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Here's one for Otto - I'm thinking about getting the new Branchline Trains NYC coach. I'm modeling about 1952. This car is to be used in secondary service so I think green may be the right color. My question is - What is the proper style of lettering to use? The Roman or the later modern block lettering? And what color of lettering? White or imitation gold?
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Cars should be Pacemaker Green with yellow/delux gold lettering. The second run of the Branchline cars got it right, but consider changing the six-axle trucks to four-axle. Also consider looking at the Rivarossi "shorty" heavyweights... they look pretty good too.