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Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« on: April 26, 2013, 10:31:28 AM »
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Credit Valley Railway released a photo of painted samples of the Prairie Shadows upcoming CN Point St. Charles vans..... from the photo these look really nice.....even "Puddy the CN hater" has reserved one to trail the few CN cocnsists that detour onto the superior and always in service Puddington Valley Sub when the CN's tracks wash out (a usual occurance)............ :trollface:



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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2013, 10:41:23 AM »
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They look awful.
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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2013, 10:42:32 AM »
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They look awful.

I apologize for that... Mr. Wallet got to the keyboard first  :D

They look great! Will be so glad to get my fleet  :drool:
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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 11:06:08 AM »
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I hope you guys don't get screwed like we did on the HO ones.

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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2013, 11:20:57 AM »
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Worst that could happen is vaporware, which is unlikely given the above samples. No deposits were taken by Prairie Shadows unlike CMT.
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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 11:43:17 AM »
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Loving them.  The red is a bit off, but nothing that can't be toned down and made more "orange".

Puddy, these will look fine at the bottom of the washout!

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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 12:08:27 PM »
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I hope you guys don't get screwed like we did on the HO ones.

Considering that Prairie Shadows didn't require a downpayment to reserve, I'd say the chance are nil.

Pud, don't feel bad.  I ordered one to Bad Order on my caboose storage track.  These never saw the light of day down south but this is a sweet model.
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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 04:08:58 PM »
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The HO situation is very different than Prairie Shadows so I have no concerns about getting screwed.... My only comment at second glance is that the end handrails seem much thicker than the side hand rails... I assume that is a function of molding the end piece as one cast as opposed to the free standing detail on the side. Not a game breaker by any means but i wonder if they could look at that - I'll e-mail Jason and ask.
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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 04:26:57 PM »
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Any possibility that the end bars are thicker because they double as crash bars? Nice looking cars but I have to admit I'm glad I don't do Canadian because I would have to have at least one. :D
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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 05:05:53 PM »
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My only comment at second glance is that the end handrails seem much thicker than the side hand rails... I assume that is a function of molding the end piece as one cast as opposed to the free standing detail on the side. Not a game breaker by any means but i wonder if they could look at that - I'll e-mail Jason and ask.

What's molded into that end railing piece that's messing up the 'CN' so badly?  From this angle it really looks awful.

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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2013, 06:28:00 PM »
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What's molded into that end railing piece that's messing up the 'CN' so badly?  From this angle it really looks awful.

Jason

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I like that the smaller, inner windows on the sides are absent from the international service van... just like the prototype series.
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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2013, 09:44:43 AM »
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I like that the smaller, inner windows on the sides are absent from the international service van... just like the prototype series.

Not correct...

Those smaller windows only appear on ONE SIDE of ALL of the CN-built vans.

http://www.cnrphotos.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=25578
http://www.cnrphotos.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=18960

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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2013, 02:28:07 PM »
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Needs more brooms.
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Re: Pt. St. Charles Van photo's
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2013, 04:06:02 PM »
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LOL.  I fondly remember the brooms from the locos too.  Must be some rule violation...