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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:45 AM

To complement BLLW's excellent Altoona-built cars, here is my first PRR Pullman 18-roomette, plan #4068H in the 'Fleet of Modernism" scheme circa 1938.

This is early WIP. I still have to match the alphas with the truck locations and do some cleanup. Also I haven't tackled the roof/ends

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:51 AM

Best-looking of the PRR eras, IMHO. Very handsome roomette, Rick.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:51 PM

rfranzosa, on Jan 11 2008, 09:45 AM, said:

To complement BLLW's excellent Altoona-built cars, here is my first PRR Pullman 18-roomette, plan #4068H in the 'Fleet of Modernism" scheme circa 1938.

This is early WIP. I still have to match the alphas with the truck locations and do some cleanup. Also I haven't tackled the roof/ends


Rick

Rick,

I think you've captured the looks of the "Fleet of Modernism" Don't forget though, cars in this scheme tended to have Full-Width Diaphragms on the ends that were painted to match the Tuscan of the car body. Hope this provides some useful additional info.

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:53 PM

Thomas,

I did notice the full width diaphragms in the photograph I was working from. Did they carry them through the whole "Fleet of Modernism" period?

I think the full skirts and full width diaphragms added an elegant touch.

RGF

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 06:37 PM

Rick:

Very Nice Work!
A neat art-deco look to that car.

I was a Pennsy fan 'way back before the Narrow-Gauge Bug Bit.
Unfortunately, the Narrow-Gauge Bug is chronic and uncurable . . . . :unsure:

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 10:41 PM

rfranzosa, on Jan 11 2008, 05:53 PM, said:

Thomas,

I did notice the full width diaphragms in the photograph I was working from.  Did they carry them through the whole "Fleet of Modernism" period?

I think the full skirts and full width diaphragms added an elegant touch.

RGF

Rick,

I believe the majority of the Fleet of modernism had full width Diaphragms up through WWII, after which they were phased out when newer equipment came onto the property. Among the more interesting cars were rebuilt PB70 Combines refitted to match the lightweights, right down to the full width Diaphragms.

So far, I've seen PRR Combines, heavyweight Pullman Sleepers, Heavyweight Diners, and even former P70's rebuilt as betterment cars in an attempt to make them blend.

One Pullman Sleeper was never rebuilt to match, but was repainted to match the FOM cars. This would have been Pullman 12-1, the Daniel Webster.
http://www.branchline-trains.com/blueprint...er/5355-prr.jpg

Hope this helps...

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 08:47 PM

Fleet of Modernism - "Liberty Limited"

K4 & Baggage car - BLLW

Pullmans - BLW/ZT

Leaving Harrisburg, headed west on the PRR East route.

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