May 28, 2019
I've been working on an Alco S2 model. Here is the progress so far.
First Alco in Z!!
Thank you sir but I think Gerd takes the cake when it comes to "first Alco in Z". I'm envious of his roster to be honest. ->> Trains At Enkay Design
I think David F did the very first Alco S2 already several years ago together with a SD9 and SD40T-2 which he showed in Denver.
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Wow, only seen Gerd's. Didn't know there was others!
NIce looking S2, looking forward to this one!
BTW: I only made some road switchers, RS11 and C420 (high and low hood)
That looks terrific: what type of powered chassis will we use?
Mark in Oregon
Excellent! Ann Arbor used these.
I was going to get an SW1200, paint it up in AAR colors, and ignore the historical inaccuracy, but this changes the game.
Is there an ETA on your shop?
The chassis will be very similar to my sw9 b-units. Only one shorty will be needed to power it. The shorty motor will lay flat and the pin that holds the powered truck in place will have to be chopped down. There will be room for an optional circuit board with lights but it will not be necessary to run. I will offer a hand rail kit with wires and resistor just like the SW1200. The first test run of the hand rails(chemical etched parts) will should be delivered within two months. Considering Shapeways turn around time, the shell and chassis will also be a available in about two months time. Thanks!
Speaking of "first ALCO in Z", let's not forget AZL's brass PA1, even if it get difficult to be found now...
I second that, Dom
Great details! keep up the great work! S-2
The body looks fantastic! But if I couldn't make those outside brake shoes on the Blunt trucks finer and more recessed, I'd leave them off.
The essence and, to me, the appeal of the Blunt truck is its nicely rounded shape and its simplicity. It's like a minimalist design.
As modelers, we all hate to omit details. But if it's physically impossible to make the small stuff small enough, they wind up changing the whole character of the thing. The tail wags the dog. Sometimes we're better off learning a lesson from impressionist painters. If the details don't add to the impression that those are Blunt trucks, to heck with 'em!
It sure looks promising. Keep us posted!
Thanks for the feedback. I think I can make the details a bit finer before Shapeways starts rejecting the model.
I´m working on 2 SW1200 it´s so much fun. You´re kits and decals are great, the instructions are perfect. Can´t wait for the S2!
Hey! if you leave all the side door off! I just did a 567 prime mover in Z scale. It's printing now so I will soon see how it's going to look! set of 4 EMD 567
Nice! I’ll see what I can do.
I see you have the rivets on the S2 looks really good have you uploaded it yet! That when you will find out if there to small they will disappear after upload. Then you will have to go and enlarge them a bit till they show up after upload to Shapeways. Like the rivet counting models add nice detail!
The first prototype arrives today. I'll post photos as soon as I can.
Today My First 4 3D printed EMD 567 Prime Mover arrived painted and loaded on a 3D printed Semi truck! Trailer is Showcase Miniatures white metal. Driving to the 3D printed crane to off load making prep. to install! Got two more loaded on flat car to go to the repair shop! The crew is wondering if they will fit used spec. from another model in HO scale! these are Z scale!!!!!!!