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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2015, 11:40:12 PM »
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Now I'm looking at the media pics, which I would think are color-corrected.  The blue definitely is wrong.  And judging by the blue exposed at the door edges, it appears that Peteski's guess about being inkjet-printed may be accurate.



The service date (1957) also doesn't jive with the billboard-style reporting marks (1960s).
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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2015, 03:20:09 AM »
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Awww man I was looking to retire my ESM SOM cars with something more accurate.     :trollface: :D

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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2015, 10:25:43 AM »
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NOT funny!  8)
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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2015, 11:17:14 AM »
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Are we really still snubbing products based on color images on the Internet?  Really???   

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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2015, 11:22:24 AM »
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No, I'm snubbing because the model is wrong.  It took two minutes to confirm that the BAR 10000-series consisted of ACF boxcars, while the BAR 6000-series consisted of PS-1 boxcars with cushioned underframes.  The railroad took delivery of the PS-1 series in 1962.  The SoM and reporting mark fonts are wrong also, as is the herald.

And, that is your official product photo, not random Internet photo.

Regardless of how "off" the color in your official photo may be, it's extremely unlikely that the car is painted (or inkjet-printed) Old Glory Blue.
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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2015, 01:31:47 PM »
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Can somebody please enlighten me regarding the Burlington Northern covered hopper?

It is already BN green, so why and when was it patched with a darker green that looks like Pullman green?

Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the lettering the very first lettering scheme used when BN began in 1970?

And, BTW, the model is a bit pricey... 

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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2015, 08:06:21 PM »
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Can somebody please enlighten me regarding the Burlington Northern covered hopper?

It is already BN green, so why and when was it patched with a darker green that looks like Pullman green?

Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the lettering the very first lettering scheme used when BN began in 1970?

And, BTW, the model is a bit pricey... 

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I'm thinking the dark green is the original weathered paint and the green is the more recent patch :)
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« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2015, 08:36:34 PM »
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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2015, 09:10:08 PM »
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Can somebody please enlighten me regarding the Burlington Northern covered hopper?

It is already BN green, so why and when was it patched with a darker green that looks like Pullman green?

Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the lettering the very first lettering scheme used when BN began in 1970?

And, BTW, the model is a bit pricey... 

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I'm guessing the car was damaged and repaired. The car shop that did the repairs must not have had any BN green. Again, only a guess.

Joe might be able to shed some light, however after getting reamed by Brian over the BAR car I doubt he'll chime in again on this topic.

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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2015, 11:37:21 PM »
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So BAR had SOM 40' cars in the early '50s, and only got SOM 50' boxcars in the early '60s?


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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2015, 12:06:47 AM »
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The BN car has a prototype.  There are actually several that look similar but frustratingly enough I can't seem to find one.  Pretty sure I even nabbed one once.
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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2015, 12:35:42 AM »
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So BAR had SOM 40' cars in the early '50s, and only got SOM 50' boxcars in the early '60s?

The 1950 Magor-built XIH class was the first to wear the SoM scheme.  Some 1932-ARA 40' boxcars were repainted into the scheme in the mid 1950s.  The ACF 50' boxcars were the first 50' cars to wear the scheme when delivered in 1957.  Subsequent 50' cars built in the early to mid 1960s, including PS-1s, were delivered in the scheme before the railroad switched to the all-red or freight car red schemes.  Some of the Magor and PC&F XIH cars repainted in the late 1960s retained the scheme also.
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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2015, 01:06:33 AM »
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Note that the data on the BN hopper is the modern "no-CAPY" two-line style, so this isn't the original lettering. And, yes, I've seen several patch jobs, on various car types, using just about the same color, since the BNSF merger.  Whether the exact car modeled is one of them I have no idea.
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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2015, 12:28:19 PM »
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Hey joe, any idea on a Burlington diner car or should I look at doing my own?
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Re: MTL March Releases
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2015, 03:39:09 PM »
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Thank you for your answers.

What does "no-CAPY" mean?

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