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ljudice

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Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« on: May 24, 2008, 05:19:26 PM »
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I'm sure glad I'm not WAITING For these! Any word on them?


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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 09:35:31 AM »
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Hubert Topgons? the greatest villain of them all!

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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 12:54:37 PM »
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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 01:13:12 PM »
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There's sure not much on the internet. Only one e-tailer, Wig-Wag, even shows Hubert's Model Railroad Mfg. in its index, but with no information. Googling Hubert's gets the Dun & Bradstreet listing and not much more.

Maybe Frank Hubert will be at the N Scale Convention, since he's from Cincinnati, just up the river a ways. His stuff's all too modern for me.

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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 01:54:02 PM »
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I'm sure glad I'm not WAITING For these! Any word on them?



Just checked Hube's website - no updates in 2008 yet ...

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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 03:45:54 PM »
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There was a flurry of info about these around October/Dec last year. The word was that they were tooled and ready to go in HO and N. Then there was a big blow up on the HO A-forum - where people were organizing to ask Hubert to hold off - and provide freestanding grabirons, etc. Others said, hey, for a unit train car, I don't want to pay $40 each.  Then silence.

There was also some discussion about whether it's an accurate model - I think our friend Robbman, who is definitely in the know on this, said they were not using the right plans.

I have not seen all that much from Huberts, who own the tooling for the old LBF cars.

If I were then I would have improved those 65' gons and released several variations - I am sure they would be hot sellers if they were even close to accurate.

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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 08:33:05 PM »
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"Just checked Hube's website - no updates in 2008 yet ..."

For those of us who can't seem to find it could you share the url???

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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2008, 08:55:46 PM »
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"Just checked Hube's website - no updates in 2008 yet ..."

For those of us who can't seem to find it could you share the url???


Here you go:

http://www.hubertsrr.com/

Looks like it hasn't been touched this year.
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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2008, 10:34:48 PM »
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Ok, here's the lowdown on Huberts. CRAP. 100% 24 carat gold, olympic standard, UL listed, all purpose CRAP. Huberts has been trickeling out some HO stuff through Walthers, but more than half arrives broken. It's all the same crappy tooling, but now Frank and a couple of his buddies are sitting in his garage building kits and can't keep up. Don't get your hopes up on this one.
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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 09:27:39 AM »
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"Just checked Hube's website - no updates in 2008 yet ..."

For those of us who can't seem to find it could you share the url???

It's in the Railwire modeling links ...  ;)

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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008, 08:22:20 PM »
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I can't say I am happy with Frank. He was the manf that was going to do the injection molds for the G39. I gave him the 3D's and I did get a "Prelim" quote which I approved for a final quote. Then nothing, not even reply's to my emails. Since he gave me his cell #, I called and talked with him. Still no final quote a year later so I pulled the plug.

I know he moved everything out west (ID or WA) and said that was slowing him down, but that was back in Jan 07.

Oh Well ...


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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2008, 10:32:19 PM »
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Well then this means to email deluxe to produce the top gons in N or Atlas, someoone will bite on it. But then there was an article in one the of NR mags awhile back that showed how to make them with the atlas 90 ton hopper, has anyone tried it yet?
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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2008, 12:27:24 AM »
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Frank Hubert has earned the reputation of promising things he cannot deliver, as well as being a real pain in the a$$ to get a hold of. Several dealers have complained about never getting responses to their attempts at contacting him. I also messed around with one of their HO gons when I was bored at a show, the underframe doesn't even seem to fit properly against the bottom of the car.

This is definitely a company that needs to be "naturally selected".
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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2008, 12:31:01 AM »
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so it's just E&C oops LBF all over again! ;D

Just with a different person at the helm.
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Re: Any word on Hubert Topgons?
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2008, 07:54:44 AM »
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I looked at one of their coalporters at my LHS, and right away I noticed the printing was way to light, that turned me off right away, not worth the $20 + dollar asking price..
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