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PC: Re: Re: Passenger cars in HO

>> Why?  The bulk of the cars are not right for PC plus the windows are
>> terrible (step backward from the Rivarossi cars).  There are a lot of
>> correct car sides available out there,
>Because not everybody has the time/resources/inclination to build, or even
>paint, their own cars. Given that sales of IHC cars FAR outstrip sales of
>aftermarket car sides, I'd say there's plenty of demand for the RTR painted
>cars. I made the suggestion to IHC because they can easily make the cars a
>little LESS inaccurate by having one LESS painting operation on their PC
>cars. One less color = lower cost!

Yes, there may be demand, but if they aint right, they aint right.   They
are incorrect for most of the roads they are painted in.  The argument of
less paint = less cost, they all cost the consumer the same, so who would be
getting the savings?  Most modelers would not buy the IHC cars anyhow.  The
few I have had in my hands are atrocious.  Same as the Con Cor cars, and
they were tooled the same year I was born.  Fluted PC baggage and dome cars
is where IHC looses me (plus the cantenary collectible NYC GG1, the dated
SD35, etc.....)

>> so what we need (calling Mr. Kosty)
>> are decals for what is available, not more things that are wrong.
>The two are NOT mutually exclusive. IHC making their paint scheme a little
>more accurate will not deter any decal manufacturer from making better
>decals. So why oppose IHC correcting their colors?

Not opposition or deterant, but why make efforts to "correct" something that
is still wrong?  Model and toy market are different birds.  The decal makers
are (obviously) not selling to the open-the-box RTR market...

>> For heavyweights, remember the Bachman heavyweights are correct for P70s
>> (depending on roof)
>And are not available in PC.

Easy, take a PRR coach, add worms...that was all most of them got!  Some
Bachman printing (not paint) will strip w/Dio-sol by the way.  Strip of the
PRR and Keystones, and you have PC commuter coaches!  Plus, starting with
the PRR cars, you get PRR trucks....

>>and that most of the cars made by ECW saw PC service.
>Mostly flat kits, few are available painted in ANY scheme.

All good flat kits, some of my favorites.  When they were sold under the E&B
Valley moniker, they came painted PC BTW (check eBay, they are there monthly
or so..).  Now, all undec, paint them however you want.  I have two ex-NH
cars in the works, working on getting the DARK green window bands

>> Don't forget the red and gold PC passenger cars also, they were quite
>> sharp.

It is a shame that these cars (mostly sleepers) were scraped early on.
Realy stand out, I like them better than the green and white, truth be told.

As for a "standard" scheme, remember, this is PC we are talking about :-)



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