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PC: : Passenger cars in HO

Does IHC have a copy of the Rivarossi tooling?  I thought the streamline
cars they did were more or less a copy of the Broadway, although if you
want one with a belt rail watch eBay or the shows (they changed the dies
probably about when *I* was born).  I know IHC has the dies for late Tyco,
AHM and I forget who all else's junk (the premier Consol?  Tyco engine, AHM
tender).  Anyhow, those RIvarossi cars are at least correct for PRR cars,
the RPO and obs for sure.  I've seen one of their fluted cars, an obs, and
it looked like a toy - the lines were all soft and it rode way too high.

If you don't mind building a flat kit, did any NYC 2600 or 3000 series
coaches (one is smooth side, one stainless) make PC? you can get brass
sides for an ECW core kit from Central Hobby Supply's West Shore Line (
www.centralhobby.com for info) (shameless plug, I frequent the store on a
regular basis!).  They're also doing NYC troop sleepers with 2 door
variants, I'd think some of those would have lasted into PC MOW service at
least. Granted brass sides are a little pricey, but you'll never paint
anything that looks as good as the plated brass 'stainless steel' car side.
  (if someone does have good pics of any of these cars in PC send 'em along
please - )

A little trivia here.  The IHC SD35 is actually a slightly modified
Atlas/Roco shell (walkway surface, pilots) on their own drive - it doesn't
run too bad, but the trucks are horrible.   Frame is nice for building a
wreck though, the fuel tank unscrews and leaves a flat underframe.

I think they make/made a New Haven GG1 too - I'm surprised you can't get
the steam engines in Penn Central...

Bill K.

> From: Garrett Rea <Garrett.Rea -AT- worldnet.att.net>
> To: Penn Central <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
> Subject: PC: Re: Re: Passenger cars in HO
> Date: Friday, February 25, 2000 7:03 PM

> 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.
> >>

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