CLP9 breaks cover

 
  Carnot Minister for Railways

CLP9 emerged from Seymour this morning sandwiched between SSR's GM27 & CLP12 on a trip to Melbourne for its reactivation.

It's in a new Auscision Livery which is creating quite a stir in Gunzeldom...

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  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
each to their own, but one comment i saw describing it as vomit was possibly a bit harsh. Clearly a commercial deal, which has been done before, and will be done again.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
each to their own, but one comment i saw describing it as vomit was possibly a bit harsh. Clearly a commercial deal, which has been done before, and will be done again.
Galron

More an 'in-house' deal than 'commercial'.

Strong connections between SSR and Auscision.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
each to their own, but one comment i saw describing it as vomit was possibly a bit harsh. Clearly a commercial deal, which has been done before, and will be done again.
Galron

Interesting.

Do we have a link to any pics?
  Carnot Minister for Railways

each to their own, but one comment i saw describing it as vomit was possibly a bit harsh. Clearly a commercial deal, which has been done before, and will be done again.

Interesting.

Do we have a link to any pics?
bevans
Someone (not me) posted a vid on youtube:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJTUBvznwTI
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Love it! Clearly B65 wasn't getting enough lens time Laughing
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

A classic bulldog shape presents many possibilities for those with creativity and $.
Brilliant.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Yecch!
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I found a photo which had been submitted to Railpage

  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
I think it's not bad overall, but the areas around the door look a bit awkward and spoil the lines a bit. Otherwise I think over time it will look good.
I certainly like the big proud Australian flag on the side; akin to the UP units in the US that are similarly adorned.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I rather like it.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Yecch!
Valvegear
Doesn't appeal to me but at least it is still (sort of) a CL and, as such, 100% better than nothing.

I know that proper CLs are gone for ever but can still yearn for an existing CL derivation in heritage Commonwealth Railways colours with whistles on the nose.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Straight out of a five-year-old's colouring book.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Straight out of a five-year-old's colouring book.
Valvegear
Geez Valvegear, you’re a hard marker. Can’t all be blue and gold or Tuscan and yellow.
Just hypothesising, should I have a fleet of locomotives and some were perhaps needing paint, I’d have no issue with a mobile billboard.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
I don't mind it but then again, I do like a unique livery. I mean it's not as good as the original CR livery, but that is a high mark to reach. Still an improvement on the old QR Yellow, Black and Maroon livery (not that that would be hard).

The good news is, SSR still have CLP12 and CLF3 (Casper and Space Ghost) to finish off as their current livery is only temporary. If I was asked (not that I would be) I would love to see at least one of them in a similar livery to S317 + GM27.
  fzr560 Chief Train Controller

Straight out of a five-year-old's colouring book.
Geez Valvegear, you’re a hard marker. Can’t all be blue and gold or Tuscan and yellow.
Just hypothesising, should I have a fleet of locomotives and some were perhaps needing paint, I’d have no issue with a mobile billboard.
michaelgm
The people paying the bills get to choose, obviously, but if I was trying to sell more models, I'd be going with ANs green, gold and silver. Would there be licensing issues with subsequent owners re-painting an asset in a historic livery?
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
A bit of colour never hurts.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I think it's not bad overall, but the areas around the door look a bit awkward and spoil the lines a bit. Otherwise I think over time it will look good.
I certainly like the big proud Australian flag on the side; akin to the UP units in the US that are similarly adorned.
meh
Getting rid of all the crap around the cab and continuing the red and yellow bands around the nose improves it greatly. Oh, and paint the SILVER bogies grey like the rest of the fuel tank and underframe would be nice.



Love it! Clearly B65 wasn't getting enough lens time Laughing
BrentonGolding
I belive that B65 is well and truley stuffed and unlikely to see a return.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
each to their own, but one comment i saw describing it as vomit was possibly a bit harsh. Clearly a commercial deal, which has been done before, and will be done again.

More an 'in-house' deal than 'commercial'.

Strong connections between SSR and Auscision.
bingley hall
It's amazing how the CLF/P announcement from Auscision coincided with about the rough length of time it takes to design and tool samples after SSR purchased them innit.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I think it's not bad overall, but the areas around the door look a bit awkward and spoil the lines a bit. Otherwise I think over time it will look good.
I certainly like the big proud Australian flag on the side; akin to the UP units in the US that are similarly adorned.
Getting rid of all the crap around the cab and continuing the red and yellow bands around the nose improves it greatly. Oh, and paint the SILVER bogies grey like the rest of the fuel tank and underframe would be nice.



Love it! Clearly B65 wasn't getting enough lens time Laughing
I belive that B65 is well and truley stuffed and unlikely to see a return.
speedemon08
Are the roofline arrangements (fans etc) of the two CLs in this pic different, an optical illusion or just my imagination?
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
Are the roofline arrangements (fans etc) of the two CLs in this pic different, an optical illusion or just my imagination?
YM-Mundrabilla


Zoom in and you'll notice CLP9 is missing all the fans and their protective covers. The loco still needs a few essentials added before it'll be ready for service.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Are the roofline arrangements (fans etc) of the two CLs in this pic different, an optical illusion or just my imagination?


Zoom in and you'll notice CLP9 is missing all the fans and their protective covers. The loco still needs a few essentials added before it'll be ready for service.
Poath Junction
Thanks PJ.
  lkernan Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
Well it was designed to stand out and it certainly does that.   It's gotten people's attention, so i'm guessing they're pretty happy with that.  

Just wait until it's running through the suburbs of Melbourne or Sydney and it might just get a few more people thinking about the hobby who haven't before.  Helps that they coordinated it with the box style they use now too.
  Galron Chief Commissioner

Location: Werribee, Vic
I belive that B65 is well and truley stuffed and unlikely to see a return.
speedemon08
While i have no doubt you are right, never say never. SSR have in the last 10 or so years built 2 locos from scratch, as well as rebuild another B from nothing more than a shell. If they need it going they will get it going

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