GGD Powhatan Arrow cars

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at
Wed Feb 10 07:25:41 EST 2016

Decals are available through ShellScale Decals. It's set O123.
Richard D. Shell
In a message dated 2/10/2016 6:45:24 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
nw-modeling-list at writes:

Jimmy: I agree with you regarding the car  designs both interior and 
exterior. This is the main reason I plan to keep my  set.  But mine look so much 
more brown than yours I am wondering if there  were two different paint jobs 
applied to the sets.  Tomorrow, I am going  to Cary, NC to visit my friend 
Jerry Davis and attend his regular Wednesday  operation session. There are 
usually six to ten "O" scale modelers in  attendance. I plan to take my 
"Arrow" set and get their opinions of the color.  We will also be taking several 
photos of my cars and I will post them on the  modeling list to see how they 
compare with yours.  To get my set to look  somewhere near correct I believe 
that they will have to be repainted and  decaled . Having said that I will 
be looking for "O" scale decal sets.  Harold    

 From: NW Modeling List  <nw-modeling-list at>
To: NW Modeling List  <nw-modeling-list at> 
Sent: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 1:44  PM
Subject: Re: GGD Powhatan  Arrow cars

On 2/9/2016 10:11 AM, NW  Modeling List wrote:

Jimmy: Are you satisfied with the Tuscan  Red color?  The pictures you have 
included look much better than the  color on the set I got.  The interiors 
need a bit of work but I don't  see that as a major problem.  Harold  
I would have preferred the color be a little  more red, but, it isn't so 
bad as another member makes it out to be. Besides,  there is nothing that can 
be done about it. Scott canned the manufacturer. 
Think of it this way, would you rather have some generic set of  cars with 
the improper number of windows, spaced out in some unknown fashion,  
interior to fit said windows and with whatever you think is the proper color  of 
red or would you rather have these very nice looking set of cars with the  
correct windows and interiors, but, a color that may or may not be correct?  
A couple of things about color. Watch this  episode of "Brain Games":   It  is very educational!!!
The other is, this N&WHS needs to  quit skirting the issue, get off its 
butt and come up with a shade of "N&W  Tuscan Red" and provide it to the paint 
manufacturers. Only then can we fuss  about shades of red! That purple 
tinted Scalecoat paint doesn't cut for the  steam era! Personally, I think that 
the color Lionel came up with when they  made their 18" N&W passenger cars 
was spot on. I can provide a photo if  need be. Sorry, I can't provide a 
model, as I got rid of them because the  windows were stuck on from the outside!
So,  yes, I am very satisfied with my cars and I am glad to have them. I 
wish we  could get GGD to make a run of Pm coaches so that other trains could 
be  modeled.  


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