Phoebe Snow on Lackawanna box cars -- the video
In a message dated 2/25/2008 11:58:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
I didn't think it would be cost/time effective to independently look into
the video clip issue that had come up, and assumed that I'd probably have this
car as repainting/kitbash/I didn't think it would be cost/time effective to
independently look into the video clip issue that had come up, and assumed
that I'd probably ha
I recall chasing a couple of these video clips and came up blank. One was
in, I think, Herron's Mountain Glory (B&M Mountain Division -- great set of
tapes for steam era freight cars) and a portion of one came by. It was one of
the 45000-series cars, with Murphy ends. Another was in one of the PRR Glory
tapes which also was one of these cars.
If any others pop up I'll add them to the list of things to look at. I
kinda recall hearing about one that I didn't yet pursue, but now I've forgotten
what that was (welcome to middle-age).
Again, it would sure be nice to have a ready-to-run version correctly
lettered. I built a couple of Westerfields and they are correctly lettered for
wartime. One of them is painted in DuPont Centari 5000 in a custom color matched
to a clean sample from a DL&W caboose during a restoration project -- any
freight car or non-revenue rolling stock painted at Keyser Valley Shops got the
same color. Yes, the paint covers a little thick, but smooth. I also built
up four IMWX undec 1937 cars for the same paint day. It's a great novelty to
have a couple of models so painted, decaled with the CDS dry transfers (the
closest to matching that custom typeface on DL&W freight cars; almost all RTR
DL&W carmakers are using modern typefaces which don't look right for the
era). Outdoors in various lighting, they look just like the old slides taken in
the same lighting; in the basement flourescent lighting they look brown --
but lighting is an entirely different subject.
Mike Del Vecchio
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