Re: New Paint Schemes for Atlas 11,000 Gal.
I've seen the prior discussions here about MTH, and I have no idea what their definition of 'accurate' is.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
But in their catalogs (I'm assuming it will also be on the packaging) they have a an orange "I" that indicates the car is not prototypical. Here's their description:
While we take pride in the prototype accuracy of most of our
HO products, you will find items in this and future catalogs
bearing an designation (and item numbers with an "81"
prefix) that may feature imaginary graphics or stray from historical
accuracy. These products are exciting and
enjoyable for railroaders who like to use their imagination
and just have some fun.
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "pullmanboss" <tcmadden@...> wrote:
As has been discussed here often, the bogus paint schemes help pay for models we might not otherwise get. I wish the label would include a mention of accurate or not lettering as a caution to those few of us who care. Until then I am very grateful for this group which always seems to have someone who can provide accurate information about nearly anything freight-car-wise.No mfgr is in a hurry to dip his toe in that particular pool, Gene. Rapido's Jason Shron explained it very nicely on Trainorders.com the other day in the following exchange regarding fantasy paint schemes on his steam generator car: