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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2014, 08:23:28 AM »
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I have the "Special Edition" Canadian National Maple Leaf set also in a wood grain box from about 1985? 1986? No edition number is on the label. The smooth side pax cars and PA1 (powered) and PB1 (unpowered) painted in the green/gold scheme from the 1950's.This was similar to the Grand Trunk Western set released around the same time, I believe.

AFAIK, the PA1 was demonstrated for CN, but they never purchased any. But as wm3798 has stated already, things were different then for N scale. Guys were fighting like cats in an alley to get a set at that time.

I wonder how many PA1s in these sets have split pinion gears?

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2014, 03:01:19 PM »
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... Judging by some of the comments regarding the CC collector sets, they were not exactly faithful to the prototype...

Most of the sets were fairly faithful, given the state of technology and the engine and varnish models that were available at the time. 
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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2014, 03:59:06 PM »
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Well, out of that big list Bryan posted....

I'm wondering which four sets Todd Treaster does NOT have????

Inquiring minds want to know.
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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2014, 04:59:05 PM »
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The con cor sets were very nice I have a few myself , but wouldn't it be great if the did another Concor Kato project , those sets would be really nice as not a lot of those are modeled anymore by manufacturers .

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2017, 01:54:10 AM »
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Anyone know what type locos were used in the con cor grand trunk western set?

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2017, 11:26:58 AM »
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Con-Cor F3s I think...
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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2017, 02:49:11 AM »
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Holy tread-bump Batman!!

I never realized that they produced so many of these.  At least somebody made an effort to produce a "complete" NCL.  That was the only one that ever really caught my eye, although as others stated, for the time we need to give credit to Con-cor.

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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2017, 10:33:28 AM »
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Back when I collected everything and anything, I had two of the NCL sets along with add-on sleepers and domes, and had four custom-painted Kato F3 units in an A-B-B-A configation. Got to run the full consist at one of the Washington DC area national conventions in the late 1980s on what was at the time the largest N-Trak layout ever assembled, and it took 45 minutes to make the full circuit.
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Re: Con-Cor Collector sets (off topic)
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2017, 06:00:47 PM »
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I remember the NTrak layouts and how each year Jim tried to make them larger and more complex. My first NTrak layout was in San Diego in 1974 and it was only 12' by 74'. But we sure turned the train show hall on its' ear. Always had a huge crowd surrounding our display. :)
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