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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby JBConn » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:19 pm

Did you buy a part or scratchbuild the roof hump?
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby jonnhrr » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:12 am

Scratchbuilt from styrene.

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MBA C-1 (MBTA Caboose)

Postby BostonUrbEx » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:33 pm

I'm considering possibly modeling an MBTA work train, and what could would it be if I didn't have the caboose? So, does anyone know what kind of caboose it is? I'm not really sure what I'm searching for when looking for it. It would help if I had a term to search for. I'd paint it myself, so no need to worry about that aspect.
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Re: MBA C-1 (MBTA Caboose)

Postby jwhite07 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:13 pm

It is formerly CP Rail #434618... according to Canadian Trackside Guide, it is part of a series of cabooses built by CP Rail's Angus Shops in 1977, but I believe them to closely mimick a National Steel Car design.
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Re: MBA C-1 (MBTA Caboose)

Postby B&M 1227 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:54 am

A few years ago I had decals made for the caboose and plows. I recently gave them to a friend, but I believe there were a lot of duplicates, so I can ask him for a set if he hasn't used them all yet. PM me for more details.
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Re: MBA C-1 (MBTA Caboose)

Postby diburning » Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:10 am

Rapido Trains' CP Angus Van (caboose) is an EXACT match for the MBA C-1. Unfortunately, you'll need to paint and decal one yourself.
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Re: MBA C-1 (MBTA Caboose)

Postby B&M 1227 » Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:49 pm

Yes. It even has working Marker lights!
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby JBConn » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:16 am

Anyone have a suggested manufacturer & part number for replacement F40PH plow for a Walthers F40PH unit?
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby JBConn » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:53 am

I found an old Walthers MBTA F40PH. It is a bit beat up, missing some parts, and needs the pink stripe repainted.

Can anyone recommend a good replacement for the plow on a Walthers F40PH?

Also 5-chime air horn all forward?

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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby diburning » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:05 am

Details West AH-252 for the K5LA. Not sure about the plow.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby ST214 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:08 pm

Uhhh....what pink stripe?

Let me know if you can get it to run. Mine gets around the layout once and loses electrical capability. Cleaning the wheels is not fixing the issue, so I am thinking the contacts inside may need a cleaning.

JBConn wrote:I found an old Walthers MBTA F40PH. It is a bit beat up, missing some parts, and needs the pink stripe repainted.

Can anyone recommend a good replacement for the plow on a Walthers F40PH?

Also 5-chime air horn all forward?

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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby JBConn » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:59 pm

ST214 wrote:Uhhh....what pink stripe?



Small joke. Walthers stripe on MBTA models is the wrong color, a bit pinkish, rather than purple.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby octr202 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:12 pm

Eh, just matches the faded units. If you don't want to repaint it, just weather it up heavily, it'll look right. ;-)
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby diburning » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:01 pm

The MBTA purple fades into lavender, not pink ;-)
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby Steve Wagner » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:30 am

Bachmann's HO Spectrum series model of an MBTA has some faults, but its purple color is correct. I learned this by holding one up next to one of the real locomotives. Unfortunately the models were made some years ago and are probably hard to come by now.

MicroScale has the correct color in solid decal film. For paint that also matches, go to www.mgdecals.com and scroll to the listing of other manufacturers' products at the end.
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