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Matt G

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New Freight Car from FVM
« on: July 27, 2007, 08:07:53 AM »
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7/27/07

Hello Everyone,

Fox Valley Models is proud to announce our entry into N scale freight cars today with the FMC 5347 CuFt Single Door boxcar. This car features all new tooling, etched metal end cross walks, a simplified underframe with holes for body mounting couplers and Micro Trains truck and couplers with low profile wheels.  Cars will be available starting in Sep with new schemes arriving on a monthly basis. The first six roads will be:

FVM8001 Port Huron & Detroit, FVM8003 Maine Central, FVM8005 Toldeo, Peoria & Western, FVM8006 Bath and Hammondsport, FVM8007 The Bay Line, FVM8009 Savannah State Docks

All will be available in 4 road numbers and the list price is $13.95 ea.

Many, many more schemes will be offered on this car. If you have a favorite, please feel free to request it. Check out the website for artwork, photos and more details on these new cars.

Thanks for your support and watch for other new items soon.

Best regards,

Matt
www.foxvalleymodels.com

PS. What’s next you ask? You tell me. If you can guess what our second car will be, I’ll enter you in a drawing with all the correct answers and a chance to win one. 10 cars available. Drop me a note with your guess (matt@foxvalleymodels.com or info@foxvalleymodels.com )and also let me know if you would like to be informed of new products by email. But hurry, your guess for Car #2 must be in by midnight tonight! (Check back tomorrow to see if you were right.)

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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2007, 08:32:16 AM »
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These look great!

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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2007, 09:53:19 AM »
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This looks like the IM release??  ???

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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2007, 09:55:19 AM »
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Tom, the IM car is a PS car...

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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2007, 10:09:41 AM »
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Tom may be thinking of the old MDC tooling.  I believe they were models of the FMC prototypes.  These new models look to have much better detail!

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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2007, 10:24:53 AM »
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This looks like the IM release??  ???

Nothing IM about these...

Here's the new FVM car:




And here's the IM car, a P-S car as mentioned before.  Different cars, different ends, different roofs, different side sills, etc.

« Last Edit: July 27, 2007, 10:37:16 AM by Skibbe »
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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2007, 10:42:15 AM »
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Matt,

Looks like you've been busy.

Erik
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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 10:55:13 AM »
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Oh, ok, great then. ;D

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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2007, 02:29:54 PM »
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Looks good ..

Can we lower them?

Will they come with the FVM wheels?

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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2007, 03:21:13 PM »
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Looks good ..

Can we lower them?

Will they come with the FVM wheels?

Sure, you could lower them...

These are coming with MTL lo-pro wheel sets.  Do you think people would accept metal wheelsets?  Or would they complain that they didn't have MTL wheels on them?  Price might go up too, would people be willing to pay?

I dunno, just asking.  I have a feeling I know what the answer here would be, but what about the rest of the N scale world?
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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2007, 03:41:07 PM »
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The cars look great - and count me in for them! But I'd prefer Accumates, I find that they tend to do a good job lowering most cars - and they are far more accurate. These are 70T cars, right?

But that aside, this is great news!

Lou


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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2007, 03:43:34 PM »
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I would have wanted accumate trucks with body mounted MTL couplers and FMV wheels.

Stay cool and do my work for me... 8) 8)

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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2007, 03:47:29 PM »
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I would have wanted accumate trucks with body mounted MTL couplers and FMV wheels.

Stay cool and do my work for me... 8) 8)

You're not the only one. ;-)  But, I'll let Matt explain his reasoning on that. 
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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2007, 05:55:22 PM »
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can I body mount Rapido couplers on this car... ?

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Re: New Freight Car from FVM
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2007, 06:16:49 PM »
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Is it a kit? :)