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Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« on: March 31, 2024, 03:37:08 AM »
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It's on their website.

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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2024, 07:21:46 AM »
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https://www.micro-trains.com/publicfiles/monthly/MN2404.pdf

On the UP High=cube boxcars, did they put the reporting mark and number so high up so that it won't get covered in graffiti or for some other reason? Looks a little inconvenient otherwise.

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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2024, 07:33:22 AM »
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https://www.micro-trains.com/publicfiles/monthly/MN2404.pdf

On the UP High=cube boxcars, did they put the reporting mark and number so high up so that it won't get covered in graffiti or for some other reason? Looks a little inconvenient otherwise.

You're spot on.  It's mostly to help keep the reporting marks visible after your average tagger does their thing.  I've noticed that some of the more "elaborate pieces" usually have the reporting marks incorporated back into their work so the railroad won't paint over it as quickly (if ever....).  I've also noticed a lot of newer hoppers and reefers showing up with the higher marks being added as well. 

Anyone know if it's just UP doing this or if other RR's have followed?  UP cars are the only one I've seen in the wild with the higher marks so far. 

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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2024, 08:44:49 AM »
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Some of the new TTX equipment (e.g., boxcars) are now also sporting high reporting marks.

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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2024, 09:05:52 AM »
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The SP 89 foot flat will be perfect for my 911/912 trains, Soo used a bunch of them.
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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2024, 09:54:09 AM »
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Much of the newer equipment and repaints have high reporting marks and other important information.  Seen reefers, 50 and 60' boxes and various covered hoppers all come out lately done like that

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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2024, 11:42:23 AM »
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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2024, 12:35:33 PM »
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That weathered Penn Central covered hopper is crazy hawt...

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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2024, 02:05:51 PM »
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I may get the "Frigerator" car.  Great paint job. I note the "double" April fools- the car's concept itself, and then they used a USRA boxcar, rather than a refrigerator car, as the basis- the Murphy ends and no ice hatches.

And since they devoted some space to their 1015 and 1016 couplers this month- a question for Joe or anyone who might know....

What is the original application of the 1015/1016 coupler packaging (which has 2 1015s and 1 1016 packaged together)?  They've been doing this for decades, and I've never had a need for a set of 3 couplers, one of which is a shade longer than the other two. 

Just curious.  I usually buy my 1015s 10 pair at a time, along with a pack of extra springs.
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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2024, 12:44:45 AM »
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The 1015/1016 was originally designed for diesel locomotive pilots.  I suspect that the 3-pack was for those who didn't know which their loco needed.  Buy one set, try them and see, then buy single-type packages to convert the locos.
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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2024, 03:32:46 PM »
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Wait, that D&H car was a one of a kind?

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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2024, 03:52:03 PM »
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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2024, 04:00:27 PM »
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I may get the "Frigerator" car.  Great paint job. I note the "double" April fools- the car's concept itself, and then they used a USRA boxcar, rather than a refrigerator car, as the basis- the Murphy ends and no ice hatches.

And since they devoted some space to their 1015 and 1016 couplers this month- a question for Joe or anyone who might know....

What is the original application of the 1015/1016 coupler packaging (which has 2 1015s and 1 1016 packaged together)?  They've been doing this for decades, and I've never had a need for a set of 3 couplers, one of which is a shade longer than the other two. 

Just curious.  I usually buy my 1015s 10 pair at a time, along with a pack of extra springs.

In the beginning it was for engines...a 1015 in the front and a 1016 in the back for small radius curves...the other 1015 was for folks who had more expansive layouts.   Just sorta stuck.

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Re: Nobody noticed MTL announced April stuff last week?
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2024, 05:05:04 PM »
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No layout should be without one: http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5344097

It IS a really nice looking car for those PYRP trains...