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Aerotrain paint schemes question
« on: February 08, 2016, 12:13:10 PM »
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I have an N scale GM Demonstrater version of the Aerotrain. I've been looking at the expansion sets online. Besides the Rock Island and Pennsy sets that had emblems on the cars, is there any difference in the paint schemes on the expansion sets? Would the Demonstrator, Santa Fe, NYC, and Union Pacific schemes for the coaches all be the same?

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Ben
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Re: Aerotrain paint schemes question
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016, 04:40:33 PM »
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 :?
   will take a bad shot at this:
  believe the Demo was the Talgo that went rite to Rock Island after a
  short Demo stint.
  think the NYC and Santa Fe were the same train,but likely repainted,
  or re-striped for those roads.
  the PRR and U.P. could have been the same train,but spent extended
  tours on those roads,and ran some what longer distances.
   have seen an article or review somewhere,but don't recall where ??
   or maybe none of the above ??
   EDIT --- Ignore most of this Post,Memory Fail !!!
     Spikre
       :?
   
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Re: Aerotrain paint schemes question
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016, 04:43:58 PM »
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@Spikre There were two sets that toured the country. One ended up on the Rock Island in commuter service.

I'm trying to figure out it if the most of the 3-car add-on sets are really the same, but packaged differently.
Ben

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Re: Aerotrain paint schemes question
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 02:03:39 PM »
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 :)
  Ben,
    found some better info in DSG-II,page EMD-127.
   Rock Island -1 was the Talgo Jet Rocket,it never was a Demo,
   built for R.I. and went directly to them about 1956.
   it Originally had a Blomberg front truck,not sure if changed to
  a Flexi-Coil later on ?
   retired 1966 and Scrapped.
   Aero Train 1000 operated NYCity to Pittsburg during 1957,sold
  to R.I. as #-2,this was on PRR.
   Aero Train 1001 operated on NYC,Cleveland to Chicago 1956.
  then went to Santa Fe 1956.
   then went to U.P. summer of 1957 as the "City of Las Vegas".
  then sold to R.I. as #-3 later 1957.
   1966 R.I. retired 2 and 3 they went to the Green Bay Museum
  and St.Louis Museum,they should still be extent.
   am now thinking the article was in Rail Model Journal between 1995
  and 2000 or so.it was mainly focused on the Bowser release of the
  Varney Aero Train,but memory could still be faulty on that ?
   some of the pics were in Color.
   one of the Diesel Demo books should be of help also.
       Spikre
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Re: Aerotrain paint schemes question
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 08:37:47 PM »
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The Green Baybtrain set is still extant and is under cover in a shed. The insides are deteriorating - two winters ago when I was last there they had chained off the doors. I do have some pics from prior visits if you want them.
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