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    Hello and Welcomed to our NYC forum. Now a moment of silence for the NYC and our great loss. Just think if it was still alive we would have Lightening Stripes everywhere!!

    Modeling the NYC railroad

    (Not Yet Completed)

    Phil

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    Phil,There is a guy in one of the clubs I belong to that still models the NYC in modern times as if the merger never happen.I must say those lightening stripes look good on the wide cabs!

    brakie

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    • #3
      In all honesty Brakie, I plan on doing the same thing in the future!! I have been purchasing newer Loco's to eventually paint. I am happy to see I'm not the only one.

      Modeling the NYC railroad

      (Not Yet Completed)

      Phil

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      • #4
        Phil and Brakie - Y'know, I just saw a listing today on ebay for an Athearn Genesis SD70, that was custom painted in the Lehigh Valley black/white scheme. The painter said he did it to see what it would look like if the LV still existed today. I've got to admit, it looks pretty sharp! So, I can imagine a current year NYC would look pretty good too! After all, it's our railroad, right?

        Gary

        Gary Pascucci

        UPDATE / CORRECTION: The ebay item is an SD75M. Still, it looks pretty sharp, and I think it's a neat idea to do "what-if" models... heres a lik to the model auction:

        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ndexURL=0&rd=1

        (I hope the link works ok. If anyone asks, no, I am not connected in any way to the seller. I just thought it was a neat looking model, and it was related to this post.)

        Regards, Gary.

        Gary.

        Edited by - kgdc on 03/17/2002 21:09:07
        Gary P, Endicott, (Upstate) NY

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        • #5
          Gary you are right, nice model. i am presently working on an updated lightening stripe scheme for the "New and improved NYC" when I get it to my liking I'll post it here for everyone to comment on.

          Modeling the NYC railroad

          (Not Yet Completed Railroad)

          Phil

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          • #6
            I think that it is in the latest issue of N-scale Railroading that I saw some guy running some SD80/90 MACs in Milwaukee Road livery! A lot of the old roads look good on modern equipment. Ashame that most of them aren't still around so that we might enjoy the real thing.

            Russ

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            • #7
              Phil - Looking forward to the new and improved NYC. Y'know, I just might be a little old fashioned, but do the older fallen flags seem to have a better variety of paint schemes to you? Maybe it was pride over cost, where today the dollar weighs more heavily on the paint decisions?

              Just a thought.... Gary.

              Gary Pascucci
              Gary P, Endicott, (Upstate) NY

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              • #8
                I think that Railroads do spend some thought as to which colors will weather the longest, which I guess you can't blame them for that!! Although some like the BNSF have some nice color schemes (don't hang me) Also I like the new CSX color scheme. What I like the best about the NYC was the lighting stripe as it was to me a unique and outstanding color scheme. Between that and the cigar band, You could always tell a NYC Loco.

                Modeling the NYC railroad

                (Not Yet Completed Railroad)

                Phil

                P.S. I'll be gone for a few days on a work related field trip see everyone Friday!!

                Edited by - nyc on 03/18/2002 21:35:54

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