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Thread: A beat-up Tyco F7.

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    Looks good.

    Maybe just a tad too much rust on logo area though. Maybe just a tad bit more of the red and white should show through???

    Let the community decide though.

    The NJT loco didn't start looking like that until after 1998 and the last time I saw it. Since it went to SARM it didn't improve much.

    Next I would guess is the fuel tank? Gotta make it look the part as well.

    I am wondering about a version with some graffiti. Nothing dramatic though. Just a little scribble scrabble on the sides below the cab door areas. I think one shot of the NJT E8 showed some graffiti. But if it did, either it was removed, or washed off on it's own.

    Robert

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW 2156 View Post
    I just can't figure out how to capture the HEP sounds and the high idle of the GE FDLV16 engine. The sound they made was just awesome!

    Robert
    I have to agree, the U34CH's had a sound all their own.

    When at idle at a station revving at a constant 960 RPM's , then pull out of the station and you get that flat accelerating sound. No other piece of motive power had such a unique sound ! And don't forget the occasional "Fireworks" show out of the stack as it accelerated away. Many a power, phone or CATV lines got scorched in North Jersey in those days.

    Then idling in Passenger Stand By mode at a constant 650 RPM's to keep the onboard HEPE powered. Then when you had freight service (EL did use them at times during power shortages before the push-pull cars came in early 1971 & NJDOT hated it.) you had freight stand by mode which idled at 275 RPM's.

    As a kid in my teens back in the late 1970's , even prior as a pre-teen in the EL years. I was lucky enough to have many cab rides in these unique pieces of motive power. Nothing beat the sounds they created.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMSS View Post
    I have to agree, the U34CH's had a sound all their own.
    Listen to one starting out from a station stop:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuiCPaMPGUs

    At the beginning you hear the FDL reving high. As the train starts to move the sound gets heavier, but the frequency remains the same. As the train starts to get up to speed it sounds almost like a helicopter (chop-chop-chop-chop-chop).

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    Is there anyone left who could work on creating a decent quality sound set for these?

    Sound creation is one of those black holes in the MSTS world for me.

    I would love to work with Michelle and finish these units for all the NJT fans.

    Our boy Mark would really enjoy having these as much as I.

    Robert

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    I'd like to be done with this thing now.

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    Robert, can you be in charge of releasing all of this stuff? I've got lots to do on my plate.
    Last edited by SD40-2; 04-28-2020 at 07:42 PM.

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    Parker,

    You can send it over. I will take a look at it.

    Can I handle the Release? Yes of course.

    I guess some want the clean version, so I will release that as well.

    Robert

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    Just sent both the wrecked and clean F7s to Robert.

    Here's the v4 clean and fresh one, in all it's toylike glory.

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    Parker B. - A Misplaced Midwesterner.
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    I really like your beaten up versions, they look like the "miraculous" train that would appear from nowhere in a post-apocalyptic movie to save the hero and his friends from impending doom.
    Have you given such a treatment to other machines as well, or is it your first one?

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    Thanks. This is the first time, and probably only time I'll do such severe rusting. I don't really have anything that needs to be beaten up so badly.

    This is how far I usually go.

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    (Available at www.Siskurail.org when Dale gets around to uploading it.)

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    I'll get these packaged up for release by the weekend.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to the rusty F7 project.

    Robert

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