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Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« on: March 11, 2008, 04:15:13 PM »
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"You're in the Army Now"


This is MTL's March 10th release. Sad to say, they dropped the ball as the Army's yellow cars with red doors are all Railbox types, AFAIK.  :'(

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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008, 04:23:58 PM »
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What does "Railbox type" mean?


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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 04:26:53 PM »
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What does "Railbox type" mean?

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Single sheathed external post steel 50 foot Plate B with a 10 foot door.

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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008, 04:34:20 PM »
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Well, it's still not a PS-1, but I found this:



And this waffle-side car:



(two photos from http://military.railfan.net/cars/)

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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 04:40:52 PM »
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What does "Railbox type" mean?

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Single sheathed external post steel 50 foot Plate B with a 10 foot door.


OK, I though it would be the external post.  There's plenty of pictures of smoothside USAX cars.  I don't know about the door opening, but every manufacturer makes liberties on the door openings.



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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008, 04:55:42 PM »
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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008, 04:59:40 PM »
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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2008, 05:00:47 PM »
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At least it's a lot closer then the loads on this train:
http://www.blwnscale.com/MT-Marines.htm

Those LVPT-7 are kinda small to fit any grunts!

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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008, 05:11:37 PM »
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At least it's a lot closer then the loads on this train:
http://www.blwnscale.com/MT-Marines.htm

Those LVPT-7 are kinda small to fit any grunts!


Just another valid reason for them to grunt .

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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2008, 05:14:22 PM »
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So they still used the wrong car. Full length ladders and brake wheel.

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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2008, 05:47:02 PM »
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Of the 100 body styles, is there one that is more appropriate .. straight sil is an obvious spotting feature ..

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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2008, 06:27:56 PM »
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How is the N scale Army supposed to unload those loads in the back?

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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2008, 07:16:01 PM »
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How is the N scale Army supposed to unload those loads in the back?


Very carefully. ;)

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Re: Be all you can be...but MTL misses the mark.
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2008, 07:31:27 PM »
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How is the N scale Army supposed to unload those loads in the back?


Very carefully. ;)

Maybe they don't unload them , they just spot it on the desired enemy siding and light the air hose which is really a fuse , then run for the boarder .