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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2014, 05:39:18 AM »
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Pick me please  :D

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2014, 07:19:02 AM »
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Pennsy B60 is off the table since you guys are getting a proto diner so don't ask  :D  Would like something in the 80' range given that Wheels of time has done a great job with the 70 ACF version...no need to walk that same path.  No combines...pure baggage with two or three doors is what management wants, and I agree.

Fine, how about a PRR B74a?  :trollface:




Close to 80' and besides being used as a baggage car, this was also used a horse express car. C'mon Joe, we all know you are a closet PRR fan.
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2014, 07:37:49 AM »
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I love the Erie car, but to be honest I'll buy ANYTHING if it's in TTG!!!

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2014, 08:03:26 AM »
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Hi Joe,
If you want to give those new trucks a run I would suggest a B70b. Six doors and has a Clestory roof. Just busting a nut for the diner to arrive. Are you going to release it as a runner pack first up. That would be a good start for my needs.
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2014, 08:11:21 AM »
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As we already have a B&O prototype coach, I would expect that a B&O baggage car would be O-W-T.

Does it have to be eighty foot?   Have the boys at emM-Tee considered sixty foot baggage cars?   Or is the eighty foot set in stone?  I would propose NYCS sixty foot cars.  MT even could do a runner pack of them:  one NYC proper, one P&LE and one B&A.  The NYCS sixty foot cars did ride on four wheel trucks, though.

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2014, 09:04:37 AM »
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This style gets my vote.

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2014, 09:27:45 AM »
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I'm good with the Erie car. Most B&O baggage cars were shorter on 4 wheel express trucks anyhow so they don't fit the bill.

This comes pretty close to Chris' suggestion:

http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/bo645.jpg

Another with a Harriman / Streamstyle roof:

http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-ba664abr.jpg

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http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo911560ags.jpg
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2014, 10:17:39 AM »
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Another with a Harriman / Streamstyle roof:

http://rr-fallenflags.org/bo/bo-ba664abr.jpg

The above car looks good to me.

What is a horse car? How many passenger trains transported horses? No no no!


Hmm... how about a
Great Ape car...?





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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2014, 10:19:14 AM »
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I'd like to put a vote in for a WESTERN car.. well; sort of... Pullman made baggage cars virtually the same as these (The GN had those as well) that were used, with some minor differences on a number of roads; this one is a drawing from the Great Northern and is either identical or very close to many GN and NP cars of the era...



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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2014, 10:28:00 AM »
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Here are a few of the better done Pullman rebuilds that had their vestibules "hidden" to match the rest of the side...


All pretty unique like Mike said.  :?

What part of 80' Baggage car don't people get. I clearly win.  :)

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2014, 10:40:06 AM »
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What is a horse car? How many passenger trains transported horses? No no no!


Hmm... how about a
Great Ape car...?



Specialized stock cars were used to transport horses (race horses) and other high value livestock as part of passenger consists

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2014, 11:49:03 AM »
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What part of 80' Baggage car don't people get. I clearly win.  :)

I agree, especially if the fish racks are part of the model's interior.
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2014, 11:53:15 AM »
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I don't see the logic at all in tooling a baggage car when 1) there is a good model with multiple configurations already on the market, and 2) there are plenty of other prototypes available to tool that would have wide appeal and spread out over multiple roads/schemes.  A solarium observation, for example.  Why purposely get into another FT or bay window situation?
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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2014, 01:26:41 PM »
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Because...the overwhelming number of requests are for head end cars.  We have an observation car...two actually and doing a Solarium Car has even fewer uses than a more generic 80' baggage car would.  This wouldn't be the only one we do, but it gives us a good foot print for combines and others. WOT has a 70' covered and any thing we do would would rob from him and frankly, he has more options than we would offer.

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Re: New Heavyweight Baggage car suggestions for MTL
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2014, 01:37:28 PM »
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Unless you offered a combine first.  Or a horse car.  Or a theater car.  Or a hospital car.  Instead of reissuing a car that already is being done elsewhere in two different lengths and a great number of variations.
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