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Micro Trains February Releases
« on: January 31, 2008, 11:53:06 AM »
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N Scale
020-00-150   40ft Box Car: PHD # 1309
038-00-470   50ft Box Car: Napierville Junction # 801
046-00-030   50ft Gondola: CB&Q # 82182 w/ Scrap Iron Load
071-00-080   89ft TOFC Flat Car: Alaska Rairoad # 18519 w/ Steel Beam Load
073-00-090   40ft Box Car: Illinois Central # 31920
085-00-050   Twin Bay Hopper: SSW # 87422 w/Coal Load
108-00-181   100 Ton Coal Hopper: Southern Pacific # 481087
108-00-182   100 Ton Coal Hopper: Southern Pacific # 481089
077-00-160   Canadian Provinces Series Car #10: Manitoba
993-00-009   Runner Pack # 9: Southern Pacific Flat Cars 4 numbers
993-00-010   Runner Pack #10: Union Pacific Flat Cars 4 numbers
499-43-932   60ft Bulkhead Pipe Loads 3 pack
993-21-060   Battleship Row:Pearl Harbor Commemorative Collection Set # 2 (August)
993-21-061   Battleship Row: FT B Unit & USS Ward (September)
Z Scale
506-00-221   50ft Box Car: GM&O # 50108
506-00-222   50ft Box Car: GM&O # 50116
511-00-061   50ft Box Car:Central Vermont # 50096
511-00-062   50ft Box Car:Central Vermont # 50098
522-00-151   50ft Gondola: Grand Trunk Western # 146015
522-00-152   50ft Gondola: Grand Trunk Western # 146021
799-43-914   Log Car Loads
982-01-051   GP9 Loco: Denver & Rio Grande Western #5904
982-01-052   GP9 Loco: Denver & Rio Grande Western #5911
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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008, 12:01:16 PM »
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Notice they've been putting out more twin hoppers since Atlas jumped into that game. :P

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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008, 12:03:45 PM »
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Notice they've been putting out more twin hoppers since Atlas jumped into that game. :P

Yes, but only one number at a time... :'(



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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 04:43:10 PM »
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89ft TOFC Flat Car: Alaska Rairoad # 18519 w/ Steel Beam Load

Is it just me or does this beg the question "OK you're releasing a TOFC flat yet you're putting a steel beam load on it and not containers or trailers?"

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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008, 05:32:58 PM »
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89ft TOFC Flat Car: Alaska Rairoad # 18519 w/ Steel Beam Load

Is it just me or does this beg the question "OK you're releasing a TOFC flat yet you're putting a steel beam load on it and not containers or trailers?"


It doesn't beg the question, it screams it!



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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008, 06:11:15 PM »
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89ft TOFC Flat Car: Alaska Rairoad # 18519 w/ Steel Beam Load
Is it just me or does this beg the question "OK you're releasing a TOFC flat yet you're putting a steel beam load on it and not containers or trailers?"
It doesn't beg the question, it screams it!

Nearly as odd as the pipe load they included in one of their Z scale boxcars. (I do wonder what they're smokin' there, sometimes...)

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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2008, 07:19:45 PM »
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I wonder which flat car they are using with the 89' release, TOFC or COFC.  The TOFC has rub rails running down the middle of it, and the COFC has some sort of corner post raised plastic to set the containers on.  I have seen many Trailer Train 89' flats loaded with steel on Conrail over the years.  (A company named DuraBond in Export, PA receives all sorts of steel loads to coat with a rust inhibitor.  They interchange with Conrail in Trafford, PA on the Pittsburgh Line where loads frequently sit waiting for the short line operator to pick them up and take them to DuraBond.)  I never noticed what the deck of the flat cars looked like though.  I would assume Trailer Trian would remove everything on the deck to make it smooth for the load to sit on.  My personal favorite load was pipe that was over 100' long.  Each TT flatcar had a 50' idler coupled to it.  Very impressive.  Thanks.

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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2008, 07:51:08 PM »
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I wasn't suggesting that either COFC or TOFC flats get used as flat cars occasionally. It was just the manufacturing decision to make a TOFC or COFC car, which seems to be a car many folks want, and not put either containers or trailers on it.

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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008, 12:05:36 AM »
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And NOT paint it in TTX... boggles the mind, simply boggles the friggin mind.

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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008, 12:07:25 AM »
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And NOT paint it in TTX... boggles the mind, simply boggles the friggin mind.

Yeah...ARR...we see that everyday.



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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2008, 12:31:36 AM »
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bet you do if you live in Alaska though! ;)

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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2008, 09:01:23 AM »
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89ft TOFC Flat Car: Alaska Rairoad # 18519 w/ Steel Beam Load
Is it just me or does this beg the question "OK you're releasing a TOFC flat yet you're putting a steel beam load on it and not containers or trailers?"
It doesn't beg the question, it screams it!

Nearly as odd as the pipe load they included in one of their Z scale boxcars. (I do wonder what they're smokin' there, sometimes...)



As if the pipe load in the boxcar was isn't enough they put an NYC "Early Bird" fast freight scheme on the car -- someone must really, really, need those pipes -- NOW !!!!!!! ::) ::) ::)d
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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2008, 09:03:47 AM »
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And NOT paint it in TTX... boggles the mind, simply boggles the friggin mind.

Licensing issues, maybe?

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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2008, 09:11:39 AM »
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And to top it all off, they release not ONE, but TWO, runner packs
of standard flat cars. ???  with NO loads.
Does anyone run unit trains of 50' flats ?
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Re: Micro Trains February Releases
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2008, 10:22:44 AM »
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As if the pipe load in the boxcar was isn't enough they put an NYC "Early Bird" fast freight scheme on the car -- someone must really, really, need those pipes -- NOW !!!!!!! ::) ::) ::)d

That is so funny. Have to admit that was lost on me until now. Good spot Marty.