nhhe52
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April 13th, 2018, 1:41 pm #11

rapidobill wrote: "I understand NH didn’t have FA2’s so then why not make a run of the FA1 for the NH and others.  Are the differences that great between the 1 and 2?."

Well, they share trucks, windshields and headlights.... ;>)

The FA-1 is significantly shorter so would require all-new tooling. I wish it were more simple!

Bill
Thanks for the details Bill:

Just checked my Proto 2000 NYC FA1-FB2-FA2 and yes the length both at the nose and from the cab back are very different.  Never realized how much so.

Ed
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nhhe52
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April 13th, 2018, 1:49 pm #12

rapidobill wrote: "I understand NH didn’t have FA2’s so then why not make a run of the FA1 for the NH and others.  Are the differences that great between the 1 and 2?."

Well, they share trucks, windshields and headlights.... ;>)

The FA-1 is significantly shorter so would require all-new tooling. I wish it were more simple!
 Bill:

Is this then a FA1-FB2-FA1 consist, or a FA1-FB1-FA1 consist, in the paint scheme for the ages no less?

Can you make this for us, please.

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April 13th, 2018, 4:09 pm #13

FA-1/FB-1/FA-1. Location is Mill River. The FB-2s were delivered in #13 PG and Dulux Gold.
The radiator positioning is not the same either.
As Bill stated, all new tooling. . .that costs $$$$$$!
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nhhe52
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April 13th, 2018, 5:15 pm #14

Richard Abramson wrote: FA-1/FB-1/FA-1. Location is Mill River. The FB-2s were delivered in #13 PG and Dulux Gold.
The radiator positioning is not the same either.
As Bill stated, all new tooling. . .that costs $$$$$$!

Thanks Rick:

I guess i’ll wait and see what developes. Love that FA paint scheme.

I trust all is well with you,

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April 13th, 2018, 5:16 pm #15

How's this for a shot! FAs on psgr train 001.jpg
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nhhe52
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April 13th, 2018, 5:27 pm #16

Richard Abramson wrote: How's this for a shot!FAs on psgr train 001.jpg
Interesting, FA on P duty with a mixed bag of cars to say the least. Only on the New Haven. 😀

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Ron High
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April 13th, 2018, 6:46 pm #17

Richard Abramson wrote: How's this for a shot!FAs on psgr train 001.jpg
Here is another FA in passenger service on the P&W. I just purchased this on Ebay
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nhhe52
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April 13th, 2018, 10:26 pm #18

Ron High wrote:
Richard Abramson wrote: How's this for a shot!FAs on psgr train 001.jpg
Here is another FA in passenger service on the P&W. I just purchased this on Ebay
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The warm orange and pin stripes looks great on the PA’s as well and really looks sharp with the as-delivered green 8600’s:

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Peter R Ness
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April 14th, 2018, 8:06 am #19

Before the thread drift becomes PA's in warm orange, green and pinstripes, back to the FB-2 for a bit...

To my knowledge this will be the first commercial HO scale model painted and lettered for the New Haven Railroad! Great news!

Bill, Jason I dislike doing this (not really) when you're throwing us a porterhouse, I'm going to ask for a filet mignon...

While it's great to have two schemes available, please consider the lowly Alpert (Trustee) scheme as well. Why? Well, while many may not be crazy about the Alpert (Trustee) scheme, it does look sharp with the 1956 road switchers, and does stand out in a consist of FA's and RS-3s in other schemes.

Also, a unit in the Alpert (Trustee) scheme allows Rapido to to add one more road name to this offering - the Penn Central re-numbers! Aren't the worms in love celebrating an anniversary? What a great offering for fans of that road!  Plus, Rapido can include a small decal sheet with both New Haven and Penn Central numbers (same for the McGinnis scheme units as well).

So, Penn Central modelers get four units for their rosters, New Haven modelers have all three schemes...everyone's happy! 
467 is the road number of choice for Alpert (Trustee) - it was repainted in 1959 same as the FA-1s that went to Alco for rebuild to run with the 1956 road switchers...Unit 469 was not renumbered by that railroad.

Would I stoop so low as to mention the Penn Central on the NHRHTA Forum?  If it gets the Alpert (Trustee) scheme, yes,  But I still have to go wash my hands and my mouth out with soap now, if you'll excuse me. Look at those beautiful pinstripe PAs!!!

Regards,
Peter
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April 14th, 2018, 8:24 am #20

I agree with Mr. Ness' logic and suggestion. I can see how it would extend the offering to another group of modelers. One quick question on something I'm totally ignorant of. Did the Penn Central run the FB2's in mixed locomotive lash ups outside of the former New Haven territory? However, I would keep my pre-order as is since 1959 is my end year and I have one FA1 and one RS1 in the Alpert scheme.
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