SP smoothside wagon

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Anachron, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. Anachron

    Anachron Member

    I have just bought some smoothise sp wagons from Kato :)

    The thing is that I dont know what kind of a engine would go with these wagons
    and what kind of a paint job it would have...

    Any sugestions?
  2. Anachron

    Anachron Member

    one of the wagons

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  3. Secret Weapon

    Secret Weapon Member

    I'm not sure by any means,but, I think they ran the daylight scheme with their passenger trains.Those are the red & orange E-8's/PA-1's.Kato did make them,but the only place to get them would be from a collector or eBay.
    Good luck
  4. Sir_Tainly

    Sir_Tainly Member

    The SP used GP9s with steam generators for passenger service, which were later passed onto a commuter agency. Details about the paint schemes can be found here


  5. Sir_Tainly

    Sir_Tainly Member

    Luckily for you, Anachron you can use the easier to paint Bloody nose sheme..I'm the one left looking for the E or PA unit in Daylight Scheme ;) Maybe I could go for the GS4, only thing is I hear it's a poor runner and the price this side of the pond is huge for something thats not A1.
  6. Anachron

    Anachron Member


    so they used GP9s with the bloody nose sheme for these passenger cars? :)

    but all these SP shemes bloody nose, daylight and black widow
    arent they all combindable ?

    or maby it depends on the era ;)
    im really new to SP and all there paintings ;)
  7. TiVoPrince

    TiVoPrince New Member

    "The Lark" was the night time version of the "Daylight" and was generally used on the same routes. These trains would have more sleepers and head end cars (mail) than the Daylights. Photos of these cars in "Daylight" consists was not rare. To fill out the mail cars check www.wheelsoftime.com for kits to produce many SP specific cars.

    Power depends on era and passenger steam, PA(all schemes), GP9(any scheme), SDP45(not available in Nscale without kitbashing) would all be appropriate
  8. Sir_Tainly

    Sir_Tainly Member

  9. Anachron

    Anachron Member

    thx guys
    this info was really helpful :D

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