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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby jbvb » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:17 pm

IIRC as delivered the RDCs had various sound- and vibration-absorbing pads at key points in the trucks; the brand may have been 'Fabreeka' which seems to still exist. The character of the Boise Budds' ride led me to guess that their pads had been replaced with solid steel blocks.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby talltim » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:30 am

I've read about the suspension mods elsewhere, that sounds about right!
Got a bit confused about my thread moving, although I am planning to model the Boise Budds, I'm really only interested in prototype information at the moment...
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby nearboston » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:08 pm

I need to revive this thread I hope it's ok.
I have a pair of Maheno LRVs and would like to repaint them in MBTA green .

Does anyone have a brand and name/color number that would match or should I just get something that looks good?

Also, any suggestions on decals?
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby NH2060 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:33 pm

nearboston wrote:I need to revive this thread I hope it's ok.
I have a pair of Maheno LRVs and would like to repaint them in MBTA green .

Does anyone have a brand and name/color number that would match or should I just get something that looks good?

Also, any suggestions on decals?

I would think any dark/dark(er) green would do just fine. If your eye tells you it looks good enough then I say go for it.

As for decals this is good place to start though it doesn't provide that many "T" logos:
http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/mer ... _Code=MBTA
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby sixflagscoasters » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:11 pm

nearboston wrote:I need to revive this thread I hope it's ok.
I have a pair of Maheno LRVs and would like to repaint them in MBTA green .

Does anyone have a brand and name/color number that would match or should I just get something that looks good?

Also, any suggestions on decals?


I hope this helps with color and font matching:

https://www.mbta.com/uploadedfiles/Busi ... ction2.pdf
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby jonnhrr » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:11 pm

CustomTraxx http://www.customtraxx.com/ has decal sets for PCC's, they might be useable for LRV's as well, at least the circle T logos.

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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby nearboston » Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:36 pm

Wow...WOW! You guys are the best. Thanks you so much. I'll try and post photos when I finish up.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby diburning » Thu May 12, 2016 5:19 pm

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2016/05/12/tiny-tracks/#gallery-2-1

A Miniature World of 1950s Boston Was Uncovered in a Toronto Basement

In 1980, Ivor Walsh started a project he’d work on for the rest of his life.

Every day for 20 years, he meticulously crafted a miniature replica of the Boston streetcar system. Modeling it after the cars’ 1950s-era design, he installed the small city in his basement—in Toronto.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Thu May 12, 2016 8:42 pm

That was very cool. I wish they had more photos.
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Re: MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby jwhite07 » Fri May 13, 2016 4:24 am

I had the chance to meet Ivor Walsh and see his layout in person about 20 years ago. Astounding doesn't even begin to cover it!!
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Slightly OT but interesting nonetheless

Postby johnpbarlow » Fri May 13, 2016 11:38 am

Boston Magazine article re: Green Line layout

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2016/05/12/tiny-tracks/
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Re: Slightly OT but interesting nonetheless

Postby Aerie » Fri May 13, 2016 11:51 am

I wish they had more pictures of the layout, but what is shown is amazing. Now is the time for some wealthy transit fan to volunteer to purchase the layout and bring it to Boston!
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