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Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« on: December 07, 2006, 01:51:17 PM »
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http://www.nscalesupply.com/MTL/MTL-USNavySeries.html

Evidently MTL waited until the 65th anniversary of "The Day That Shall Live in Infamy." to announce this.

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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 01:53:24 PM »
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Fantasy stuff is cool when it is done right.

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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 02:10:38 PM »
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Fantasy stuff is cool when it is done right.

Too bad all the silhouettes are the same .

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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 02:41:55 PM »
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Fantasy stuff is cool when it is done right.

Too bad all the silhouettes are the same .

It does say that images are for representational purposes only...

Looks like they've re-used the silhouette from USS Missouri - USS Hornet & USS Pampanito are different - probably as a shortcut for the ad :-\

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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 02:55:32 PM »
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Individual car images
appear to have different silhouettes.  Ad copy seems to not representative of the actual cars...
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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2006, 03:27:05 PM »
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Given their past attention to detail, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Yamato show up...

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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2006, 03:46:10 PM »
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ugh and on my Dad's birthday!  >:(


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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2006, 03:58:51 PM »
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I can't help but think of the USS Indianapolis Monologue by Quint in Jaws -totally unrelated to trains  ::)

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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2006, 05:04:49 PM »
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Fantasy stuff is cool when it is done right.

Too bad all the silhouettes are the same .
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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2006, 05:15:25 PM »
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Where's the West Virginia? And the Pennsylvania, while not on battleship row, was at Pearl, in dry dock. The Utah was a disarmed battleship, used as a target ship. Frank
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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2006, 06:38:12 PM »
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MT has already been made aware of these facts .. by a member of this forum ..

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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2006, 07:32:49 PM »
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There was a full color ad in the Nov/Dec '06 N Scale Collector also.  But I may get copies earlier because I write for it. 

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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2006, 09:48:05 PM »
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Where's the West Virginia? And the Pennsylvania, while not on battleship row, was at Pearl, in dry dock. The Utah was a disarmed battleship, used as a target ship. Frank

When I got my copy of the N-Scale Collector magazine last week, it had an ad for the Battleship Row series - the same ad shown on the Nscalesupply site.  Immediately sent Micro-Trains an email stating (a) I thought this was a great idea, (b) that I would buy the set, and (c) that they screwed up; the 7th battleship on Battleship Row was the USS West Virginia, not the Utah which was a target/training ship moored on the opposite side of Ford Island.  I suggested they put the West Virginia in the set and release the Utah as an extra car, since the Utah was sunk with loss of life and is worthy of commemoration.

The email was sent on November 27th; as of today I have still not received a response.  Then again, I have sent several emails to Micro-Trains and NEVER received a response, so it's not like I expect one. >:(

Tim Nixon

FYI - The other two battleships in the Pacific Fleet on December 7th 1941 where the USS Pennsylvania, which was in drydock at Pearl Harbor and suffered minor damage, and the USS Colorado, which was at Puget Sound undergoing overhaul.
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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2006, 11:37:25 AM »
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What is the chance that I could cash in on the frenzy?
I could missprint some names if that would make a difference and I would fill the boxes with special air.


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Re: Battleship Row - coming in 9/2007 from MTL
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2006, 04:15:34 PM »
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The sillouette looks like a "big five" OBB, post Pearl Harbor rebuild-probably the Maryland, as it seems to have a shortened basket foremast with fighting top and no main mast. They should really do them as in 1941, and match the outline to the class....
I'd bet they're pulling the outlines from the ONI recognition manual reprint; the 1943 one was bound for publication and is easy to find around. though that doesn't explain why they did Pompanito with a prewar fairwater and shears.