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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2014, 09:49:36 PM »
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Agreed, cool but the question is - are these exact duplicates of the original models, or
new artwork that corrects any original errors?

Given that it's clearly aimed at the collector base, I would think that duplicating the original artwork with new reporting marks would have been the road to travel.  But the GTW car already will be different, issued with a Superior door (with printing) instead of the Youngstown door of the original, so it appears that they won't match the Original Nine.

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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2014, 02:46:55 AM »
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Puddington:  Just a guess - hockey players?
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2014, 05:00:04 PM »
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Seems to me that if they are going to do this they ought to update the cars and apply whatever standards they are currently using. By the time 2054 comes around they will be able to email the cars directly to us.



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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2014, 07:02:29 PM »
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updated and corrected where possible. 

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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2014, 02:19:27 AM »
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 :|         I want my cars to also have wheels with the "Ribbed Backs" like older prototype car wheels. They could be LP or Medium Profile, but with this feature. Nate Goodman (Nato).

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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2014, 02:24:26 AM »
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:|         I want my cars to also have wheels with the "Ribbed Backs" like older prototype car wheels. They could be LP or Medium Profile, but with this feature. Nate Goodman (Nato).

I have feeling that this will never happen again. Each wheelset was assembled from 3 separate parts.  Someone had to assemble them. New wheelsets are single-piece moldings.  No assembly required.

I suppose that MT could come up with a sliding mold which would produce single-piece ribbed-back wheels, but I really don't see that happening.  Those molds are more expensive to make and probably require much more maintenance.
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2014, 09:23:05 AM »
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you may have to eat your words.   :D

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I have feeling that this will never happen again. Each wheelset was assembled from 3 separate parts.  Someone had to assemble them. New wheelsets are single-piece moldings.  No assembly required.

I suppose that MT could come up with a sliding mold which would produce single-piece ribbed-back wheels, but I really don't see that happening.  Those molds are more expensive to make and probably require much more maintenance.

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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2014, 02:31:02 PM »
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Puddington:  Just a guess - hockey players?

Oh ya..... The 1972 Summit Series between Team Canada and the USSR... epic eight game series.. Canada wins game 8 with like 32 seconds to go to win the series 4 games to 3, 1 tie.... Canada was down 3-1-1 and had to win the last 3... unreal series; it was a war...pure and simple.
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2014, 02:33:14 PM »
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you may have to eat your words.   :D

Joe

That would be awesome Joe!  I'll gladly eat my words, or even an a$$hat (I've heard that those don't taste so bad with ketchup and a little wasabi) if a new batch of ribbed-back wheels is produced!  Especially if they become a regular stock item.  :D
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2014, 04:17:58 PM »
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I have a question on the paper insert that will be placed in the jewel cases? Will they the MT name or Kadee on them ?
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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2014, 11:21:32 PM »
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updated and corrected where possible. 

Joe

That would be great!

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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2014, 05:05:30 PM »
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That would be awesome Joe!  I'll gladly eat my words, or even an a$$hat (I've heard that those don't taste so bad with ketchup and a little wasabi) if a new batch of ribbed-back wheels is produced!  Especially if they become a regular stock item.  :D

Not ribbed back, but metal wheels on plastic axles.

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Re: MTL 1972 Series
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2014, 05:08:52 PM »
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Not ribbed back, but metal wheels on plastic axles.

Oh well ...
I guess I won't be eating my a$$hat after all (unless the ribbed-back wheels will also be made later?).

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