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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2019, 01:47:26 AM »
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So this is what I am looking for:




An undecorated 37000, to which I will add their paired 8' doors.  Cant find any online so will have to wait for MT to run some.


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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2019, 08:04:29 AM »
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So this is what I am looking for:




An undecorated 37000, to which I will add their paired 8' doors.  Cant find any online so will have to wait for MT to run some.
There is one such car that has been up for sale on eBay three times recently with no bids.
You could try contacting the seller or watch for it to be listed again.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Micro-Trains+50%27+Boxcar+undec+MT+37000&_sacat=0&rt=nc&LH_Complete=1

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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2019, 12:41:33 PM »
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Good find - unfortunately I dont have an ebay account which is required to contact the seller, and my attempt to create one is not working for some reason.

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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2019, 04:08:47 PM »
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OK finally got it to work and have sent message; thank you for the tip!

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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2019, 11:42:06 AM »
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Seller contacted and car purchased  -thanks again!  Now to find a second one . . .

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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2019, 07:08:58 PM »
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Seller contacted and car purchased  -thanks again!
Glad to hear you got that one.

Now to find a second one . . .
You might try contacting BLW to see if Pete still has one languishing in stock.
http://www.blwnscale.com/contact.htm

Beyond that, since the undec car was released in 1992, you'll need to identify those Micro-Trains dealers that have been in existence since that time.
The wayback machine has this MTL dealer list from circa 1996:
https://web.archive.org/web/19961111025108/http://www.micro-trains.com/dealusa.htm
The most recent list is here: https://www.micro-trains.com/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=9
Compare the two lists and start contacting the dealers from the old list that still appear on the latest list.
Perhaps begin with those dealers on the old list denoted by an asterisk since they would have had a standing order to receive most, if not all, of the monthly releases.

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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2019, 01:51:03 AM »
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Yeah, I have about a dozen undecs with various doors.  But newer Atlas cars like the 50' RBL and 4180 Airslides aren't being offered in undecorated and talking to Atlas at the show last weekend made it seem like this could be the way of the future for them.

Jason

Well, if it means higher fidelity to prototypes:- but then they go and deliberately foobie passenger cars. 1 step forward, 3 back...  :facepalm: d

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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2019, 07:32:55 AM »
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Well, if it means higher fidelity to prototypes:- but then they go and deliberately foobie passenger cars. 1 step forward, 3 back...  :facepalm: d

Foobs in the Trainman line, yes. In the Master line? Rarely, and usually noted in advertising when it does occur.
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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2019, 11:41:04 PM »
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I have received my undecorated 37000 car and compared it with the photographs.  I believe that I can address most of the differences between the model and the prototype.

I see that Micro-Trains makes 8'-0" doors in two different packages:  #1091 and #1092 (L+R).  is it possible just to swap out the existing doors and replace with the 8 footers?

Any difference if I am buying the #1091 or #1092?


Thank you,

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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2019, 12:36:08 AM »
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If I remember right, the 1091 is for single-door cars, and all of the doors have tack boards.  The 1092 (L&R) are for double door cars, and only the right doors have the tack boards.  Also, if you want working doors, the single-door version won't work for the left door.
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Re: Looking for a 50' P-S Boxcar
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2019, 10:01:40 AM »
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That makes sense; thank you.

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