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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2014, 09:41:11 AM »
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And now come the bids for the pilot model. "Wun Dollah, Wun Dollah"

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2014, 09:45:23 AM »
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These babies would have sold. The road name is big and the car, when assembled, is the cats a$$. Bryan has high standards which is evident when you look at ESM products. He can't have the ESM name attached to a model that doesn't meet these standards. It is a shame. The pilot model is simply stunning!

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2014, 10:27:23 AM »
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Maybe someone could offer etched racks and panels to go with the MTL,Atlas and Trainworx flats, I think they would sell very well with the schemes that could be done! The partially enclosed racks make really awesome looking models. Heck maybe the racks could be made to be removable so people could use there flats for TOFC and Autos. Just a thought, there are a lot of subtle variations that could be represented as seen on the HO Accurail cars.

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2014, 10:48:14 AM »
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Bryan,  OT, you'll let us know when the G32's are back in stock or are you taking reservations?

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 10:55:41 AM »
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Bryan has commented many times on the possibility of making etched panels available for existing autoracks.  There are too many variations in the cars for it to be economically feasible.  Most cars have the herald placards in different locations.  Having to do etchings for each car that comes out would be a money losing endeavor unless the people don't mind paying $40 or $50 for the sets of etchings.

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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2014, 11:02:08 AM »
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Bryan,  OT, you'll let us know when the G32's are back in stock or are you taking reservations?

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I will let you know.  The majority of the run has yet to be released and should cover the demand, so there shouldn't be a need for a mad rush when they are released.  Hopefully within the next couple of months.
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2014, 11:12:40 AM »
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Maybe someone could offer etched racks and panels to go with the MTL,Atlas and Trainworx flats, I think they would sell very well with the schemes that could be done! The partially enclosed racks make really awesome looking models. Heck maybe the racks could be made to be removable so people could use there flats for TOFC and Autos. Just a thought, there are a lot of subtle variations that could be represented as seen on the HO Accurail cars.

I don't believe the ACF flats were used in auto rack service, so that eliminates the MTL and Atlas models.  I believe Robb has stated in the past that the F89J was not used in auto rack service, so that eliminates the BLMA model.  I'm not sure if the P-S flat was used in that capacity.  But if it was, they would be early-style racks from the early/mid 1960s, with too few surviving into the 1970s I'd think.

Even if it were prototypical, such an etched kit would be much more expensive than the Trainworx car itself.  I don't see how it would be feasible to offer such an item commercially.
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Re: ESM/MTL auto rack collaboration (SP) canceled (photo)
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2014, 01:41:31 AM »
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I also would have bought one.  These side-panel racks were just becoming common in 1974, so I can use a few.  Fully enclosed ones were still rare, if the existed at all.
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