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Re: MTL posted some Heavyweight pix
« Reply #45 on: April 14, 2010, 07:50:34 AM »
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An enclosed solarium would be a great addition to this line along with more head end equipment.  Love the RPO and am looking forward to the upcoming cars.

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Re: MTL posted some Heavyweight pix
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2010, 06:02:42 PM »
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The next series is not set in stone yet, but I do have my preferences...Single window Commuter coach, Business car with or without a deck...still noodling around that one.  A full size Baggage car or some sort of combine and a fourth yet to be established.  I think we are good with the sleepers...possibly a diner car?  Good to see the positive reception, makes selling new tooling to management a lot easier.  I have been working on my SP consist for a few weeks now, hopefully I can post some shots soon.  The further we get into this series the easier it will be to start mixing and matching tooling to fill in the gaps in prototypes.

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Heavyweight coach of any kind would be great.  I really like the diner idea because a lot of roads used these well into the streamliner era.  A baggage in between 50' and 85' would add the variety often found in headend equipment.  I like the business car idea but can't decide between platform or not, so how about both!  Anyway, coaches and diners would get my votes first.  Whatever you make I will most likely buy and several of each. 

I would love to see more manufactures get into this game!
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Re: MTL posted some Heavyweight pix
« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2010, 01:02:39 AM »
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"What's this Pennsy car?



That's a PRR P-30A troop sleeper rblt. from a PRR X32 round roofed auto boxcar.  Controversy as to how many were made (a summary of PRR activities in 1942 states 40 but a PRR forum says that there were 1 P30 prototype and 29 P30a cars). They retained the portholes for about 6 months and then were rblt. with square windows and remained this way for the duration of the war, leased to Pullman.  4 similar troop kitchen cars were also built, along with a few "command" cars rebuilt from P78 coaches (though the command cars never saw use on troop trains and were used in other services).  Below is a shot of a brass model of these cars after rebuilding with square windows... note the application of Allied trucks, which apparently were applied sometime early in their carriers.
http://www.caboosehobbies.com/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=88773&prod_image_ext=jpg

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Re: MTL posted some Heavyweight pix
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2010, 12:06:21 PM »
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Jerry,

Thanks!  ;D I've wondered what that car was for years!

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Re: MTL posted some Heavyweight pix
« Reply #49 on: April 16, 2010, 01:34:44 AM »
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I hope they make a sufficient quantity so that you don't have to go all mental to acquire some of them. I went through that nonsense with the bay window caboose, and never again! If they make enough that I can order one in a reasonable fashion, I will probably do so, FWIW.