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New MTL Body Style announcement
« on: January 09, 2013, 05:12:17 PM »
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Hi Guys,

Wanted to announce our(MTL) next release,  The Evans 100 Ton Log Car in N scale.  No release date yet, but these came in a variety of East Coast flavors and some near cousins ply the rails on the West Coast and Canada...photo's show these throughout the Midwest as well.   Most of these started life on the East coast with Georgia Pacific and Federal Paper Board Company in the early 1980's.  We will be offering these decorated, painted without any lettering and undecorated as usual.  We will also be doing pulpwood and log loads as appropriate.  Correct ride height and bodymount couplers (draftgear part of the chassis.)  This will also have our new 100 ton trucks.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2048060
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2893675
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3296905

We are still working on the Diner, so don't dispare.

Cheers

Joe
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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 05:19:17 PM »
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Excellent! Here are a few photos I took near Weed, CA. Looking forward to the Roseburg FURX and PTIX below:
http://www.shastarails.com/photos/pbm.asp?model=Log%20Car



« Last Edit: January 09, 2013, 05:21:18 PM by ryan_wilkerson »

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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 05:21:49 PM »
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Interesting car and you really nailed the doors!  :D
I don't need any of these but hope that this is a big success.

Best wishes, Dave
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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 05:29:54 PM »
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Excellent news regarding the ride height, body-mounts with integrated draft gear, and the proper trucks.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2013, 05:31:27 PM by bbussey »
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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 05:31:24 PM »
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Body Mounts?  Ride Height?  100T Trucks? 

[thud]

I applaud how much effort you guys are putting into your new stuff.  I'll look forward to seeing how they turn out.
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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 06:14:33 PM »
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I'm in!  These log cars will add some nice variety to the fleet.  I appreciate the efforts MTL is putting into the new body styles, e.g., ride height, body-mounted couplers, etc.  Thanks, Joe!

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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 06:18:03 PM »
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I can do at least 5 of these for my saw mill ..   now I need to add the second track :)

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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 06:18:07 PM »
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Anyone know if these also carried phone poles? I have no need for logs cars.
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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 06:27:29 PM »
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Nice choice.  Lot's of good weathering opportunities. :tommann:

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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 06:33:56 PM »
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Yes, Poles, Pipes and I even saw two going by up near Roseburg with two wrecked gons on their sides, strapped to the spine...


Anyone know if these also carried phone poles? I have no need for logs cars.

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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 06:39:27 PM »
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I've got some 2005 photos of several CPR log cars that are very similar to these, being loaded with utility poles.  There is also an idler flatcar between these log cars as the poles exceeded the log cars length by more than 10 feet. --Brian

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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 06:50:56 PM »
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Hi Joe,

And Made In the Good Old USA tooooooo?

If you have it flaunt it.

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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 06:51:22 PM »
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Great news on the improvements. I hope this car does well for MT and is a sign of things to come. I've got a soft spot for MT and I have sent alot of money to them over the years, so I'd like to see them do well. Maybe prototypical accurracy will become the standard.
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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 07:18:39 PM »
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Wow, what a surprise! As a frequent visitor to Weed, CA I have seen these cars many times and have printed Ryan's photos to put in my "wish there was a model for this" file. I will probably retire my Walthers log cars and replace them with these. Anyone know how long they are? 60'?  8)

PS - Agree, gotta have the Roseburg cars!

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Re: New MTL Body Style announcement
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2013, 07:30:53 PM »
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Those look to be a more than acceptable stand in for the CPR cars.... this might hurt.....

Thanks for the heads up Joe; now, if you'd just forget that "Standard Railroad" nonsense and tool that there diner for the "World's Most Complete Transportation System" then we'd be properly giddy...... :trollface:

EDIT: How long are these things; the 304600 series of CP Rail cars ar 62' long with 8 fixed stakes, these look longer.
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