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MTL August releases
« on: July 29, 2016, 01:54:20 AM »
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Coincidence? MTL has a NH coach offered this month, to go with your Osgood Bradley cars. 

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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 03:55:11 AM »
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Unfortunately it's a Foobie...New Haven series 6700-6725 were single window coaches,not paired Window. They were also 'Smoker' cars.

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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 05:24:25 AM »
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There were far more single windows than paired.

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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 08:25:04 AM »
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Unlike other heavyweight releases where the plastic model isn't an exact match to the railroad's prototype, this is the closest match as possible regarding the B&O coach model and the New Haven prototype. Some of the upcoming releases will be spot-on.
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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 09:39:19 AM »
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(edited to remove the redundancy, after I read this post quoted later in the thread- sorry, too many English teachers in my past) Looks like it may be an expensive month for yours truly.  Undec horse cars (I will no doubt figure out how to use a couple of those) and 1 each ATSF express boxcars. I know it isn't really an FE 24, but I've been after them to do this scheme since they did the map cars 20 years ago.  My recollection is that the major "3 foot" visual difference is the sill, which can be modified with a file if I want to go that far.  (there, that's a little better)

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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 09:52:36 AM »
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Here are the August releases:

https://www.nscalesupply.com/MTL/MTL-New1608.html


Hmm... they shoulda come
out with a stock car to
"compete" with the BLI
car...


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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2016, 11:20:41 AM »
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Nada for me this month.  Those Conrail cars are too modern for me (i.e., the "Q-logo").

As was mentioned before that Pennsy passenger runner pack might be nice if I didn't already have half those cars.  FWIW, now that we've established that the Bachmann heavyweight car is not an unreasonable representation of a Pennsy P70, my enthusiasm for the MTL coach in PRR Tuscan has waned.

Keep 'em coming, @Shipsure Joe!  I did bite on the 8-car PRR hopper pack and the 4-pack of PRR Merchandise Service X29s.  Might I suggest a 4-pack of PRR Railway Express Agency X29 boxcars?
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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2016, 02:45:04 PM »
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The CR hoppers post date CONRAIL by several years with their dadblasted conspicuity stripes....

Why???  Oh why????

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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2016, 03:10:40 PM »
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The CR hoppers post date CONRAIL by several years with their dadblasted conspicuity stripes....

Why???  Oh why????

Here you go:

http://www.hastybob.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3446760

Looks like Micro-Trains got it right.


Hmm... I'm buying 80
or 90 of 'em...


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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2016, 03:36:32 PM »
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Here you go:

http://www.hastybob.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3446760

Looks like Micro-Trains got it right.


Hmm... I'm buying 80
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But that's 14 years post-Conrail.  They would not have had them during Conrail.
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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2016, 09:49:22 PM »
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The CR hoppers post date CONRAIL by several years with their dadblasted conspicuity stripes....

Why???  Oh why????

MTL's 100 ton hopper is an exact match for Conrail (PRR built) class H43, H43A, H43B and H43C hoppers.  There are a ton of great photos on the CRHS website.  I have waited for 16 years for them to rerun them (108030), and they did H1M's instead.  They are pretty close for the H1M, but spot on for the H43's.  Looks like I will have to continue "rolling my own".  Thanks.

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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2016, 09:52:58 PM »
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I find the second release of CN kind of odd even with the different roof and from what I can tell sides.  Interesting move!
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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2016, 10:54:29 PM »
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Will the new SP caboose have clear plastic windows?  I have some older MTL cabooses in other road names that only have open holes for windows with no glass, like the economy Atlas Trainman cabooses.  My MTL bay window cabooses do have windows.  Just asking, since I would buy one if it has window "glass".

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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2016, 02:29:53 AM »
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Unlike other heavyweight releases where the plastic model isn't an exact match to the railroad's prototype, this is the closest match as possible regarding the B&O coach model and the New Haven prototype. Some of the upcoming releases will be spot-on.

So this is a go as a reasonably accurate NH coach?

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Re: MTL August releases
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2016, 08:18:32 AM »
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It's as accurate as possible regarding the available MTL bodystyles.
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