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Runner pack ideas?
« on: June 11, 2014, 10:04:51 PM »
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Hi Joe and everyone...
I just received my third runner pack: the P&W hoppers. These are great! I also wanted to give a quick thanks for the TT opera window centerbeams.

Any chance of getting runner packs of the 56' tanks in UTLX, or RailBox ABOX cars? I can provide plenty of photos for the UTLX cars. No one has run the ABOX cars in a while, though there have been plenty for RBOX.

What other runner packs would be a good idea?
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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 10:13:19 PM »
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+1 for some 1970s UTLX tank cars, or how about some PRR or PC 100-ton hoppers?

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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 10:27:20 PM »
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Some ideas:

- 8 pack Conrail triple hoppers
- 8 pack CSXT triple hoppers


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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 06:38:16 AM »
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Probably about any model of hopper would be well received.
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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 08:21:58 AM »
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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2014, 10:03:58 AM »
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I'd love to see a runner pack of the weathered FPBX skeleton log car. Imo, the weathered car is the finest car MTL has ever released.
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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2014, 10:06:54 AM »
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BN early 100 ton hoppers please, without the rotary coupler end painted white...


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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014, 11:21:30 AM »
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Jewish high holiday cars.

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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2014, 11:44:09 AM »
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I'd like a Southern (Gives a green light to innovation) 50' box car runner pack. I already bought the Southern 50' gondola runner pack - Thanks, Micro-Trains!


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runner pack of banana
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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014, 11:48:48 AM »
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Northern Pacific PS4427 Covered Hopper runner pack...oh wait, you'd need to make it available as a single car first.   :facepalm:
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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2014, 12:20:45 PM »
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MTL has released schemes as runner packs prior to a single-car item on occasion.
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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2014, 12:35:35 PM »
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56' tanks in UTLX

+1 for the UTLX runner pack, with the following "recipe":
-Faded black paint job, varied by car (at least 2-3 variations...doesn't have to be every single one different.)
-Weathered, with a ratio of 25% light, 50% medium, and 25% heavy (By heavy I mean nice top rust and otherwise more medium treatment.   Shouldn't look like it's been sitting in a scrap yard for two decades.)
-Rust colored wheels and couplers. (or better yet factory-body mount rust couplers, then we could use BLMA trucks/wheels and be rocking and rolling!)
-No "Garish" Graffiti.   I know it sells well but you've already done some with the over-the-top stuff.  More conservative line graffiti would be ok, but I would like to see at least half be fairly clean of art.
-No Conspicuity Stripes!   Can easily be added after the fact.   Rule: if real car didn't come with them from the factory, don't apply them!   You're killing earlier era buyers if you do.
Follow that, keep releasing them, and I swear I'll keep buying 4 or 8 packs until you hit, say, 24 or maybe even 32 numbers or so.

Others I would buy:

1. BN Rotary Scheme 100-ton Hoppers.  4 or 8 packs, with similar recipe as the UTLX cars above.
2. PS4427 Hoppers in Generic/Elevator schemes.  4 or 8 packs with at least somewhat legit, and era-proximity, schemes.  Similar recipe, but could tolerate one graf'd up car in the mix.
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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2014, 12:40:03 PM »
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MTL has released schemes as runner packs prior to a single-car item on occasion.


Oh, I know...I was more or less just expressing my thoughts over a legit body style seemingly having been ignored for awhile.  MT could probably release a new scheme on that car each month for a couple of years.
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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2014, 12:44:24 PM »
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MTL has already made the single cars, runner packs of NS H65-H69 100 ton hoppers.

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Re: Runner pack ideas?
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2014, 12:59:19 PM »
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NAHX or GATX grain or chemical hoppers, or other private road names would appeal here, though I know most companies say that specific road name schemes outsell independently owned rolling stock.
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