Posted By Dave -- Use Coal on 11/10/2008 9:35 AM
Somehow when I have money to spend on trains the decision is made to spend it on engines rather than cars. This became especially true once I got hooked on coal firing. The Flying Scotsman is the first of three engines that John Shawe piut together for me. Therefore, I pull those I have. I am not a "rivet counter" and just pull those that look okay to me. I must say I am impressed with folks that know enough to be able to make comments like yours.
Dear Mr use-coal - please don't be so touchy. I'm lucky enough over here in UK to see the real FS whenever I care to, and was simply remarking that it looked very different hauling dark-green German passenger cars instead of the usual LNER teak, maroon or blood and custard mainline passenger stock that we see it hauling here. You see, here in UK we never see German passenger cars on our track - they are all simply too high or wide, or both, and AFAIK, FS has never been to Germany to run on THEIR tracks.
I was not criticising either your choice of locomotives, your passenger cars or casting aspersions on how you spend your money.
As I noted in my post, it's your trainset - for all I care you can haul a couple of dozen dancing chicken or bubble-blowing cars. Behind the FS they'd look just as unusual to me.