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An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:53:19 PM »
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When time allows, I've been trying to weed out non-prototypical models and "obsolete" models (meaning a subsequent more accurate model is now available) from both my New Haven era and Conrail era freight fleets.  In the operational fleets, I've known for a while that MTL items were no longer a plurality.  But interestingly, for the first time in many decades I would imagine, I'm on the verge of MTL cars not being a plurality outright in my entire collection.  Here's my Top Five for each era:

New Haven:
    Mfr              Active fleet qty     Qty total
    ATL               64                     84
    MTL               52                     99
    IM                 47                     57
    ATH              15                     22
    RC                13                     13

Conrail:
    Mfr              Active fleet qty     Qty total
    ATL             56                       107
    MTL             41                       127
    RC              25                        47
    TWX           20                        --
    ATH            15                        25

ESM is 6th in the NH fleet (10) and 8th in the CR fleet (eight) respectively.

What I really need to do is get the total quantity down to just the active fleet, or close to it.
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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2014, 02:58:19 PM »
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Just curious, what is the criteria for "active fleet"?
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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2014, 03:06:17 PM »
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Just curious, what is the criteria for "active fleet"?

Operational or designated for operation on the layout, as opposed to just having it on hand.  I intended to run all of it at one point, but it's accumulated over the decades and is just too much now.  Currently, if I buy something new, then something old gets unloaded or re-purposed.  For example, I unloaded my entire MTL New Haven 40' boxcar fleet over the past two months, because the Atlas and InterMountain cars fill the void.  The only MTL New Haven boxcar I still have is the 50' plug door that shows up in the Railwire banner rotation, and that will be gone eventually when I get around to kitbashing one of the Athearn cars with a new camel door.

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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 04:28:40 PM »
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I just grabbed my first box of MTL stuff to get ready to sell.  I don't even want to know the ratio of what I plan on using and the total.  I think a Bankers box holds about 180+ standard MTL jewel cases and I have maybe a box-and-a-half to sell.  :facepalm:

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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 06:27:04 PM »
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I just grabbed my first box of MTL stuff to get ready to sell...  ...I think a Bankers box holds about 180+ standard MTL jewel cases and I have maybe a box-and-a-half to sell.  :facepalm:

Are you selling them on eBay, or here, or both?


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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 07:04:34 PM »
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Are you selling them on eBay, or here, or both?


Hmm... and me with only
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You've been PM'ed.

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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 12:29:30 AM »
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Thanks. Got it!


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Here in Canada we have a PM you're welcome to. Oh sorry I couldn't resist.

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Here in Canada we have a PM you're welcome to. Oh sorry I couldn't resist.


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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
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We'll take that trade . . .

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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2014, 10:36:54 PM »
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To get us back on topic...  :x 

Here is the breakdown for my current fleet (excluding the 10% or so I haven't put in my spreadsheet yet).  All but a tiny fraction are current era and all are potentially in active service

CompanyQty.
Atlas95
Red Caboose85
Intermountain74
ExactRail44
Athearn37
Walthers19
BLMA16
Kato16
Deluxe14
MTL13
FVM10
Bluford8   (all Laurel Valley)
Con-Cor4
Huberts/LBF6
Trainworx3
Total444

Go Atlas! I was surprised how high Red Caboose ranked (mostly auto racks & centerbeams).  BLMA and Kato should be higher in practice because many of those cars are 3 or 5-unit spine or well car sets.

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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 10:43:16 PM »
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Here in Canada we have a PM you're welcome to. Oh sorry I couldn't resist.

It's not the first PM that causes problems. Once they go plural they cause issues every month I am told.   :D
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Re: An analysis of my freight equipment, by manufacturer
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2014, 01:46:26 AM »
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Well, I'm not sure the OP was eliciting comparison posts, but I guess it's better than politics...here's mine.   :trollface:

Atlas                   121   21.6%
Intermountain      85   15.2%
Athearn               61   10.9%
PM/RC                 54   9.6%
TrainWorx           49   8.7%
Deluxe Innov       48     8.6%
Micro-Trains        48   8.6%
Other                  23   4.1%
Walthers              22     3.9%
E&C/LBF              16     2.9%
BLMA                  16   2.9%
MDC                    14   2.5%
Kato                    4    0.7%
Grand Total   561   

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