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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #90 on: September 17, 2018, 06:58:38 PM »
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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #91 on: September 17, 2018, 07:29:13 PM »
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Did some of the prototype MILW boxcars not have the "THE" above the roadname to the left of the door?

No, the other side of the Atlas car has the "The", this is just a misprint that wasn't noticed until these photos were taken.  Atlas got it right on the artwork.
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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #92 on: September 17, 2018, 08:33:49 PM »
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The 40’ length was implied, given the entire topic revolved around the 40’ MTL model.
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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #93 on: September 17, 2018, 10:47:10 PM »
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The 40’ length was implied, given the entire topic revolved around the 40’ MTL model.

40' PS-1 would have been a non-issue had they used their new 50' car and 10' Superior door (as a prototypical substitute for the PS door they don't have)

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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #94 on: September 17, 2018, 11:06:37 PM »
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40' PS-1 would have been a non-issue had they used their new 50' car and 10' Superior door (as a prototypical substitute for the PS door they don't have)

Why?  The new 50' cars suffer from the same non-prototypical height-stretching that the 40' and original 50' models suffer from.  It's just less obvious on the 50' cars because they are longer.  The only proportional 50' PS-1s in N are the Athearn/ex-MDC models.
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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #95 on: September 18, 2018, 01:55:34 AM »
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"as a prototypical substitute for the PS door they don't have"

That's always puzzled me.  They make many types of doors, but no PS doors for their PS boxcars.  Strange.
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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #96 on: September 28, 2018, 11:18:00 AM »
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So back to the OP, Nquiring minds want to know. Ed, did you pull the trigger on the cars?
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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #97 on: September 30, 2018, 01:09:45 PM »
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Why?  The new 50' cars suffer from the same non-prototypical height-stretching that the 40' and original 50' models suffer from.  It's just less obvious on the 50' cars because they are longer.  The only proportional 50' PS-1s in N are the Athearn/ex-MDC models.

Non-issue from the standpoint that the model is at least based on a PS-1...

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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #98 on: September 30, 2018, 01:19:17 PM »
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"as a prototypical substitute for the PS door they don't have"

That's always puzzled me.  They make many types of doors, but no PS doors for their PS boxcars.  Strange.

Athearn has the opposite problem of using a PS door instead of a Youngstown door.

http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH23611

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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #99 on: September 30, 2018, 02:10:34 PM »
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Non-issue from the standpoint that the model is at least based on a PS-1...

So are the Athearn/MDC models, which are more accurate to the prototype.
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Re: Fixing MTL 40' Boxcars
« Reply #100 on: October 01, 2018, 09:59:59 AM »
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So back to the OP, Nquiring minds want to know. Ed, did you pull the trigger on the cars?

Nope. With our impending move, I realized I should behave and figured if my mind is ever changed they'll likely be around in the second hand market.