So I bought a Williams NYC U33C. It is painted all black with a white stripe on the frame and yellow railing. New York Central in block letters on the side. Unfortunately, NYC never bought any U33C locos. When NYC and PRR merged, the merger created the black Penn Central U33C from Penn locos. So now I am left with a loco that I can either change easily to a Penn Central, or get it repainted in the old Brunswick green Pennsylvania colors. Given the choice, if I have one, I'll take the latter. I added some pics so you can see what I have, and what I want. Does anyone know of a place where I can get a re-paint done on the shell? 

Thanks in advance,

Dep

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Gary Liebisch posted:

If you find a source for repainting, let me know. I have a couple of MTH passenger cars I want to have the road name and colors changed to New Haven. Posted  myself earlier in the week.

Will do, my friend!

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Gary Liebisch posted:

If you find a source for repainting, let me know. I have a couple of MTH passenger cars I want to have the road name and colors changed to New Haven. Posted  myself earlier in the week.

Gary, use the email address in my profile and I'll reply with a recommendation for a painter.

Carl

I agree with BLUELINEC4. Christine does excellant work. I found out about her through VISTADOMESCOTT. Had her do a fantasy paint scheme on a set of passenger cars to match a FA L & N freight paint scheme. She did a fantastic job and she is reasonable priced.......Paul 2

Well it appears, out of the suggestions, I have a two options. I went to Bachmann's website. While they DO sell shells for the U33C, unfortunately, they are OUT of PRR and Santa Fe. Those would have been my first choices. And some of the ones they do carry, the railroad never used the U33C...like the New Haven. A shame, that's a nice color scheme. They also don't have the Erie Lackawanna. That would have been an excellent choice, as I have quite a few of those. Western Pacific was another nice choice, but again, that railroad never used the U33C. 

I think what I might do, is buy Brunswick Green paint from E-Bay and just repaint it in PRR colors myself. The PRR decals and lettering are available on E-Bay too. Doesn't have to be a fancy-dancy paint job like a Lionel or MTH. Just something that would be "correct" for what the loco is. Might even give it a "weathered" look. 

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I am a stiller for paint finishes and I can see a grainy repaint from a mile. And I commission a fair amount of my own fantasy custom work and my go to is John Mclaughlin reachable at 757-550-9864.

His finish matches or exceeds MTH factory finish. Thats how good he is. And like anybody that good he is backlogged but very reasonably priced for his caliber.

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Deputy posted:

So I bought a Williams NYC U33C. It is painted all black with a white stripe on the frame and yellow railing. New York Central in block letters on the side. Unfortunately, NYC never bought any U33C locos. When NYC and PRR merged, the merger created the black Penn Central U33C from Penn locos. So now I am left with a loco that I can either change easily to a Penn Central, or get it repainted in the old Brunswick green Pennsylvania colors. Given the choice, if I have one, I'll take the latter. I added some pics so you can see what I have, and what I want. Does anyone know of a place where I can get a re-paint done on the shell? 

Thanks in advance,

Dep

Ummm the PRR only ordered the U33C. However the delivery was after the merger so those models too were delivered in PC markings and black paint... Just like the ALCo C636!

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Gilly@N&W posted:

Does she do custom decals too? I have a VO1000 and would like this. Yes, I know this is a DS-660 but it's as close as I can get.

I have a set of HO decals that potentially could be scanned and scaled-up.

Gilly, Christine will do the artwork and send the artwork to the decal printer.  She did just what you described for me (which also required a color change which she took care of) and I could not be more pleased. 

Carl

Carl and Ben, THANK YOU. I bought a MTH PS2 ACL VO1000 years ago with hopes of getting it repainted as Chesapeake Western 662. Paint was easy, decals impossible. Next year the purple people eater will be getting a long awaited paint job. 

Once it's painted, MTH will probably offer the Chesapeake Western livery I've been begging for.....

Carl, and Lionelman, glad you like the auto train!   I have a few extra cars headed to Christine soon, and just added 6 more MTH auto carriers.  I may have to move before I can run the whole train .  Future layout will be aimed at auto train operations.  I will add more pics on the old thread I had when I run the auto train next time.  I put it away to run the VIA Rail blue fleet train Christine painted.  

Thanks for the nice comments.

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Deputy posted:

So I bought a Williams NYC U33C. It is painted all black with a white stripe on the frame and yellow railing. New York Central in block letters on the side. Unfortunately, NYC never bought any U33C locos. When NYC and PRR merged, the merger created the black Penn Central U33C from Penn locos. So now I am left with a loco that I can either change easily to a Penn Central, or get it repainted in the old Brunswick green Pennsylvania colors. Given the choice, if I have one, I'll take the latter. I added some pics so you can see what I have, and what I want. Does anyone know of a place where I can get a re-paint done on the shell? 

Thanks in advance,

Dep

Ummm the PRR only ordered the U33C. However the delivery was after the merger so those models too were delivered in PC markings and black paint... Just like the ALCo C636!

Ummm...you are correct.   What I finally decided today was to buy the Southern Pacific shell from Bachmann. It's a real loco that SP actually used. I'll need to buy a caboose, but E-Bay has a zillion of them. My thanks to ROYBOY for his suggestion. 

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Christmas, for me is coming early. It has been less than a month since my post on the OGR forum and my Chesapeake Western 662 is headed home to Midlothian.  Thanks again for Ben and Carl for putting me in touch with Christine Braden.

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My friends know that I'm not a big diesel fan. But, IMHO this is one pretty little Chooch..

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