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Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« on: March 10, 2014, 12:17:35 PM »
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Well true to their word, IMR has announced some kits as part of the regular announcements (they announced a hopper last month but I thought it might be a one time thing for that car or something).  This month is the 12 Panel Box Cars and 60' Flat cars.  The 60' Flat Car has never been done as a kit AFAIK.

One thing to notice, the kits are priced at $10.95:)

Both kits are listed without couplers and with plastic wheels (vs the new IM metal wheels).  I have a call into IMR to find out what exactly the kits will have since some car have been upgraded to etched metal running boards and body mount couplers and I don't know if the kits will have the same - especially etched metal parts in a $11 kit.

Unfortunately, these two cars may be the least useful cars to test what's left of the kit market.  I'm really hoping we'll see the 1937 AAR, Modified AAR cars and the 50' cars released.


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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 12:18:50 PM »
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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2014, 12:31:32 PM »
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It is only the undecs that are available as kits (scroll down to second and third items):

http://www.intermountain-railway.com/currentflyers.html
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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2014, 12:34:42 PM »
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It is only the undecs that are available as kits (scroll down to second and third items):

Oops, thanks.  Didn't even think about that.


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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2014, 12:54:37 PM »
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They offered the undec 5161 covered hopper kits a few months back.  I ordered a handful to paint up in "unpainted metal" for my Trinity plant.  Wish I'd ordered a few more actually.   

I might get a couple of the flats.  Seems like they'd be useful for some MOW or possibly a kitbash for another style of flat maybe.
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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 02:03:53 PM »
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I like this option and I'll be getting a few of the flats. I ordered some of the hoppers a couple months ago too.

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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 02:19:17 PM »
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Would be nice to know which ends they are including in the kits?
IM has been producing a slew of different ends for their recent releases.
I'm hoping for the R+3/4 ends that the PRR used on many of their boxcars.  :D
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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 02:39:03 PM »
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Would be nice to know which ends they are including in the kits?
IM has been producing a slew of different ends for their recent releases.
I'm hoping for the R+3/4 ends that the PRR used on many of their boxcars.  :D

I'm hoping to talk to Richard today and ask him about stuff like that.  Have the 12 panel cars ever come with more than one type of end?



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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 02:41:33 PM »
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I'm curious if my complaint to IMRC about the door gluing issue had some sway in this decision.  I mentioned the 12 panel box cars specifically, since they're so important to GN modelers.

I really wish they'd do a 40' 2 door and a combo door.
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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 03:03:56 PM »
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I'm hoping to talk to Richard today and ask him about stuff like that.  Have the 12 panel cars ever come with more than one type of end?
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Good question! I'll have to check when I get home. I seem to remember that newer issues have a different end. The 12 panel were definitely issued with both rectangular panel and diagonal panel roof types
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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 03:18:07 PM »
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Good question! I'll have to check when I get home. I seem to remember that newer issues have a different end. The 12 panel were definitely issued with both rectangular panel and diagonal panel roof types


I'd be curious see to your findings.  I have 10-12 of the GN and a couple more of the SP&S 12 panel cars and they all had diagonal panel roofs.
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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 03:21:56 PM »
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I'd be curious see to your findings.  I have 10-12 of the GN and a couple more of the SP&S 12 panel cars and they all had diagonal panel roofs.

I believe the ATSF cars have the rectangle panel roof.

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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 04:16:46 PM »
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I believe the ATSF cars have the rectangle panel roof.

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The IC flat has a pre-aci scheme , how early is this flat design .

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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2014, 04:37:39 PM »
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The IC flat has a pre-aci scheme , how early is this flat design .

I will double check, but the 60' flat with the machinery tie downs go back to 1959 (I think I'd rather go with 1964 like the Atlas chart say until I can remember why '59 popped in my head) from what I can remember.


edit:

Here's an old Atlas post with some good info at the end.

http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=69994


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Re: Intermountain 12 Panel Box and 60' Flat Kits announced.
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2014, 07:42:50 PM »
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I will double check, but the 60' flat with the machinery tie downs go back to 1959 (I think I'd rather go with 1964 like the Atlas chart say until I can remember why '59 popped in my head) from what I can remember.


edit:

Here's an old Atlas post with some good info at the end.

http://forum.atlasrr.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=69994


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Thanks Jason , that IC will be doable for me .