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I HAVE A SET OF CON-COR CRESCENT LTD. SMOOTHSIDES 2-TONE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT LOCO WOULD BE USED. ANY INFO IS APPRECIATED.
-- stevan boyd (email@example.com), January 22, 2000
Stevan--the Southern never had any smoothside cars in this paint scheme, ConCor just thought they'd sell a bunch painted like that. They are based on the original Crescent consist from the late 1920's- early 1930's which were all heavyweight cars pulled by PS4 Pacifics. Rivarossi makes a PS4 model in that scheme.
-- Larry Puckett (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 23, 2000.
Sorry, but the locomotive they make isn't a PS-4. It a USRA heavy 4-6-2, the type the PS-4's were based on. The paint is correct for a crescent locomotive but the smokebox should be silver, not black. However it resimbles one of the first bach of PS-4's, they didn't have the water heater in the smokebox and where deliverd (before 1926) painted black and gold pinstripes. Evan =)
-- Evan Whatley (email@example.com), December 21, 2000.