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Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« on: July 11, 2013, 05:35:57 PM »
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Hi All.

I have a few more spots opening up for next year's production and have some ideas, but always interested in what you folks are looking for.  Input, other than the expected snarky stuff, has been invaluable and greatly appreciated.  So with that, I'm looking for subjects that ran on more than just on New Haven or Pennsylvania :o)...so with that only limitation, open to suggestions.  I have in place plans for re working a number of cars, lowering, updated details...work with couplers and so on. (Diner still working it's way through internal process)

Thanks again for your support.

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Joe
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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 05:39:13 PM »
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Joe,
KCS has a super tub gondola I was going to scratch build, but if I can find the link to the pics again I think it would be cool.
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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 05:54:50 PM »
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X23, please.  ;)
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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 05:55:32 PM »
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Perhaps Micro-Trains could make a scale, extended coupler box/coupler that would screw into the current coupler box mounting pad on 50' box car underframes (so as to be able to replace the trucks that have the unrealistic extended couplers).


Hmm... how about a new
steel caboose? Pick any
kind that was around in
1971...


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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 05:56:59 PM »
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Looking at cushion underframes...


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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 05:57:40 PM »
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Pullman 8-1-2

Pullman 6-3

PRR B60 - seriously, these things went all over the east coast and went out west on mail trains. Everybody modeling 1910 to 1970 could use one or two if they model anything passenger related

USRA gondola

Any steam era stock car prototypes

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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 05:58:03 PM »
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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 05:59:41 PM »
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1. Carbon Black Covered Hoppers- This has been suggested to you before by me and others.  These are problematic because, like the infamous Model-T, they come in any color as long as it's black.  Plenty of "road names" although short of the Sid Richardson "Texas" scheme and maybe a couple of other logo'ed cars, they're pretty spartan in decoration.  But I'd say this could be a plus since your decoration costs would be minimal and if you priced them appropriately you could probably do pretty well.  They aren't unit train cars so they don't have to be crazy cheap either...I'd say if the detail was in line with the 4427's then I would pay a similar price.
3. "Modern" Tank Cars - Again, 70's-80's, maybe 90's cars.  Pick one, pick 20, there are plenty of variations, but like our Carbon Black friends above....don't have a lot of glamour and glitz.  I would love to see some sulfur cars, Hydrochloric Acid cars, et al.
4. Modern Ballast cars- gets a little tricky given many roads have pretty individualized MOW fleets.  The Walthers car, done to current standards, would still be great.  I personally would love an ATSF or BNSF prototype.
5. Some Thrall-esque hi-side steel coal gons.   Many other coal haulers have been marked off the list, but these are still an opportunity for you guys to get in on the "I need 30 of these" sweepstakes.

Still up for some foobie BN fuel tenders on your general service tank tooling, more Gifford Hill ortners, and more weathered/grafitti'd cars.  Oh, and this:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=346030
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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 06:02:46 PM »
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Your standard run of the mill Herzog ballest cars would work on any railroa.  I know it's a long shot but the Virginian battleship type coal gons.

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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2013, 06:07:25 PM »
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I would say kind words about certain people on this site for an injection molded Virginian Battleship Gon. :D

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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2013, 06:12:17 PM »
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A better version of the old Delaware Valley Air Slide Hopper.

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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 06:17:19 PM »
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Runner packs of G39 ore cars!

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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 06:21:41 PM »
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Runner packs of G39 ore cars!

Hmm... that's just more
Conrail and Pennsy stuff...


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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 06:30:00 PM »
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Ok Joe, you know I'm going to ask (beg) for a single window heavyweight coach..... In addition a HW baggage wouldn't offend anyone.... How about Procor pressure unload hoppers, the "hot dog on wheels" type....
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Re: Annual MTL Body Style Hunt.
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 06:31:15 PM »
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Ore cars, yes, but...frankly? I'd like to see current tooling of a prototype closer to UP practice. Company A has been flogging very, very old tooling - since the '70s - and this is the kind of car that is bought by the dozens for modeling "classic era" unit trains.
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