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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2020, 03:02:39 PM »
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The lowboy however is a real disappointment,  I was going to be in for a couple of sets but now . . .

How about the GHQ lowboy instead?

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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2020, 03:36:56 PM »
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A couple of those wagons can make rusty weedy yard fodder as is.
The lowboy however is a real disappointment,  I was going to be in for a couple of sets but now . . .

And I am worried about the fire truck.
Stop worrying about the fire truck and order one from  @Rasputen or Showcase.  So, you need to paint them, but worth it for a model that will probably become part of a "downstage center" scene on the layout.  I need to finish my American LaFrance trucks (courtesy of Rasputen ).  Details are spot on, and I think I can get pretty close to Chicago Fire dept. lettering I need using passenger car decal sets.  And the American LaFrance cab says "fire truck" all by itself.
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2020, 04:03:43 PM »
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Stop worrying about the fire truck and order one from  @Rasputen or Showcase.  So, you need to paint them, but worth it for a model that will probably become part of a "downstage center" scene on the layout.  I need to finish my American LaFrance trucks (courtesy of Rasputen ).  Details are spot on, and I think I can get pretty close to Chicago Fire dept. lettering I need using passenger car decal sets.  And the American LaFrance cab says "fire truck" all by itself.

I have lots of fire trucks from a ariety of places, so this one was just going to be "lagniappe" for the collection.
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2020, 05:57:47 PM »
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I have lots of fire trucks from a ariety of places, so this one was just going to be "lagniappe" for the collection.
I learned a new word today.  If I hadn't looked it up, I would have assumed it was either a fancy pastry or a $12 cup of coffee.

Anyway, with the firetruck discussion, I am going to see if I can make some progress on mine tonight.
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2020, 06:15:28 PM »
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I learned a new word today.  If I hadn't looked it up, I would have assumed it was either a fancy pastry or a $12 cup of coffee.
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I also find the Railwire very educational.  :)
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2020, 12:34:49 AM »
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How about the GHQ lowboy instead?

https://www.ebay.com/p/1500175494

Both GHQ and Showcase Miniatures make lowboy trailers, but those load and unload by detaching the tongue.
 






More photos of the Showcase trailer can be found here:  https://www.showcaseminiatures.net/n_scale/n_scale_vehicles/70.html

A smaller rear loading lowboy, like the prototype for the CMW model, would be used by farm equipment dealers.  Even some of the larger farms have equipment trailers very similar to the prototype for the CMW model.  That is why I was hopeful it would look a little better than it does.   :(

And back to the Buick wagon, I was hoping it would include an etched stainless steel roof rack that the modeler could drill the holes in the roof and install, like the mirrors on the River Point Station service trucks.
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2020, 02:07:51 AM »
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Well that's disappointing.  I was hoping it would look at least as good as the `78 Impala, which arguably is their best N scale model quality-wise.
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2020, 02:11:51 AM »
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Yes, their '78 Impala is quite nice indeed!

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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2020, 05:00:48 AM »
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Well that's disappointing.  I was hoping it would look at least as good as the `78 Impala, which arguably is their best N scale model quality-wise.

While not quite as good as many German, Japanese, or even Atlas' vehicles, that Impala is the best N scale vehicle CMW ever made.  They need to hire a new design team, and let the ex. Micro-Machines designers go.  :)
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2020, 07:16:52 AM »
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I think the best news is that GM is licensing N scale models again.
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2020, 11:45:53 AM »
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@cfritschle -
I'm guessing the white trailer is Showcsase and the black one is GHQ? 
It seems the molding is of much higher quality on the black one which leads me to that conclusion.
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2020, 10:00:43 PM »
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@cfritschle -
I'm guessing the white trailer is Showcsase and the black one is GHQ? 
It seems the molding is of much higher quality on the black one which leads me to that conclusion.

Nope... the Black is Showcase and it is indeed a LOT sharper in person. The masters were 3D rendered and not hand built. The Showcase also includes laser cut wood inserts and construction is far easier. It's just a better kit.
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2020, 10:52:01 PM »
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Hmm, far out.  The black one definitely looks like the superior model.
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2020, 12:39:01 AM »
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Sorry, the photos are properly labeled, and identify the manufacturer in my gallery, but I forgot to add that information in my response.   :facepalm:
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Re: Another "gem" from Round2/CMW
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2020, 02:14:03 AM »
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And this is one of the problems with the "pre-order/reservation" business model, for both ends.

For the consumer, having to make purchasing decisions based on inadequate data, sight unseen, any new model is a risk.  Get burned a couple times, and the company won't get your orders the next time.

For the company, they risk not getting pre-orders, and having to either risk making the model, and not selling it, or drop it (and probably N scale), because of "lack of customer interest".

Either way, both sides lose.
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