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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #105 on: March 04, 2014, 04:01:49 PM »
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A few expressed their dismay with my initial request for an 80' subject and forwarded that dismay it to Eric via email.

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #106 on: March 04, 2014, 04:20:41 PM »
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:RUEffinKiddingMe:  Wow...we have a name for people like that here in Texas  :x but I've already used up my filter privileges for the month.   :facepalm:



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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #107 on: March 04, 2014, 05:18:58 PM »
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They mean well and I appreciate their enthusiasm, but I kick enough hornets nests around here as it is.   :D

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #108 on: March 04, 2014, 05:56:49 PM »
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66', 72', 74'  Pick a size, any size.

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #109 on: March 04, 2014, 06:02:12 PM »
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66', 72', 74'  Pick a size, any size.

I could roll with it if these better suit your needs than an awesome PRR car since I am a closet Reading fan.
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #110 on: March 04, 2014, 06:55:10 PM »
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So I am lobbying for a 70' car, preferably one that was never used in any way on NH  :D and have added some design surprises if I get the go ahead this week.  The version with the wider spaced doors is different enough from the WOT car to make it a viable candidate.  I think it will be easy to pivot to Combines on a frame like this...

This is a far more practical option.  It's good on many levels to see the pivot in this direction.
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #111 on: March 04, 2014, 07:44:55 PM »
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Just to add to the conspiracy, I'd buy into B60's in Norfolk and Western.

I've no use for anything else.

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #112 on: March 04, 2014, 08:01:07 PM »
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Hell Gate Models is working on a PRR B70a scenery car kit. 

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #113 on: March 04, 2014, 08:45:17 PM »
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Me too, please! :D
And although it is a unique car, it ran all over the country, and being unique, got noticed and photographed in all kinds of places. That makes it much more usable to more people than a car in (mostly) captive service, like a specific diner or an RPO (not that we don't more of need those).

So maybe a good answer to the original baggage car question starts with picking a prototype that traveled over multiple railroads. The term "Baggage car" is a misnomer anyway, they hauled all kinds of stuff all over the country at the head end of passenger trains and mail trains; newspapers, magazines, storage mail (mail not sorted on route) packages, lcl cargo, special shipments, and yes, theatrical scenery (did anyone think a scenery car was for moving model train layouts?)

Off the top of my head I can think of NYC, Pennsy, B&O, Erie, Missouri Pacific, Burlington, New Haven and probably many other "baggage" cars in LA in the forties, fifties and later. And yes, most were in the 70 plus foot range, not a lot of eighty footers.  I suspect many western roads baggage cars ended up in the east as well, although to a lesser degree (other then perishables, the movement of goods was still predominantly favoring westbound shipments).

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #114 on: March 04, 2014, 08:58:40 PM »
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Can I pre-order?  Please. :D

I want at least 3.

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #115 on: March 04, 2014, 09:18:49 PM »
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They mean well and I appreciate their enthusiasm, but I kick enough hornets nests around here as it is.   :D

NOT SPEAKING FOR RAPIDO HERE

Not cool... If a Railwire member asks a question and he/she happens to work for a mfg and they have the class and fortitude to ask for input it is not cool to use that question against them when you don't agree with the information they have been good enough to share and go around them without as much as a "I have a strong opinion on this, do you mind if I email the company"  email to the poster.. ? Do you understand that you might be causing problems for the poster, do you care ? This is your hobby; it is their livelyhood.

If thats the way we operate at Railwire then I will be self monitoring my comments - really, doesn't Joe (and the rest of us who share pre-production info/opinion/idea input four yor benefit) deserve a little loyalty...?

Feel free to chime in in how you have a right to do whatever you want - I have learned a valuable lesson here at Joe's expense..... I'm disappointed and thank Joe for his understanding.

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #116 on: March 04, 2014, 10:12:34 PM »
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Since Joe isn't representing MTL on the Railwire forum, maybe those rabid Pennsy fans thought they had to contact MTL directly via Eric?   :facepalm:

That was definitely not a cool move...
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #117 on: March 04, 2014, 10:21:58 PM »
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66', 72', 74'  Pick a size, any size.

Can I pick all 3?!
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #118 on: March 04, 2014, 11:08:12 PM »
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It wasn't me. Although the the number of PRR headend cars in the market is exactly "never enough," I'm pretty happy with that's out there. We got the B60b and messenger variant, the BM70m, the BM70k, and even the obscure PBM70 that can be bashed to a PB70.
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #119 on: March 05, 2014, 12:15:16 AM »
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Since Joe isn't representing MTL on the Railwire forum, maybe those rabid Pennsy fans thought they had to contact MTL directly via Eric?   :facepalm:

That was definitely not a cool move...

Agreed, but you don't have to be a member or contributor to read the comments here and decide go that direct route....

Shame.
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