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Re: PC: interesting errata
- Subject: Re: PC: interesting errata
- From: "Chris Osterhus" <su_carbs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 02:46:20
>Chris Osterhus wrote:
> > Along with the RF16, I managed to score an old Tyco Alco 4-motor. I'd
> > to paint it in PC colors as well. Trouble is, I can't figure out if it's
> > C430, or 425 because my photos are somewhat grainy. Did these units have
> > odd details?
>It's a C430...notice the box behind the cab. The big problem with that
>model (besides the fact that it's a Tyco!) is the trucks....the NYC/PC
>C430's had the hi-adhesion trucks, not to pseudo-AAR Type B trucks that
>the Tyco model has (which are too wide if I remember right). The only
>two C430's built with the AAR Type B trucks were the Reading's pair.
I'll have to replace those :(
>I actually have one of those Tyco C430's packed in a box somewhere.
>Mine was the "Silver Streak"....I ran it on my passenger train with
>my Life-Like Amtrak cars....when I was 10.... :-)
Mine was actually "Silver Streak," but the chrome was very, very flat, so I
>Don't know of any MGA decals offhand. Maybe if Jim Kosty gets
>ambitious one day...
If there aren't any decals, are there any NYC-style alphabet decals floating
>That does give me a great idea though....how I can justify a Shark on
>my PC-era layout! Wonder if the MGA Sharks might have ever gotten
>lost and wandered around north of Pittsburgh on the PC...? >-)
Suppose one got mixed in with the Detroit Edison coal trains... :)
Seriously, I know that the MGA used their Baldwins for quite awhile, but I
can't remember ever seeing them in service! I was very young at the time!
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