I am looking for opinions and good photos if you have them for an Unshrouded NYC Hudson. I do not care if it is a J-1 or J-3. I want to do this on a "budget". For other Steam Locos I have been buying Williams and Weaver Brass. I have been Happy with Williams, VERY Happy with Weaver.
The option I have seen here is the Williams J-3a In the silver box (cab 5430). These are not all that common. NOT the early brown cardboard box #4000 (pretty crude by today's standards). NOT the more recent Williams by Bachmann in the red and silver box (not even sure if it is scale).
K-Line it appears are Gorgeous, maybe better than the Williams? And in my Price range! But have been buying brass, so not quite sure about Die-Cast "in person", REALLY want opinions on how these 2 compare!
NOT Sunset/Third Rail unless you have a great one you will sell for approx. $400.
MTH how do they stack-up compared to the Williams and K-Line?
Lionel I have been looking at (from the 1990's) 6-18056 with Vandy Tender (763E), believe they also built one with 6 axle tender 6-18005 (700E)? My understanding is these were updates of the classics shown in parenthesis, so are they scale? Any other Scale Lionel I believe would be "over budget" (Way Over), Visionline, Smithsonian. Am I missing a Lionel Scale Offering?
Please Note I was more careful how I worded this then when Asking about EMD F-units. I always try to learn from my mistakes.
Lastly I did my homework and read thread below before posting. Hoping to condense it down (Just Unshrouded NYC), plus MANY of the pictures are missing.
So please let me know what you guys have and how you like them. Thank You VERY Much in advance!