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NS Business Car Available
« on: April 24, 2014, 06:54:04 PM »
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It's surely a foob although close enough for me - mine is ordered:

http://lowellsmith.net/product/executive-line-8-west-virginia/

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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 07:32:59 PM »
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I ordered one too.  8)

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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2014, 07:36:28 PM »
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Odd choice to do the West Virginia. If memory serves, the West Virginia is basically a ballroom on wheels. NS has other cars, like the Pennsylvania, in their OCS fleet that are more classic business cars.

Fun fact: Most N scale modelers can do a better job of keeping lettering in line than the guys that applied the name on the superdome Delaware.
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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2014, 08:49:29 PM »
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I donno, perhaps it matched the windows on the MTL body better?


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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 09:01:26 PM »
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Speaking of which, has anyone figured out the prototype for the Lowell Smith business car body yet?
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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 09:17:20 PM »
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Lowell's car is actually a mix and match kit with alternate parts for the body, roof and other details to be able to approximate various business cars he plans to do.  Most business cars were converted by railways from existing passenger stock and are almost always unique in arrangement of windows, roof details, etc.  Any car Lowell offers is going to be an approximation.  I do not know which prototypes influenced the design of the model, but Lowell is an SP&S modeller so probably a western car . . .

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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 09:32:13 PM »
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Well like Lowell says; it's not 100% accurate and like Lou says; it's good enough for me. It is a bit pricey and I hope that the car is really well detailed/built. We will see when it gets here. But it is the only game in town and I'd really like one. so.......

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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 10:09:02 PM »
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Re: Delaware, lettering...

I've noticed this a lot on the conspicuity striping on a lot of locomotives, much less cars.  But somehow on models this always looks worse....    :?

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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2014, 10:41:41 PM »
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Have you guys ever noticed the CSX lettering on their "Executive F40s"?

How many lettering variations can you see here?
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=366358

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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2014, 03:13:38 AM »
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Reasonably accurate business car models can be built from Laser Horizons sides, if anyone is interested in doing them. 

N&W 100 - 102 (100 is now NS 7 [/i]Pennsylvania[/i] by way of Conrail while N&W is now owned by The Firefighters Education and Training Foundation and N&W 102 served for a time as a Delaware & Hudson business car 100, now Pan Am Railway (Guilford) 100.

Southern is even better covered.  Business cars 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 12 and 14 (2, 4, 5 and  8 1are now NS 6, 5, 8, 21) and Executive sleepers 15, 16 and 18 (now NS 9, 11 and 13) as well as the Track Inspection car 19 Buena Vista is now NS 23.  Unfortunately you are on your own to figure out what you can use as cores since these cars all feature arched roofs.

More info, if anyone really cares, can be found at the N-scale Varnish User's Guide under N&W and SOU.  (Probably should do a CR and NS page.)

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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2014, 08:02:12 AM »
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Have you guys ever noticed the CSX lettering on their "Executive F40s"?

How many lettering variations can you see here?
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=366358

This is what you get when you don't consult prototype photos while decalling!!!

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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2014, 02:19:00 AM »
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 :|        The cars are well detailed and are reasonable copies of prototypes. I now have one Western Pacific car very nice, one NP Two Tone Green car again a nice car, and the most nicely done of all a Santa Fe Modernized Heavyweight in the "Shadow Stripe" paint scheme, the striping is very well done. I hope he uses the modernized body to do a Union Pacific car as some of their modernized cars looked very similar.                               Nate Goodman (Nato). Salt Lake, Utah.

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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2014, 04:39:08 AM »
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I'm waiting for some BN ones, Lowell said he might do these in the future.

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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2014, 05:54:02 AM »
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Reasonably accurate business car models can be built from Laser Horizons sides, if anyone is interested in doing them. 


This could also be a good use for shapeways ..

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Re: NS Business Car Available
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2014, 08:58:14 PM »
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Lowell's car is actually a mix and match kit with alternate parts for the body, roof and other details to be able to approximate various business cars he plans to do.  Most business cars were converted by railways from existing passenger stock and are almost always unique in arrangement of windows, roof details, etc.  Any car Lowell offers is going to be an approximation.  I do not know which prototypes influenced the design of the model, but Lowell is an SP&S modeller so probably a western car . . .

Tim

Not really, Lowell commissioned a modernized body and roof. Then he's mixing and matching those parts with the standard MTL heavywieght observation. So you can get the modernized roof on the standard MTL body or vice versa.

I was just wondering what the modernized body was based on. Usually it's harder to make something up than to follow a photo, so it might be based on something.
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