So who is ordering which veranda?
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I'm torn between the UP, SP, or Army one
Ain't no doubt about it for me, The DoD Army fantasy scheme is my choice. With the added features and a decent street price discount, she will be a good companion to the Army "Sharknose" I currently have on order with my local hobby store.
I would love one but I have 54 and 64 curves. It would be a tough decision on which one. Probably UP or Army.
I was going to order the Pennsy, but Lionel used the wrong cab number.
Hey, anyone know what the significance of the large lettering/small lettering on the UP veranda tenders is all about? I've been reading everything I can find on line and can find no mention of why there are 2 sizes of letterings available for these engines. Was one of them an earlier version and one a later version? I'd like to select the one that most closely resembles the original as-delivered units in 1954 if possible. Any help from the UP gurus would be appreciated! Thanks, David O.
I went ahead and ordered the Army veranda and the amtrak acela concept with add on cars.
I checked into that tender lettering myself. In a book I have on UP Turbines (Can't remember the name). But the short of it is the Veranda's were delivered without tenders, then maybe 6 months or so later they received tenders. At first painted like the tender with number 61. By 1956 or 57 they were re-lettered like the tender on 69. I went with the 69 today.
#67, the Greyhound version. I have a pair of the original TMCC ones (one of which is on the workbench for motor control reasons). I hope that the Grey one gets built, even in a small quantity. Interesting to see what other people have opted for.
I ordered UP #69. The Pennsy version is rather sharp, however.