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N U30C So Pac question
« on: January 01, 2022, 12:12:10 PM »
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Painting up a SP U30C. What are the little, white, rectangular boxes all over the loco in the pic below? Does anyone have a close up pic. Are they electrical warnings? The Microscale decal set comes with a bunch of white, rectangular decals with little red lighting bolts
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Re: N U30C So Pac question
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2022, 01:03:10 PM »
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Please see below, my original post was incorrect.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2022, 05:54:43 PM by CBQ Fan »
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Re: N U30C So Pac question
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2022, 01:20:56 PM »
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They are indeed warning labels:

  DANGER
600 VOLTS

arranged like that is what I recall. That's a real stretch of memory, given we're talking about 50 years ago. No "lightning bolts", just the text, red on white.

7900s were assigned to the Tehachapi pool at the time. I lived in the area, and saw them every day.

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Re: N U30C So Pac question
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2022, 01:27:44 PM »
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They are indeed warning labels:

  DANGER
600 VOLTS

arranged like that is what I recall. That's a real stretch of memory, given we're talking about 50 years ago. No "lightning bolts", just the text, red on white.

7900s were assigned to the Tehachapi pool at the time. I lived in the area, and saw them every day.

Yeah, that makes sense. They are only on the left side of the SP U30Cs.

http://espee.railfan.net/nonindex/c-boat_photos/7919_sp-u30c-bob_dengler.jpg

http://espee.railfan.net/spu30c.html


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Re: N U30C So Pac question
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2022, 01:52:51 PM »
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Conrail had identical warning labels on some of their GEs. From when I did my CR 1980 though, the microscale labels were a little big from my experience.
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Re: N U30C So Pac question
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2022, 04:36:01 PM »
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I seem to recall seeing those "600 VOLTS" super-tiny (yet legible) warnings on some N scale locos (I think it was from Atlas, but it might have been another manufacturer)
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