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Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« on: January 06, 2013, 10:51:33 AM »
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I recall someone around here saying Joe had confirmed it was a PRR prototype; does anyone have  drawings/plans/photo's of the PRR car in question - just wondering about bashing potental for a prospective project...

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 11:09:13 AM »
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Don't think he ever said which diner.  Probably one of the D78 class.  Here's diagrams of all PRR diners.

http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?sel=din&sz=sm&fr=

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 11:10:00 AM »
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Pud,

The diner will be a D78, he did confirm.

EDIT:  Was about to share the same link as Bob.

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 11:51:28 AM »
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Thanks guys
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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 01:51:20 PM »
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Pretty great there doing a D78 diner  :Dnow if only they had done a p70 as there coach us pennsy guys would be set
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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 01:57:38 PM »
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Any ideas when we can expect it??
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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 02:00:38 PM »
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Pretty great there doing a D78 diner  :Dnow if only they had done a p70 as there coach us pennsy guys would be set

Not a problem, actually...  There are still plenty of the old Lima or newer Model Power heavyweight coaches based on the P70.  If you want to make it modern, try here:

http://www.prr-parts.com

At the very least you will want to put proper 2D-P5 trucks on it.

I've been working sporadically on such a conversion.  This car has 2D-P5 trucks and GMM steps (hoping MTL offers their proper-width steps as a part in the future), American Limited diaphragms, and rebuilt vestibule doors.

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2013, 02:09:00 PM »
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Not a problem, actually...  There are still plenty of the old Lima or newer Model Power heavyweight coaches based on the P70.  If you want to make it modern, try here:

http://www.prr-parts.com

At the very least you will want to put proper 2D-P5 trucks on it.

I've been working sporadically on such a conversion.  This car has 2D-P5 trucks and GMM steps (hoping MTL offers their proper-width steps as a part in the future), American Limited diaphragms, and rebuilt vestibule doors.




Well, I thought that, when I put three-axle trucks from MT under the LIMA cars they'd be correct so do I understand right that they've been all equipped with 2D-P5 trucks? have to think about this as I have a 11 car train...

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 02:12:44 PM »
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Anyone have any extra Model Power ones they want to part with.  I've got the roofs, etc but I have cars (can't remember who makes them) that are too long for them.  Want to do the same thing as Dave.

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 02:14:57 PM »
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Will be looking for 3 of them, when the B&O version is released.

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 02:18:08 PM »
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I definately want at least 2.  Wonder if they are doing the modernization one with A/C and a streamlines roof.  If not, I hope the roofs are removable and they provide different ones so you can make several different D78s.

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 02:26:06 PM »
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Hi Bob,

The older PMI/Lima cars are better than the Model Power cars if you can get them. There are normally plenty on the bay. Just got to sort out the speculators from the model listers on price.

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 02:32:32 PM »
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Thanks Al.  I've given up on Ebay.  Just don't like to use it anymore.

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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2013, 06:06:55 PM »
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With due respect to my PRR friends I'm not thrilled with MT's proto selection. It's not really very useful as a bash candidate although we'll give it a shot. Dining cars are so specific that it was bound to be an issue when choosing a prototype......
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Re: Upcoming Mt heavyweight Dining Car
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2013, 10:08:07 PM »
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Not a problem Bob, I use it all the time but I now have enough P70 Cars to keep me going.

If I come across a few at the right price I will let you know.

N Scale Supply has some in stock at $13.99 or there abouts.

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