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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1680 on: June 21, 2022, 06:09:26 AM »
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By some mystery, Bachmann was under the delusion that the cab roof should be black.

Recently came cross this. Maybe Bachmann wasn't delusional?


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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1681 on: June 21, 2022, 11:21:22 AM »
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That photo has been the subject of debate in WM circles forever.  It's from the Chessie era, and they never washed anything.  The factory-delivered GP40s had red roofs on the cabs.  That's where my inspiration is.  (Bachmann also had the whole face of the cab roof painted black, so even if it's dirty, that would be red)
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1682 on: June 21, 2022, 11:31:33 AM »
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Very artfully applied grime on that cab roof! (3795) :D

Other photos of the same unit do show red though.

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1683 on: June 21, 2022, 03:29:12 PM »
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Those first generation Bachmann units didn't always look "right", but they ran!

In their defense, WM upside down is still WM, although the font looks funny.  To someone at the factory, who's never seen a WM diesel, and may not be used to the Roman alphabet, it might not be obvious which way it should be.

The lettering on the rear of the long hood is actually correctly applied...  Just a little hit or miss on the Quality Control... one of Bachmann's endearing qualities!
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