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Newsprint Car Pre-Prod Model!!!
« on: July 20, 2008, 02:49:34 PM »
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True Line Trains Newsprint car: 

http://www.pbase.com/tracktime/image/100444455


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Re: Newsprint Car Pre-Prod Model!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2008, 03:24:26 PM »
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Between these and the FVM Soo cars, I'm going to be getting rid of a whole bunch of stand-ins in the near future. Good times for sure...


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Re: Newsprint Car Pre-Prod Model!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 04:01:34 PM »
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Any idea what paint schemes they're doing on the first release? I know the roads, but the CN, CV, DW&P and CP cars can be done in many paint schemes... largely dependant on the era.

So that is what we've been dying for all these years. Looks pretty basic, but I'm sure it'll cause excessive drooling when painted and in our hot litle hands  :D
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Re: Newsprint Car Pre-Prod Model!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 09:07:17 PM »
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They are listed over at Wig-Wag...

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Re: Newsprint Car Pre-Prod Model!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2008, 12:37:31 AM »
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Well, not exactly from the MFG's mouth. While I could assume the CN and CV one's are in the original scheme, the noodle is used on, well, pretty much every freightcar since 1960/61 and the both could be in a more recent scheme (though again, you'd assume they'd say it was the website scheme if indeed it was). However, the CP car is noted as "Painted & lettered.", well, I would hope so. The CP cars could be in one of several schemes.

I'd love to see the MFG's artwork...
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Re: Newsprint Car Pre-Prod Model!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2008, 08:48:21 AM »
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Ick... $29 for that?
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Re: Newsprint Car Pre-Prod Model!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2008, 07:53:38 PM »
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Maybe that's metric.... Double it and add 32???

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Re: Newsprint Car Pre-Prod Model!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2008, 03:58:40 PM »
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Even at a heavily-discounted (Wig-Wag) price of $22.50, that's an outrageous price for a 50' box car. Does it have working plug doors and newspaper rolls inside? Clearly there must be something going on with a Canadian exchange rate to make them that expensive. Blueford Shops' 86' box has an MSRP of $24.95. Fox Valley's upcoming Fond du Lac boxes at $16.95. Something does not compute, unless it's the exchange rate.

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Re: Newsprint Car Pre-Prod Model!!!
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2008, 04:10:43 PM »
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Even at a heavily-discounted (Wig-Wag) price of $22.50, that's an outrageous price for a 50' box car. Does it have working plug doors and newspaper rolls inside? Clearly there must be something going on with a Canadian exchange rate to make them that expensive. Blueford Shops' 86' box has an MSRP of $24.95. Fox Valley's upcoming Fond du Lac boxes at $16.95. Something does not compute, unless it's the exchange rate.

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For many years, the "loony" was on a par with the "buck", but then declined to a value of about 65 to 80 US cents for several decades beginning in the 1980's. It is once again about on par with the US dollar, so yeah, the exchange rate has made Canadian manufactures more expensive in the USA.