Have any of you guys ever seen an MTH Bangor and Aroostook BL2 with a gray roof? All the ones I've ever seen were solid blue, as per the prototype (I think). Someone on eBay has one for sale with a gray roof and it's hard to tell if someone painted the roof and the top of the cab gray. Thanks in advance!
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I could be wrong but I think Williams did 1 with a grayish roof around 2005 maybe
I'm still thinking that the one offered for sale on eBay was a repaint.
This is no help to the OP but when I first became aware of the Williams BL2, long before MTH produced one, I just had to have one. Since I didn't run any of the other roads available the GM Demo scheme was perfect for me.
MTH offered it with the light gray/blue livery in the 2006 Vol. 2 catalog., 20-2685-1 and 202685-3. Road numbers were 57, 54, & 51 for the powered versions and 56 for the non-powered version.
MTH also offered it in the 2001 Vol. 2 catalog, 20-2315-1, in the solid blue livery with road numbers 50, 52 & 55. This is the model of the one that JIMS questioned about the medium gray paint.
Some of the pictures that I found on RR Pictures Archives of #55, it is painted all blue, but because of how the light reflects off of the slanted portion of the upper long hood, someone could think it was painted a medium gray. Reminds me of the blue cab roof on Lionel's Minneapolis and St. Louis GP9 2348, the roof on the prototype was actually painted a gloss black which looked blue due to the sky reflecting off of it in the photo(s).
My favorite livery of the Bangor & Aroostook is the Black, Red and Gray.