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Chris333

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This time it's not Micro-Trains
« on: March 11, 2008, 05:12:14 PM »
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Before Full Throttle released their excellent Z scale hoppers I was told to wait for them and given a long list of roadnames they would do. Erie was one of them.

They started off with a rib side hopper:

Then a while later did offset sides:


I offered to research the prototype data for the Erie car and was told something like "I'm sure if they are doing that road name they know how"  So I wait every month for the Erie to show up...did today:
http://www.zscalemonster.com/full_throttle/2000/ft-2015.htm

First it's a rib side and Erie didn't have them, but they did have a few that were welded-29000-29999:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie29247adb.jpg
They did have a bunch of offsets-24000-27499 (a lot)
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie24000bdb.jpg

Also the Z scale car is numbered 22xxx?  OK it could pass for a welded car if it was numbered 29xxx. And I even suggested this (this was before they released the offset)

The closest car I can find with a 22xxx number is this oldie:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie22513adb.jpg

Why didn't they do the Erie road name on a offset hopper body?  Arrggggggg  ::)

Sadly I'm still gonna buy a few...

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Re: This time it's not Micro-Trains
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2008, 08:47:41 AM »
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Sadly I'm still gonna buy a few...

Yeah, me too. Shame they pulled an M-T and didn't do their homework, but I'm such a sucker for these hoppers I get 'em anyway. Wonder if they'll ever do CNJ...
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Re: This time it's not Micro-Trains
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 08:50:42 AM »
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So if you guys still buy them they have no incentive to get them right :)

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Re: This time it's not Micro-Trains
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 10:03:46 AM »
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So if you guys still buy them they have no incentive to get them right :)

And if we don't buy them, they have no money to get them right...
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Re: This time it's not Micro-Trains
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2008, 04:58:49 PM »
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Has anyone informed them? I know Rapido Trains makes corrections to color and #'s if someone is able to provide better info. Maybe these guys will be the same way?
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Re: This time it's not Micro-Trains
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2008, 05:18:15 PM »
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So if you guys still buy them they have no incentive to get them right :)

And if we don't buy them, they have no money to get them right...


That's a complete bull crap response... you don't go to the store and buy rotten meat in the hopes that the next time you go you'll get fresh meat. 

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Re: This time it's not Micro-Trains
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2008, 06:44:58 PM »
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So if you guys still buy them they have no incentive to get them right :)

And if we don't buy them, they have no money to get them right...


That's a complete bull crap response... you don't go to the store and buy rotten meat in the hopes that the next time you go you'll get fresh meat. 

Thank you for your insightful advice. I'll remember that the next time I go to the grocery store.
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Re: This time it's not Micro-Trains
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 08:30:23 PM »
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Really in Z scale what else can I do. First mass produced Erie roadname in Z.

I did tell someone who is in contact with Will (owner).


I wonder if this was his research:
http://www.hoquathobbies.com/AM/RS/3204.jpg
A Lionel car with a incorrect yellow diamond as well.  ::)

You don't get much simpler that a Erie freight car.

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Re: This time it's not Micro-Trains
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 10:46:13 PM »
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So if you guys still buy them they have no incentive to get them right :)

And if we don't buy them, they have no money to get them right...


That's a complete bull crap response... you don't go to the store and buy rotten meat in the hopes that the next time you go you'll get fresh meat. 

Thank you for your insightful advice. I'll remember that the next time I go to the grocery store.

You're way off base Robbman... the grocery store is a business.  Model Train manufacturer's are charity organizations.  This is why we need to give them money to stay in business, even if they sell us rotten goods. 
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Re: This time it's not Micro-Trains
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2008, 05:06:22 PM »
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If only it were tax deductible...