Great Nothern Empire Builder

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by nicknero, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. nicknero

    nicknero Member

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    Im looking for Great Nothern corrugated streamlined passenger cars and the only ones Ive seen were IHC but I dont like their interiors(they look like circus seats because of the colors) any ideas or companies
  2. webmaster

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    Repaint the seats??

    Just an idea.:D
  3. nicknero

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    I wish I could but Im not that good at painting and the whole interior looks bad
  4. jim currie

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    rivarossi use to sell interiors for them might be able to find some yet.
  5. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Maybe if you just spray the seats in a tan it'll be better.
  6. wjstix

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    Ya your local hobby shop will have a number of different colors of paint in spray cans (I like Tamiya myself). The entire seating section on those cars is removeable, just take it out and paint it whatever color you prefer. Tan or a dull yellow would be good, or even primer gray.

    Apparently Walthers is going to come out with a 1955 Empire Builder soon, similar to what they did a year or two ago with the Santa Fe Super Chief.
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    BTW Great Northern used smoothside streamlined passenger cars, not the Budd-type with corrugated sides. Generally railroads that bought the corrugated cars left them in shiny stainless steel and didn't paint them (like the Burlington or Santa Fe for example.)

    You could check out Con-Cor and Rivarossi passenger cars too, although I don't think Con-Cor cars have interiors.

    If you're in N, Kato is going to come out with GN Empire Builder cars this year.