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Here is the engine that Tony Cook was looking for. This is the catalog prototype as far as I can tell. This engine is hand painted and stenciled or taped to do the lettering. If you look for an imperfection, TYCO had many, in the catalog photo, I can look and see if I have the piece and see if the flaw is in it for documented accuracy. I have about 200 prototype pieces in the collection. I would also assume that TYCO R+D guys made more than one prototype. Marketing samples, catalog shoots, NY and Chicago Toy Fair, etc. What do you guys think? -Bob

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very interesting. You can see the red bleed in the masked area for the long hood stripe. And the stripes on the short hood are indeed pinstripes...

Can you get a close-up of the GM&O lettering itself? Come to think of it... that lettering is VERY similar in size AND style to a "custom" Rock Island E7 I have...!
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put on black handrails THEN its much cooler love the loco too
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This would be another subject for cloning since it is a rare find or auction win.
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Cloning? Do you mean just custom painting one up yourself? It sure would be cheaper too for what these go for.
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Sorry I didn't read your post Alex. Yes I thought If all else fails I'd paint one up.
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quote:

Here is the engine that Tony Cook was looking for. This is the catalog prototype as far as I can tell. This engine is hand painted and stenciled or taped to do the lettering. If you look for an imperfection, TYCO had many, in the catalog photo, I can look and see if I have the piece and see if the flaw is in it for documented accuracy. I have about 200 prototype pieces in the collection. I would also assume that TYCO R+D guys made more than one prototype. Marketing samples, catalog shoots, NY and Chicago Toy Fair, etc. What do you guys think? -Bob



Originally posted by TYCO-TOWN Trains - November 04 2007 :  8:54:37 PM




Looks great.

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Eye candy.
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