Peter Araujo posted:
BobbyD posted:

Hopefully not white stripes?

Either way, they'll still look beautiful. I'm looking to get the RPO car for my Daylight train.

They might. Passed on the Lionel Legacy Daylight ALCO PA's because of white stripes and lettering. The white stuck out when coupled to the consist with its silver/gray stripes and lettering.

Peter Araujo posted:
BobbyD posted:

Hopefully not white stripes?

Either way, they'll still look beautiful. I'm looking to get the RPO car for my Daylight train.

Actually the RPO's in Daylight colors were Harriman cars. Lionel's remake of the Weaver RPOs would be closer. Pretty much the only monitor roof cars in Daylight colors were baggage cars, postal storage cars and a few diners. The rest pictured above are fantasy cars. Here is page that lists the heavyweight cars in Daylight colors.

http://espee.railfan.net/passenger-paint.html

Just for reference, not trying to hijack the thread. Weaver by Lionel RPO and next to a Lionel 18" Aluminum car.

SP_RPO1SP_RPO2

For the record, SP Harriman RPOs were different than this.

SPRPO

Pete

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Just opened the SP Daylight RPO car, Stripes appear to be a Grey/Silver  more "Grey" than silver in my opinion . The stripping seems crisp and is more like pin-stripping (not oversized like the catalogue depiction). Inaccuracy of the Proto-typical car aside, nicely done. Will look good and should match the MTH Daylight engines.

Happy Railroading!, RWDeano

RWDeano posted:

Just opened the SP Daylight RPO car, Stripes appear to be a Grey/Silver  more "Grey" than silver in my opinion . The stripping seems crisp and is more like pin-stripping (not oversized like the catalogue depiction). Inaccuracy of the Proto-typical car aside, nicely done. Will look good and should match the MTH Daylight engines.

Much better than white.

 

Norton posted:

Actually the RPO's in Daylight colors were Harriman cars. Lionel's remake of the Weaver RPOs would be closer. Pretty much the only monitor roof cars in Daylight colors were baggage cars, postal storage cars and a few diners. The rest pictured above are fantasy cars. Here is page that lists the heavyweight cars in Daylight colors.

http://espee.railfan.net/passenger-paint.html

Just for reference, not trying to hijack the thread. Weaver by Lionel RPO and next to a Lionel 18" Aluminum car.

SP_RPO1SP_RPO2

For the record, SP Harriman RPOs were different than this.

Pete

Do to tooling costs we can live with the different body style if at least the colors are accurate, which is much, much better than having a completely accurate model painted in the wrong colors.

RWDeano posted:

Just opened the SP Daylight RPO car, Stripes appear to be a Grey/Silver  more "Grey" than silver in my opinion . The stripping seems crisp and is more like pin-stripping (not oversized like the catalogue depiction). Inaccuracy of the Proto-typical car aside, nicely done. Will look good and should match the MTH Daylight engines.

Could we see pictures of it?

Are you sure?  I think SP had postal cars in various configurations, including a cute little 40 foot car.  Not really sure which got Daylight colors, but I bet not all were photographed in all paint schemes.

If you really want scale, try the Sunset cars.  Precision Scale were the most accurate, but no paint, interior, or lights, and still $300 each!

bob2 posted:

Are you sure?  I think SP had postal cars in various configurations, including a cute little 40 foot car.  Not really sure which got Daylight colors, but I bet not all were photographed in all paint schemes.

If you really want scale, try the Sunset cars.  Precision Scale were the most accurate, but no paint, interior, or lights, and still $300 each!

Sounds expensive.

Peter Araujo posted:
bob2 posted:

If you really want scale, try the Sunset cars.  Precision Scale were the most accurate, but no paint, interior, or lights, and still $300 each!

Sounds expensive.

Not really when compared to the custom runs in the two rail scale world.

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