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Smike

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MAXI I finally going to hit.
« on: April 10, 2012, 06:23:57 PM »
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Finally modern intermodal modelers get some...

http://www.katousa.com/news/News-APRIL12.html#Item01

Ya so ya might have to repaint the plastic end inserts, but I'll take it... for a pre built 5 car MAXI I set.




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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2012, 06:39:08 PM »
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I hope they do some earlier schemes. I would like a few in TTX and Trailer Train.
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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 06:39:53 PM »
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BNSF
does not xactly get me all worked up to run out to place an order.  TTX, Maersk or undec would certainly leave Mr. Wallet comatose...
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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 07:50:18 PM »
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Ya so ya might have to repaint the plastic end inserts, but I'll take it... for a pre built 5 car MAXI I set.

I'd like to know how anyone's QC process approves this sort of color mismatch as being acceptable. What a pain in the rear to try and fix. It is bad enough on handrails, let alone the whole end of a freight car.

The TTX yellow looks to have the same problem in the email's photos too.

Hopefully Traincat is still willing to consider an etched metal detail upgrade for these cars too, one that incorporates a body mount coupler pocket or platform.

I'm a bit suspicious on the colour green used on the EMP containers.
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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 08:34:34 PM »
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Unlike TivoP, I'm very pleased the BNSF are finally hitting the water. I have a very vivid memory of watching a set of BNSF Maxi-I bare tables snaking through Tunnels 14-17 on Tehachapi a few years ago, and now I have just the spot to run them.   :lol:

My first thought on seeing the email photos was: time for a detail set.  If Traincat is not interested, let's draw it up ourselves*.  It appears there would be many parts in common between the Maxi-I and IVs.

Was the color mismatch on the BNSF Maxi-IV this bad?  The only set I have has a pretty good match, but I can't for the life of me remember if I painted the ends when I detailed them.



Oh well.

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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2012, 09:10:11 PM »
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Not sure about EMP, but that green is really close for Hub Group..  :D
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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 04:45:15 PM »
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Artwork is ready, just waiting on an actual sample to tweek it.

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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 04:53:36 PM »
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Artwork is ready, just waiting on an actual sample to tweek it.

Excellent news Bob!
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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 07:13:07 PM »
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I'd like to know how anyone's QC process approves this sort of color mismatch as being acceptable. What a pain in the rear to try and fix. It is bad enough on handrails, let alone the whole end of a freight car.

The TTX yellow looks to have the same problem in the email's photos too.

Hopefully Traincat is still willing to consider an etched metal detail upgrade for these cars too, one that incorporates a body mount coupler pocket or platform.

I'm a bit suspicious on the colour green used on the EMP containers.


Now we see the reasoning behind Kato's announcement policy... way to go James :P

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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 08:39:18 PM »
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Artwork is ready, just waiting on an actual sample to tweek it.

Sweet! I'm in! Just need to know where to insert money  ;)

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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 08:48:44 PM »
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BNSF
does not xactly get me all worked up to run out to place an order.  TTX, Maersk or undec would certainly leave Mr. Wallet comatose...

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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2012, 09:56:26 AM »
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Bob - Let us know when you make them available :D - I'm tired of the toy look from Kato :x

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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012, 12:39:42 PM »
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Seeing these wells just makes me want to add intermodal to my solely iron ore layout....

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Re: MAXI I finally going to hit.
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012, 12:11:17 AM »
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  I'll definitely take some maersk cars.  No BNSF skid marks though.



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