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I get the feeling a lot of ppl are taking a break from trains after York.   Also its graduation season.

But  fwiw....Im considering doing a special run  of either of these paint schemes for the F-M switcher.  LMK what u think...

1. CNJ... these are ex-B&O, and CNJ left them in the blue/yellow colors.  Just miss liberty on the cab.   Pretty boring colors, but it is CNJ.  I could also do them in the green with the toothpaste stripes as the H15-44's were done.   Not exactly prototypical, but it looks nicer if you all want them that way.

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2. SP Bloody nose.  The SP  actually had H12-44's ...the later carbody without the overhang....but close enough as far as I'm concerned.  These were a mainstay of the Bay area at one time, And i also think some were based in San Antonio..

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These would be railking scale with diesel exhaust.    Price would be 379.

If im gonna do anything, I gotta put in for it soon,  so LMK




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FWIW, I would do the never before DEMONSTRATOR Scheme...

Early Milwaukee road paint of Grey Top, red Stripe, Ornage bottom w Black sidesill and trucks. 10L45 under cab windows centered FM logo and Fairbanks Morse written out along the bottom of the cab and stretching out the "Art Deco" walkway.

Cast FM Medalion on the front.

A colored picture can be found in the book Diesel Demonstrators by Karl ERK pg 111.

IT looked like this without the bell on the front hood..

former FM demo unit ex MILW 1819 now MILW #777


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The recent Atlas cabooses were based off of a C&O design not the Northeastern cabooses the CNJ cabooses were based off of. If MTH still has the wooden center copula caboose tooling I would like to see those in CNJ. Most of the CNJ's wooden cabooses were smooth sided but some did look more like MTH's offerings.

There was a previous discussion about CNJ wooden cabooses on the forum

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