C32-8 in n scale?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by alcuin, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. alcuin

    alcuin Member

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    Might anyone know if theres an n scale version of GE's C32-8? It's one of my favorite locomotives and would love to have one on my layout, but it's just not coming up on the radar.

    Chris
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    No, and there's not a readily available model of it in any scale either.
  3. alcuin

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    Alas ... I guess there' can't be models of everything, but I would have thought that the first of the six-axle dash-8's would have been a good candidate.
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    railohio Active Member

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    Only ten were built for one railroad and even with the proliferation of second-hand owners there still aren't enough road names to make it viable for a manufacturer. There have been articles on making one over the years, but not in N scale, to my knowledge.

    ~BS
  5. alcuin

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    That's true, although the similar c39-8 was owned by a few more railroads. That too would be a nice one to see in n scale.
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    A C39-8 would have a slightly broader appeal, but it's still a rather obscure locomotive. Passing one off as the other would be a tough sell, too, given the different lengths and number of hood access doors.

    ~BS
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    Is the C32-8 the same length as a C30-7?
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    Nope. My reference book says a C30-7 is 67' 3" and a C32-8 is 67' 11". Besides, what's the odds of Kato even rerunning the C30-7, much less producing an entirely new locomotive?
  9. alcuin

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    I'd be happy with either the c32 or the c39. I'm not at the point where I need this particular model with this particular road number with this particular spot of rust on the fuel tank. I just like the hunchback look of the thing.