Wow, I ordered a exclusive grey and orange Long Island C420 scheme from Nassau hobbies. A friend of mine ordered one in the blue , white and red livery

So, upon picking his engine up for him! I opened his box to check it out! Wow, changed my choice.

As, a note anyone buying one of these: The break lines appear to be cast? Watch when removing the engine from the box Hopefully, he does another run of these.

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Sunrise Special posted:

Thanks for sharing...Ordered all three because I couldn't make up my mind! Blew my train budget however.... 

Sunrise

 

Actually, If he does another run. I may pickup another. I swapped the Gray and Orange scheme for the this one. So, if someone hurry’s. He may have one of those available.

 

shawn posted:
Sunrise Special posted:

Thanks for sharing...Ordered all three because I couldn't make up my mind! Blew my train budget however.... 

Sunrise

 

Actually, If he does another run. I may pickup another. I swapped the Gray and Orange scheme for the this one. So, if someone hurry’s. He may have one of those available. Plus, I removed 3 from the box. All intact which is a good sign.

 

 

This run presents an interesting history for these locomotives. The larger group numbers 200 through 221 were ordered by the LIRR prior to MTA involvement. They were delivered in the orange and grey sweep colors beginning in December 1963 through July 1964. The LIRR had an option with ALCO for additional locomotives which the MTA did eventually authorize, taking delivery of engines 222 through 229 in august of 1968. These arrived in MTA colors.

The orange and grey sweeps were around for a while in the MTA era, eventually being repainted in the Blue and white scheme with some units having the center red stripe. These were the colors and scheme that the GP 39s were delivered in in 1976. The railroads locomotive fleet now had a unified attractive paint scheme in 1976 going forward. The Eight locomotives MTA purchased remained on the system for a while after the first group of C430s were sold off.

I recall we had a fan trip with a pair of C420s in newly painted blue and white solid colors. running out on the Garden City secondary. A week after that trip, these two locomotives were on a ship headed to a new owner in Argentina. 

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20centuryhudson posted:

Now if someone would just make a top of the line alco RS3 in the orange and gray I can be happy

The MTH Railking RS-3 is a pretty decent model. The best body casting for proper contours and dimensions was the original Weaver model. Lionel owns the dies and tooling for this model. It would be super in detailed version with Legacy features . They were in Three color schemes so how about it Ryan Kunkle at Lionel. Something for the next catalog or two?

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LIRR Steamer posted:
20centuryhudson posted:

Now if someone would just make a top of the line alco RS3 in the orange and gray I can be happy

The MTH Railking RS-3 is a pretty decent model. The best body casting for proper contours and dimensions was the original Weaver model. Lionel owns the dies and tooling for this model. It would be super in detailed version with Legacy features . They were in Three color schemes so how about it Ryan Kunkle at Lionel. Something for the next catalog or two?

With fixed pilots would be even better!!!

Ron

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