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Re: [Z_Scale] GP-35 consist

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  • dpstripe@aol.com
    In a message dated 10/1/2005 6:39:25 PM Eastern Standard Time, tfisher10@yahoo.com writes: Forgetting about road names and coloring schemes, what cars would be
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      In a message dated 10/1/2005 6:39:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
      tfisher10@... writes:
      Forgetting about road names and coloring schemes, what
      cars would be appropriate in a GP-35 consist?

      I would have to agree with Robert on this one. Pretty much everything would
      work, in one way or another. Almost all of MT's line would be prototypical for
      the 60's. Since the GP35 didn't come out until '64, I would stay away from
      MT's wood sided box cars, or anything with a roof mounted brake wheel. At least
      for over road traffic. Some of these cars were probably still in operation on
      branch lines. Also, Father Nature/PennZee Billboard Reefers are way too old.
      PennZees hoppers and reefers would both work. For FR's unit train and more
      modern cars, the GP35's could probably be used for switching, branch-lines, or
      helper service. It would take a lot of GP35's to pull a full consist of coal
      porters. FR's two bay hoppers could also work. You can still see a few two bay
      coal hoppers around servicing small industries and other "local" traffic.
      Your question also depends on the era you are modelling. If you are
      modelling 1965, it is quite different from 1995.

      Dan S.


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    • dpstripe@aol.com
      As far as cabooses go, on north eastern roads, anyway, for the 60 s, 70 s and early 80 s yes. After that, they are very rare. Dan S. In a message dated
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        As far as cabooses go, on north eastern roads, anyway, for the 60's, 70's and
        early 80's yes. After that, they are very rare.
        Dan S.

        In a message dated 10/1/2005 6:39:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
        tfisher10@... writes:
        Forgetting about road names and coloring schemes, what
        cars would be appropriate in a GP-35 consist?


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