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More brass for the SPFs.......
« on: September 01, 2013, 02:23:21 PM »
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Found this on the bay today. I don't model Pennsy, but I figured I'd put it out here for the other  :ashat:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/290969122043?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 02:40:05 PM »
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Very tempting, but it's worth noting that it's in the pre-war configuration with step pilot, original locations for headlight and steam generator, and 30's-40's letter spacing.  If you're modeling the PRR in the 50s, this is not the version for you.
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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 04:42:19 PM »
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Unless you're Madeline modeling an alternate history where beautification never occurred.  :D

I'm tempted too, except I already have one.

Edit: Dang you, autocorrect!
« Last Edit: September 01, 2013, 08:34:32 PM by eric220 »
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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 04:55:35 PM »
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I've been watching this one to see what it goes for. I was even tempted to bid on it because the price seemed "low".

There is another MUCH more expensive one coming up...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261259263976?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

as well as another K4...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/400563377687?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Notice the solid "spoked" drivers?

There was also a Baldwin "centipede" that sold for almost $400 (I think). It's like a smorgasbord for Pennsy fans.

Way beyond my budget. I was, however, able to snatch up a Trix I1 for $44.

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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 05:11:48 PM »
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What's with the blind drivers on these models.  I have several Key brass items from similar time frame and one of them have blind drivers.  Does the prototype have them?  I wouldn't think so but I'm not Pennsy guy so I wouldn't know for sure.

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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 06:59:56 PM »
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Another example of ditching the brass M1's since the Precision Craft Models M1's will be coming any day now...  :?
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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 07:07:45 PM »
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Very tempting, but it's worth noting that it's in the pre-war configuration with step pilot, original locations for headlight and steam generator, and 30's-40's letter spacing.  If you're modeling the PRR in the 50s, this is not the version for you.

But if you have taste it is.

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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2013, 07:28:14 PM »
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Got one, don't need another just yet.  Mine does not have any blind drivers.  Also got it much cheaper at a hobby shop a few years back.  Considering they had another with  a different number, I shoud kick myself in the butt for not getting it also.

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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 07:35:42 PM »
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Interesting that the one you bought doesn't have any blind drivers. Was it used, or at least pre-owned?
I'm fairly certain that all of them came from the factory with the sets of blind drivers so there is a possibility that someone put the flanged drivers on after the fact.


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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2013, 08:25:55 PM »
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Bought new from a now closed shop.  My I1 does have blind driver tho.

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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 09:21:27 PM »
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Another example of ditching the brass M1's since the Precision Craft Models M1's will be coming any day now... 

Hi Jerry which tooth fairy have you been talking to.

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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2013, 06:44:52 AM »
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Another example of ditching the brass M1's since the Precision Craft Models M1's will be coming any day now...  :?

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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2013, 02:03:25 PM »
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Pennsy heresy! Pope Vollmer shall excommunicate you from Pennsydom!  :trollface:

I'm sorry, and no disrespect to any involved, but to set the record straight, Jerry has been/is the PRR man. He was making a very painful joke for SPF's, kinda like when SPF's recall when a certain manufacture/representative said the Pennsy was a fifth tier railroad.  :facepalm:
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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2013, 02:52:13 PM »
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I'm sorry, and no disrespect to any involved, but to set the record straight, Jerry has been/is the PRR man. He was making a very painful joke for SPF's, kinda like when SPF's recall when a certain manufacture/representative said the Pennsy was a fifth tier railroad.  :facepalm:

I know the whole BLI story, that's the joke! Also I love Jerry, but he moved to that other scale, so Pope Vollmer has taken over for N Scale, or at least TRW.  :D
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Re: More brass for the SPFs.......
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2013, 02:53:17 PM »
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I'm sorry, and no disrespect to any involved, but to set the record straight, Jerry has been/is the PRR man. He was making a very painful joke for SPF's, kinda like when SPF's recall when a certain manufacture/representative said the Pennsy was a fifth tier railroad.  :facepalm:

QFT.

I'm only an acolyte when it comes to Jerry's Pennsy papacy.

I understood the sarcasm with respect to PCM, LOL.
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