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Re: PC: New Bowser F units in PC....but...?
- Subject: Re: PC: New Bowser F units in PC....but...?
- From: Craig Zeni <clzeni@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 20:49:02 -0500
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Comments on the recent Athearn three bay's lettering quality?
On Feb 22, 2007, at 8:27 PM, heavyelectric -AT- netscape.net wrote:
> 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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