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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2019, 06:21:58 AM »
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I agree that a baggage car would be more "interchange-able" (I have several NYC, PRR and others for just this purpose).  By all means, bring on more baggage cars. 

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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2019, 07:36:44 AM »
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Congratulations .. nice job

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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2019, 10:20:18 PM »
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https://www.railpictures.net/photo/351976

Yeah, how the hell does an automobile ever get inside a baggage sized car? And why??
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« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2019, 10:27:44 PM »
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Yeah, how the hell does an automobile ever get inside a baggage sized car? And why??
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The NKP cars, as well as some ATSF, PRR and no doubt many others had baggage and horse cars with end doors on one end of the car to allow loading of automobiles, theatrical scenery, and various products and machinery that were too long to be conveniently loaded through the side doors.

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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2019, 11:48:16 PM »
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You have to realize "autos" built during the heyday of heavyweights weren't monstrous brutes like they were in the '50s. Model T's quite easily fit into baggage cars -- especially since many new cars were shipped as sub-assemblies to be put together once they were unloaded. Frames, seats, motor,  etc were small enough to go through even normal boxcar doors.

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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2019, 03:03:45 PM »
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Will the decals be available separately?
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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2019, 03:35:41 PM »
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Oops. I thought I posted something when mine arrived, but must have been distracted.  Anyway, they ship really quick.  Ordered on Friday and it was in the mailbox the following Tuesday (I think, or Wednesday). 
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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2019, 11:08:39 PM »
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Will the decals be available separately?

No.

I hope that sometime in the next year we can develop custom decal sets in multiple scales for all the NKP headend cars.  But right now, we just have enough for the cars.  We hope to get 10 more of the cars in the next few weeks.  If you missed out on the first round, you might get a second chance.  But after that, we're out of cars and out of decals.  For now.

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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2019, 11:19:40 AM »
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Ok, thanks.  I kitbashed an NKP heavyweight diner and it's been sitting dormant until I decide to do something about the decal situation.  I have the Microscale set but don't like it.
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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2019, 10:43:00 AM »
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Ok, thanks.  I kitbashed an NKP heavyweight diner and it's been sitting dormant until I decide to do something about the decal situation.  I have the Microscale set but don't like it.

Well, the MS set is not very useful.  Wrong sizes of lettering for nearly everything.

Hang on for a few months.  I've also got two kitbashed baggage cars, so I have a personal interest in getting an accurate head-end car decal set in all scales available.  And now that I'm head of the NKPHTS's modeling group, I might be able to influence that :)

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Re: NKP Micro-Trains Mail-Baggage car from NKPHTS
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2020, 06:29:04 PM »
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No.

I hope that sometime in the next year we can develop custom decal sets in multiple scales for all the NKP headend cars.  But right now, we just have enough for the cars.  We hope to get 10 more of the cars in the next few weeks.  If you missed out on the first round, you might get a second chance.  But after that, we're out of cars and out of decals.  For now.
John C.

John,
good to see a society paying attention to member/ modellers needs and moderate cost. I've done a heap of non-profit work over my lifetime and tho not a NKP fanboy, I can use such a vehicle on my extended 'what if' (and when it happens layout) D&RGW fantasy amusements passenger or special loads from Mid-West/ Eastern roads. My roster of NKP cars is only about 1% but Im sure it should be more.
I think I can squeeze a new car like this in so Ive bookmarked the site,
thanks davew