Henry's PC M$ Train Sim Equipment
I was surprised to find some PC equipment out there, possibly because it's an
easy paint job!
Something I hadn't found yet was a PC GG1, but I already had one of those in
PRR, so off to the paint shop I went. I'm planning on creating some more in
different road numbers and a couple in "quickie" PC/PRR repaints.
Amazingly there was a pretty decent F7, but only one road number and with a
Mars light. Easy enough to whip off a new number for AA lashups, I still
have to remove the lower headlight and change the Mars light to a standard
headlight. B units will be after that, how would you like to run ABBA and ABA
PC F7's on period freight consists through the mountains?
I also found a PC GP9, but it was done in the not-so-common Red P scheme so it
looked silly with more than one on a train. Back to the paint shop for a
couple of plain jane B&W sisters. I also have a PRR Geep 9 so I can run a 4
unit PC GP9 lashup with all unique units.
I grabbed a whole mess of 60's and 70's freight cars, some already done in PC.
It's very cool to lash up AA F7's and 4 GP9's on a 50 car freight and
highball down the NEC!
Nobody had any PC passenger cars, but I have a whole train in stainless
NYC Empire State Express garb so off to the paint shop went the whole train.
First Class isn't dead on my PC!
While a train of AA F7's and stainless PC coaches looks pretty cool on a
commuter run, having every train on the NEC looking like that is pretty bogus.
Well I have PRR P70's in tuscan already so off to the paint shop they went for
PC green! It's 1969 and rush hour on the NEC. You're running a clocker from
Philly to Washington and running against a steady stream of ragtag GG1 hauled
commuter and passenger trains. Some are pure PC, some are pure PRR and a lot
of them are a poo-doggy mix of PRR, NYC and PRR equipment. It's a great day to
be alive and hogging a 10 car passenger consist at 110 MPH on the PC NEC in
I have lots of plans for more PC equipment and I'll be posting screengrabs of
the latest stuff here as I build it. Geep 30's, 35's, 38's and 40's, SD9's,
35's, 40's and 45's, ALCo Centuries and RS's, more rolling stock and passenger
cars, I'm going to have some fun!
If you have MSTS and want more PC equipment than you can already find I
suggest you get the basic building blocks before asking me for my stuff. Hit
and download the PC F7, GP9 and anything else PC
that you can lay your hands on. Then track down the Empire State Express
(35 megs with the patch!) and PRR GG1 and P70 set. When you have those
installed and functional I can set you up with my PC stuff. I don't
have time for MSTS hand-holding so you'll have to learn how to work with its
files on your own. Look for web tutorials. If you like PC, it is well worth
PENN CENTRAL LIVES!
Here's a six unit lashup of PC power hauling a 10 car streamlined passenger train under NEC wires.
I plan on making an FP7 conversion out of the F7's and doing some torpedo-tube Geep 9's.
I regeared the locos so they'll keep up with NEC traffic pretty well.
All these units have individual road numbers.
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It's mid-winter and a freak snowstorm of ultra-fine snow has shorted out most of the Metroliners and some of the G's so F's and Geeps are helping out on the NEC.
Two F's and three Geep 9's are hauling 10 PRR tuscan P70's in this version of a 1969 PC Clocker.
I also tweaked the F unit's horn, it belts out a serious multi-chime blast, I obviously still have to replace the single chimers with a 5-chime.
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The Clocker is pulling out of DC Union Station and the hogger has already notched out to max amps as evidenced by the exhaust plumes coming from the well-worn 16 cylinder 567BC's and C's.
Notice that the units have already "knocked down" the overhead PL.
Yes, I upgraded the F's to BC power assemblies and tweaked the power available in MSTS accordingly.
The Geep 9's actually sound a little different than the F's!
When I get the hang of interiors and passenger views I'll add seats to the P70's.
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She's a bit light on the contrasting contours, but it IS a PC GG1 hauling a pure set of ratty green PC P70's!
As I improve my MSTS ACE skills I will refine the details on the G's. I don't know if I got the color right on the P70's (no handy photos), but they sure look good on runbys!
Serious PC juice fans might catch themselves sportin' some heavy wood while runnin' this baby if they're not careful!
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Here are a couple of trailing Geeps ahead of 10 PC stainless coaches.
Yeah I know they still have skirts, cut me some slack, I only started kitbashing the PC goodies 2 days ago!
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Here's a tail end view of the string of green P70's hauled by GG1 4882.
That happens to be the same G which the National NYC Museum has preserved and would like to repaint in PC livery.
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(Insert Tim Allen grunts here) Any true PC fan needs SD45's!
I have three so far, I may make more!
Here they sit in Baltimore station.
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My PC SD45's were made using the excellent PRR SD45 objects as a starting point.
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Even the cab interiors on the SD45's are done, there are unit numbers on the back cab wall!
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Here are the SD45's on a PC coal train. So far there are 3 unique PC coal hoppers and more on the way.
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Tail end view of a 10 car stainless PC train behind 2 F's and 4 geeps.
The head end is smoking up a storm notched out in RUN-8!
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