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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2016, 10:23:39 PM »
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I am still waiting to see the regular N&W schemes on the double plug door I sent photos of like 20 years ago.  I think they did 1 scheme out of the 5 or 6 I sent.


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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2016, 10:40:02 PM »
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Good point.  I don't remember seeing them in  black/white - but rather in brown/white NW which I think was rarer.



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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 10:37:09 AM »
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Can't find many pictures of the cars in NS paint, MOW or otherwise, but here is some N&W era reference of these cars.

N&W Class B-17 (Pullman Standard combo door boxcar close match for MT Car)

http://freight.railfan.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=nw56004&o=nw

Thanks for the links! :D

Footnote: the scheme on 56004 is a rare "transitional" scheme in the time where N&W was looking for a new scheme before settling on the black "NW" scheme later in 1971.

Since we are discussing MTL, MTL erroneously issued the 36020 (also 36034, road numbers 56611, 56616 - N&W class B22, built by ACF) in the 60's "hamburger scheme" but with black paint instead of the proper blue paint:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2795971

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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 05:43:02 PM »
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Joe,

Trying to get back to the original question; I think that this set would sell well in the East.  Not so much in the West.

Tom

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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2016, 06:21:39 PM »
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I know there are tons of these re-purposed boxcars that match existing tooling that would work for a lot of RR's...

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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2016, 06:58:25 PM »
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Some trucks to lower these cars would be nice. 

BLMA's 70 ton trucks will solve the problem of lowering the cars, but they have centered kingpins rather than offset kingpins (like the original MTL trucks) where the distance between the truck centers is noticeably reduced as a result.

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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2016, 08:21:49 PM »
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Dang it, I see NS and get my hopes up.  Nope, wrong.
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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2016, 10:20:43 PM »
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Dang it, I see NS and get my hopes up.  Nope, wrong.

If join the "dark side"  you can always run the "original"  NS heritage loco...  :)

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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2016, 12:18:47 AM »
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Since it's directed at him, I guess someone should tag Joe @Shipsure in this thread.....
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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2016, 01:07:53 PM »
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I see it...forwarding the info. 

Thanks

Joe


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Re: Shipsure: Product Idea
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2016, 04:56:13 PM »
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Can't find many pictures of the cars in NS paint, MOW or otherwise...

You won't if you are looking under "NS"... "NW" on the other hand will turn up a number of cars in the correct series, you will just have to sort through the images to find recent repaints with the "NS" markings...

http://rrpicturearchives.net/rsList.aspx?id=NW&cid=2&Page=2