Fox Valley Models N Scale Hiawatha is DELIVERED !!

kschmidt626 Mar 4, 2011

  1. kschmidt626

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    Well I recieved my Fox Valley Models N Scale Hiawatha set via "Special Delivery" yesterday. So I headed to my N scale club to give it a test run, since my home layout is DCC and the Hiawatha isn't yet. Below are some shots of the Hiawatha running around the MNSE club layout. The locomotive ran "GREAT" right out of the box and the passenger car looked awesome and rolled very nicely. GREAT JOB MATT !!

    Definitely worth the wait !!

    Check out the Milwaukee N Southeastern http://www.mnse.org

    See more Hiawatha Pics on Flickr Flickr: kschmidt626's Photostream

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    Rolling through the Moraine of Wisconsin

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    A quick stop at Prairie

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    WOW Its a Scribbin's shot at the crossing

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    The Beavertail brings up the rear of the train

    Thanks again to Matt at FVM for making this historic train available. GOOD JOB !!

    Now we need an S-3 Milwaukee Road Northern

    Keith
     
  2. Westfalen

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    Looks good. Have you checked out what DCC installation is like yet?
     
  3. CNW 1518

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    x2 on the DCC question
     
  4. bigford

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    wow!! i cant belive all the hype that train is kinda goofy looking!!!:tb-shocked:
     
  5. fcnrwy

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    Bigford - Goofy Looking ! GOOFY LOOKING ?! :tb-wacky:
    BOY, you better not say that! Here in Milwaukee !
    They'll lynch you on the spot!! :mbiggrin:

    Westfalen, CNW 1518 - We will check that out and get back to the forum with the right answer!



    Kschmidt626 - I bet I WILL SEE a ton of these if ALL the club members bring theirs to Traintime, this weekend... :tb-biggrin:


    Jerry G.
     
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  6. Carl Sowell

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    I'm not going to call it Goofy bigford. I am not throughing rocks at FVM, or any Milwaukee fan. I hope it is great for all of you who have waited for this model.

    Now when I look at the pictures posted above and other teasers through the waiting period I see a Lionel tinplate train set from the 40's. Did the real train really look like this?

    I can't be the only one that can remember Lionel train sets from the 40's or older or maybe I am @ 70-1/2 years of age. Those were the good ole days! Hah!

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  7. fatalxsunrider43

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    Hmmm..............the white walls kind of make me.....well, I wont say anything or else the nukes will start flying. Cant express ones opinion without being accused of having NO sense. LOL ! Well, Matt, you pulled it off. Great job.
    Here is a link to some original footage, and I do not see white walls.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cph7KwNMon8&feature=related

    I suppose they could be just dirty in the film. Also some Hiawathas had Grey drivers,
    so there were probably many versions. I am sure Matt did his homework.

    fatalxsunrider43
     
  8. Tony Burzio

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    Postcard, showing white wall tires.

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    From that video you could argue that the locomotive had no wheels at all.

    Jason
     
  12. Tony Burzio

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    ALCO builders photo, high stepping with white shoes!

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  13. fatalxsunrider43

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    I had no doubts that Matt did it exactly as it was. I just cant help but find white walls un-appealing, again, just opinion !

    fatalxsunrider43
     
  14. Mark Watson

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    Well the good news is, it's a lot easier to remove the white walls than to paint them on. ;) :p
     
  15. Bill Denton

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    DCC goes in the tender. It takes a decoder with an 8 pin plug. I bought the "Special Edition" set. :pwink:

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  16. CMStP&P

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    Drooling.....

    Could you please stop posting pictures of that train as long as I don't have it in my hands?? I can't stand it!

    No, just kidding.... please show us more!

    Michael
     
  17. Westfalen

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    Is the "Special Edition" set different from the normal one? I can't find any mention of a special edition set on the websites of FVM or any online dealers. I notice your engine differs from the one in the first post in that it has the herald on the tender, did it come like that?
     
  18. skipgear

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    Bill,
    Who is doing the decals, that looks good. Something to stand out from the crowd of Hiawatha's that are bound to be at the shows.
     
  19. Bill Denton

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    Just kidding about the "Special Edition". Sorry, couldn't resist. The decal is from StreamStyle Graphics. They make some neat stuff. Check out their web site.

    Ran the HI at a train show today and it ran really well. No problem pulling the full consist at all. Fox Valley has done an excellant job on these! Well done Matt.
     
  20. John Moore

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    Glad to here about the running quality and the pulling ability. These locos ran over a fairly level route so they handled thier consists well even when expanded. MicroScale makes, or did make, a set of Milw. decals that featured the Hiawatha emblem. I have them on my fantasy set of Milw. RSD-15s. Well hopefully if all goes well maybe a conventional Atlantic will eventually follow this. To those that have them enjoy.
     

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