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Pray59

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I got my Silver Stallions today!
« on: July 09, 2007, 07:01:01 PM »
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 :D  All 12 road numbers showed today of my AZL NS Bethgons:



I also have 3 of these, that I added decoders to:


I also got 12 of these, that need to be re-numbered:


I only got 1 of these so far, but I have more road numbers, so i just need to make some more:


I'm not even an NS modeler, but somehow the stable keeps filling up!


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Re: I got my Silver Stallions today!
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 08:07:23 PM »
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Nice!   How are the wheels and trucks?

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Re: I got my Silver Stallions today!
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 10:27:50 PM »
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Well, I really like the metal wheels, but I am not so ecstatic about the coupler box extending as far out as they do. I pulled the metal wheels out, and they are insulated on one side, so could be used for 1 pickup per axle type projects, instead of all wheel pickup projects. They look like scale 33" wheels, and they don't have pizza cutters on them, so i like the wheels. I need to test them in MTL trucks.

I need to devise a way to body mount 903's on these cars, and cut the coupler boxes off the trucks.

Getting sleepy, will address the issue later.

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Re: I got my Silver Stallions today!
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 02:26:28 AM »
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Ride em cowboy!  ;)

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Re: I got my Silver Stallions today!
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 08:25:17 AM »
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'm not even an NS modeler, but somehow the stable keeps filling up!

I live along CP's ex D&H line. There is probably more NS traffic on the line than CP. Frank
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Re: I got my Silver Stallions today!
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007, 07:56:19 AM »
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You are aware that that NS box car is not from the same NS that we all know and love today right?  ;)
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Re: I got my Silver Stallions today!
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007, 05:20:00 PM »
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You are aware that that NS box car is not from the same NS that we all know and love today right?

But a lot of people loved that one, too.  ;D. Frank
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Re: I got my Silver Stallions today!
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007, 08:59:18 PM »
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You are aware that that NS box car is not from the same NS that we all know and love today right?  ;)

OK, Do Tell? Because I am set to strip them if they are bogus! I am already hatching plans to convert my Black Stallions into BN SD60M's of the 2 window variety. ;D

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Re: I got my Silver Stallions today!
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007, 09:10:15 PM »
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You are aware that that NS box car is not from the same NS that we all know and love today right?  ;)

OK, Do Tell? Because I am set to strip them if they are bogus! I am already hatching plans to convert my Black Stallions into BN SD60M's of the 2 window variety. ;D


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Not bogus, perfectly correct, but in the paint scheme of the original Norfolk Southern, a regional railroad that ran from Norfolk to Charlotte, NC, and was purchased by the Southern Railway in 1974. It was famous for its "vest pocket Berkshires".

When N&W and SOU merged in 1982, some fancy corporate footwork was required to use the name Norfolk Southern for the entire system.

So, the cars would be an anachronism on a present day layout.

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Re: I got my Silver Stallions today!
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2007, 08:07:33 AM »
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And if you want to really get picky, the paint scheme is wrong for that box car. Those NS cars are ACF built, the MT model is a FMC prototype. Out of all of the correct paint schemes that they've already done on their N-scale version of that box car, they have to pick a phony for the first run of that one...  ::) I really wish MT would do Railbox on that car. That would at least be right and I might actually buy a couple...
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