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unittrain

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MTL May releases
« on: April 28, 2018, 08:53:30 AM »
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I like the Chessie coal hoppers as it has the covers that were used to convert the coal hoppers to grain service. I'd seen pictures of these before. Also will probably pick up a Pennsy 50' boxcar.

https://www.micro-trains.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=63_64

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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2018, 10:17:04 AM »
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Neat.  :)   Never thought I'd see one of those made.  I'm guessing a Conrail version isn't far behind.
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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2018, 10:36:47 AM »
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Interesting
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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 11:15:46 AM »
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@Shipsure are plans in the works to have these hopper toppers as a separate item for sale ?  I'd see them go well in 3 or 4 packs.  Great idea as a 4 pack to match up with your runner packs MT offers.

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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 11:27:33 AM »
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OK you Pennsy heads, can you tell me if the 50' double door MT is doing will be alright with my 1967 cutoff? Looks like it should be but thought I would check with the Pro's!!!  :D

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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 12:19:14 PM »
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I really like the Allied Van Lines containers. I actually had a hand in the prototypes back in the day.  Fun times.  Had an HO container for awhile but sold it on eBay a few years back.
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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 12:59:41 PM »
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Whoa, Hopper Toppers! I'm in!

Same thing with the Pennsy box. That'll be a fun PC patch subject.

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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 01:05:23 PM »
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Guess I'll keep mentioning the CR hopper topper.  :D   

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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2018, 01:47:14 PM »
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OK you Pennsy heads, can you tell me if the 50' double door MT is doing will be alright with my 1967 cutoff? Looks like it should be but thought I would check with the Pro's!!!  :D

Jon


That depends on your definition of "alright".

This model is not an accurate representation of a X41H...and while on that subject, I can't think of a single example of a prototype that this model does match...

To any extent that this model is "close enough", it follows that the fact that these cars were on the roster sometime before 4/68 should also be "close enough" to a 1967 cutoff...

http://prr.railfan.net/freight/classpage.html?class=X41
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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2018, 02:29:00 PM »
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Here's an X41H, I'll still get one though. 8)

http://rr-fallenflags.org/prr/prr84627akg.jpg

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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 02:50:52 PM »
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Here's the Chessie car.

http://www.trainweb.org/chessiephotos/photos/Hopper/hopper12.jpg

I searched through my folder of these and there were always a few together.  So I'll need more than one.  I've got some CSX hopper pictures too so these lasted until the early nineties.

@Shipsure any chance of a two pack of these cars some time in the future?

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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2018, 05:22:58 PM »
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Thanks for the info. Doesn't sound promising.  :|

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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2018, 10:01:47 PM »
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Oh how I want, but don't need those weathered PFE reefers...and both Southern Pacific caboose...

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Re: MTL May releases
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2018, 10:16:04 PM »
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A question about the TTG UP Baggage/RPO: I love the looks, but does it resemble anything UP actually had?
Weren't most of their heavyweight headend cars Harrimans?
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