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Kisatchie

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How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« on: June 04, 2013, 02:50:54 PM »
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How many different Micro-Trains troop cars are there?

I've seen the troop sleeper, troop kitchen, and troop hospital cars. Are there other body styles?


Hmm... Kiz's body style
is "blob"...


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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 03:05:01 PM »
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Correct me if wrong, but I thought there were just two bodies and the hospital was a paint scheme.

I don't think there are any others.

They ought to do the baggage/mow conversions of these things.


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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 03:31:24 PM »
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Correct me if wrong, but I thought there were just two bodies and the hospital was a paint scheme.

Unless the window scheme is different on each side of the kitchen car, then there is a different hospital car.


Hmm... if Kiz doesn't
feed me more, I'll be in
the hospital with malnutrition...


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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 03:44:29 PM »
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AFAIK, there are just two body styles.
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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 04:55:59 PM »
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They ought to do the baggage/mow conversions of these things.

Like these?   :D

http://home.comcast.net/~skytop35/Models/OutsideDoorExp.html

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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 05:04:05 PM »
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Two bodystyles only - #116 and #118 if I remember correctly.  The kitchen body was used for the hospital car.  There have been numerous car# releases on the sleeper in the Pullman scheme and a handful of MOW schemes in other roads.
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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2013, 05:47:43 PM »
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The troop kitchen car MTL 118 00 020 is simply a standard troop kitchen car painted for assignment to Army hospital trains.  There is no hospital car.  The only thing close is the old Atlas/Rivarossi "smooth sided" baggage RPO car, which is a model of a car that Monon rebuilt from an ACF hospital car, after the war.

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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 06:03:03 PM »
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I am very happy with Skytop's conversion shell!
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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 06:27:54 PM »
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Those Skytop baggage conversions are cool!!! 

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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2013, 08:36:56 PM »
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I am very happy with Skytop's conversion shell!

So am I!
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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2013, 10:55:57 AM »
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Thanks for the plug guys. I appreciate it  :D
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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2013, 02:59:28 PM »
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Two bodystyles only - #116 and #118 if I remember correctly.  The kitchen body was used for the hospital car.

I just got a kitchen car from eBay, and it has the same window arrangement as the hospital car I saw, so yes, you are correct.


Hmm... Kiz was wrong
about the three body styles?
Nooooooooo...


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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2013, 03:47:06 PM »
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Here is one for you Kiz, from my collection. Serviced in Anchorage in 1970! Photographed at Waukesha (WI) Lime & Stone, 1978.



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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2013, 01:44:32 AM »
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Wasn't the prototype car originally designed from a freight car?
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Re: How Many Different Micro-Trains Troop Cars?
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2013, 01:44:11 PM »
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Wasn't the prototype car originally designed from a freight car?


Hmm... Kiz wouldn't know
that. He hardly knows
anything...

Two scientists create a teleportation ray, and they try it out on a cricket. They put the cricket on one of the two teleportation pads in the room, and they turn the ray on.
The cricket jumps across the room onto the other pad.
"It works! It works!"