Help yet again

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by GNRail, Dec 12, 2003.

  1. GNRail

    GNRail Member

    I recently aquired this group on ebay. It was advertised as CP but looking at the colours I thought it might be UP or something like that. It was part of a mixed lot of things and I was more interested in the Peco turnouts. Any way it turns out the engine (Old Life Like SD45 according to the box) says CANDIAN PACIFIC on the side. I looked up the road number in the CP roaster but it didn't line up with the SD45s.

    My questions
    1) is this actually a CP paint scheme?
    2) what vintage/manufacturer/era etc are the passenger cars being modelled? (2 of the units came in LIMA boxes number 357,358)
    3) any other useful information would be apprieciated



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  2. pjb

    pjb Member

    The paint scheme is fanciful, and the passenger equipment is not NA prototypes. Probably is UK, and if they are in LIMA cartons , they are probably theirs. LIMA made/makes many Australian locos , that were similar to NA prototypes in appearance, so these could also be from there.
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I would add my 2 cents just to say that I don't think that was ever a CPR paint scheme, and that the passenger cars appear to be European...

  4. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    The loco, I don't know about, but the coaches are
    British Rail Mk.1 coaches in what looks like a 50s / 60s
    "blood and custard" livery. Definately made by Lima
    (I have 5 of these in later BR blue and grey)

    The locomotie is definately fanciful though

  5. GNRail

    GNRail Member

    Thanks for the help.

    I am really glad I stumbled across the Gauge last year.

  6. railwaybob

    railwaybob Member

    Definitely not Canadian Pacific and certainly not CP cars. Looks more like British or European cars. CP never used SD45s on their passenger equipment.
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The paint scheme is a joke. I don't know where LifeLike got it from.
    It may be a rare collector's item someday because all the rest have surely been repainted to something else.
    Cars are British Railways, IMHO the nicest paint scheme they had. Do you need any better details, like brake/2nd, corridor composite etc.?
  8. GNRail

    GNRail Member

    The British Railways got me started. I managed to find a few wedsites with information. Apparently this paint scheme was used from 1946 - 56. What type of locomotive would they have used? I am barely able to recognize some of the modern freight locomotives that go by my office three or four times a day.

    Any additional info would be great. They kinda grow on you after awhile.

  9. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    almost any of their passenger steam locos and a few of the freight locos. I need to check when they started with the diesels -- they would be in the all green paint at that time. Most of the locos were from the 4 previous railways; British Railways built 999 steamers of its own standard designs but also a lot to the 4 railways designs because it needed them. A Peco Jubilee would look nice, but it's out of production. Graham Farish make a lot but they've moved production to China and I'm not up to date on current production.
    Herewith a plug for our club show:
    The Great British Train Show 2004
  10. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

    Hey Gary,

    I found a couple of pics online for you. Check this one out

    I used to have an n-scale 4MT (the loco in the picture) that ran beautifully so this would be a possibility

    any mainline diesel would do, a Class 42 warship would look wonderful, I've attached a pic of my warship with the grey and blue Mk1's



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