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Re: PC: New Bowser F units in PC....but...?

Some manufactures' deserve credit for improving their products while others are still hit or miss.  The Atlas U33C is of a previous generation as it also has the thicker handrails of older units.  It is ancient history relative to the new products that have come out.  They have not made that mistake again as shown by the painting on the GP40, GP38, U23B, green cylindrical hopper, PS-2 2-Bay, NE-6, upgraded C-425, upgraded RS-11, upgraded RSD, and the grey cylindrical released just a few weeks ago.
Walthers has been great starting with the B60b, as the first passenger cars were a little off the mark.  With P2K absorbed by Walthers, I expect their paint accuracy issues to be a thing of the past.  Others also put out good paint, though maybe not consistently.
Various individuals and the PCRRHS have done a lot to help get PC painting correct, but there is still a lot more work to be done.
Jim Homoki 
-----Original Message-----
From: j_kosty -AT- hotmail.com
To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
Sent: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 10:05 AM
Subject: Re: PC: New Bowser F units in PC....but...?

Atlas did a lousy job on the PC U33c units as well. Stewart did a lousy job on their reissued PC U25Bs...the lettering is too big as well as the logo, and the road number style isn't proper at all. 
I too marvel at how much research these companies put into doing a perfect multi - color BNSF scheme, yet something simple like PC or even the later NYC cigar - band era stuff they botch it totally. 
Another example of a lousy PC paint job is any of the Bowser PC cabooses. The lettering is either too small, mis-shapen, misplaced or they chose one oddball, non - standard scheme to mass produce. 
Atlas' PC NE-6 caboose schem is right on the money, as is the Walthers N-12 bay window. Atlas GP40 and U23B units were rendered quite nicely as concerns PC. 
Stewart did an original run of the U25Bs and the lettering on these (PRR, PC and NYC) was done closer to correct than the newest offerings. Must be the Chinese influence. 
I also wish Stewart (Bowser) would correct the improperly located class lights on the nose and end of these U25B models. The real ones were located on the corner of both ends, instead of forward - facing as the model was done. Additionally, I wish they would correct the handrails for the later versions, as they were mounted on the outside of the sideframe sills, instead of on top of the walkways as was correct for the earlier U25B. 
Go figure! 
Jim Kosty 
Corning NY 

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