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    • August 11, 2018 8:53 PM EDT
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      I struggle with those issues myself Norman as I'm trying/thinking to bring this (already done) stuff into modern day and resurrect some old school into my modern day modeling. I'm currently working (on paper) an SDP70PHR and reworking some Alco PA units for an OSC train.

      Love the inspirational work !!!

    • August 11, 2018 10:33 PM EDT
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      Norman Schaake said:

      MILW should rather have spent some money for a professional designer than to try it doing by themselves.

      But did they have any more money?
      They weren't quite as hard up as the Rock Island and M&StL, but they sure weren't hauling cash by the carload.
      And while talking money, I'm sure she's gonna look like a million bucks when done.

      I'm kind of partial to this livery, and yes, maybe it is because, shiny! Milwaukee Road #5900 by milepost185, on Flickr

    • August 12, 2018 8:37 PM EDT
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      Norman Schaake said:

       

      Probably its uglyness is the reason that none of the brass builders ever made one.

      It's got a face/body that only a mother/rooster  could love!

    • August 13, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

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      Shifting to an undisputed beautiful nose:

      NYC's RP-210 has received initial paint - unfortunately my camera distorted the colors (shifting the dark blue to a light one) that even with some quick post-processing the colors are still mixed up

      Regards

      Norman

      This post was edited by Norman Schaake at August 13, 2018 1:22 PM EDT
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    • August 13, 2018 4:26 PM EDT
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      Don't know how it is to the camera compared to the eyeball but on my monitor that yellow is practically neon! A looooong way from NYC's black and  2-tone greys!

    • August 13, 2018 5:48 PM EDT
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      Just saying

       

      New York Central Explorer
      At Dayton Union Station
      West End Dayton, Ohio Early 1960's

       The Xplorer was a named train of the New York Central Railroad (NYC), between Cleveland, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio. The Xplorer was an attempt by the NYC to modernize rail travel inOhio and lure people out of their cars. The train was built by Pullman to their lightweight Train-X design, and was powered by a Baldwin RP-210 Diesel-hydraulic locomotive.

      The train consisted of nine, short, all-aluminum cars articulated together. The center car had two axles (one at each end), with the remaining cars having a single axle each, being supported by adjacent cars at the end opposite the axle. The ride was rough, as with most of the other lightweight trains of the period, and the train was not a success.[1]

      The train was retired in 1960, and was sold to Jones Tours, for excursion service. After a long period of storage in South Carolina, the train and locomotive were scrapped around 1970.

       

      The above information was taken from the following website

      https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/here-s-a-nyc-paint-scheme-i-ve-never-seen

       

      This post was edited by David Marconi,FOGCH at August 13, 2018 9:32 PM EDT
    • August 13, 2018 7:16 PM EDT
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      Now take the above picture that is matte and beat up ....Now you have what Norman has that we do not!

    • August 13, 2018 7:17 PM EDT
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      I wanna see the cars that adjoin it ! (next build I guess)

    • January 1, 2019 11:14 AM EST

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      Sorry, rooster, no Xplorer-coaches up to now - but I'm still thinking of doing some

       

      Some news on my projects

      MILW #5900 with a modified roof (I finally found an overhead-shot); final varnish as well as glassing missing. An appropiate 48-seat coach is under construction

       

      NYC's RP-210 is finished apart from final varnish and glassing

      Finally a photo with the correct color's shading

      About three weeks ago I've started with a conversion of an Aristocraft FA into ALCO's DL-202 'Black Maria' demonstrator

      ALCO 'Black Maria'

      I'll post some photos of the current status, soon. It took me some time to get the right shape of the nose...it always tended to emerge as a EMD F-type - the diagram in RMC is too close to the F-type nose's shape.

      Best regards & a happy new year

      Norman

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    • January 1, 2019 1:04 PM EST
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      Norman, those are some beautiful locomotives....   

    • January 8, 2019 2:22 PM EST

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      Andy, thanks for your nice comment

      App. four weeks ago I started with a conversion of an Aristo FA into ALCO's DL-202 demonstrator 'Black Maria'. The basic design of the shell is finished so far

      Best regards

      Norman

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    • January 8, 2019 5:03 PM EST
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      Reading back through all of the posts here just really opens my eyes to the VERY fine work you have done!   And rather quickly, as well.   Great job.

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      http://jbrr.com/

       

    • January 8, 2019 6:46 PM EST
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      I didn't know such a beast existed on the Milwaukee Road, but I love it! really nice work!!

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