EMD F Units in ATSF Black or Tiger Stripe Scheme?? - Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource
Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource

Go Back   Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource > The Right of Way > North America
Forgotten your password?

North America Discuss Canadian and American Prototype railways.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-22-2018, 04:04 PM   #1
Lngstrt
Hobo
 
Lngstrt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Arizona ex Yeadon, PA
Posts: 28
Scales Modeled: HO
EMD F Units in ATSF Black or Tiger Stripe Scheme??

Has anyone ever seen a pic of such a prototype FT, F3, F7 etc.

I know all the literature says "no" but. I've always thought an A-B or A-B-A set in the earlier freight scheme would be ... to quote the kids* ..... Awesome!!

I do understand the maxim .... 'My Railroad, My Rules ...' but a degree in History nearly forbids such choices.

Lngstrt

*kids from the '90s I guess.
Lngstrt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 04:13 PM   #2
Old_Hobo
Yard Master
 
Old_Hobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,148
Scales Modeled: HO (also a little OO & O)
In my opinion, I don't think you should let anything prohibit what you want to do...this is, after all, a hobby to enjoy, not a historically correct, by the book venture....

Unless you want it to be, of course, and that's great too!
__________________
The Canadian - 1956
Old_Hobo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2018, 05:08 PM   #3
Lngstrt
Hobo
 
Lngstrt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Arizona ex Yeadon, PA
Posts: 28
Scales Modeled: HO
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old_Hobo View Post
...this is, after all, a hobby to enjoy,
Well .... I do have a loose Athearn Blue Box era undecorated F7A shell and a DCC converted BB Super Power F7 I can put it on .....
Lngstrt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 01:49 AM   #4
Old_Hobo
Yard Master
 
Old_Hobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,148
Scales Modeled: HO (also a little OO & O)
Well then, wait no longer....would love to see it!
__________________
The Canadian - 1956
Old_Hobo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2018, 06:21 PM   #5
Lngstrt
Hobo
 
Lngstrt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Arizona ex Yeadon, PA
Posts: 28
Scales Modeled: HO
Just ordered some Microscale ATSF hood unit decals. That will give me the necessary "A.T. & S.F.", numbers etc. I'll see how the stripes can work out.

40 years ago in HS I was painting eyeballs in HO scale wargames soldiers ..... nearsighted and I could focus about 2 inches from my eye!!!

At just shy of 62 ....... It may take a while. We'll see how it goes.

Lngstrt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2018, 10:50 AM   #6
Old_Hobo
Yard Master
 
Old_Hobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,148
Scales Modeled: HO (also a little OO & O)
I hear ya! I'm a few months older than you, and the old eyesight ain't what it once was.....but still good enough to be able to see your locomotives once they are done! Looking forward to it!
__________________
The Canadian - 1956
Old_Hobo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


» Visit These Sites:
LGB World

Or Our European Train Website ModelRailForum




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.