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AZL January 2020 New Items Part 2 - MAXI-I Sets
« on: January 15, 2020, 07:06:36 AM »
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January 2020 New Releases Part 2

Gunderson MAXI-I Sets – NEW TOOLING!



Gunderson introduced their MAXI-I articulated cars in 1988, with the first run lasting until 1990. During that time, 270 cars were built for railroads such as the Southern Pacific , Trailer Train, Maersk and Rail-Bridge. The cars could carry two 20’ containers or a single 40’ container in their well. A larger 48’ or even 52’ continuer could be positioned on the lower container. With the high demand for interrelation carriers to move 40’ containers, the railroads revised the design. In 2000, the BNSF placed new orders for these cars. Production of these cars continues to this day.

The cars feature metal chassis with etched metal details and add-on parts. The cars also feature AZL’s Auto-Latch couplers and roller bearing trucks. Containers are sold separately. The packaging includes slots for ten 40’ containers.

The first release is for DTTX / Southern Pacific. Four sets are being offered:

906501-1 DTTX (TT Logo / Southern Pacific) MAXI-I Set 73145
906501-2 DTTX (TT Logo / Southern Pacific) MAXI-I Set 73153
906501-3 DTTX (TT Logo / Southern Pacific) MAXI-I Set 73147
906501-4 DTTX (TT Logo / Southern Pacific) MAXI-I Set 73150

Containers are sold separately. Look for special ten packs of containers to be released shortly.

For more information on the sets, please see the video!

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Re: AZL January 2020 New Items Part 2 - MAXI-I Sets
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 03:30:00 PM »
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Nice hole to fill!  I'm just Dash-9's and Trinity 5161's away from BNSF 2008 Nirvana.
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Re: AZL January 2020 New Items Part 2 - MAXI-I Sets
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 05:42:17 AM »
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I'd love decals for this scheme in N, let alone factory decorated from Kato!
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Re: AZL January 2020 New Items Part 2 - MAXI-I Sets
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2020, 01:48:44 AM »
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Nice hole to fill!  I'm just Dash-9's and Trinity 5161's away from BNSF 2008 Nirvana.

That's almost exactly my wish list as well. 

I would probably add Maxi-IV's to the list...while I hope to have a couple of HoboTim's sooner or later, it would be nice to have a source for the dozen or more I would like to have.  And also I would add 53' and/or 57' spine cars.

But having the Maxi-I's is a huge step in the right direction.
Doug