Post by Hans Riddervold (AZL) on Nov 7, 2016 3:02:07 GMT -5
The Evo is a name for several ES44s. Both AC and DC versions. Yes our ES44AC is an Evolution series. The newest version, the Tier 4 is a little different and hopefully we can make this in the future. Actually, we would need to tool a brand new body.
We have not planned any fantasy paint schemes, but maybe down the road? Let us hope that the railroads add more heritage units instead.
I generally don't encourage or even really like fantasy schemes. In this case, I'd say it's more of a case of "stretching the truth" than it would be considered a full blown fantasy scheme. The ES44's were a natural progression of the AC4400's we're talking about....and there's certainly likely to NEVER be an AC4400 in Z-Scale. Anyway, I probably agree with your take on it, but if I WERE to recommend one, the SP would be it.
I probably don't have to say this, but if you did decide to go down the path of fantasy units, a Santa Fe warbonnet would be a winner. ;-)
Dave, I can assure you I will not be purchasing it. He already knows that....he keeps putting on the high pressure sales pitch but I won't budge.
I'm sure it's a fine locomotive and good price. Just not in my budget size. I have funds from a selloff of N and Shamoo thinks I'm Daddy Warbucks since I've been buying Z at a higher rate than a typical established z-scaler would. But that is soon coming to a halt....and certainly doesn't include a locomotive that costs twice what my entire current locomotive collection together cost.