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MTL February Releases
« on: January 29, 2012, 10:10:35 PM »
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Unofficial until the February Micro-News is released, but this is the group of models that was on the pegboard at the Springfield show:

Bay Window Caboose; ATSF
50' Fishbelly Gondola; WP w/large orange feather
Two-Bay Centerflow; MP (UP)
50' FMC Boxcar PD; SOO white w/red door
40' PS-1 Boxcar SD no rfwk; ROCK (repaint)
Single Dome Tank; BCOL olive green
40' PS-1 Boxcar SD no rfwk high ladders; C&O boxcar red
President's Car; U.S. Grant
FT-B; President's Series
Heavyweight Parlor; PRR (repaint)
Heavyweight Coach; GN green
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 10:36:35 PM »
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As my father in law says - crappy whappy.  Nothing in here for me, though I may end up getting the WP gon just because.
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012, 10:37:00 PM »
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Wallet survives another month. Dreading the bill when the B&O paired window coach arrives in multiple schemes..
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 09:09:47 AM »
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C&O PS1 for me.  Maybe the SOO car too.

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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 09:25:13 AM »
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Did the SOO have any 50's FMC boxcars....? I mean, it's possible, but I've not run across any photo's of FMC's....or maybe I'm confusing the FMC cars - funny ends, flat ribs - right ? MDC made a model of them.... I'm sure someone out there knows....
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 10:43:25 AM »
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Did the SOO have any 50's FMC boxcars....? I mean, it's possible, but I've not run across any photo's of FMC's....or maybe I'm confusing the FMC cars - funny ends, flat ribs - right ? MDC made a model of them.... I'm sure someone out there knows....

Nope.
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 11:13:18 AM »
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Thanks Mike; I didn't think they did. Athearn made a SOO 50' FMC model as well some time ago and I had the ol "Spockian eyebrow" when I saw that....oh well.............at least MT's will be pretty and a good weathering candidate !
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 07:09:37 PM »
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I will have to get the GN coach. 
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 09:24:47 PM »
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Thanks Mike; I didn't think they did. Athearn made a SOO 50' FMC model as well some time ago and I had the ol "Spockian eyebrow" when I saw that....oh well.............at least MT's will be pretty and a good weathering candidate !

If you are looking for a proper SOO boxcar of that ilk, grab an FVM SOO boxcar.  8)
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 11:58:01 PM by Sokramiketes »
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2012, 11:12:17 PM »
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I think the FVM car is the only prototypically correct car for the Soo Line 50' plug door cars of that era.  In a way, it was that road's X58.
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2012, 11:27:35 PM »
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Doe the PRR parlor have a new name?  It's the only thing of interest to me.

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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 11:30:58 PM »
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If you are looking for a proper SOO caboose of that ilk, grab an FVM SOO boxcar.  8)

Pithy ...... ;)
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 01:04:42 AM »
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Doe the PRR parlor have a new name?  It's the only thing of interest to me.

It has a number only, as was the case with the first one.
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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 07:21:51 AM »
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Bob & Brian,

The first release of the MTL PRR parlor car had a number and name "Blue Stone".  The new release is a paired window coach according to the info on BLW and has an MTL part number that fits in the paired window coach series of part numbers.

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Re: MTL February Releases
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2012, 09:08:14 AM »
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The PRR coach looks pretty good!  It would need a truck swap-out but the rest looks pretty close.  I have a true P70 from Lima yet to paint and detail, but it looks kinda crude compared to the rest of my MTL fleet.  Might be worth attempting to make a P70 out of this new car.
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