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cabs for trainworks trailers
« on: March 06, 2013, 12:57:45 PM »
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who 8) is currently making cabs for the Trainworks trailers.I have 18 trailers from the new runs and need a few cabs to pull the trailers

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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 01:23:59 PM »
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There are many companies out there that have produced tractors that can be used with ANY trailer. The decision factors should be your chosen era, and whether your modeling a TOFC Terminal or modeling them in various states on the layout.

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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 01:43:12 PM »
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Classic Metal Works cabs (IH R190 tractors) are on sale at MB Klein and on eBay for very low prices:

http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/N-Scale-Trucks-and-Trailers-s/1534.htm?searching=Y&sort=3&cat=1534&brand=Classic+Metal+Works&show=30&page=2

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-10-pairs-of-Classic-Metal-works-N-Scale-Assorted-semi-tractors-WOW-/321083731404?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item4ac214edcc

and click on "see other items" on the right side for even more.


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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 02:16:37 PM »
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Athearn is releasing the Mack R Models again, that would suit the 40 trailer era just fine..
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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 08:54:06 PM »
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What years are the Trainworx trailers for?

I might have something coming up depending on the era.
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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 09:04:08 PM »
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Hi Folks,

You might look at some of the old Con Cor Cabs as well. I was going to suggest Herpa but cannot find anything of much N Scale in their current range.

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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 09:12:41 PM »
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Hi Folks,

You might look at some of the old Con Cor Cabs as well. I was going to suggest Herpa but cannot find anything of much N Scale in their current range.

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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 09:39:46 PM »
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What years are the Trainworx trailers for?

I might have something coming up depending on the era.

Many of the Trainworx-chosen paint schemes started showing up in mid  to late 60s.  It's a shame Athearn hasn't stepped up with its F850 by now.  Heck, it's a shame I can't find wreckers from old Bachmann vehicle sets, as that would be a good start for a mid-60s day cab.
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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 09:44:38 PM »
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We could really use some COE tractors (daytime cabs) for the UPS trailers.
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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 09:45:44 PM »
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We could really use some COE tractors (daytime cabs) for the UPS trailers.

Yeah Mack F Models 
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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2013, 12:10:06 AM »
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Some possibilities:

Atlas Ford 9000
Athearn Mack R (if they show up)
Con-Cor/Herpa Freightliner or Kenworth
Detail Associates White COE (if you can find one)
GHQ Freightliner  or Peterbilt
Showcase International or Peterbilt

The above constitute my selection of 1970s tractors.

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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 12:37:55 AM »
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Many of the Trainworx-chosen paint schemes started showing up in mid  to late 60s.  It's a shame Athearn hasn't stepped up with its F850 by now.  Heck, it's a shame I can't find wreckers from old Bachmann vehicle sets, as that would be a good start for a mid-60s day cab.

I'm working on a mid-sixties Loadstar, that was a common daycab. SCM just came out with their Loadstar as both a tractor and a straight truck. Oddly, their tractor was done as a tandem-axle with twin stacks. Two configurations I have never seen on a Loadstar (at least not a stock model).
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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 12:47:53 AM »
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I'm working on a mid-sixties Loadstar, that was a common daycab. SCM just came out with their Loadstar as both a tractor and a straight truck. Oddly, their tractor was done as a tandem-axle with twin stacks. Two configurations I have never seen on a Loadstar (at least not a stock model).

A single-axle daycab tractor would be perfect for the UPS trailers.
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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2013, 01:37:53 AM »
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As Sizemore said, any cab that fits your era will work, as a TOFC trailer, once off the flat, probably isn't near one of its owner's tractors.   Now, if you're doing a terminal, you'll want a bunch of your road(s)'s tractors, but otherwise, anything goes, within reason.  I doubt that you'd see many food or beer company tractors pulling railroad trailers, as they tended to stay with their own company's trailers.
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Re: cabs for trainworks trailers
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2013, 08:24:21 AM »
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Thanks for all the help.I guess  there is no perfect fit ,thats why I asked.