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New InterMountain Z scale Hoopers
« on: June 11, 2012, 01:18:27 PM »
New InterMountain  Z sacle hoppers Canadiain Wheat Board, Farmland Coop Ferrocarril Del Pacifico and Canadian Wet Noodle 6 road numers in each Due Jan/Feb.
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Re: New InterMountain Z scale Hoopers
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 10:30:24 PM »
This car is great for the price of ~22 street.  The end assembly/roofwalk joint isn't quite assembled as nice as it could be - but this is true for N scale IM cars, so I assumed it would arrive like this. :tommann:

I hope they sell well for IM:  the road name selection and price imply a large run.  I'm not sure if the Z market is big enough!

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Re: New InterMountain Z scale Hoopers
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 11:30:24 PM »
Tom, I believe IM has done incredibly well with this release. I am told they are sold out at the factory. In our store, we have sold out of most of the road names. We have a select few remaining (NdeM anyone?). Much to my surprise, the Milwaukee you show was the first road name to sell out here. I thought it might be around for a while since it is a plain car.

I was very curious to see how this line would be received, especially since we have had Full Throttle cylindricals for years. Plus being long modern cars, they won't fit a number of era or smaller layouts. The next run of these is another interesting mix. I hope they do just as well as the first release.

I am just happy to see another big name get into Z scale. This is a great indicator that Z is on the right track and gaining in popularity.

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