad they had to go soft and join ATSF wink.gif

Thanks guys, I love it cool.gif

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 09:07 PM

"MFOS - walking the fine line ... but walking REAL carefully"

You must be pure of heart.

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 12:32 AM

Wow - impressive-looking set! I love the details, including the MU connectors! smile.gif

Cheers!
Marc

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 03:54 PM

Does it have a brake wheel??? blink.gif laugh.gif blush.gif