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Have been talking with MTH and Atlas on freight car special runs.  These will be available in 3 rail AND 2 rail, including the MTH cars

Just arrived...The Atlas Pink grain elevator PS4750 covered hopper cars are here. they are very nice.  Not finished invoicing for pre-orders yet, but they are up on the web.

Atlas....GATX 8000 gallon tank cars are in the works.  They will arrive with the next batch of 8000 gallon tank cars

Atlas...40' international containers...Dong fang, Pasha, and Yang Ming are in the works, due to arrive with the next batch of 40' containers.

MTH..AFAIK...I am booked for 40' steel side drop bottom gondolas in Maine Central , and 40' wood side drop bottom gondolas in NYO&W.  To follow after that will be drop bottom gondolas in SP&S (large letters) and CE&I (large letters)

MTH..36' woodside reefers......Piels (staten Island) and Ortliebs (Philadelphia) are in the works.

We also still have a lot of special run cars in stock...check it out...

https://www.publicdeliverytrac...-runs/?sort=priceasc

Thanks,

beth

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Have been talking with MTH and Atlas on freight car special runs.  These will be available in 3 rail AND 2 rail, including the MTH cars

Just arrived...The Atlas Pink grain elevator PS4750 covered hopper cars are here. they are very nice.  Not finished invoicing for pre-orders yet, but they are up on the web.

Atlas....GATX 8000 gallon tank cars are in the works.  They will arrive with the next batch of 8000 gallon tank cars

Atlas...40' international containers...Dong fang, Pasha, and Yang Ming are in the works, due to arrive with the next batch of 40' containers.

MTH..AFAIK...I am booked for 40' steel side drop bottom gondolas in Maine Central , and 40' wood side drop bottom gondolas in NYO&W.  To follow after that will be drop bottom gondolas in SP&S (large letters) and CE&I (large letters)

MTH..36' woodside reefers......Piels (staten Island) and Ortliebs (Philadelphia) are in the works.

We also still have a lot of special run cars in stock...check it out...

https://www.publicdeliverytrac...-runs/?sort=priceasc

Thanks,

beth

Beth  
Can caboose special runs be possible ??? Atlas ones are nice but limited types. MTH has nice steel version and some gorgeous wood “cabeese” (?). I’d be thrilled to get plain ol’ brown or red. I’m wanting the hardly ever done Missouri Pacific and Frisco.  I’m sure there are more neglected roads out there. Anyone’s extended vision would be better than nothing but not appropriate for steam / IMO.

Cheers !!!!

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Yes, the N6b's and CA-1's are gorgeous. I can see if they become available to do.  There are so many roads that could be done.   I'll talk to MTH about them. I would probably do one or 2 road names, and unlettered (brown?).   Or I could just do unlettered, brown, and unlettered red.   IDK how many ppl still do their own lettering.

But thanks for the suggestion.  I'll follow up in it,

beth

Yes, the N6b's and CA-1's are gorgeous. I can see if they become available to do.  There are so many roads that could be done.   I'll talk to MTH about them. I would probably do one or 2 road names, and unlettered (brown?).   Or I could just do unlettered, brown, and unlettered red.   IDK how many ppl still do their own lettering.

But thanks for the suggestion.  I'll follow up in it,

beth

Just Doing one color - Plain brown or red - should help the process I would think. Then it’s just adding on the Road names and numbers. 😬

Beth, have you considered a blue Erie Lackawanna 50 ft. plug door box cars?  They have been done in HO and Lionel MPC produced a traditional version back in the 70s.  The prototype cars were owned or leased by General Mills for dedicated service . I They are quite attractive and may be a good seller as most EL equipment usually is.  You can find examples on the internet and in EL equipment books like Morning Sun publishers.

I think you would have no trouble moving these considering the large number of EL fans in the metropolitan  northeast.

Thanks for reaching out to the forum for ideas.

Earl

@TrainBub posted:

Beth  
Can caboose special runs be possible ??? Atlas ones are nice but limited types. MTH has nice steel version and some gorgeous wood “cabeese” (?). I’d be thrilled to get plain ol’ brown or red. I’m wanting the hardly ever done Missouri Pacific and Frisco.  I’m sure there are more neglected roads out there. Anyone’s extended vision would be better than nothing but not appropriate for steam / IMO.

Cheers !!!!

I'd be in for a MP- any scheme

Beth, have you considered a blue Erie Lackawanna 50 ft. plug door box cars?  They have been done in HO and Lionel MPC produced a traditional version back in the 70s.  The prototype cars were owned or leased by General Mills for dedicated service . I They are quite attractive and may be a good seller as most EL equipment usually is.  You can find examples on the internet and in EL equipment books like Morning Sun publishers.

I think you would have no trouble moving these considering the large number of EL fans in the metropolitan  northeast.

Thanks for reaching out to the forum for ideas.

Earl

I would be in on this one also

I know, This one will be slightly different, and actually ive been wanting to do it FOREVER, and I thought u guys sold out....

I was a regular at the the Edison train  show for like 20 years,,,so im familiar with the hi-railers...

thx



beth

I hope its not a copy of my design  We were thinking of rerunning that one

Its pretty east to do a run with 1 road name , and half of the run unlettered.  If i did the offset wood caboose (MTH's CA-1)  in MoPac, , which MP scheme would be most popular.  Red with buzz saw? brown with buzz saw?  Pre-buzz saw? Fee free to post a pic

The MTH CA-1 is a sweet model. I Think it’s at Least close to some MP cabooses. I’d probably prefer brown. I’m not sure when the buzz saw became used but would be glad for with or without buzzsaw. With and without could be offered for different eras. I’d probably end up buying one of each.

@PSU1980 posted:

We designed the one we previously sold so I hope you are using a completely different design.

As Ben indicated we are planning a second run on our beer cars with different road numbers.

Might be worth a conversation

I was going from a design on a one gauge car...i think it was ROW...   But using "Staten Island, NY" not brooklyn, NY, and different color car.

If u designed that, we can talk.   Im a big "Bert and Harry" (Bob and Ray) fan.  I even have some of their commercials here on 16mm film, and a big "Have lunch with Bert and Harry" advertising piece from the 1960's.

u can email me at pdt212@gmail.com.  Ive been wanting to do something with Bert and Harry for a long time.   I 1st mentioned doign a car like this with rich a LONG time  ago...so u must have designed it a long time ago.  Then I saw that u guys did something similar, so I changed the car colors and some of the lettering, and then started asking rich about it maybe 2 years ago, again. 

Im assuming we are talking about the same car..idk.  pls email me.   beth

The blue EL box car should not be a problem.  I'll talk to Atlas.

I'll talk toi MTH about the wood cabooses.  IDK if they will be available to do...as sale of the tooling might be pending.

beth

😳😖😮 Oh that was fun for a few hours.  Rats on the pending sale of the model. That just mean more runs of the same stuff that’s been shoved at us over n over.  

????? Is the premier steel caboose still with MTH ???? They did a MP version (only MP caboose for All these years) a Loooonngg time ago and is quite nice.  I’d love to see 2EEDD208-9773-4B8B-BB6C-5566BDE788EA

One of these again.
Actually, after all these years, any would be welcome. ( Well almost / Trainman Bay window MP was pretty poor - IMO)

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I could try doing that scheme on the CA-1 caboose.  For the same money,the CA-1 is a whole lot nicer.  I would do 1 with MP initials, and one with T&P initials.  Any other  pix/ideas for MP or TP/MP.  Or i could do the buzz saw with C&EI for the "2nd number"..  I can only put into MTH once. This is all difficult enough, so no changes after requesting...

Hi Beth,

I would love to see some custom runs of the freight cars that are around at the Strasburg Railroad.

I have the tank car you did from Atlas. Would love a PRR H21a hopper (i think the one at the railroad is a h21e or something like that but I'm ok with close enough, lol) or any of the boxcars, Rutland, Ma&Pa.......

Some images for reference found on the web. (NOTE:  images removed due to copyright)

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I could try doing that scheme on the CA-1 caboose.  For the same money,the CA-1 is a whole lot nicer.  I would do 1 with MP initials, and one with T&P initials.  Any other  pix/ideas for MP or TP/MP.  Or i could do the buzz saw with C&EI for the "2nd number"..  I can only put into MTH once. This is all difficult enough, so no changes after requesting...

Yes. CA-1 Much nicer if available. I think MP and T&P will gain a larger audience (IMO only). C&EI in the buzz saw is cool too but a bit more year ”constrained” and obscure. If you can do only two, it’s MP and T&P. Do you need pix NOW ? I only have one quickie MP picture. Buzz is smaller. T&P May be similar. I can check. I’d like to find examples pre buzz saw for you. T&P probably had without buzz saw - substitute T&P in diamond.   I’ll start a picture dive today. At least find a few other examples.
if it’s worth it - I suggest a new thread for this with MP TP (and plain unlettered?). I’ll try to snag MP TP fans by popping a note in the 3rd Rail Texas EAGLE thread later - it’s in the 3 rail Scale header.  

Here’s a “starter” picture that’s not too bad.  Cropped right side caboose - nice wood but incorrect “dome” to match MTH model. This one looks like it’s smooth but shape and features look great. MTH has only 3 windows but I think windows varied. I won’t quibble over windows. (NOTE:  image removed due to copyright.

[Where can I find tutorial on how to post Link to show example ?]

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Beth, have you considered a blue Erie Lackawanna 50 ft. plug door box cars?  They have been done in HO and Lionel MPC produced a traditional version back in the 70s.  The prototype cars were owned or leased by General Mills for dedicated service . I They are quite attractive and may be a good seller as most EL equipment usually is.  You can find examples on the internet and in EL equipment books like Morning Sun publishers.

I think you would have no trouble moving these considering the large number of EL fans in the metropolitan  northeast.

Thanks for reaching out to the forum for ideas.

Earl

Yep, I just posted this the other day in the long MPC thread.

Always one of my favorites.

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Well, since we seem to be asking for the moon how about this.

The B&O had almost 16,000 M-26 and M-27 ARA type boxcars, and these were seen all over the country.  They were almost exact copies of the PRR X-29 which Atlas makes.  Atlas has produced B&O ARA boxcars, but mostly post 1955 with the large B&O letters.  Atlas did an ARA boxcar with the pre-1937 scheme, and one with the short lived 1945 scheme (hard to find).

So how about doing an ARA boxcar in the 1946-55 scheme (Post War 13 Great States).  I have not seen this on any boxcar other than on Weaver/Atlas Wagon Tops.

The H21a hopper has been done a lot by atlas..but ive still sold out all the pennsy ball keystone ones.  Im trying to get some more.   Atlas did the Rutland double sheathed box car, and Atlas and Weaver have done the CV single sheathed box cars.  The ma & pa has no been done...altho if i were to do a Ma&pa, and do the 40' black box ca with yellow lettering and the Ma&Pa logo.   The double shearhed box cars have never been great sellers..

ron, thanks for the info and suggestion.  TBH,  Atlas has done 3 or 4 B&O schemes in the ARA box cars so far, and all the wagontops.  And while another B&O scheme might be unique to you, as a B&O person, most ppl will see it as just another B&O box car, IMHO.  I really have to go after roads that have had little or nothing produced in models, and that have a following, These are mostly shortlines, terminal RR's and regionals, that have been under represented in  the model market.

But thanks, as always, for suggestions.

The H21a hopper has been done a lot by atlas..but ive still sold out all the pennsy ball keystone ones.  Im trying to get some more.   Atlas did the Rutland double sheathed box car, and Atlas and Weaver have done the CV single sheathed box cars.  The ma & pa has no been done...altho if i were to do a Ma&pa, and do the 40' black box ca with yellow lettering and the Ma&Pa logo.   The double shearhed box cars have never been great sellers..

Have the ones that have been made been done in the Strasburg road numbers?
I’ve looked for the H21 and found close to 30 probably but not that specific number

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