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ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« on: June 18, 2014, 07:36:54 PM »
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Folks,

Below is a photo of the pilot model for what was scheduled to be the next ESM/MTL collaboration project:  A Southern Pacific tri-level auto rack with anti-vandal mesh screen panels.  The X-bracing (pre-painted) and mesh panels are etchings, with the remainder of the model constructed from conventional MTL auto-rack parts and decorated similarly to the Erie Lackawanna bi-level introduced last year.



Photo hints of the model have been dropped over the past few months on various social media.  Sadly, the project has been canceled due to production issues.   But the pilot model shows what would have been.

Ironically, this would have been the first ESM release of a model decorated for a road/entity based in the west.
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 07:46:19 PM »
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Man that is a major bummer  :( That is a really cool autorack. Does that end the partially enclosed racks for good?

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 07:47:11 PM »
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Everybody knows you can't glue etched metal to plastic!  :trollface:

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2014, 08:24:11 PM »
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArgh..

Please tell me you are telling us this in an attempt to get us to lobby someone to bring it out of cancellation.

Or that it will be made available in kit form.


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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2014, 10:46:18 PM »
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Too bad, that would have been very cool.
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 10:52:02 PM »
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Tease!

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2014, 10:56:33 PM »
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Man that is a major bummer  :( That is a really cool autorack. Does that end the partially enclosed racks for good?

It doesn't look promising.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArgh..
Please tell me you are telling us this in an attempt to get us to lobby someone to bring it out of cancellation.
Or that it will be made available in kit form.

It won't be available in kit form.  It's not financially feasible to only offer the etchings.
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2014, 11:04:24 PM »
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Here is a test shot of our newest locomotive.

We had planned to offer it for 99.99 with DCC and sound.




Sadly, things just couldn't come together.

 :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface: :trollface:
(I'm sorry. I couldn't help myself  :ashat:)
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2014, 11:07:22 PM »
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By the way....

That is a gorgeous car.

Are you at liberty to give a hint as to what the problem was?
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2014, 11:13:18 PM »
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Its a shame we 70's modelers could use a lot of partially enclosed racks and there are so many schemes and variations that could be done! They are cool looking cars. I might try to get panels made through PPD.
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2014, 11:24:33 PM »
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By the way....
That is a gorgeous car.
Are you at liberty to give a hint as to what the problem was?

It's probably best to direct that question to the other party.  I wouldn't want to misspeak on the issue.

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2014, 11:33:11 PM »
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By the way....

That is a gorgeous car.

Are you at liberty to give a hint as to what the problem was?
Its too prototypical its not compressed enough or ride high enough  :D :trollface: :trollface:

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2014, 01:00:57 AM »
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That's just wrong!

It's like giving us the leftover Super Bowl  champion t-shirts for the team that lost.
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2014, 06:18:33 AM »
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Too bad, I would have bought a few...
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2014, 09:18:55 AM »
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Yeah, I think I'd have bought at least one no matter the production cost.