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CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« on: November 29, 2011, 01:36:38 PM »
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A head's up - Classic Metal Works is conducting an N scale survey through Constant Contact:

The link is working:
http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e5ebsvopgvjq4mt1/start
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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 02:21:17 PM »
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I took the survey.  It's the first in a series.  Hopefully they will receive enough positive feedback to move forward on some N scale projects.  Some Greyhound buses would be nice.
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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 02:31:50 PM »
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I told them I'd like to see plastic versions of era-appropriate vehicles for loading MT's open auto racks.  The 67 Ford is the only thing they make that's reasonably right, and 12 of them get a little heavy (both on the rails and on the wallet...)

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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 02:48:44 PM »
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I asked for GM Fishbowls. They don't make them in HO either, but what the hay!
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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 03:23:03 PM »
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I told them I'd like to see plastic versions of era-appropriate vehicles for loading MT's open auto racks.  The 67 Ford is the only thing they make that's reasonably right, and 12 of them get a little heavy (both on the rails and on the wallet...)

I mentioned vehicles for the open frame auto racks also.  And I agree that they should go all plastic due to weight and cost.  They've already started doing that on the bodies, so there's no point in keeping the chassis diecast.  I'd even be willing to kiss the free-rolling wheels good bye, especially if they allot the front wheels to be repositioned.  Nobody has moving vehicles in N, so that cost savings could go toward new models.
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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 05:05:20 PM »
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1970's through 1980's autos. Need them for a domestic assembly plant... should have asked for bulkpacks.
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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 05:28:28 PM »
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This is a bit of a conundrum as the cars I need for my autoracks, aren't the cars I need for my layout. 

They should do a Corvair.  Two body styles cover ten years (5 each) and they're one of the most common american cars I see in old railroad photos from the 60's and 70's.

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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 01:33:18 PM »
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You need more than two Corvairs...  Remember, they did a station wagon and a small pick up truck, too.  Not to mention the oh so smokin' convertibles...

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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 05:46:23 PM »
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Bryan,

Thanks for the heads up.  I also asked for Greyhounds and more schemes on their trucks.

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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 05:47:29 PM »
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No offense to those who like them, but I don't have much need for more buses (although I would buy a Fishbowl).  What I could really use are the kinds of cars driven by blue collar workers. No sports cars or muscle cars. Just the kind of cars you would see in factory parking lots. 

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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 05:52:52 PM »
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Ugh!  Forgot to ask about late 60's pick 'em up trucks!  I've got a bunch of bi-levels to load, too!

Maybe those cool old Ford Econolines, too... the "cab over" ones with the big eye headlights and mid engine.

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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2011, 05:53:53 PM »
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You need more than two Corvairs...  Remember, they did a station wagon and a small pick up truck, too.  Not to mention the oh so smokin' convertibles...

Lee

Yeah the rampside was cool, you left off the van and the 4-door sedan.

Of course there was this too:





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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 06:10:35 PM »
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Good suggestions so far.  I think a few 60's to 70's motorcycles would also be something of interest, including police Harley's.

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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2011, 06:15:28 PM »
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No offense to those who like them, but I don't have much need for more buses (although I would buy a Fishbowl).  What I could really use are the kinds of cars driven by blue collar workers. No sports cars or muscle cars. Just the kind of cars you would see in factory parking lots. 

Best wishes, Dave

I agree Dave - that's why I started shrinking my own vehicles from HO and larger scales.  Although CMW has come out with some great products, there still isn't much variety of common vehicles in any era.

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Re: CMW is conducting an N scale survey
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 07:04:40 PM »
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I completed the survey and requested future ones.  We need more n scale!!!
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