Reply to "any New Haven fans ...."

Apples55 posted:
biscuitag97 posted:

Sunset 3rd rail just announced FA units arriving later this year. New Haven McGinnis FA-1 is looking like a gem. 

http://www.3rdrail.com/reservation.html#ALCOFA 

If no one has told you, Biscuit, you are a bad influence  

MELGAR posted:

New Haven heavyweight observation, RPO and dining cars from Golden Gate Depot are scheduled for delivery in March/April 2019.

I'm sending an email to Scott Mann/Sunset/3rd Rail requesting that he offer the Alco FA-1 diesels in either of their two earlier paint schemes. The original colors when the FA-1s were delivered in 1947 were orange and hunter green with thin silver stripes. A few years later, they were repainted in hunter green with gold stripes. It seems that almost all models of New Haven diesels are painted in the orange/black/white McGuiness scheme that was introduced in 1955. I would like to have more models in the liveries of the 1940s and early 1950s.

MELGAR

And speaking of bad influences, MELGAR... while I like the McGuiness scheme (it IS NOT butt ugly!!!), I have to agree that I’d like the orange/hunter/silver scheme - I think the hunter/gold would look too close to the recent PA offering. 

Scott is killing me. And you guys ain’t helping!!!

Paul,

It appears so! Although I'm happy to see any New Haven in O Scale. As stated above, the older orange scheme would be a nice change up from the more commonly modeled McGinnis. They would also look good pulling some NH freight or the osgood bradley lightweights. If anyone gets an update from Scott saying he would be willing to produce New Haven FA's in either of the two older schemes, please post it on this thread. And as always, LONG LIVE THE NEW HAVEN!!   

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