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York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« on: June 07, 2013, 03:27:08 PM »
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http://www.atlasrr.com/NLoco/n440loco1.htm

Pretty cool.

Some 89'ers:
http://www.atlasrr.com/NFreight/n89flatcar1.html#.UbI0GGTk3No

And more offset cupola cabooses:
http://www.atlastrainman.com/NFreight/tmncupcab.htm

That PC one is actually pretty accurate, but I'd need to chop the cupola down a good bit.

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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 03:48:02 PM »
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I just realized that my enthusiasm for the York engine might seem a little weird.

The real life version of that, built by Kloke over the past year or so, runs on the only part of the NCR line that I'm modeling south of York PA that's still active.

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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2013, 04:11:40 PM »
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Have to chop about 2 feet from the cupola Ed, but it`s close..
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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2013, 04:27:42 PM »
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Have to chop about 2 feet from the cupola Ed, but it`s close..

Shouldn't be too hard. Although, by the time it arrives, finding matching paint might be...

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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2013, 04:39:41 PM »
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I look forward to the FEC and TT flats.  They'll provide some nice variety to my fleet of BLMA flat cars.

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2013, 04:54:15 PM »
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Shouldn't be too hard. Although, by the time it arrives, finding matching paint might be...

Might have to stock up on some fresh jars before they disappear.


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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2013, 05:15:31 PM »
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I can't believe that they're still selling this offset cupola caboose. It is the same one that they have been selling for over forty years. Amazingly, it still has the same lack of window detail on one end of the cupola. The rivets are huge. Also, the trucks (still) do not line up with the bolsters on the body. Other than that it's still a mediocre (at best) model. As popular as this type of caboose is, I would have thought that someone would have done a higher fidelity version of it.
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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2013, 05:18:19 PM »
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I can't believe that they're still selling this offset cupola caboose. It is the same one that they have been selling for over forty years. Amazingly, it still has the same lack of window detail on one end of the cupola. The rivets are huge. Also, the trucks (still) do not line up with the bolsters on the body. Other than that it's still a mediocre (at best) model. As popular as this type of caboose is, I would have thought that someone would have done a higher fidelity version of it.

I wasn't going to say anything, Jimmo, but I hate that caboose model.  It's terrible.

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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2013, 06:09:35 PM »
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TT 89' flats are of interest.

I'll pass on the caboose, though... not like they come in a new box or something.
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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2013, 06:19:38 PM »
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I will support the cause and buy a #17

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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2013, 06:39:44 PM »
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I bet York 17 will be available at the gift shop in New Freedom at list price or more for the touristas...
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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2013, 07:15:28 PM »
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I wasn't going to say anything, Jimmo, but I hate that caboose model.  It's terrible.

Indeed...I bought a custom run for my favorite shortline, Central California Traction, but I never run it...it's just too clunky. 

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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2013, 10:38:27 PM »
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I was looking to see if what might need to be done to do my own York 17, but hey, if Atlas is going to do it for me, all the better ! 

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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2013, 12:21:08 AM »
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..........and a B&O.  Does anyone remember if MDC issued the thirty four foot passenger cars in Delay, Linger and Wait?  Maybe I can just try to letter a caboose, as Athearn did issue some boxcars in DL&W.

Does anyone know where to find a photograph of either passenger cars or a caboose that the Northern Central used in the nineteenth century?  That structure in Cockeysville, is it a freight house or passenger station?  Was it around in the nineteenth century?

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Re: York 17 Coming from Atlas (and a bunch of other stuff)
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2013, 12:45:51 AM »
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I can't believe that they're still selling this offset cupola caboose. It is the same one that they have been selling for over forty years. Amazingly, it still has the same lack of window detail on one end of the cupola. The rivets are huge. Also, the trucks (still) do not line up with the bolsters on the body. Other than that it's still a mediocre (at best) model. As popular as this type of caboose is, I would have thought that someone would have done a higher fidelity version of it.

I wasn't going to say anything, Jimmo, but I hate that caboose model.  It's terrible.

It's the Trainman standard caboose.  It's not one of the Master high-end models.  A lot of people still like it and it helps bring people into the hobby because it's inexpensive.  And, Trainman sales help finance the high-end stuff.  Seems odd to fuss about the Trainman caboose when Atlas releases so much diverse high-end product.
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