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PC: Re: Re: interesting errata
- Subject: PC: Re: Re: interesting errata
- From: "Patrick Harris" <seaboardempire@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 22:21:13 -0500
Tiger Valley Models offers a C-430, I believe, but I have never seen one to
vouch for its fidelity. They are metal kits, I do know. I also just tried
the link to Tiger Valley Models, and it is dead. If anyone has a new/current
one, I would appreciate it.
seaboardempire -AT- earthlink.net
"Float like a butterfly, sting like 13-D..."
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill K. <pontiac -AT- dreamscape.com>
To: <penn-central -AT- smellycat.com>
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2001 10:16 PM
Subject: 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,
> 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
> paint - probably in green (!) -
> The MGA lettering was in the same font as NYC units, wasn't it? if
> knew what font it was maybe some custom decals close enough to be
> 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
> > one of PC's subsidiaries. MGA was controlled by NYC, and its Baldwins
> > 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
> > 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?
> > Thanks in advance,
> > --Chris
> > P.S., my long-term GP9 project is almost ready for the paint shop!
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