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New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« on: March 12, 2012, 03:32:12 PM »
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http://www.ircmodelersclub.com/nscale.htm

Nice addition, but enough with the USRA single sheathed designs already.  :x

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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 05:12:46 PM »
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At first I thought that this was similar to the Atlas and MTL cars, but the angled braces run the opposite way. That said, I can't use any of these. A 50-footer would have been cool.

I would love to see someone do a single sheathed car with 4 angled braces per side so I could make these cars for hide service.
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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 05:33:58 PM »
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Was kind of surprised by this. If they will do the Georgia RR and the A&WP,  alot of people would bite down here. But I expect they have something bigger that probably will be announced sometime this spring/summer.



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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 05:47:07 PM »
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Nice to see another body style, I just wish it would have been something I could have used; ergo, contributed to its success by buying it. Like a right-proper meat reefer so IMRC could redo all the beauteous billboard schemes on the correct carbody, or at least N scale versions of the 50 and 60-foot PS1s, the 70-ton flat, and/or the 1958 CF covered hopper.
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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 05:48:16 PM »
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These are different than the USRA boxcars.  These are WWII-era composite prototypes I believe.  An interesting choice, but it also provides more components for kitbashing.
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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 05:49:34 PM »
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... N scale versions of the 50 and 60-foot PS1s ...

Athearn has the 50' versions at least, in three door styles.
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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 05:59:30 PM »
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I'll take em   :)  I like 3 from that first run. That is more than I can use from the first run of the Atlas PS-1...

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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 06:40:52 PM »
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I guess I should have looked at the bracing before calling them USRA, I just saw the 8 panels.  I need the ARA cars like what Dave posted.

I'd wonder if the N scale CNW cars will have Viking roofs like the HO ones.


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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 06:52:17 PM »
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I guess I should have looked at the bracing before calling them USRA, I just saw the 8 panels.  I need the ARA cars like what Dave posted.
I'd wonder if the N scale CNW cars will have Viking roofs like the HO ones.

I'll pick up at one representative when they arrive this autumn, as it helps to add variety to the freight fleet.  Either CP or WAB most likely.  But I'll be curious to see if the second run has more northeast representation.  I've already hit my quotas on many roads/regions.

I would say yes on the roof since the tooling exists already (special run for DPH).
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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 06:59:58 PM »
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I would say yes on the roof since the tooling exists already (special run for DPH).

I would hope so because of that, but I've stopped assuming things. 

I guess the more important question is how much glue is going to be visible on the built up models.  :trollface:  But seriously I should ask if there will be kits.

Jason
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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 07:09:45 PM »
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Announced by Intermountain does not mean actually produced and obtainable!!
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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2012, 09:29:31 PM »
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At first I thought that this was similar to the Atlas and MTL cars, but the angled braces run the opposite way. That said, I can't use any of these. A 50-footer would have been cool.

I would love to see someone do a single sheathed car with 4 angled braces per side so I could make these cars for hide service.
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/djs_ank_ak/ProtoPhoto/milw_714146_1975.jpg
http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll290/djs_ank_ak/ProtoPhoto/Milw_712311_1975.jpg

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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2012, 09:31:28 PM »
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Athearn has the 50' versions at least, in three door styles.

I always prefer IMRC's modular construction to Athearn's unibody. As well as the separate ladders/grabs. Not too mention that IMRC's are more regularly available, especially as Athearn seems to be losing interest in N (or never really had it and the coast is almost a complete stop).
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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2012, 09:49:58 PM »
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Closest is the Roco car, right? 

Yep. I have a couple of those. I wish someone would do a finely detailed version of this car with all the trimmings. That way I won't have to blame things on the dog....just explain that it must've been the hide service cars.

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Re: New tooling from IMR, War Emergency Box Cars.
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2012, 09:54:38 PM »
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Yep. I have a couple of those. I wish someone would do a finely detailed version of this car with all the trimmings.
Best wishes, Dave

Me too!
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