Yet another FAUX on EBAY

BX10
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3:30 PM - Nov 05, 2017 #1

Another to add to the OMG, what were they thinking list

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DBrion
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5:29 PM - Nov 05, 2017 #2

Bill ... what is that?!?!?!  The lettering on the sill is ridiculous.
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Statkowski
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5:38 PM - Nov 05, 2017 #3

This is what the proposed H-24-66 for the New Haven was supposed to look like:
http://trainz.co/localizer/atlas/40002842/4085908.jpg[/img]
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rsullivan
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6:25 PM - Nov 05, 2017 #4

Mr. Bill(BX10). At first I thought it appeared to be an after market, modeler applied paint and decal one-of-a-kind Fairbanks and Morse Trainmaster shell. Then I went to try and find it on eBay. While I didn't find this one for sale, I observed that both Lionel and MTH made O gauge models of the Trainmaster with details that looked like this. None on the 17 pages were in New Haven livery in O gauge. I did see that the side "FM" decal is available for $8.95. So, this could still be a modeler applied paint and decal job, or the Lionel or MTH model was already sold by the time I looked for it. It is an interesting faux New Haven Warm Orange and Hunter Green with gold lettering. Mr. Statkowski's link shows the proposed New Haven scheme found in a picture in Mr. Wayne Drummond's article in a Shoreliner and Mr. Swanberg's New Haven Power.
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7:06 PM - Nov 05, 2017 #5

That's pretty nice, actually.  It already has one bid in the first few hours since it was listed.
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7:43 PM - Nov 05, 2017 #6

Gents,

Atlas produced a model of that green scheme that Henry posted not too long ago. I saw an actual model just yesterday and even though it was just a proposed scheme never done in real life the model was very nicely done.

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rsullivan
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2:31 AM - Nov 06, 2017 #7

Mr. DBrion. The lettering on the sill is similar to the lettering used on passenger coaches and combines circa 1910 - 1922 as seen in Mr. Swanberg's New Haven Power 1938 - 1969 on page 528. The lettering on the model's sill is not extended enough to match the lettering on the letterboard shown in the two pictures. I couldn't find my Walthers decal catalogs from 1985 and 1991 or my Champ Decals catalog in my disorganized stacks in the basement. So, I could search for the source decal sheet(s). I looked on eBay too, but didn't find a match. I think the sill's decal came from a passenger car decal set, the script herald a steam locomotive or freight car set, and the hood from a diesel locomotive set (guessing because lettering appeared on different types equipment), I just can't figure out which company's. I finally found the item on eBay, and the price tag on top reads $25.00. It doesn't give any information except painted orange and C-4 Fair condition. Dollar to donut this wasn't a Lionel or MTH production model.
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DBrion
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5:43 PM - Nov 06, 2017 #8

Mr. Sullivan - thanks for digging out that answer.  My real inquiry was why would someone use that era lettering & font on a diesel?  But, I guess it was the modeler's RR or modeler's license, so be it.  
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Statkowski
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5:48 PM - Nov 06, 2017 #9

Well, someone's license ought to be revoked.
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10:00 PM - Nov 06, 2017 #10

rsullivan wrote: Mr. Bill(BX10). At first I thought it appeared to be an after market, modeler applied paint and decal one-of-a-kind Fairbanks and Morse Trainmaster shell. Then I went to try and find it on eBay. While I didn't find this one for sale, I observed that both Lionel and MTH made O gauge models of the Trainmaster with details that looked like this. None on the 17 pages were in New Haven livery in O gauge. I did see that the side "FM" decal is available for $8.95. So, this could still be a modeler applied paint and decal job, or the Lionel or MTH model was already sold by the time I looked for it. It is an interesting faux New Haven Warm Orange and Hunter Green with gold lettering. Mr. Statkowski's link shows the proposed New Haven scheme found in a picture in Mr. Wayne Drummond's article in a Shoreliner and Mr. Swanberg's New Haven Power.
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I remember that Lionel version fondly.  It was a brute, I know they offered it in Virginian and Lackawanna, don't know if there were others.  That plastic shell looks very much like the Lionel model.  IIRC it attached to the frame via one screw at each end.  I actually bought an undec shell years ago, with the idea that I would cut it down and make an O scale DERS6 using an AHM C-Liner for the trucks.  Well beyond my skill, I sold it with all the rest of my O scale stuff.

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