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glakedylan

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curiosity has gotten the better of me--PRR Passenger Cars
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:29:13 PM »
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[I hope I am posting in the correct place...if not, sorry, and feel free to move]

I snatched a 4 car set of Model Power PRR passenger cars from the "bay"....they were purchased for another project that will call for repainting, etc.

regardless, the font that was used on these car for all lettering is a san serif that looks much like Arial Narrow

I am doubting that the PRR ever used such a font, but curiosity has taken over...is it possible, or is this a Model Power foobie?

any rely will be greatly appreciated!

oh, and also, even though the car are packaged as a 4 car set (heavyweights) there are two (2) coaches with the same number (thanks Model Power, not!)

it does not matter to me on these as they are headed to the paint booth, but really!

TIA

kindest regards
Gary
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Re: curiosity has gotten the better of me--PRR Passenger Cars
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 05:51:36 PM »
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I believe the coach and combine are nearly exact EARLY P70's.   The lettering is totally wrong though.

prr-parts.com  has a kit to modernize these cars.

The combines made it nearly if not completely untouched as MOW cars into Conrail.   I had a tour of Allentown Yard once and one of the
P70 combines had been converted into a gym.

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Re: curiosity has gotten the better of me--PRR Passenger Cars
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 05:55:17 PM »
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ljudice
thanks for the info
yes, I found a prototype website that notes the correctness of the build other than the lettering
I have a special project I am working on that will repaint & reletter for a fictitious roadname
I do have others similar but with the proper PRR font
thanks again...
Gary
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Re: curiosity has gotten the better of me--PRR Passenger Cars
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 05:59:27 PM »
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ljudice

nonetheless, following the link to make sure I had it bookmarked as a resource for PRR bashing and detailing parts
I do see there a "fleet of modernism" with the Arial Narrow like font in lettering...hmmmm....I have not taken to
modeling those cars at this point, but someday I will. interesting to note that such font was used by PRR even if it
was on a very different paint scheme and era.

thanks again
Gary
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Re: curiosity has gotten the better of me--PRR Passenger Cars
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 06:01:14 PM »
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The font isn't as crazy as it seems. The PRR used "Futura" lettering for a while.

I'm having a hard time finding good passenger car photos quickly, but check out this mind f:
http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2012/228/f/9/prr_d16sb_5079_a_by_prr8157-d5bbe58.jpg

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Re: curiosity has gotten the better of me--PRR Passenger Cars
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 06:03:29 PM »
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thanks ED

that is truly news to me, especially in steam era!
how interesting...

much appreciated

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Re: curiosity has gotten the better of me--PRR Passenger Cars
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 06:53:46 PM »
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Yes I've seen photos of the cars with Future lettering.  I've also seen cars that have the 3 stripes that has 2 on the top and 1 on the bottom which is just the reverse of what is normal.  PRR wasn't so standard after all.

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Re: curiosity has gotten the better of me--PRR Passenger Cars
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 10:34:11 PM »
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I'm away from my books right now. But the Pennsy used the Futura lettering on more than just passenger cars with the FOM (Streamliner) paint scheme. IIRC they started using it around 1938 with the introduction of the OM paint on the Broadway limited. The PRR returned to a version of the regular font after WW II.

Jim