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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #75 on: January 21, 2023, 10:44:48 PM »
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The NP Slumbercoach name I always liked was Loch Ness.  How many passenger cars deserved their own monster?
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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #76 on: January 21, 2023, 11:06:44 PM »
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IIRC, the 4 box Kato set had the monster in it.

Always thought that was cool.
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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #77 on: January 22, 2023, 12:38:42 AM »
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It had the car, but no monster as such.  One had to supply their own.

As far as I know, the NP never tried to use the name in marketing, or do anything special with the car.  They could have at least put a picture of Nessie in it!
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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #78 on: January 22, 2023, 03:21:40 PM »
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So, the diner is ready for service. Photo will follow tomorrow.

I found out that there was at least one dome coach w/ crew room for the TCZ, SILVER BLUFF.
It seems that this one is not readily available. The windows at least on one side are different.

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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #79 on: January 23, 2023, 01:58:41 PM »
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As promised, here are the photos.


The car on the left should represent a parlor car. It is a stand-in as Nate suggested earlier in this thread.





On both cars the trucks and chassis were black. I painted these with a brush and I'm happy with it because it is not that even.
Clean but not a perfect surface as the body.

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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #80 on: January 23, 2023, 03:15:26 PM »
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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #81 on: January 23, 2023, 04:02:24 PM »
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As promised, here are the photos.


The car on the left should represent a parlor car. It is a stand-in as Nate suggested earlier in this thread.





On both cars the trucks and chassis were black. I painted these with a brush and I'm happy with it because it is not that even.
Clean but not a perfect surface as the body.

 :)

Looking good!

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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #82 on: January 23, 2023, 04:11:53 PM »
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BTW.. That is a Showcase Express case right?  How do you like it..

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Absolutely love them.  They're a little pricey, but I have so much fun assembling trains within them.  The sliding dust covers are great, and they are compact overall.

I have found 8ft wide is good for most of what I do. 

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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #83 on: January 24, 2023, 09:49:27 AM »
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You have some nice trains there!

Is that a set of Erie-Builts on that Milw train?

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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #84 on: January 24, 2023, 09:57:00 AM »
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You have some nice trains there!

Is that a set of Erie-Builts on that Milw train?



Looks like it...    :drool:

I've got some 6'x2' HO Cases where I can double stack items, but, I'm looking for something where I put full trainsets together..
...like my Concor Pacemaker set of 24 cars..

This might be the ticket.  Thanks.
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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #85 on: January 24, 2023, 11:36:24 AM »
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You have some nice trains there!

Is that a set of Erie-Builts on that Milw train?



Thanks, and yes.  Erie Builts on display with the Olympian.  Fast 15 E6's on the Fast Mail.  And the E7's sitting there undecorated because I need to get off my duff for the Morning Hi.  The secondary train below those is the Columbian. 

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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #86 on: January 24, 2023, 05:33:28 PM »
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Mike-
The Morning Hi that had the Flexivan incident had an FP-7 and an Erie-Built as power MILW-Chicago.   Both in UP/MILW paint...c.1963.
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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #87 on: January 24, 2023, 05:50:43 PM »
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BTW.. That is a Showcase Express case right?  How do you like it..

~Ian

I have them also.  Very happy with them overall.
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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2023, 06:42:56 AM »
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Centralia Ex-400 coach, skirts removed, fixed step boxes added.
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I like this ex 400 coach. Do you know who removed the skirts, the C&NW or the CB&Q?

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Re: CB&Q Twin Cities Zephyr
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2023, 01:57:33 PM »
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My guess would be the C&NW, because the GN's second-hand cars had the same modifications.
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