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Erik W

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Does anyone offer this . . .
« on: March 20, 2008, 05:59:52 PM »
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type of gondola in N scale?  Or anything close in resin, white metal, etc?

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/mp/mp641908ads.jpg

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Re: Does anyone offer this . . .
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008, 06:03:43 PM »
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That looks like a 52' gon, so the answer is no. Huberts has a corrugated 65' gon though and I believe it comes in MP.

The Hubert's gons are sort of pseudo-proto models, though they look pretty good.

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008, 06:07:11 PM »
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Erik W

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Re: Does anyone offer this . . .
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008, 06:19:43 PM »
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albeit longer, this I think is the closest:


http://www.hubertsrr.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=144
Cool.  That would be a fun and easily doable bash to get a 52' gon.

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2008, 07:09:32 PM »
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The Date on that gon is NEW 2-78....

[wisper] SD45's & Tunnel Motors's nudge nudge... [/wisper]
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2008, 10:36:06 PM »
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The Date on that gon is NEW 2-78....

[wisper] SD45's & Tunnel Motors's nudge nudge... [/wisper]

[evil voices in head] I'm modeling 1956 dammit.  I just spend a couple of hours working on scenery too . . . for my 1956 era layout.  Of course I had a non-dynamic brake Kato SD40-2 waiting on my door step when I got home from work today . . . actually I'm glad Matt's Fox Valley brass MoPac "Transfer" cabooses are a bit out of my price range.  I might be tempted to get a caboose, paint and decal it to keep the -2 company . . .  and now that you mention it I do have a couple Tunnel Motors from my tenure at IMRC sitting around. [/evil voices in head]
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2008, 11:08:26 PM »
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FYI, that model is a downsized version of the E&C HO 65' gon.  That model was a "stretched" version of their 52' gon. If you measure, I am pretty sure you will find that you can take out a couple of middle sections and get down to EXACTLY 52'.

I did this once but never completely finished the model and it was exactly the right length.

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Re: Does anyone offer this . . .
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2008, 11:28:39 PM »
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The Date on that gon is NEW 2-78....

[wisper] SD45's & Tunnel Motors's nudge nudge... [/wisper]

[evil voices in head] I'm modeling 1956 dammit.  I just spend a couple of hours working on scenery too . . . for my 1956 era layout.  Of course I had a non-dynamic brake Kato SD40-2 waiting on my door step when I got home from work today . . . actually I'm glad Matt's Fox Valley brass MoPac "Transfer" cabooses are a bit out of my price range.  I might be tempted to get a caboose, paint and decal it to keep the -2 company . . .  and now that you mention it I do have a couple Tunnel Motors from my tenure at IMRC sitting around. [/evil voices in head]

Erik, I suspect you are longing to enter the late 20th century but simply have not come to terms with it yet.



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Re: Does anyone offer this . . .
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2008, 12:56:34 AM »
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Gondolas are an area of N scale rolling stock that are sorely lacking.  I wish the manufacturers would produce a few more prototypes.  The problem is, there are so may prototypes to choose from, and many railroads ran cars that were unique to them.  I model Conrail, and I have photos of at least 50 different classes of cars.  Most of which are unique to Conrail and its predecessors.  This doesn't bode well for anyone to produce such cars.  My fleet consists primarily of Micro Trains 50' 14 panel fishbelly cars.  They are pretty close to the Pennsy G31 subclasses.  Since nothing else is even close, I am happy with these.  And if you model PRR/PC/CR, you have to have gons.  Thanks.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2008, 01:20:13 PM »
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The Date on that gon is NEW 2-78....
[wisper] SD45's & Tunnel Motors's nudge nudge... [/wisper]
[evil voices in head] I'm modeling 1956 dammit.  I just spend a couple of hours working on scenery too . . . for my 1956 era layout.  Of course I had a non-dynamic brake Kato SD40-2 waiting on my door step when I got home from work today . . . actually I'm glad Matt's Fox Valley brass MoPac "Transfer" cabooses are a bit out of my price range.  I might be tempted to get a caboose, paint and decal it to keep the -2 company . . .  and now that you mention it I do have a couple Tunnel Motors from my tenure at IMRC sitting around. [/evil voices in head]

Muhahhahahhahaha....

Actually talking about this is kinda making me want one of those Gons! ;D
I have a spare E&C car laying around hmmm... 
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