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Re: PC: Proto 2000 U28B 2822 & 2823 with Yellow Numbers
- Subject: Re: PC: Proto 2000 U28B 2822 & 2823 with Yellow Numbers
- From: Jerry Jordak <jer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 23:25:09 -0400
ShenangoRS -AT- aol.com wrote:
> I knew about the "deluxe" lettering about 2 weeks ago fro Chip Syme. I
> spoke with Mark Branibar and mark pretty much confirmed that Life Like
> used modeler's (manufacturer's) license in painting/lettering these
Hmmm. I can understand LL doing something a little different like that
with a model where a railroad might have had a couple hundred of them,
but going off the reservation when there were only two of that type
exposes you as a model maker to a higher degree of scrutiny, especially
when no photographic evidence could be found of those two engines ever
having the yellow numbers. (Hence the conversation we're having now.)
I have to add that I was impressed with the handrails. They keep getting
thinner all the time.
> I haven't had the chance to operate them so I cannot comment as to
> their operating characteristics and how they might mu with other
My pair ran together on a coal train for an entire op session a couple
weeks ago, and they looked and sounded great! I was working the yard all
night so I didn't actually get to run them myself, but the operator who
was on that train said that ran fine and had no problem pulling a train
of a dozen hoppers with live loads up and down the grades of the layout.
It was pretty cool to watch and listen to them roll past the yard. :)
Once I get some more work done on the layout and give the entire layout
and basement a good vacuuming, I'll try running mine MU'd with other
engines. Right now there's too many tools blocking the main...
I don't think I've ever heard a real early U-boat prime mover, so I
can't say if the sound on them is 100% correct, but it sounded a lot
like a GE to me. My only adjustment I made on the sound was to turn down
the volume to about 40%, as I like the sound to be a little more subtle.
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