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Philip H

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"New?" ConCor well cars at MBK
« on: April 22, 2013, 01:57:23 PM »
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Can someone tell meif the "New" well cars from ConCor at MBK are in fact new tooling?  they say they are 125Ton, but I didn't read anything about manufacturers, etc.  Also are they really single unit cars?
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Re: "New?" ConCor well cars at MBK
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 02:23:49 PM »
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The are the same 18 year old tooling as the last run. Basic shape is ok, paint is usually good but the trucks suck, it is way too light and the details are rather laughable.
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Re: "New?" ConCor well cars at MBK
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 02:43:00 PM »
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It's too bad because aren't these the multipurpose well cars with trailer hitches? 

Also many foobie schemes.


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Re: "New?" ConCor well cars at MBK
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 02:53:57 PM »
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It's a model of a Gunderson 48' All-Purpose (AP) Husky Stack.    The "125-ton" part is nonsense, particularly if it actually says that on the car.  This new run features knuckle couplers, that is probably the only thing different from previous runs.

Almost all of the paint schemes are foobs for this car.  Correct schemes for this car would be TTX (the scheme without the black ends) and probably BN and BNSF although I don't remember if they got the schemes exactly right.   Perhaps some others such as Southwind, can't remember off the top of my head anymore. 

The containers are not really a true prototype, and are a bit short, although I have forgiven these defects and acquired some of the more appropriate schemes, which include APL and JB Hunt.   Many of the containers schemes are also foobs, such as 53' BN and SP cans, and smooth side Pacer Stacktrain.

There is a Gold Medal Models detail set, which will much improve this car.  For some real inspiration, see this: http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/group.php?discussionid=1147

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Re: "New?" ConCor well cars at MBK
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 03:27:36 PM »
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Thanks guys.  I looked at these because KCS acquired a number (86 to be exact) of the Gunderson 48' well cars in 2007, and I was trying to see if these matched them.  Sadly they don't - the KCS cars are three unit cars not singles.
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Re: "New?" ConCor well cars at MBK
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 04:08:44 PM »
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I have one of the GMM detail sets I ordered by accident.  If anyone is looking, I'll part with it for a song (but not a dance!).

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Re: "New?" ConCor well cars at MBK
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 04:28:17 PM »
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FEC had these too, I think....