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Matt G

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FVM Car #2
« on: July 28, 2007, 07:46:33 AM »
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7/28/07

Hi There,

Fox Valley Models is pleased to announce our second N scale freight car today with the FMC 5283 CuFt Double 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 five roads will be:

FVM8081 Southern Pacific, FVM8082 Cotton Belt, FVM8083 Golden West Services, FVM8085 Bangor and Aroostook, FVM8087 CRLE

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

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. Two down, so many to go. Take a chance and guess what our third 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. Guessing for Car #3 ends at midnight Aug 31. (Car #3 to be announced later.)

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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007, 07:55:44 AM »
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Nice, Matt.  I like the price point on these as well.

Keep the daily releases coming. 8)

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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2007, 09:19:26 AM »
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So, is this going to be a 365 releases a year business? :D  8)

Nice modern boxcar, they look all the same to me.  :P

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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2007, 10:33:25 AM »
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Very nice .. these will fill some pretty big gaps for modern (1970s to present) modelers

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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2007, 11:15:30 AM »
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These cars rock!!

Wonder what he'll announce tomorrow?



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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2007, 11:24:46 AM »
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So,
I'm running right over to Trainmaster to order
4 SP
4 SSW

and wait for the next number runs.  Also bide my time for the 30+ PC&F two plug door lumber service boxcars I'm going to need because they are contemporary to these.  Go ahead and ignore me Athearn.  These are going to immediately demote a whole bunch of MDC cars to 'mid-train filler' as was originally intended...
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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2007, 11:37:44 AM »
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I respectfully request the following products:

1. PCF wide mouth SP/SSW/Golden West
2. Plastics hopper
3. Bay window cab - NYC/PC/CR version (eteched or RTR)
4. PC/CR N-11 transfer cab (etched)
5. 89' modern TOFC
6. A quality Trinity PD hopper (the Walthers ones suck)
7. 19,000 gallon corn syrup cars (I need 50+ AE Staley)
8. Comet II commuter cars (AKA Amfleet Horizon)
9. A quality container/trailer forklift
10. Corn syrup trailers (where do all those Atlas corn surup cars offload their inventory?)
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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007, 11:43:43 AM »
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These are going to immediately demote a whole bunch of MDC cars to 'mid-train filler' as was originally intended...

Indeed!  These cars totally smoke the ancient MDC tooling. 

Daniel's list got me thinking -- how about 75' and 85' flatcars?  IMO, these are sorely needed for 1960s and 1970s modelers...

  Frank

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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 01:17:30 PM »
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I don't mean to overwell these guys - thank heavens someone is doing some interesting new stuff in N-scale. You certainily wouldn't know from looking at Atlas lately (subtle, not so serious jab).

In the boxcar department, wouldn't an X58 type boxcar - without roofwalks be a good idea. Correct me if I am wrong, but besides the ton of PRR, PC, LV, CR schemes, were these cars not duplicated on the CBQ, BN, SOO, WC, etc....

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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2007, 09:17:54 PM »
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Matt, very cool, four BAR and MEC for me!!
« Last Edit: July 28, 2007, 09:19:51 PM by MEC_FAN »
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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2007, 06:31:39 AM »
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Got the chance to see Matt's cars this weekend during the National Train Show and can say first hand they look AWESOME!  (insert thumbs up here)
« Last Edit: July 30, 2007, 03:34:11 PM by Craig Martyn »
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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2007, 07:24:21 AM »
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Too new for me...

But I'm very impressed, Matt, with how you've hit the ground running with your new company... an example to others in the industry!!!  ;D

Keep up the good work and best wishes for success!

P.S. I guess at only 10 cars and only 1 road (Pennsy) there's not much chance in us seeing the X42 mail storage car, is there?

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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2007, 04:04:08 PM »
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that looks like it could be bashed from a couple of old bachman cars ..

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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2007, 04:33:58 PM »
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that looks like it could be bashed from a couple of old bachman cars ..

Jerrry prefers RTR.
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Re: FVM Car #2
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2007, 06:05:43 PM »
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I`ll take a Cotton Belt and Espee...
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