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News Wire: UP shares details, video of new 'Employee Pride Locomotive'

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:33 PM

OMAHA, Neb. – Union Pacific has shared more information on its new "Powered By Our People" SD70ACe No. 1111, which the railroad refers to as its "Employee Pride Locomotive." It was officially unveiled at a June 6 celebration in Omaha. Twelve ...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/06/11-union-pacific-shares-details-video-of-new-employee-pride-locomotive

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:31 PM

I'm proud of them too!

But ... aside from the Marvel Universe comes to the rails design integrity ... darned if it doesn't look like the mother of all graffiti tags, aft of the cab.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:42 PM

Beautiful job by UP!  However...

I can just see the model makers at Lionel, MTH, Atlas, Athern, Rapido, Rivarossi and others going into panic mode...

"HOW are we gonna reproduce THAT!"  Crying

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:44 PM

Beautiful job by UP!  However...

I can just see the model makers at Lionel, MTH, Atlas, Athern and others going into panic mode...

"HOW are we gonna reproduce THAT?"  Crying  

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:02 PM

Flintlock76
Beautiful job by UP!  However...

I can just see the model makers at Lionel, MTH, Atlas, Athern and others going into panic mode...

"HOW are we gonna reproduce THAT?"  Crying  

Just wait until the 'taggers' use the open canvas of the fuel tank area.

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:15 PM

Flintlock76
HOW are we gonna reproduce THAT!"

Exactly the same way they did earlier engines like the Armed Forces commemorative.

If you can't develop masks for transfer print painting, take a couple of good high-resolution pictures of the sides, straighten 'em out and scale 'em in software, and print decals off the resulting files.  Most of the work for modelmakers has in fact already been done because the complex 'murals' are, as noted, a 'wrap' job (generated and printed from computer files) and adapting this to a smaller-scale print ought to be straightforward...

For Balt: the sheer genius of this is, whatever the taggers do to other parts of the locomotive, how could you tell it wasn't part of the design?

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