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MTL heavyweight baggage car
« on: December 31, 2014, 11:32:21 PM »
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The January relaease from MTL includes the Union Pacific heavy weight diner (although delayed to mid month) plus a pre order for a Pullman Liberty Bell train which includes a heavey weight baggage car. This train will be available in June.
But the baggage car is what interests me. Proof that they are doing one.

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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 11:33:37 PM »
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I am looking forward to both cars in CB&Q.
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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 12:33:45 AM »
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Got a link?

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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2015, 08:17:18 AM »
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Happy New Year everybody.

Take a look at the trucks under that baggage car in the rendering- if it is what I think it is, I could use about 10 pair of those.  Of course, if all the baggage cars come so equipped (Erie and otherwise), I can swap some of those out from the fleet of baggage cars I will end up buying (at least 8- I figure 2 Erie, 2 other roads- so many had similar cars, I will probably pick up more than 2 as various road names come out, plus 4 undecorated for projects).

Personally, with an interest in passenger trains, I have waited 35 years for an affordable "generic" baggage car. (No offense to WoT- I have several of theirs in various schemes- but at $40, they don't meet the "affordable" benchmark, and the clerestory roof always seems to be out of stock).  It's a bonus that the prototype MT chose is a car that I can use in trains I am trying to model (Erie in and out of Chicago in mid 50s), and is a "very close" for so many other roads.

Most of you are probably aware of the several conversations here on RW where I think we talked MT into the Erie car over some others they were looking at, which would have been more "oddball"- rebuilt Pullmans and the like.  I hope that their having listened to us leads us to return the favor, and support the product.

Like I said, I'll take 8. Call me when the boat comes in.

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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2015, 08:27:47 AM »
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Take a look at the trucks under that baggage car in the rendering- if it is what I think it is, I could use about 10 pair of those.

Too bad Joe from Micro Trains has left the building -- he would know  :?

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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2015, 10:10:07 AM »
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Too bad Joe from Micro Trains has left the building

Do you mean he is on holiday? Or did I miss a news story?

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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 10:28:13 AM »
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Do you mean he is on holiday? Or did I miss a news story?


I just did a membership search, and it said Joe (Shipsure) last posted yesterday. So he's still posting here (thank goodness!)


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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2015, 03:37:07 PM »
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So why is the baggage car lettered "PULLMAN"?
Did Pullman ever own or operate a baggage car?
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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2015, 03:56:29 PM »
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But the baggage car is what interests me. Proof that they are doing one.

Rick

Not sure why the proof was needed. It was discussed at length   here in the past (with Joe from MT actually asking for input), and I seem to recall reading an official announcement from MT (don't recall where).  Probably one of the printed magazines.  Maybe they'll have a sample at the Springfield show at the end of the month.
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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2015, 04:14:58 PM »
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There was a whole post with diagrams of the prototype and everything.
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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2015, 06:07:54 PM »
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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2015, 12:58:45 AM »
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Not a perfect match to anything I found, but I'd take one in GN.  By 1970 it could be in Pullman Green, Empire Builder green/orange, Big Sky Blue, and might even have made it into BN before Amtrak.  After that BN would have used it in company service, probably in "freight car red".
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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2015, 10:17:43 AM »
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Not a perfect match to anything I found

I think this could be a great opportunity for some of the producers of car sides and details.  Even if all someone produced were 3 or 4 door styles and some ventilators or other simple add ons, it would allow for fairly accurate modeling of many prototypes from this one car.  And, of course, there is the opportunity to make sides that fit (and I am wondering if some sides already in production will also fit), and thereby allow for a wider variety of prototypes. 

But what I like most about them is that they just look so much like baggage cars- paint them Pullman/coach/olive green, put whatever you want on the letterboard, weather them down until that is almost unreadable, and park them in the vicinity of your depot, REA building, or use them to stretch out your mail train, or the local "from Tedium to Apathy." Or for that matter, if you are modeling the 1920s- forget the heavy weathering and put it on the varnish out of NYC or Chicago.
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Re: MTL heavyweight baggage car
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2015, 11:37:40 AM »
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Speaking of new trucks under MT heavyweights, check out the rendering on the POW/MIA car.  I wonder if this is legitimate or just something to fill in the space.  It doesn't look like the Pullman truck, baggage truck or the old MT 6 wheel passenger truck.

http://micro-trains.com/cs-n-1504-powmia.php