It do find this engine interesting as I think (and beauty is in the eye of the beholder) that someone at EMD really dropped the ball regarding the paint scheme in regards to the intended purpose of the locomotive.

It is not a secret that EMD had great art and designs for the customers and yet, this is the best they could do?

I wonder if this event pre-dates the EMD design/art department… that might explain the deficiencies with this project.

In any case, the model looks great and a pretty faithful representation of the prototype based on the few images posted here.

Enjoy your train.

Charlie

This was not a demonstrator paint scheme believe it or not, just a one off for the World's Fair.  The locomotive was owned by the Seaboard and started at the fair in 1939 as an E3 in silver paint with red stripes.  In 1940 it got an upgrade and several iterations of this paint scheme.  I found at 3 just for the E6 schemes.  A very rare unit in built and model form.  3rd Rail only produced 3.  Enjoy it! 

Jonathan

 

GG1 4877 posted:

This was not a demonstrator paint scheme believe it or not, just a one off for the World's Fair.  The locomotive was owned by the Seaboard and started at the fair in 1939 as an E3 in silver paint with red stripes.  In 1940 it got an upgrade and several iterations of this paint scheme.  I found at 3 just for the E6 schemes.  A very rare unit in built and model form.  3rd Rail only produced 3.  Enjoy it! 

Hey Jonathan, that is new and interesting information as I assumed, as many it seems here did also, that this scheme was the demonstrator. Which brings up the obvious questions, was there an E6 demonstrator and if so, what did it look like? I don't remember anyone asking for or posting the demonstrator image.

My limited E6 sources show no information on a demonstrator.

Charlie

Charlie,

I have a book dedicated to demonstrator paint schemes from all the major manufacturers.  I bought it specifically looking for the E6 demonstrator paint scheme and I was so upset it wasn't in there!  Then I did lots of internet research to track down more information on this specific locomotive.  As far as I have found there never was a demonstrator for the E6.  The E3 demonstrator is well documented. 

The E6 at the World's fair was a Seaboard locomotive so it didn't technically do the tour of roads like demonstrator models normally do to sell units.  It was a static display that went right to Seaboard service after the fair was over.  It is the same as the Pennsy S1 that was also on display at the same fair.  One of a kind, not a demonstrator and went back to work for it's owner at the conclusion of the fair.

Regardless, it is a wonderful paint scheme to capture and a very special model.  Definitely the height of art-deco styling.

Jonathan

 

Wow! I still can't believe that only three were made! So for the o.p. with the 2 rail unit, I am waiting for delivery of my 3 rail unit....

It begs the question was the last unit (production of 3) a two or 3 rail? Inquiring minds want to know!

 BTW, isn't this an E4 Demonstrator,  not an E6?

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Front "Lobster Claw" coupler and pilot came separate. Only the Rear has "Lobster Claw" coupler showing.

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Purplepapa posted:

FYI, I received a 2 rail demo unit. Looks like they are all accounted for now.

Hope Scott gets enough request for a second run in the near future.

Leon

 

Maybe Scott will paint the second run as shows above in the 1939 scene, cream with red stripes and the chrome GM Diesel across the nose.... And the "B" unit to boot as well!

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prrhorseshoecurve posted:
Purplepapa posted:

FYI, I received a 2 rail demo unit. Looks like they are all accounted for now.

Hope Scott gets enough request for a second run in the near future.

Leon

 

Maybe Scott will paint the second run as shows above in the 1939 scene, cream with red stripes and the chrome GM Diesel across the nose.... And the "B" unit to boot as well!

Yes I would be in for that 1939 set!😎😎

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