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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #285 on: April 27, 2019, 07:26:34 AM »
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Wait a minute Mr. Postman...

This nostalgia kick may have gone too far...
Imagine if the H&F had survived long enough and then decided to upgrade their equipment with second-hand Metroliner cars.




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« Reply #286 on: April 27, 2019, 10:20:58 PM »
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I bet that's the same set I let go by without a second bid...  Was it complete in the box with track etc?  I was slobbering over that the whole time it was on the block...

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No, these were some loose ones. The prices on those sets started getting stupid after the first one I saw went for close to 200 bucks. I'm saving my money to invest in Catherine Pugh books... :D
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #287 on: April 27, 2019, 10:33:23 PM »
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You may now wash your eyes out.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/misc-m/mmid794bma.jpg

Those were my favorite units...I wish they'd kept the same scheme after they chopped them. Speed Lettering was the best.
I did one of those with an Athearn GP9. I had one sitting on a table at Timonium while I was putting Kadee couplers on them in the good old days before drop-ins and a guy offered me $75 for it - who was I to dash this man's dreams? I promptly bought 2 more of the upgraded ones and a couple packs of Champ Decals and still had lunch money. I ended up giving them to a friend when I perverted to N Scale...I tried to recover them when he passed on 9 years ago but somewhere between wife 2.0 and wife 3.0 his trains disappeared.
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #288 on: April 29, 2019, 10:46:34 AM »
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Imagine if the H&F had survived long enough and then decided to upgrade their equipment with second-hand Metroliner cars.


Hmmm.  A 32' long double ended Metroliner car...  Compelling thought...  Let me cruise the auction sites for some scrap shells...
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #289 on: April 29, 2019, 04:51:52 PM »
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Hmmm.  A 32' long double ended Metroliner car...  Compelling thought...  Let me cruise the auction sites for some scrap shells...

Hurry...before Ed or Josh design something that looks like a sex toy...
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #290 on: May 09, 2019, 02:32:06 PM »
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Call me crazy...


It's green.  It's the wrong color.  It's not a car the WM ever had.  It's an inaccurate model of the car it was trying to model.  It has pizza cutters and square couplers.  Did I mention it's the wrong color?
I can't tell you how many of these I have repainted over the years.  And lowered, and installed body mount couplers.  Pigs with lipstick, high heels and garter belts, all of them.

But this one has been stored unused for 30 years, in the original box.  Probably with factory air.
and now it's on the way to my house to be added to my Vintage N Scale Western Maryland train.  It's surprising how well represented the WM was back in the Dark Ages of 1:160, and almost always completely inaccurately.  I intend to collect all that I can to pull behind my Atlas/Roco FA1... which by the way is also wrong. (WM had FA-2s).

The fun lingers long after the money is gone...
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #291 on: May 09, 2019, 03:13:26 PM »
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Shucks, I think I had maybe 4-5 of them. None with factory air, but you can't have everything. I also have some of these knocking around, if you're interested:



Came in two varieties:



And:



That's all that Aurora released under the WM flag. Atlas et al probably released others.
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #292 on: May 09, 2019, 04:04:45 PM »
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Cut them some slack... the paint was on sale!  :trollface:

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #293 on: May 09, 2019, 04:05:53 PM »
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That flatcar raises some interest.  I already purchased my token gray hopper, although I have seen several versions of the paint scheme applied with varying degrees of murkiness...  I also have a 40' boxcar, and several copies of the old Atlas pulpwood rack, which I had updated with MT couplers and fresh road numbers for the old paper mill scene.  I'll be swapping the trucks back to something more primitive on the one that still sports the original road number. for inclusion in this project.
I also hope to get my hands on a pair of original Atlas 90 ton hoppers, one red, one gray, both with the same road number (85090) from the days when we got one number, and we LIKED it!
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #294 on: May 10, 2019, 01:21:21 AM »
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Shucks, I think I had maybe 4-5 of them. None with factory air, but you can't have everything. I also have some of these knocking around, if you're interested:




Oh, those super thick silk-screened letters and logos .... they were harder to remove than the basic car color.
Great thing about nostalgia we can remember the things that went wrong back in our past, but we don't have to re-live the crappy feelings that went along with them.