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IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« on: June 19, 2013, 02:03:19 PM »
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InterMountain has posted pics of the pilot model for the 40' WWII Emergency wood-bodied boxcars.  Looks like new tooling on the friction-bearing trucks, with metal wheels, along with body-mounted MTL 1015s secured to a new sides/floor tooling.  Roof, doors, ends, and detail parts appear to be existing tooling.

http://www.intermountain-railway.com/n/html/66074.htm

Scheduled to hit the market this summer.  If assembled pilot models exist, the most likely decorated models will be on display in Milwaukee.
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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 02:30:19 PM »
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 Nice cars, I would probably take a few.  Only 1 thing I would improve. The roofwalk is really too high above the roof, and those round lugs under it are really ugly.  I think lowering the walkway will mask the lugs though.....Mike

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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 02:49:50 PM »
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I think it's funny how things get past photographers.  Check out the wheelsets: one of these things is not like the other.   :trollface:

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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 02:53:01 PM »
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If I can ever find a CNW example that made it to the 60's, I'll pick one up.

Just glad they're using the DPH Viking Roofs were appropriate.


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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 02:56:07 PM »
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Same reaction here: what's with the elevated running board???
Otherwise a lovely master and a much needed model for us transition era guys.
Also funny how bad the wheels look when everything else, including truck frames, is relatively close to scale. I see more FVM or BLMA wheels in my future...
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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 03:03:08 PM »
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Same reaction here: what's with the elevated running board???

Is it me, or does the whole car seem "lofty"?
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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 03:07:02 PM »
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I think the running board is a victim of digital photography and angle.  I doubt it will show under any normal viewing.

The car does seem to sit high.  It may have been designed for truck mounted couplers.

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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 05:06:07 PM »
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Is the roof new tooling?  I've never seen viking roofs on an IM car before.
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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 05:10:47 PM »
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I'd hit it.

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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 05:25:54 PM »
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Is the roof new tooling?  I've never seen viking roofs on an IM car before.



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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 06:04:50 PM »
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I wish IM would update their upcoming release page, looks like a lot of new cool stuff.
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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 06:12:03 PM »
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This interest me because I attempt to model the WWII period.
I will keep on the lookout for the release.

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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 09:05:01 PM »
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Could always good new rolling stock
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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2013, 10:36:49 PM »
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Looks like a nice car, but I am a bit disappointed that we have another with 6 diagonals per side (along with Atlas and MTL). I really wish we could get a 4 diagonals per side car.  I realize that the IMRC car may have different ends and roof, but I guess I am surprised that nobody has done a modern tooled version of the very common "4 diagonal car". Oh well.

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Re: IMRC War Emergency Boxcars - pre-production photo
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2013, 11:13:14 PM »
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Just glad they're using the DPH Viking Roofs were appropriate.

+1 - Adds another possible swap out part to the palette, to build prototypical rolling stock variety with.
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