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June 1st, 2016, 10:55 am #11

If Rapido is doing all five New Haven #'s then I would be interested in the 3 paint schemes: as delivered, Alpert, and McGinnis.  I know this is a stretch because if there are not enough orders for each scheme Rapido will not do them.  If only one paint scheme will be considered then my preference is for as delivered (#13 Pullman Green/#44 Delux gold) 
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June 1st, 2016, 12:32 pm #12

Good research Paul! 
According to your numbers 94% of NHRR prototype diesel types have been represented as models.  Absolutely a far cry from the "seldom-modeled prototype."
I'll bet similar numbers exist for the NH electric locomotives (EPs, EFs some EYs)?
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June 1st, 2016, 9:10 pm #13

Dbrion,
If you want to count brass models, then every NH AC electric class has been sold in HO scale except for the two EY-3's, AFAIK. EY-2a 0215 (the oddball) and the 5 experimentals (all singular oddballs) have not been made available, either. So of the NH's total AC loco fleet of 189 units, just 8 of them haven't been available for purchase in HO scale.

For 20th Century steam, Class A (4-4-0), H-1 (4-4-2), I-1 (4-6-2), I-3 (4-6-2), R-2 (4-8-2), U-3 (0-6-0T), and F-5 (2-8-0) are about the only "modern" NH steam classes that have not been made in HO scale. The F-5 is technically done by Bachmann (it's a 2-8-0 with an F-5 number on it), but it's their generic type just painted in NH. Of the lot, the I-1 and the R-2 are probably the most deserving of having something come out due to their numbers (32 I-1's) or to their mainline use (R-2's).

Getting back on topic (sorry, Jason), I would prefer the FB-2 in McGinnis 1st (yes, I know...blasphemy!), followed by #13 Pullman, then Alpert. I would like, of course, all three, but McGinnis is the most colorful, and could MU with either the unrebuilt FA's (as in the 1950's) or with the rest of the roadswitcher fleet (in the 1960's). If they were green, they'd only MU with the original FA-1/FB-1's (except for #469, which was very ratty looking by the time it could MU with the roadswitchers). If they were Alpert, they'd only MU with the roadswitchers and Alpert (rebuilt) FA-1/FB-1's.

So I'll take the McGinnis scheme FB-2 first.
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June 1st, 2016, 10:03 pm #14

Paul,
Thank you for your detailed answer.  Amazing stuff.  Now, I wonder if we could call ourselves ... er, ... lucky?!?! LOL
Dick Brion
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June 2nd, 2016, 2:19 pm #15

I agree with Paul  . McGinnis FB2 first then green then Alpert is my order of preference.Ron HighHow about both numbers in McGinnis 465 and 468 ?Or no number with decals?
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June 3rd, 2016, 8:41 am #16

Paul,
In an effort to correct my info how did you determine the road number of the FB-2 in McGinnis paint in NH Trackside by McNamara? The picture is at such an angle it runs the numbers into one & there is nothing to denote the road number in the caption either. Do you have a photo of that shot? There IS a shot of the 465 on page 39 though. Also, there is picture of the 465 (PC 3393; in McGinnis colors) in an article in the  PENN CENTRAL magazine, THE POST, written by Marc Frattasio. That volume is July 2011-page 24.Great articles Marc!
Regards, John
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June 3rd, 2016, 11:53 am #17

John,
You're right, the pic on page 124 is unreadable, which is why I said "...a McGinnis FB-2..." rather than a specific number. I put it on the list because of the date, Summer of 1957. It was the earliest McGinnis FB-2 photo I found that was actually dated, so I included it.

The pic on page 39 is the only photo I found of #465 in McGinnis where I could actually read the number. There are a bunch of pics of McGinnis FB-2's around, but one can't read the numbers due to the distance, dirt, or angle.
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June 3rd, 2016, 2:18 pm #18

Paul,
What was I thinking? I apologize for the blunder. The photo that I referred to in Marc's article also shows the renumbered 468 (3396 & in McGinnis paint) in the lash-up. Will you be at Enfield on Sat?
John
 
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June 3rd, 2016, 2:26 pm #19

I would take a pair in the ALPERT scheme, assuming it is the one with the black-top and red-bottom with small, white NH logo. No recent manufacturer has produced a high-quality model of any diesel in that scheme, apart from ones in brass.

Bill
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June 3rd, 2016, 10:36 pm #20

John,
Yep, I'll be at the RPM meet tomorrow (Sat.). See you there?
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