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Offline PeterF7  
#1 Posted : 07 October 2020 00:26:31(UTC)
PeterF7

United States   
Joined: 14/08/2019(UTC)
Posts: 21
Location: North Carolina, Durham
I purchased the Marklin UP Passenger Car set, #43617. I have thought about adding an Observation Car.
The color of the Marklin set that arrived has more of an orange color compared
to the color of other car sets including the cars on the Marklin site:
https://www.maerklin.de/...ts/details/article/43617

UPpassengerMarklinSite.JPG

Here is a picture of what arrived:

UPpassengerMarklin.JPG

Here is a picture from the Union Pacific site at:
https://www.up.com/cs/gr...vedocs/pdf_columbine.pdf

UPpassengercarUPsite.jpg

From the Marklin site picture, the car's color is a bright Canary Yellow.
What arrived was more of a brownish yellow
The picture from the UP web site is more of a bright Canary Yellow.

When I go online to look at the various UP Observation Car offereings, I see both colors.

Has anyone else under gone this experience? If so, what are your recommendations?

Peter
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Offline foumaro  
#2 Posted : 07 October 2020 04:54:18(UTC)
foumaro

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Joined: 08/12/2004(UTC)
Posts: 4,262
Location: Attiki Athens Greece
You are right,the color is exactly that you describe to us,it is different from the colors from F7 37629 and 37610-49610 Alco.I would like to have some more cars too but i will not buy something not marklin.If the set sales are good for marklin maybe they think to offer us an additional set.ThumpUp
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Offline mbarreto  
#3 Posted : 07 October 2020 18:11:06(UTC)
mbarreto

Portugal   
Joined: 18/02/2008(UTC)
Posts: 960

I have the new set too and although it is brownish yellow it looks very good close to a Big-Boy (in my case 37993).
It's a bit different from the train that ran in 2019, but it looks great nevertheless.

Regards,
Miguel
Mostly Märklin H0.


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Offline PeterF7  
#4 Posted : 07 October 2020 18:48:52(UTC)
PeterF7

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Joined: 14/08/2019(UTC)
Posts: 21
Location: North Carolina, Durham
Originally Posted by: foumaro Go to Quoted Post
You are right,the color is exactly that you describe to us,it is different from the colors from F7 37629 and 37610-49610 Alco.I would like to have some more cars too but i will not buy something not marklin.If the set sales are good for marklin maybe they think to offer us an additional set.ThumpUp


I've have taken side by side pictures of several of the Marklin UP diesel engines and passenger car set. They are the 37610 (and 49610) (PA1's), 37629 (F7 AAB w/ caboose), 40631 (B-Unit #910), and 43617 (passenger set). I shrunk the pictures so as not to take up too much bandwidth. The diesels and cars are beautiful.

UPpassColors.JPG

UPpassPA1.JPG

I can see running the passenger cars with steam and the diesels with freight. I would have loved to run the diesels with the passenger cars ala this picture:

UPpassTrain.png

all one uniform color.
Offline foumaro  
#5 Posted : 08 October 2020 08:53:04(UTC)
foumaro

Greece   
Joined: 08/12/2004(UTC)
Posts: 4,262
Location: Attiki Athens Greece
This is a perfect option to run with the train and the steamers like Challengers or Big Boys.I asked the manufacturer and told me that is not compatible with marklin c tracks.If i find a way to change wheels or something and make it run with my locomotives i will try to have it.
https://www.scaletrains....e-2006-water-tender-set/
Offline hxmiesa  
#6 Posted : 09 October 2020 06:49:56(UTC)
hxmiesa

Spain   
Joined: 15/12/2005(UTC)
Posts: 3,066
Location: Spain
Originally Posted by: PeterF7 Go to Quoted Post
I shrunk the pictures so as not to take up too much bandwidth.

I believe this is done automagically by the forum software, unless you are talking about your own bandwidth for uploading...

Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
http://hoexbroe.tripod.com
Offline grnwtrs  
#7 Posted : 11 October 2020 05:42:49(UTC)
grnwtrs

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Joined: 18/06/2005(UTC)
Posts: 579
Location: El Sobrante
Originally Posted by: foumaro Go to Quoted Post
You are right,the color is exactly that you describe to us,it is different from the colors from F7 37629 and 37610-49610 Alco.I would like to have some more cars too but i will not buy something not marklin.If the set sales are good for marklin maybe they think to offer us an additional set.ThumpUp


You are absolutely correct!! I really don't like the set. Period. This is the second set I have. I had planned to run it with the Alco's . Not yet not now.

By the way. I don't remember seeing this type of car running up Weber canyon (UT) behind the Big Boy.

Regards, geneBigGrin
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Offline foumaro  
#8 Posted : 11 October 2020 05:51:28(UTC)
foumaro

Greece   
Joined: 08/12/2004(UTC)
Posts: 4,262
Location: Attiki Athens Greece
Originally Posted by: grnwtrs Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: foumaro Go to Quoted Post
You are right,the color is exactly that you describe to us,it is different from the colors from F7 37629 and 37610-49610 Alco.I would like to have some more cars too but i will not buy something not marklin.If the set sales are good for marklin maybe they think to offer us an additional set.ThumpUp


You are absolutely correct!! I really don't like the set. Period. This is the second set I have. I had planned to run it with the Alco's . Not yet not now.

By the way. I don't remember seeing this type of car running up Weber canyon (UT) behind the Big Boy.

Regards, geneBigGrin
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