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Denver Road Doug

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Re: Trainfest report please
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2014, 04:12:00 PM »
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I gleaned some info from the Model:160 photos on FB...

Road numbers visible on the Athearn announcement board behind the sample models: (there are more...these are the only ones I could make out)
BNSF 799772
BNSF 799786
BNSF 799790
BNSF 799793
BNSF 799798
UP 912057 (also sample model shown, ARMN reporting marks with "Chilled Express" logo and Carrier mods)
UP 912998
UP 922040
UP 922047
UP 922015
UP 992989

And sample models:
FGCX 11984 In Yellow-Orange Paint; MECHANICAL REFRIGERATOR above reporting marks, and FRUIT GROWERS EXPRESS and "For Greatest Efficiency" logo on the other side of the door.
FGE "Solid Cold" sample shown, couldn't get reporting marks/number.  Maybe FGWR?
BNSF Mineral Red sample shown...I think the road number is 799757?  This is a modified unit with the Carrier-type unit on the end and open roof area. (just like the UP's)
There were at least three different undecs as well.

That should give us a little more to go on.  I'll try to find more info and post as I come across it.   I think it's possible to share the FB photos maybe, as well.
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Re: Trainfest report please
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2014, 05:36:53 PM »
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Oh man, Solid Cold.  More stuff to pre-order.

The numbers are up on Athearn's website now but no photos there yet.  Thanks for the model160 tip.

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Re: Trainfest report please
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2014, 05:47:29 PM »
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I couldn't find a picture of the Athearn car, so don't know whether it's accurate for the BN or FGE versions.

Here is a link to the Athearn HO model...
http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/v/vspfiles/photos/ATH-G63196-2.jpg

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Re: Trainfest report please
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2014, 10:55:47 PM »
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I started a thread on the reefers in the Product Discussion area, fyi...
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=34471.0

I have the Athearn info from their site posted there, for starters.
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Re: Trainfest report please
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2014, 12:16:11 AM »
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Jerry:  Thank you.  Looks like the online photo, not the 1970 BN cars.  BNSF may very well have had cars like this, though.
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Re: Trainfest report please
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2014, 07:55:46 AM »
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I was there on Saturday.  Here's my report:

Bowser - Will be re-running more N5 and N5c cabin cars.  Will be using metal wheels from China (same factory as FVM wheels).  More items planned, but no locomotives (he said this at least 3 times).  I asked if they would offer an N8 cabin car and he said probably not since this wasn't as widely used by other RR's as the the N5

BLI - No M1 on display.  I talked with Ken for a while and he said that someone forgot to pack it.  they has the Centipede on display and an H32.  Looked like pilot models of each.  More N scale stuff in the works, no hints though.

FVM - I talked with Matt for a bit.  H30's on display.  They look good.  More PRR schemes will be offered. 

Overall show was not as good as previous ones.  Lombard Hobbies was not there.  Some different N scale layouts that have not been there before.  I didn't buy anything (a first) and probably won't go next year.
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Re: Trainfest report please
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2014, 09:25:29 AM »
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Overall show was not as good as previous ones.  Lombard Hobbies was not there.  Some different N scale layouts that have not been there before.  I didn't buy anything (a first) and probably won't go next year.
Scott

Scott, just curious, what made the show "not as good as previous ones" for you? Seemed much the same to me. Most of us missed Lombard Hobbies also. Maybe a little light on vendors from previous years but that's a guess. Lots of N scale layouts. There seems to be something for everyone as far as vendors, manufacturers and layouts. Can't think of a better way to spend a day than talking to fellow modelers, discussing products with manufacturers and watching trains run.

Almost forgot to mention modeling demonstrations and clinics.
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Re: Trainfest report please
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2014, 07:27:05 PM »
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Scott, just curious, what made the show "not as good as previous ones" for you? Seemed much the same to me. Most of us missed Lombard Hobbies also. Maybe a little light on vendors from previous years but that's a guess. Lots of N scale layouts. There seems to be something for everyone as far as vendors, manufacturers and layouts. Can't think of a better way to spend a day than talking to fellow modelers, discussing products with manufacturers and watching trains run.

Almost forgot to mention modeling demonstrations and clinics.

Amen, I've only been to one so far and I'd have a mighty hard time thinking that show would be less than great. The layouts alone make it worth the money. Everything else is just icing on the cake.



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Re: Trainfest report please
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2014, 06:35:03 AM »
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I enjoy seeing the N-scale layouts and there were some different ones there compared to years past.  The Modutrak layout looked good as usual.  However, one of the things that I like to do at Trainfest is find some good deals and buy some items.  This year, I didn't find anything that appealed to me and didn't buy anything, so that made it not as good as previous years for me. 

Scott