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nkalanaga

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1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« on: April 25, 2018, 01:46:54 AM »
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Since Deluxe Innovations seems to be defunct, and Intermountain doesn't list the 1944 cars in their latest reservation report, there would seem to be a market here.  IM does list the "Modified 1937 10'6" cars", but those aren't the same.

I don't really care WHO makes them, as long as they're readily available, at least as undecorated models.  As popular as the prototypes were, there would be plenty of roadnames to be made.

MT?  Atlas? FVM?  Anyone interested?
« Last Edit: April 25, 2018, 07:00:00 AM by GaryHinshaw »
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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 09:46:25 AM »
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I sent an email to Deluxe seeking clarification.  I'll let you know if I hear anything back.

For anyone interested, there is an online pdf listing of roads and roadnumbers for the 1944 cars (although they appear to have lost a few between D&RGW and GMO)-
http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/frtcars/postwaraarbox.pdf
and some other lists
http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/

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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 11:37:44 AM »
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If you're up for some kitbashing, IM provides all the raw materials.  Here are some EL builds I did a while ago :

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=34545.0

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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 12:09:03 PM »
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Atlas or Rapido would be in a good position to duplicate what Branchline offered in HO, e.g. choice of 6', 7', or 8' door openings, different ends and roofs, also 50' cars that could use the same 10'6" ends and/or doors, etc.

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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 01:48:57 AM »
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Another builder that could do them is Bluford Shops.  I didn't think of them at first, as few of their offerings fit my era and locale, but the cars I do have are well made.

They might be more likely to do them than FVM, which seems to concentrate on models from the upper Midwest, mostly SOO and MILW. 

Rapido would be a good manufacturer, but I get the impression that they prefer to concentrate on Canadian prototypes.  That's also why I didn't suggest ESM, who, like its name says, makes models of eastern prototypes.  MT, Atlas, and Bluford seem to look for models that can be sold in a wide variety of roadnames, from all over North America, and there were very few cars that were more common than the AAR boxcars.
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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 05:41:28 PM »
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Another builder that could do them is Bluford Shops.  I didn't think of them at first, as few of their offerings fit my era and locale, but the cars I do have are well made.

They might be more likely to do them than FVM, which seems to concentrate on models from the upper Midwest, mostly SOO and MILW. 

Rapido would be a good manufacturer, but I get the impression that they prefer to concentrate on Canadian prototypes.  That's also why I didn't suggest ESM, who, like its name says, makes models of eastern prototypes.  MT, Atlas, and Bluford seem to look for models that can be sold in a wide variety of roadnames, from all over North America, and there were very few cars that were more common than the AAR boxcars.


Since Atlas has already done the research on road names and is releasing them in HO they might be the best company to lobby to do them in N.

http://archive.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/arc-ho40postwarbc.htm


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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 06:26:33 PM »
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Since Atlas has already done the research on road names and is releasing them in HO they might be the best company to lobby to do them in N.

http://archive.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/arc-ho40postwarbc.htm

+1 here!
Hope Atlas Paul is following this :P
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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2018, 11:42:28 PM »
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Rapido would be a good manufacturer, but I get the impression that they prefer to concentrate on Canadian prototypes.  That's also why I didn't suggest ESM, who, like its name says, makes models of eastern prototypes.  MT, Atlas, and Bluford seem to look for models that can be sold in a wide variety of roadnames, from all over North America, and there were very few cars that were more common than the AAR boxcars.

Bill Schneider of Branchline Trains now works for Rapido

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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2018, 11:47:16 PM »
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Since Atlas has already done the research on road names and is releasing them in HO they might be the best company to lobby to do them in N.

http://archive.atlasrr.com/HOFreight/arc-ho40postwarbc.htm

Most of the research was already done by Bill Schneider when these cars were still being sold by Branchline Trains.

http://www.steamerafreightcars.com/modeling/models/schneid/ncstl19399main.html
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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2018, 11:47:57 PM »
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My vote os for Blufrod or Atlas, both are keen on regular release, multiple schemes, and multiple road numbers. The only advantage I would give Atlas is the separate ladder detail. Those PS1 are sweet.
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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 02:04:24 AM »
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Atlas would be fine with me.  I agree that their PS-1 is a nice car, and I have a few. 

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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2018, 02:02:48 PM »
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Atlas would be fine with me.  I agree that their PS-1 is a nice car, and I have a few.

I'd be fine with another manufacturer picking up the former DI models, assuming they still exist

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Re: 1944 AAR 40 ft boxcar in N?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2018, 06:20:19 PM »
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I haven't written off DI yet, still hoping for a resurrection ...

http://www.deluxeinnovations.com

But if DI is done, yeah someone should pick up the products.

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