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daniel_leavitt2000

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Rebranding MDC cars?
« on: November 25, 2010, 07:11:24 AM »
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I don't have the whole story, so this is pure speculation. It looks like someone decided to buy a ton of old MDC cars, add Accumate couplers, paint the metal frames Mars Red and sell them for $13 retail.

I saw a few on eBay with a starting bid of $7:
http://cgi.ebay.com/230553670343

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Re: Rebranding MDC cars?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 07:13:33 AM »
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the car doze not rock side to side

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Re: Rebranding MDC cars?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 07:32:43 AM »
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 Athearn had a "yard sale" to sell off their excess stock,returns etc just before they moved..I suspect these are some of those excess cars supped up with Accumates and truck screws..

They not bad looking cars.
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Re: Rebranding MDC cars?
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 07:37:28 AM »
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Those aren't bad cars - and with the MDC trucks, they should be good for the runner trains .. I have a bunch of MDCs and am pretty happy with them .. his price isn't bad, considering they have newer trucks

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Re: Rebranding MDC cars?
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 10:31:50 AM »
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The tooling isn't bad on those boxcars, and they sit at the proper height.  The smaller printing isn't up to current standards, but the larger graphics are passable.  Definitely worth a look to pick up any desired prototypes and paintschemes that were released and discontinued over a couple a decades ago, as Athearn to date hasn't brought them all back to market.
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Re: Rebranding MDC cars?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2010, 11:41:12 AM »
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Yes these are essentially suped-up MDC cars. We make their open car loads under an OEM agreement.

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Re: Rebranding MDC cars?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2010, 12:01:00 PM »
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Athearn had a "yard sale" to sell off their excess stock,returns etc just before they moved..I suspect these are some of those excess cars supped up with Accumates and truck screws.

I must have missed those.. I did manage to get all the Auto-Maxes they had for $3.00 each, with no trucks. But I don't remember seeing any MDC cars. I would have scooped up a bunch of the 50DD cars.

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Re: Rebranding MDC cars?
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2010, 02:30:59 PM »
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i have a few of the railbox 50' box's and the railgon's
with the new trucks. there not M/T but good

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Re: Rebranding MDC cars?
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 06:20:44 PM »
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Retreads or not, I put in a bid.  Guess which car?
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Re: Rebranding MDC cars?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 07:27:07 PM »
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Anyone
tried the Thrall coal gons.  Think I would like a few UNDEC sets if the jury finds them worthy...
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