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Walthers 86' Cubes (HO HO HO) N someday?
« on: October 17, 2007, 02:41:35 PM »
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Walthers is releasing these in HO in a few months:

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-35021

Is this older tooling? Maybe WmK will bring some to N scale. Probably not.

That Pink Panther car is wild - I never saw one of those though (I'd remember). :o
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Re: 86' Cubes
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 03:09:50 PM »
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The pink cars are supposed to represent faded red cars, I think...


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Re: 86' Cubes
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 03:18:30 PM »
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The pink cars are supposed to represent faded red cars, I think...

Sorry, that's untrue. They really were a pink/light magenta colour.

http://www.krunk.org/~joeshaw/pics/dti/dti26897-2.jpg

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Re: 86' Cubes
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 03:19:19 PM »
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The pink cars are supposed to represent faded red cars, I think...



I see a red car I want it faded pink ...

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Re: 86' Cubes
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 03:25:20 PM »
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F you for getting my hopes up.

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Re: 86' Cubes
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 03:28:28 PM »
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The pink cars are supposed to represent faded red cars, I think...

Sorry, that's untrue. They really were a pink/light magenta colour.

http://www.krunk.org/~joeshaw/pics/dti/dti26897-2.jpg

Interesting. This is what I'm accusted to. Perhaps the pink is post 1975 (most of my train watching was up to this year).

This must be what it really looks like:  ;)

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/dti/dti26835akg.jpg

A new date of 3-70.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/dti/dti26835bkg.jpg

I get out of "not seeing it" cuz that aint hot pink! :P

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Re: 86' Cubes
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 03:30:05 PM »
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F you for getting my hopes up.

Poor Ed, who's been waiting a fraction of the time I've been waiting ...

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 03:32:18 PM »
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F you for getting my hopes up.

Second that!  I would totally cave and buy a bunch if good ol' Walthers tooled these in N.  Damn!

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Re: Walthers 86' Cubes (HO HO HO) N someday?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 03:36:26 PM »
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heh, seems I've struck a nerve ...

I have one Concor 86 footer but this car (both single and dbl) seems like another one of those "no brainers" yet to be done outside of Roco.

Maybe FVM?

apologies for the subject vagueness [EDITED] (hopefully this will avoid inciting a lynch mob).
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007, 03:56:21 PM »
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Re: Walthers 86' Cubes (HO HO HO) N someday?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2007, 04:10:15 PM »
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I know this guy who has the Greeneville and P-S drawings for these... shame to never get to use them...

Never say never. I tried to find my HO scale Athearn model a few days ago but manufacturers' drawings would be much better.
Talk to you about this one soon. The new centrifugal resin process is looking very good.
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Re: 86' Cubes
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2007, 07:17:47 PM »
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A new date of 3-70.

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/dti/dti26835bkg.jpg

don't taze me bro

i remember these cars - the had that chaukly look about them in the early 80s...
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Re: 86' Cubes
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2007, 07:26:42 PM »
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F you for getting my hopes up.

 ;D

Damn right... yet another gap in the N line large enough to drive an actual train through. But then again, we need more coal porters and yet another grain hopper, right?
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Re: Walthers 86' Cubes (HO HO HO) N someday?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2007, 08:57:48 PM »
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Today I had someone come into the LHS where I help out doing DCC installs asking about the new mini-metals Greyhound bus. It was very odd seeing CMW advertising a product they're doing for Walthers, instead of Walthers advertising it as I'd expect. The latest MR has the add from CMW (the only CMW add I might add) just for the busses saying to get them from Walthers but not one word of them in the 10 Walthers adds in the same issue of MR.

Had to explain to the poor guy that since it wasn't a CMW release, but one based on what Walthers wants, there wouldn't be a simultaneous N-scale release. In fact Walthers has been explicitly mum about if they will do these busses in N-scale even when asked.

So yet another HO Walthers item that would be very welcome in N-scale.

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Re: Walthers 86' Cubes (HO HO HO) N someday?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2007, 09:43:21 PM »
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Chris, thanks for the photos! I always thought they started out much deeper in color!

Kind of gross either way!!!

Lou