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ljudice

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N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« on: June 04, 2013, 02:00:12 PM »
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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 02:14:05 PM »
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That is great, I'll definitely get one or more of those.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 02:45:41 PM »
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Fantastic!  One constant on Tehachapi is MOW work...  These will fit right in.

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 02:52:31 PM »
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Most excellent!

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 02:58:07 PM »
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A nice addition for N vehicles.  Looks like the cab is a separate piece too. Can't wait to see pics of how creative folks get with these. 

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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 03:03:40 PM »
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Just ordered a pair.

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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2013, 03:40:55 PM »
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The cab looks different than the I Type Showcase already offers.  Is that a newer version or are my eyes playing tricks on me?  If it's the 1968 vintage cab I will be a happy camper.
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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 03:49:52 PM »
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Just ordered a couple, :) of course the cdn dollar is down :-X costing  extra but they look so nice it dont matter :D
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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 04:12:28 PM »
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I think it is supposed to be an International 8100 with the 1990's hood. It looks a little off - a bit too square. Initially I thought is was supposed to be one of IH's class 8 trucks but they all have much taller and longer hoods.

Well I'm in for several. Conrail did own these in a very similar configuration.
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 04:49:28 PM »
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Yeah, now I can finally scrap those Magnuson Modals MOW trucks I've been repainting for 20 years because nothing ever stuck to them!
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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2013, 04:56:33 PM »
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OMG!  Showcase left off the most important prototypical detail - the omnipresent 100 gallon Gatorade cooler.

Seriously, I wonder - will Showcase will do an earlier style MOW truck with the '68 vin cab?
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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2013, 05:35:33 PM »
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It shouldn't take much to just replace the cab with one of their IH Loadstars or even a CMW R190. I think the body is a bit boxy for anything prior to the 70's though.

Oh, they also sell alloy and cast truck wheels too!
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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2013, 06:27:21 PM »
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OMG!  Showcase left off the most important prototypical detail - the omnipresent 100 gallon Gatorade cooler.

Seriously, I wonder - will Showcase will do an earlier style MOW truck with the '68 vin cab?

It would be nice to see a slightly updated version of the one they previously released - I think it was an very late SP truck, but I have seen photos of them surviving into the 2000's if not today.

It would also be nice to see a signal maintainer type truck - like the GHQ F350 line repair truck, which for some reason is the one model that never seemed to make it back into production.

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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2013, 07:09:20 PM »
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I think it's appropriate for an Interational S Series, in the 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900 and 2100 medium duty trucks.  They were boxier looking.
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Re: N-Scale MOW TRUCK Coming!
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2013, 08:40:58 PM »
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Nice, I will pick some of these up.
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