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PC: Re: interesting errata

Tyco made a crude C430 from about 1969 through the early 80's with various
drives.   I originally thought the Pemco C430, now sold by Model Power, was
based on the same dies, but comparing the two side-by-side shows the Pemco
is a copy - although close, a lot of small details differ.  The late units
run like the throwaway junk they are - although they can be repaired, it's
usually not worth it.   They're not all that accurate...  but it seems as
though if you look hard enough you might turn one up in factory Penn Central
paint - probably in green (!) -

The MGA lettering was in the same font as NYC units, wasn't it?  if someone
knew what font it was maybe some custom decals close enough to be acceptable
could be made up.

Bill K.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Osterhus" <su_carbs -AT- hotmail.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 2:14 AM
Subject: PC: interesting errata

> I was just surfing around a few Ebay auctions over the weekend, when I
> some interesting PC stuff...Marx steamers lettered PC, PC stainless
> passenger cars, a pair of Tyco green F-units... Most of the stuff wasn't
> that expensive at all!
> I also have a few questions...
> I just picked up an old RF16. I'd like to repaint it for the Monongahela,
> one of PC's subsidiaries. MGA was controlled by NYC, and its Baldwins were
> painted in the cigar-band scheme, but with MGA lettering instead of NYC.
> However, I haven't been able to find any decals! Can anyone help me out
> here?
> Along with the RF16, I managed to score an old Tyco Alco 4-motor. I'd like
> to paint it in PC colors as well. Trouble is, I can't figure out if it's a
> C430, or 425 because my photos are somewhat grainy. Did these units have
> odd details?
> Thanks in advance,
> --Chris
> P.S., my long-term GP9 project is almost ready for the paint shop!
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