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Re: PC: Proto 2000 rumor

The IHC SD35?  that's the old Atlas-Roco dies for that shell, I've had them
side-by-side.  they added some cheap looking lines to the decks to look
like tread, and that's about it.   I got one in an eBay lot and I was
shocked how well it ran, actually.  Trouble is as nice as it looks CN/CV
never had one and nevr would have painted the map logo on it!

Bill K.

> From: Chris Osterhus <su_carbs -AT- hotmail.com>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: Proto 2000 rumor
> Date: Tuesday, July 27, 1999 1:22 PM
>   > I've seen some paperwork on these - it's for real.  B-B FM cab units,

> not
> >  > quite a Proto 2000 but better than a Proto 1000 - after 80 billion
> >  > Rivarossi junkers someone's finally going to do it right.
> >
> >So what will they be sold as?  My impression was that they were Proto
> > >quality. <snip>
> Last weekend, I saw some FM cab unit body shells at the local hobby shop.
> can't remember who made them, but they appeared quite nice, and with some

> minor work, could probably fit an Athearn drive. However, FM cabs don't 
> quite fit my era :(
> I also remember reading MR's slamming of the IHC SD35. I totally agree
> them. The engine ran fine, but the pilots and steps are much too high. Oh

> well...
> --Chris Osterhus
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