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BAR GP7 #63 posted:

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Still the best Shark paint scheme; so obvious, really. Honestly, if L or M or W would offer this as a limited run they would sell. I never cared for the BLW Sharks too much, but these - I couldn't resist.

(Of course, the Shark's styling started here, so if you really have a bigger boat, the T-1 could use some teeth

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D500 posted:
BAR GP7 #63 posted:

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Still the best Shark paint scheme; so obvious, really. Honestly, if L or M or W would offer this as a limited run they would sell. I never cared for the BLW Sharks too much, but these - I couldn't resist.

(Of course, the Shark's styling started here, so if you really have a bigger boat, the T-1 could use some teeth

D500: Thank you. I am glad at i get that idea some years ago. I have also B -unit and can  post pics sometimes. 

What an nice idea. I have one T-1 what i can maybe re-paint some day.🤝

Johan

Here is a video of my Pennsy Sharks. They are the TMCC units from the century club. Both A units are powered so they had no trouble pulling my military train which is very heavy due to all the die cast tanks, half track, tank destroyers, priests etc. Both units also have sound so I gave them both the same TMCC ID number this explains the loud horn. They are also good smokers except in this video which drives me crazy, The couplers have been altered so the close couple too.

JohnB 

I don't have a photo but I do have a memory.  Across the tracks from Grandma&Grandpa's house and in an open field rested.....a six cylinder Baldwin Diesel engine. That thing was immense! The crankcase access hatches were missing and you could see that the massive crankshaft was broken. That engine came out of a BLH (Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton) Drag Line which was also rusting away in the strip-mine next door. It was the same engine (6cyl rather than 8cyl) as used in the Sharknose.

Lew

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josef posted:

Removing the backing from my Lionel ABA Sharks screens, makes a better looking engine and took less then 45 minutes on all 3 units.

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Looks like those 1984 Williams brass sharks.... The first ones to hit the 3 rail market....abeit correct from the frame up at least.

No. They're Lionel Century engines. Surprised with following post with this engine pics. wasn't noticed they were Lionels.

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The Discovery Channel's 2020 edition of Shark Week did start yesterday, so this topic is topical.

I missed this topic last year.  My layout is a mess, so here are some of my file pictures of my Sharks.

Lionel's scale PRR BF15 AA (Baldwin DR 4-4-14/Freight Shark).

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Weaver's scale PRR BP20 AB (Baldwin DR 6-4-20/Passenger Shark)

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Comparing the Lionel with the Weaver

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As most of you know, the Southern Pacific maintained a sizable fleet of Sharks for their flagship passenger trains...(I hope you're not buying this! )

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Actually I understand the SP had engaged in merger talks with the New York Central. Had that happened might we have seen "Daylight" painted sharks side by side with classic NYC Hudsons?

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@Apples55 posted:

Bob;

In the spirit of comradery  and fraternity that is a hallmark of this fine forum, if you send the sharks to me up to the Poconos, I will gladly unbox them and stretch their legs... you did say D&H, didn’t you???   

As always, you are too generous Paul. Unfortunately, due to the travel restrictions in NYS, I would have to self-quarantine in your basement for two weeks and run them myself. You would have to properly social distance and stay out.

@gunrunnerjohn- I don't have enough shelf space to display them or they would have been out a long time ago.

Since you all shamed me...I did pull one box out last night. Photo for proof....

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As a footnote- I am currently trolling the waters for another pair....stay tuned. 

Bob

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@RSJB18 posted:

As always, you are too generous Paul. Unfortunately, due to the travel restrictions in NYS, I would have to self-quarantine in your basement for two weeks and run them myself. You would have to properly social distance and stay out.

@gunrunnerjohn- I don't have enough shelf space to display them or they would have been out a long time ago.

Since you all shamed me...I did pull one box out last night. Photo for proof....

2020-08-12 22.31.20

As a footnote- I am currently trolling the waters for another pair....stay tuned. 

Bob

Bob;

As a member of the high risk group, I am a-paul-ed that you would think that I would do anything to jeopardize your health or mine. Two small points... neither Pennsylvania nor New York require 14 day quarantine when traveling between the states, AND, I said “SEND the sharks to me”, not BRING them    

Finally, if we don’t see it running on your layout, it is highly suspect!!!

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