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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2016, 07:26:18 PM »
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Those MT clones aren't that great either. The clones on pretty much every Rapido car I own are junk, random uncoupling, difficulty coupling, etc, etc.

Genuine MTL couplers on Rapido models.
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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2016, 09:52:44 PM »
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Just send your art guy here: http://conrailphotos.thecrhs.org/

Although, I will admit, our airslide coverage is pretty weak right now.

No Dry-Flows there.  I am sure I have some CR covered hopper photos somewhere in my collection.  Would you be interested?


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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2016, 10:01:47 PM »
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Tangent did the Dry-Flos in Conrail.



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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2016, 08:22:54 AM »
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No Dry-Flows there.  I am sure I have some CR covered hopper photos somewhere in my collection.  Would you be interested?



Yes!! Absolutely!
It's exciting, now that the site is broken out, we're even able to have non-CRHS member contributors, if you want to upload them yourself.

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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2016, 11:40:55 AM »
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Genuine MTL couplers on Rapido models.

LOL!

An easy way to check is to trim the trip pin off.  The genuine MTL are soft, the factory clones are hard.  If they wreck your Xuron nippers, they're clones. 
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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #35 on: February 11, 2016, 12:15:44 PM »
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LOL!

An easy way to check is to trim the trip pin off.  The genuine MTL are soft, the factory clones are hard.  If they wreck your Xuron nippers, they're clones.

What USUALLY happens is the plastic parts break, sending pieces in all directions, but sparing the nippers.

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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #36 on: February 11, 2016, 02:49:15 PM »
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LOL!

An easy way to check is to trim the trip pin off.  The genuine MTL are soft, the factory clones are hard.  If they wreck your Xuron nippers, they're clones.

Or just carefully compare them to a known MT coupler. In my experience with MT clones (on IM's Cab Forwards), the clones clearly aren't as well made as MT. The surface is rougher and the engraving is not as crisp. There is also more flash around mold parting line.
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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #37 on: February 11, 2016, 03:06:18 PM »
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LOL!

An easy way to check is to trim the trip pin off.  The genuine MTL are soft, the factory clones are hard.  If they wreck your Xuron nippers, they're clones. 

Ugh. Yeah. I hate those clone pins...

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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2016, 10:18:43 PM »
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Ugh. Yeah. I hate those clone pins...

They should only be used to hang clones on a clonesline.  :trollface:

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Re: Atlas announces. Blma dry flos
« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2016, 10:41:37 PM »
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So are these cars still in the rails in 2015-16, or have they suffered the same fate as the MT trip pins and been scrapped?
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