Articulated Spine Cars w/ Trailers

Is there an O Scale manufacturer which offers 3 Rail Articulated Spine Car Sets with Trailers?

Remember the Lionel 2 car sets from the 90s? Those were gorgeous cars, yet they were not scale. K-Line is no longer around to offer their versions, which were also gorgeous and scale.  So it seems as if MTH has an opportunity to introduce a popular, yet currently unavailable, item to a hungry market.

I've e-mailed MTH suggesting that they offer these sets in either 2, 3 or 5 car sets. MTH has the molds for their 2 car sets w/ containers.  So it would seem to be a small step to offer these sets with trailers (not containers) and collapsible fifth wheels.

Scott

 

TCA    07-61531

LCCA       31650

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I see that MTH had offered two different 5 car sets quite a few years ago, both of which included a mix of different length trailers and containers.  

I believe that 2, 3 or 5 car sets dedicated solely with 45', 48' or 53' trailers would be a huge hit.  No one else makes them.

Scott

 

TCA    07-61531

LCCA       31650

Scott M posted:

I see that MTH had offered two different 5 car sets quite a few years ago, both of which included a mix of different length trailers and containers.  

I believe that 2, 3 or 5 car sets dedicated solely with 45', 48' or 53' trailers would be a huge hit.  No one else makes them.

Saying this for years.

 

Too bad it probably won’t be made, or if they are, it would be $500 a 5 car set 

-Chris Member since 12/14/02

The great thing about the Lionel cars were that they were okay to run on tight curves.  All other articulated cars currently made require wide curves.  I run my old Lionel ones on O36 all the time and have been wanting to get more, in both trailers and well style.

The MTH Spine Cars that have been sold lately car the container only units. 

It looks like somebody will have to come up with photos to remind the Mike's Train House team of what exact trailers on the Spine Flat Cars with the trailer stands do you need to have produced by the people in China. 

Andrew

I have both of the early MTH 5-Car Spine Car sets.   The Item Numbers are 20-95035 (Delivered in 1997) and 20-95036 (Delivered in 1998).  Both are listed as 1:48 scale and have an assortment of ISO Tanks, Containers and 48' Trailers.   A little hard to find but they pop-up on Ebay every so often.  A used, but in very nice condition, 20-95035 set recently sold for $175.00 plus shipping.

Chief Bob (Retired)  

It seems odd that MTH hasn't offered models of these extremely common prototypes since the late 90s. 

Granted that they currently offer, what I would consider, a perfect version, albeit it with containers.  If they would only offer these current models with fifth wheels (even if they're not collapsible) and trailers, I believe that they'd be a huge hit.  

Scott

 

TCA    07-61531

LCCA       31650

Beautiful work, Clem!

This is what we're talking about.  K-Line did them but they are no more, Lionel did them but not to scale (still gorgeous, though) and MTH is almost there. 

What is it going to take to get these popular models on the market?  

Scott

 

TCA    07-61531

LCCA       31650

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