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japasha

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« on: August 27, 2008, 04:07:09 PM »

Could you ask Lee and the boys if they could add the Virginia and Truckee Railroad to the schemes available on the GE 44 ton locomotive? The reconstruction is using a nicely painted yellw 44 tonner  with lettering for the Virginia and Truckee. This locomotive will be around after the reconstruction from Virginia City to Carson City is completed.
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2008, 12:20:05 AM »

Dear JA,
Any pictures?
I'll mention it.
the Bach-man
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japasha

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2008, 10:12:46 AM »

Mr. Bachmann,

Please give me an email to send the images to. I lost your business card so send to the email address below.

Jim Pasha
japasha@aol.com
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RAM

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2008, 11:53:45 AM »

Just post it so every one can see it.
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Guilford Guy


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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2008, 12:26:34 PM »

How about a couple painted unlettered. Say Blue with Yellow end striping, and Red with Yellow end striping. These were the schemes on several Pinsly shortlines and are good for industrial or small short lines... Actually... I could think of Hundreds of paint schemes for Bachmann to do... Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 04:00:00 PM »

I'll add Penn Central 9999 (ex-PRR 9353) to the list.  It made it through to Conrail on the Union Transportation shortline in New Jersey. (and I believe replaced the last Pennsy steamer in service)
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 05:35:49 PM »

Yes for Virginia & Truckee this would be high on the want list!!!!!!!!!!! Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2008, 12:09:56 AM »

I agree on an unlettered, red with yellow stripes as shown in the 2007 catalog, but not available.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 11:14:45 PM »

I'll add Penn Central 9999 (ex-PRR 9353) to the list.  It made it through to Conrail on the Union Transportation shortline in New Jersey. (and I believe replaced the last Pennsy steamer in service)

Yes it did. Replaced a B-6 0-6-0 switcher.

On the subject of the 44 tonner, I'd like to see the NH done in the as-delivered paint scheme of Hunter Green and Warm Orange, with the hooded headlights.

John Loesch
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008, 02:03:11 PM »

I'm a little late to this thread...please accept my apologies.

First off, the diesel on the V&T is NOT a 44-tonner.  It's an 80-tonner, originally a military unit that went to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, CA.  The V&T traded an old Western Pacific turntable to the museum for the diesel back around 2003.  Dave Epling has some pictures of this unit in service back in the summer of 2005 at the following link:

http://cencalrails.railfan.net/vtrr2005.html

Second off, the V&T that this diesel works for is a completely different outfit than the public commission that is rebuilding the V&T between Gold Hill and somewhere in the Mound House/eastern suburbs of Carson City area.  How this V&T- which is owned by Bob Gray and his family- will coexist with the rebuilt V&T is something that is not even close to being finalized yet and is the subject of a lot of contention. 

But back to the subject of possible roadnames for the 44-tonner...I'd love to see the Aracata & Mad River:

http://ncespee.railfan.net/Foothill/images/amr102.jpg

Jeff Moore
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2008, 08:54:35 PM »

Hi, Guys!
Those are both very nice.
Thanks!
the Bach-man
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 01:39:54 AM »

YAY! I just found a new one for me to get started on. Grin

What do you say, Cheez-It orange?
It took a while, but a picture finally turned up for this one. It doesn't look lke it will be that hard to do, but I don't know about the headlight... 
I am happy now.
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2008, 11:22:04 PM »

How about a paint scheme for the Aroostick Valley RR?



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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2008, 12:00:31 AM »

AVR was nice! I still think Bachmann should offer Red with Yellow Nose Striped 44 Tonners, unlettered, and possibly include a decal sheet, for there were 3 Pinsly roads I can think of off the the top of my head that used that same scheme... Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2008, 12:05:28 AM »

Jeff
Thanks for posting the links, great pictures.

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