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Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« on: December 28, 2018, 03:19:48 PM »
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https://www.micro-trains.com/publicfiles/monthly/MN1901.pdf

Included are three boxcars that have a lowered underframe and body-mounted couplers.

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 03:52:12 PM »
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So more DODX flats, yes! Plus Humvees
Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 04:27:18 PM »
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I'm snagging up some of those boxcars  8), I'll look forward to Future releases!

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 04:41:28 PM »
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Included are three boxcars that have a lowered underframe and body-mounted couplers.

Nice!  Kudos to MT!

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 07:43:58 PM »
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More DODX flats and containers for me. Now to pick up more tank kits.

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 08:52:15 PM »
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Included are three boxcars that have a lowered underframe and body-mounted couplers.

Finally!  :D I gotta check these out next month.

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2018, 11:22:04 PM »
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Were the boxcars the ones with the shortened height to compensate for the truck mounts? Or will they be normal being lowered?

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2018, 09:11:21 AM »
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I've been looking at photos of the cars the Chessie boxcar represents and can't find any with the door openers. I'm still going to get one of these but was wondering if anybody seen a photo of a car in this series with these openers.

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2018, 09:20:57 AM »
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Were the boxcars the ones with the shortened height to compensate for the truck mounts? Or will they be normal being lowered?
They're the same ones, but I think they are slightly taller by maybe 1/32" that's why theres a gap at the top of the doors. MT does a lot schemes on these cars that Athearn ignores (until this months announcement they're finally doing some different schemes). These MT boxcars move pretty quickly so most are not bothered by the discrepancy in body height. The compression is on the 60' Hy cubes and the exterior post boxcars to where it is quite noticable!

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2018, 09:52:59 AM »
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I found a CP with the openers, maybe they got confused at MT :D
http://rr-fallenflags.org/cp/cp042829n02.jpg

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2018, 10:01:14 AM »
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I've been looking at photos of the cars the Chessie boxcar represents and can't find any with the door openers. I'm still going to get one of these but was wondering if anybody seen a photo of a car in this series with these openers.

RRpicturearchives.net to the rescue

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2455616

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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2018, 10:09:57 AM »
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I like that they’ve designed a new floor/underframe that incorporates body-mounted couplers and a lowered ride height. But the bodies need to be retooled so that the exaggerated height is eliminated. It’s inconceivable to me that this wouldn’t have been addressed when the three new 50’ modernized PS-1 bodies were tooled, given that they still would have been able to utilize the common detail parts. All the mold slides were retooled as it is, so they just needed a new core mold for the interior.
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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2018, 10:20:19 AM »
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I like that they’ve designed a new floor/underframe that incorporates body-mounted couplers and a lowered ride height. But the bodies need to be retooled so that the exaggerated height is eliminated. It’s inconceivable to me that this wouldn’t have been addressed when the three new 50’ modernized PS-1 bodies were tooled, given that they still would have been able to utilize the common detail parts. All the mold slides were retooled as it is, so they just needed a new core mold for the interior.

Was wondering the same thing.
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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2018, 11:00:08 AM »
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I like that they’ve designed a new floor/underframe that incorporates body-mounted couplers and a lowered ride height. But the bodies need to be retooled so that the exaggerated height is eliminated. It’s inconceivable to me that this wouldn’t have been addressed when the three new 50’ modernized PS-1 bodies were tooled, given that they still would have been able to utilize the common detail parts. All the mold slides were retooled as it is, so they just needed a new core mold for the interior.
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Re: Micro-Trains Releases January 2019
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2018, 09:36:06 PM »
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MT becomes the third company in a year to do green Hub Group 53 footers in N.  lol