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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2019, 01:58:51 PM »
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Well, yeah, but lately my area of interest has spread quite a bit, but generally is still contained in the mid-atlantic.

I figured that was the service those cars were in, but I guess my deeper question is "from there where?". Did they usually just work in shuttle service from small outlying shippers to centralized terminals or were they frequently from those same shippers to end customers?

For the most part they were used in Western Canada  on light rail branchline (especially post 1980) in grain service to Thunder Bay ON and Vancouver BC.

There was some all rail grain trains headed east and terminal to terminal trains in Ontario. (especially in winter when the upper Great Lakes were frozen) but it would be rare to find them beyond the West...
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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2019, 03:09:08 PM »
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Would that Southern sleeper ever find its way to Chicago?

I don’t need any but the SP tank cars are very tempting. I need those is Santa Fe or the Q.
LOL.  Almost anything can be in a summer tour train on the Grand Canyon.  And I would imagine that CB&Q and others must have run similar trains out west. (Yellowstone? or Rocky Mountain National Park?).

It is a real car, in that scheme or at least pretty close- http://www.northeast.railfan.net/images/sou_knickerbocker0.jpg

Painted for use in the Tennessean- which was inaugurated in 1941.  The intent was for streamlined sleepers, but the production schedule was interrupted by WWII, and the sleepers only made after the war, so heavyweights ran for several years.

I wonder if we could talk MT into doing a once a year shadow stripe set up?  We could then all send them everything we want shadowstriped.  OK, just because this is a completely impractical idea, doesn't mean it would not save us hours and hours of decalling time.
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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2019, 03:29:05 PM »
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I am sure it is purely coincidence, but the Sept. issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist has an article on the Tennessean.
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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2019, 03:55:15 PM »
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For the most part they were used in Western Canada  on light rail branchline (especially post 1980) in grain service to Thunder Bay ON and Vancouver BC.

There was some all rail grain trains headed east and terminal to terminal trains in Ontario. (especially in winter when the upper Great Lakes were frozen) but it would be rare to find them beyond the West...

Thanks!
Sounds like A Great Day for Thunder Bay, and the perfect accompaniment for some Rapido GMD-1s.

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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2019, 04:59:07 PM »
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Images of giraffes in convertible cattle cars just flashed through my head...

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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2019, 05:53:02 PM »
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I like the Petrothene cars. Any idea what time frame? I model 1949-1951.

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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2019, 06:06:15 PM »
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Thanks!
Sounds like A Great Day for Thunder Bay, and the perfect accompaniment for some Rapido GMD-1s.
Assuming that the CP grain cars ever ran on the CN or Northern Alberta.

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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2019, 08:17:11 PM »
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Assuming that the CP grain cars ever ran on the CN or Northern Alberta.

If Rapido ever does the 1900 series GMD-1 they often switched the elevators at the Lakehead... Would be right at home with CP grain cars...

http://www.railpictures.ca/upload/cn-1911-shuffles-a-cp-grain-box-and-a-new-government-of-canada-grain-hopper-around-at-thunder-bay-north

Thunder Bay has so much goodness and is definitely on my shortlist if I ever have a large layout...
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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2019, 02:33:35 PM »
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Monster Mainline Halloween Set?????  Really???  Who buys this stuff???  You whine and snivel to MT to put out something that is actually useful and get no response.  Then they offer things like these.   :facepalm:

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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2019, 02:42:36 PM »
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My wife buys that stuff...... :trollface:
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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2019, 03:11:37 PM »
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I am sure it is purely coincidence, but the Sept. issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist has an article on the Tennessean.

Thanks for the heads up! Fairly good article. 8)

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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2019, 03:16:28 PM »
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Monster Mainline Halloween Set?????  Really???  Who buys this stuff???  You whine and snivel to MT to put out something that is actually useful and get no response.  Then they offer things like these.   :facepalm:

These actually do sell to the "train runners" who enjoy novelty over modeling (think "Lionel"), they use existing tooling (i.e., no R&D expense), and the revenue underwrites the good stuff. Same goes for BLI's sneakers.

It can be good PR. One local club has a small portable layout that is Halloween-themed and used in non-MRR public display settings as a crowd pleaser and to advertise for the bigger train show. Think of it as a gateway drug to real model railroading. :D
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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2019, 03:33:56 PM »
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These actually do sell to the "train runners" who enjoy novelty over modeling (think "Lionel"), they use existing tooling (i.e., no R&D expense), and the revenue underwrites the good stuff. Same goes for BLI's sneakers.

It can be good PR. One local club has a small portable layout that is Halloween-themed and used in non-MRR public display settings as a crowd pleaser and to advertise for the bigger train show. Think of it as a gateway drug to real model railroading. :D

Well, when you put it that way............

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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2019, 03:42:39 PM »
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and the revenue underwrites the good stuff. Same goes for BLI's sneakers.


Understand what you are saying, but when do we get some good stuff from BLI?   :trollface:

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Re: MT October releases are out
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2019, 03:50:00 PM »
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Understand what you are saying, but when do we get some good stuff from BLI?   :trollface:

Touché.
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