F-3 Decision

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Southern Pacific
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Santa Fe
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9%
Other (please specify)
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F-3 Decision

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:48 am

We are having a bit of a conundrum right now.

I have found my PVM F-3 chassis kit, and now we are having a hard time deciding on what shell to use. Do we make it into a Santa Fe F-3 or a Southern Pacific F-3, or do we make a custom painted F-3?
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Re: F-3 Decision

Postby sacto-tt » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:46 pm

SP of course, is there really any other choice???
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Re: F-3 Decision

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:35 pm

Here is a picture of the two shells involved:
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Re: F-3 Decision

Postby ctxmf74 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:31 pm

The Santa Fe is decorated as more a passenger engine paint job while most of the SP F units were freight pullers if that matters......DaveB
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Re: F-3 Decision

Postby Richard-B » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:12 am

sacto-tt wrote:SP of course, is there really any other choice???
Of course there are! let's see:
  • SP Bloody Nose
  • T&NO Black Widow
  • T&NO Bloody Nose
  • SSW (Cotton Belt) Black Widow
  • SSW Bloody Nose
  • SP Halloween (Black+Orange)
I may have left out a couple of variants...
nb. Daylight colors would only work on passenger engines... like the FP7.
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Re: F-3 Decision

Postby Arseny » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:58 am

But what region do you want to model? What railroad?
If you want to model West, then I would vote for Southern Pacific. But maybe try to model Mid West - SOO Line for example? Their painting schemas were very nice.
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Re: F-3 Decision

Postby Bernd » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:35 am

sacto-tt wrote:SP of course, is there really any other choice???


Well, ya. NYC of course. :wave: :grin: :wink:

Not an F3, but their Lighting scheme.

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Or, my protolanced color scheme for my railroad using the a lighting style paint scheme.

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Re: F-3 Decision

Postby Marquette » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:12 am

Well I voted SP of course but... Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line both had gorgeous liveries, and they'd both be regionally topical for you!
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Re: F-3 Decision

Postby TiTan downunder » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:46 pm

Or how about something like this if you want a freight unit

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=2852849

or a passenger unit

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPi ... id=3378890

Of course, it all depends on what road you want to model. The Lionel units came in several other colour schemes if you don't want to do a repaint;- PRR, NYC ( YES Lightning Stripes ), DRGW, B&O & Milwaukee.

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Re: F-3 Decision

Postby CN-TT » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:02 am

I would go with a custom design. Imagine what the real thing would look like if you own a real railroad company!
This is most likely the way I'll go with my Kemtron ALCO FA-FB-FA engine.

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