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PC: Re: Penn Central Steam Locos-1972 Walthers Catalog

I remember someone raised a stink in the letters page of MR when those
steam decals came out, wrote a highly critical letter about it.   (how do I
remember when I'm only 25?  back issues!)  The chatter about it kept going
for 2 or 3 issues back and forth before they gave it a rest.

My only question is why would you need special decals for a PC steam

Incedentally in the 70's AHM offered their Pacific and old-time 0-4-0 in
Conrail paint schemes, if you want to talk ludicrous...  (the 0-4-0 even
used the PC style lettering, but numbering also in that style).  And they
also go for big bucks on eBay.. LOL - wish I hadn't ruined the one I had as
a kid!

Bill K.

> From: Garrett Rea <Garrett.Rea -AT- worldnet.att.net>
> To: Penn Central <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
> Subject: PC: Penn Central Steam Locos-1972 Walthers Catalog 
> Date: Saturday, July 10, 1999 7:32 PM
> Chris wrote:
> >> Was going through some of my dad's stuff today, and came across a 1972
> >>Walther's Decal Catalogue, there is a lovely drawing of a lovely 4-6-4
> >>in PC paint!
> >>If you have the February, 1971 issue of Model Railroader, it is
> >>supposed to appear in the letter's to the editor. However, I do not
> >>that issue, so I can't guarantee that.
> Fred Rea (Dad) wrote in response:
> Pulled the Feb 71 MR. Immediately remembered the Walthers letter and the
> PC steam drawing.  It is a full page letter article.  Not a letter to the
> editor.
> I remember my dad citing this article as an example of how he hated
> arbitrary paint jobs put on models.  The thing that gets me are the
> of jade green Tyco PC F7s that sell on eBay for big bucks and nice models
> for not much money.
> Garrett Rea

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