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So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« on: June 24, 2012, 07:35:37 PM »
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Seems like we should be hearing about the next, new body style.  I am guessing a diner or maybe single window coach?  Enclosed Solarium car perhaps.  Joe, what can you share??  And while I am on it, how about some more Burlington cars to go with my RPO.
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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 08:52:49 PM »
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Joe's been upfront about difficulties with a single window coach which I, and half of the known n scale universe hopes they will solve... diners are a pain; they were so specific to each road... an enclosed solarium is great, but again, usually specific..... how about another sleeper..... 8-1-2..... tourist 14/16 section.... both common... maybe a 10 room..... how about some head end again...a full baggage.....(not ATSF prototype, no offense Santa Fe gang).....
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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 09:06:51 PM »
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Everything Pud said, although on the baggage front a three door would be nice. I would also like to see a combine, and possibly an RPo featuring a different window arrangement.

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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012, 09:37:58 PM »
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I think a combine would be really cool.  What has been the issue with the single window coach?

While some of these cars are very specific I still hope they come out with something general enough that you could have a decent stand in for a diner or solarium.  Besides just having the sides and or roofs can make some scratch building projects much easier.
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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 11:16:00 PM »
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I believe the diner is next.  There may be a formal announcement later this week at the NSE convention.
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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 01:43:29 AM »
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 :|               The Diner is next based on a PRR car,remember a few months back when JOE asked for information and photos for PRR diners,including some modernized ones. I don't think we will ever see a solarium car in N unless it is brass or Walthers does their HO Heavyweights in N. "W-a-a-a-a !"

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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012, 05:40:40 AM »
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I certainly hope it is the PRR Diner. I know I supplied a fair bit of info to fuel the fire. A D78 would look just fine and would save a lot of kit bashing.

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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012, 07:08:31 AM »
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As a modeller of Baltimore and Ohio, I am hoping that MTL does the parlor car for Baltimore and Ohio.
I have 3 each of the MTL heavyweight released so far for Baltimore and Ohio.
I would buy 3 diners or 3 combines if they came in B&O.

It is still not clear to me why MTL lists coming released for many of the cars on the web page, but has not including the heavyweight passenger cars in those announcements.  No one is going to beat them to the draw.

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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 08:25:44 AM »
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The Diner is next based on a PRR car,remember a few months back when JOE asked for information and photos for PRR diners,including some modernized ones. I don't think we will ever see a solarium car in N unless it is brass or Walthers does their HO Heavyweights in N. "W-a-a-a-a !"

He also requested specifications on diners of other railroads, including New Haven.  We'll have to wait and see the pilot model before determining which diner prototype was selected.
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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 08:33:59 AM »
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Solarium cars would be nice; they are a serious pain to scratch...



I'm still hoping that Joe and the gang can work out the warping issue on the single window coaches - that will be a mortgage payment for me !  ;)
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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2012, 04:26:55 PM »
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I'd be happy to see a dining car. Even if not 100% accurate for the roads I model, still better than the current situation (no diner at all)  :|

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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 04:35:00 PM »
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Hi Mark,

You always have the old Rivarossi model.

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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2012, 05:39:51 PM »
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True, but that's barely an upgrade over "no diner at all"  :D

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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2012, 08:25:41 PM »
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True, but that's barely an upgrade over "no diner at all"  :D

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I agree, a lot left to be desired in the old heavyweight.
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Re: So, what about the next MT heavyweight body style??
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2012, 08:28:56 PM »
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Perhaps.  But as evidenced in the latest issue of NSR, they can be kitbashed into impressive models.
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