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New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« on: February 22, 2022, 10:44:14 AM »
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So JPM, purveyors of the legendary Big Mike DVDs has two new releases out:

The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Volume 1
https://www.johnpmedia.com/dvds/reading-blue-mountain-northernv1

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Railfanning the D&H Volume 4
https://www.johnpmedia.com/dvds/railfanning-the-delaware-hudson-volume-4

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Since I know there are some JPM fans, I figured I'd mention them.

Full Disclosure: I've helped John with his site.

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2022, 01:00:05 PM »
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Damn, they had CF7's ?  I got one kit left, maybe I'll turn it into a RBMN unit :o

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2022, 02:42:02 PM »
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Damn, they had CF7's ?  I got one kit left, maybe I'll turn it into a RBMN unit :o

They did. Two of em (and they always seemed to be together, so save the kit).

And they had the WORST paint!
They started out like this: http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bmr601.jpg
Really pretty, right?

But like, within a year they looked like this:
https://trovestardata.com/images/Collections/37/items/177/177337_3.jpg

They made the paint on Conrail's C40-8Ws look cherry.

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2022, 04:50:29 PM »
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And they had the WORST paint!
They started out like this: http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bmr601.jpg
Really pretty, right?

But like, within a year they looked like this:
https://trovestardata.com/images/Collections/37/items/177/177337_3.jpg

Within a year?!  What'd they use . . . interior paint?  :P

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2022, 05:32:41 PM »
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Within a year?!  What'd they use . . . interior paint?  :P

DFF

I wouldn't be surprised.

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2022, 06:46:19 PM »
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That shot of three strings of CR hoppers in the yard in Cressona on the last day of CR operations is gold for getting a sense of the proportion of 70T hoppers and predecessor road hoppers in the fleet before the G52H/L/R "rebuild" programs began.

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2022, 07:21:36 PM »
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They did. Two of em (and they always seemed to be together, so save the kit).



Randy is doing another run of kits  :o

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2022, 08:09:45 PM »
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They did. Two of 'em (and they always seemed to be together, so save the kit).


Actually, 4 of them. 1501-4.
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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2022, 09:22:14 AM »
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That shot of three strings of CR hoppers in the yard in Cressona on the last day of CR operations is gold for getting a sense of the proportion of 70T hoppers and predecessor road hoppers in the fleet before the G52H/L/R "rebuild" programs began.

Most def. Far different than the sea of Atlas 90 tonners of model life.

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2022, 09:23:04 AM »
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I watched the D&H one last night.
Did not disappoint. What a beautiful railroad.

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2022, 05:48:58 AM »
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Most def. Far different than the sea of Atlas 90 tonners of model life.

A) apologies for thread drift, and B) apologies for the contrarianism, but:
        Actually - the Atlas "90 T" hopper, in overall proportions - slope sheet angle, # of ribs, rib spacing - is a pretty good stand-in for the PRR H43 and a lot of CR H1's.  Admittedly, the Bluford 70 T cars aren't perfect PRR H39's, but they're still an appropriate size and there were other 70 T cars on Conrail that looked like them.  Sprinkle in a few Bluford cars in a string of Atlas cars, run em on a sceniced layout, and it'll look pretty good.

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2022, 11:57:21 AM »
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A) apologies for thread drift, and B) apologies for the contrarianism, but:
        Actually - the Atlas "90 T" hopper, in overall proportions - slope sheet angle, # of ribs, rib spacing - is a pretty good stand-in for the PRR H43 and a lot of CR H1's.  Admittedly, the Bluford 70 T cars aren't perfect PRR H39's, but they're still an appropriate size and there were other 70 T cars on Conrail that looked like them.  Sprinkle in a few Bluford cars in a string of Atlas cars, run em on a sceniced layout, and it'll look pretty good.

I mean, that IS what I'm doing...

My point was more that the strings of cars don't look nearly as uniform as a fleet of the Atlas cars does. It's why I'm very appreciative of the Bluford cars.

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2022, 03:11:16 PM »
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I mean, that IS what I'm doing...

My point was more that the strings of cars don't look nearly as uniform as a fleet of the Atlas cars does. It's why I'm very appreciative of the Bluford cars.

I've seen that train.   :lol:   It's kinda where I got the idea.  I think we're really on the same page: Those late 1990 strings of hoppers aren't as uniform as my memory thought they were...

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Re: New John Pechulis DVDs: RBMN 1 & D&H 4
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2022, 05:03:29 PM »
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I've seen that train.   :lol:   It's kinda where I got the idea.  I think we're really on the same page: Those late 1990 strings of hoppers aren't as uniform as my memory thought they were...

Yeah. It's funny. We've become so accustomed to seeing much more homogenous unit trains today.