DP Passenger Cars
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Fri Oct 16 18:56:48 EDT 2009
The floggings will continue until the morale improves?
That'll happen sooner than unanimity on N&W Tuscan. (Or Pullman Green.)
Fortarters, we'd have to have unanimity on lighting conditions for each
From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
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Sent: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 1:50 pm
Subject: DP Passenger Cars
There is no question the NWHS Modeling Committee should be flogged then
fired for not getting the color "right". Again!
But, then, we wouldn't have the cars at all without their efforts...
What good is having the cars if they can't get the paint "right"?
But they provided the data to the importer....
Yeah, but what good is that if the builder ignores it or gets it wrong!
Yada, yada, yada.... Boring!
Some builders are committed to accuracy and are willing to work with
folks; some are not. Rich Yoder worked tirelessly with a group of
members to get his VGN gons as "right" as possible and should be
praised for so doing. Sunset is doing the same thing for its VGN AE
project. But at the end of the day, the projects belong to the vendors,
not to us. We vote with our pocket books.
Just a thought: if we can't agree on N&W Tuscan...and I have yet to see
a consensus...then how is a manufacturer to know? (Don't tell me color
drift cards, because there is a big difference between that
color...pick a color...and the same color on an HO model under indoor
lighting.) The Pennsy group has worked for years, without a conclusion,
trying to build consensus on scale mixes for PRR Tuscan, Brunswick
Green, and Freight Car Color. At the end of the day, ya' likes what ya'
likes. I'm just thrilled that in 2001 a builder is willing to tackle
something as obscure as a one-off class of N&W RPO!
Now about those VGN heavyweights....
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