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Walthers Proto, w/sound
All units powered.


My grandson is highly partial to this paint scheme... can't blame him.
He also prefers F units over E's.
The B-unit and one A were a set. The other A was acquired separately.

All are excellent runners. The B-unit had an annoying shell-buzz, which was trial-and-error fixed over time.

Speed-matched and consisted, they pull an astounding number of freightcars... he's building a heavyweight passenger train.
He's acquired several Empire Builder cars, including a 2-car MTH sleeper set. He's looking for a heavyweight diner... hard to find those in any road (there are Athearn BB's around in some places though).

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Nice F7’s!

That GN paint scheme was referred to as the “simplified” Empire Builder scheme, lacking the gold pinstripes. It was adopted to cut down on maintenance; two colours and down for re-paints....if they ever got re-painted....
 

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A nicely weathered Proto dummy...
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Too bad that Athearn diner is too short.....but the Rapido one is accurate....
 

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That's what I'm thinking...
But its his money.
 

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Looks like a Harriman...
It should be fine.
 

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The PS lightweights were circa 1954, so it'd be perfectly okay to mix in.
 
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