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Fairmount MT-14 speeder for CNR

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Fairmount MT-14 speeder for CNR
Posted by Guy Papillon on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 1:44 PM

I am actually building a simple kit of a Fairmount MT-14 speeder to put on my CNR inspired layout. I know that the color for CNR speeders after 1961 was orange but my memories tell me that I saw yellow ones when I was a child. But maybe I am wrong. What was the color during the 50's, orange or yellow? 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:49 PM

While not an MT-14, it IS in yellow (M-19). Railrodder was filmed in 1964.

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Posted by Guy Papillon on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 5:32 PM

Thank you Ed. It is definitely Yellow. There are some more speeders at 13:00 that are also Yellow. My memories were right.

 

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Posted by DSchmitt on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:04 PM

gmpullman    Loved it

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

I don't have a leg to stand on.

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:30 PM

Glad you folks found that enjoyable! Buster Keaton is a hoot!

Can you imagine what kind of reaction the film makers would get if they approached one of today's Mega Corporate Railroads and asked to do a similar film?

Fun Stuff!

Ed

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Posted by Colorado Ray on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:38 PM

Ed, that was hilarious.  Thanks for sharing.  What a great idea for a Canadian travelogue.

Makes my Fairmont MT-14 videos seem rather tame!

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Posted by hon30critter on Thursday, May 04, 2017 1:56 AM

Hey Ed:

Thanks for posting the Buster Keaton video. I haven't watched it in many years.

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, May 04, 2017 2:34 AM

I love the way a thread can take on a life of its own. All this stareed with an honest question about a paint colour (since we're talking CN)

Colorado Ray
Makes my Fairmont MT-19 videos seem rather tame!

Me too... someday I'll have to get more uploaded Big Smile

Turn the sound (and bass) up at about 3:00!

Those were some fun times!

Ed

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