Modeling the M-K-T ?

Danimal Aug 12, 2000

  1. Danimal

    Danimal TrainBoard Member

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    Well people I believe I've been infected with the let's do something different bug. I have found myself returning to the paint shop in the September MR over and over again to gaze at those beautiful green & yellow geeps. Is this an isolated case or are there others out there who share this affliction? Is there an antidote or am I fated to model yet another railroad?<G>
     
  2. bnfan99

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    ahhhh danimal. you are not alone.i too and one of my very good friends are now becoming addicted to the MKT.i mean really who can look at the yellow and green cab on a engine and not think wow that is cool.i honestly think it is one of the neatest paint scheme's around(next to the bn and bnsf)they really catch your eye when ever you see them.

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  3. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Since it is confession time... hehe

    Yep, I have a soft spot for the Katy as well. When I was in my full-on BN days, I dreamt of having a couple M-K-T SD40-2's to mix in with BN units on run-through coal trains.
    With Kato just around the corner with later phases of 40-2's, this could be the beginning of something. [​IMG]

    Gary.
     
  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Another conspiracy against the Frisco I see. If you want true happiness, go with the black and yellow - or, the mandarin and white. Give a little class to the layout!

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  5. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Danimal,
    I don't see a problem in running another railroad. When I first started my layout all I ever ran was UP but I have now changed my views and run DRG&W, SP and BNSF on my layout. My section of track has given trackage rights to whatever railroad I fancy lol. I might even give trackage rights to MKT if I find a model I like. One thing for sure SOO will never gain trackage rights on my layout lol sorry GATS looks as though you will have to keep running those SOO SD40's on that oval track you keep on the kitchen table [​IMG]
    Found a site you might be interested in http://pages.tca.net/lruback/katy.htm
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  6. Maxwell Plant

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    IF I were to change my modeling era and road modeled, the MKT would certainly be one I'd concider. I've also thought about the Illinois Terminal(similar color scheme as the MKT), but modeling it as if it were still in operation today. Or, going back to the mid-70's with Santa Fe and Burlington Northern out of Chicago to Galesburg, IL. But for now, I'm staying as is.

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  7. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Colonel:
    One thing for sure SOO will never gain trackage rights on my layout lol sorry GATS looks as though you will have to keep running those SOO SD40's on that oval track you keep on the kitchen table [​IMG]
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    There truly is NO accounting for taste, is there?
    You will be assimilated, et al, ad nauseum! [​IMG]

    Gary.

    ps. I don't have a kitchen table... hey, I don't even have a kitchen! lol...
     
  8. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by E-8:
    Another conspiracy against the Frisco I see.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    Everything is! [​IMG]
    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>If you want true happiness, go with the black and yellow<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    You are referring to N&W before going to white graphics, early Soo diesels, or the NKP? Inquiring minds would like to know. [​IMG]

    Gary.
     
  9. Danimal

    Danimal TrainBoard Member

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    Hmmm... isn't Gateway Westerns stuff black and yellow also?
     
  10. makinbaconline

    makinbaconline Guest

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    not anymore it is in the kcs scheme with a big gwwr on the side

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  11. Danimal

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    Makin,
    Are they repainting all their old units into this scheme also? Thanx
     
  12. makinbaconline

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    as far as i know they should all be done if not there are only a few stragglers out there.

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