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Philip H

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Re: Exact Rail announced 7/22
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2010, 09:59:22 PM »
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I'm going to need a third job - or a sugar mama - to afford all the stuff out now . . . . :-X
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Re: Exact Rail announced 7/22
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2010, 10:11:28 PM »
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Ooooohh, they have not dropped the other item. Hmmmm.


I know what it is too... do I get a cookie?


This is the "widely begged for" model????  That's tough, the only model I know that was really begged for were the LPG tank cars.  Carbon Black cars?  52' gondolas?

Or just the SOU waffleside cars???

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Re: Exact Rail announced 7/22
« Reply #17 on: July 22, 2010, 11:38:11 PM »
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I hope it is the Sou waffle. I could use a ton. I'll even take CSX foobies.
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Re: Exact Rail announced 7/22
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2010, 11:54:00 PM »
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Ooooohh, they have not dropped the other item. Hmmmm.


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Hints? I won't tell. ;)
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Re: Exact Rail announced 7/22
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2010, 01:05:51 AM »
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LBF/Huberts:   50'  NSC Waffleside - correct for SRY Blue, SRY BCR, some FBOX's

LBF/Huberts   50'    Waffleside - correct? for some FBOXes

Exactrail      50'  Waffleside correct for some FBOXes, SRY RED

A bit of elaboration on the waffle-sides -- I'm sure I could have found a better use for my time, but here it is anyway... and skip it if you don't care.

LBF/Huberts 50' NSC Waffleside -
10' doors with tapered door posts and 7 ribs on each side of the door.  X panel roof.  7 end corrugations.  The model:



The only flaw in the model that's obvious to me is the thinness of the end corrugations, and a somewhat "thick" roof.  I wish it were still available though...

A proto FBOX:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=773541

a proto SRY blue:
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=39532
(This is one of the schemes in the earlier ER release.)

a proto SRY boxcar red:
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=54497
(This is one of the schemes in the new ER release.)


LBF/Huberts 50' Gunderson Waffleside -
12' doors and 6 ribs on each side of the door, including 1 thick one.  X panel roof.  7 end corrugations.  The model (poorly weathered):



Same minor complaint about the thin end corrugations and thick roof.

A proto FBOX:
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=51786

Any other Gunderson prototypes out there?


ExactRail 50' Trinity Waffleside -
12' doors and 6 ribs on each side of the door.  Straight panel roof.  6+1 end corrugations*.  The model:



*6+1 = 6 evenly spaced + 1 extra one between the lowest two.

A proto FBOX:
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=51939

a proto SRY red (with 10' door):
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=52460
(The ER model has a 12' door, but is otherwise correct.)

a proto DWC/CN (with 10' door and 5 ribs on each side of door):
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=33895

a proto CNA car (with 10' door and 5 ribs on each side of door):
http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=14694

So to summarize: the ER FBOX is 'perfect', the LBF FBOX's are too, except for thin end ribs (and they're not available).  The ER SRY red is correct except for the door width, but not very noticeable in this paint scheme (I'll pick up 1 or 2).  The ER DWC & CNA are correct except for the door width and rib count, but fine for most buyers.  The ER SRY blue & brown cars are really NSC cars, but fine for many buyers.

Ok, I'll be quiet now.
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Re: Exact Rail announced 7/22
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2010, 03:21:44 AM »
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Thanks for the summary Gary!
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Re: Exact Rail announced 7/22
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2010, 07:30:53 AM »
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Gary,
that settles it - you and I need to meet at Franklins on a regular basis.  Clearly in the modern rolling stock department you've got it down!  Thanks for the summary.
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Re: Exact Rail announced 7/22
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2010, 08:58:02 AM »
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Gary, thanks - my head is no longer spinning!

Even understanding the faults here, I will probably pick up a couple of the CNA/DWC...

I was told that the LBF TBOX could be coming back, but you never know...


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Re: Exact Rail announced 7/22
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2010, 09:39:18 AM »
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Wow - a whole week and no announcement and no leaks!

I'm losing my confidence in you guys with the inside information!    ;D