You are correct - I did miss this post. My "excuse" is that I was at an
Op session that day and so my fingers were poised inordinately above
the delete key when I finally got home and was trying to catch up.
Your methods seem fine to me.
At some point we all have to decider - for ourselves - about how
much "prototypical accuracy" we are going to do (and not do). I
freely admit that I'm more prone than many would consider to be
"best" (much less "required") with respect to how often I will
apply the "It's my RR." rule ... but I still strive to achieve an
overall look and feel that says "this is an actual (or possible)
real RR some date in the transition". I am quite firm about "no
era transgressions" and I'm highly unlikely to run a car just
because I like it ... but if I have a train with 5 PM gondolas
on the layout one run ... I don't consider that to be a huge
- Jim B.