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Yes, I saw that & Yes, I did manufacture a model of the lexington. Can't wait to see more shots of it - especially the Island. Maybe we can solve the square gun tub issue once & for all.NH in VA wrote: John -
Have you heard the LEXINGTON has been found and photographed? You mastered a resin model of her in a previous life, didn't you?
Sorry to break thread. Only way I knew to pass the word.
The Official Painting Diagrams I have for these cars shows the numbers on both sides using 1" numbers.rsullivan wrote: Mr. NH in VA. On page 62 of Mr. Geoffrey H. Doughty's The New Haven Railroad in the Streamline Era there are three pictures that show the ends of County Series parlor cars. While these are not the parlor / parlor-lounge cars we received (will receive), they show the location you are speaking of. The top picture is of Fairfield County in the original baggage-buffet-parlor-lounge configuration. The vestibule end is showing, and there are two small lighter shade of silver the size of the numbers about even with the top bolt of the lower end of the handrail, and directly below the marker lamp. It appears to have been painted over.
The second picture is of Plymouth County after rebuilding into the 2-drawing rooms-buffet-parlor-lounge configuration. It shows the B end, and both sets of numbers even with the loop of the uncoupler lever, and directly below the brake wheel.
The third picture is of the Putnam County after the conversion into the 2-drawing rooms-buffet-parlor-lounge configuration. It shows the A end, and no numbers are visible. Those are the only pictures of parlor cars in this book with the ends visbile.
On page 84 of his The New Haven Railroad's Streamline Passenger Fleet 1934 - 1953 the 36-seat parlor car Attleboro shows the numbers on both sides on the vestibule end. The numbers are about even with the top bolt of the lower end of the handrail, and a little more inwards and about even with the center of the marker lamp.
I wasn't able to find pictures in my other books where the ends were illuminated enough to see the numbers on the parlor cars. Based upon the pictures, I would recommend placing the number decals on both sides about level with the bolt for the bottom of the handrails, and just inboard of the centerline directly below the marker lamps, or directly under the brake wheel. If you find a picture where the numbers have been painted over, that could be duplicated easily with a streak of silver paint that is lighter and doesn't match the Rapido's paint. However, when I receive mine (and get to working on them), I'll be placing the numbers on each car on all four corners. Unless one of the railroaders or others more knowledgeable than I says otherwise. Hope this helps some.
Richard H. Sullivan, Jr. member #3967
Mr. Stewart. Mr. NH in VA posted post #30 on the "NH Parlor Car Issues" thread at 21:55 on March 5, 2018 with the same observation with a possible method of correcting it. He said, "Almost hate to point this out, so I'll just whisper it very quietly. Pawtucket is not spelled "Pawtuckett". Can be fixed in one of two ways. Gently scrape the offending second 'T' off the board (name will then not be centered). Or, get two new letter boards from an unnamed car, or a buddy with one, and put a new decal on it, centered and sans second 'T'.EdwardStewart wrote: FYI, Didn't see it mentioned but Rapido spelt "Pawtucket" with 2 T's on the end .on the decal sheet, not sure of the car,(I don't have it)