I did find some photos of the New Haven Flying Cloud and the rear wall is clearly flush with the rear ends of the side walls. I have never seen a Pullman heavyweight observation car with the rear wall in this position. Moreover, the insides of the side walls are unfinished and the glue is visible on the insides of the windows. Take a close look at my picture.

MELGAR

MELGAR posted:

Picture shows my Golden Gate Depot New Haven Railroad heavyweight observation car Flying Cloud received today July 9, 2019. I’m not sure the rear observation platform of my car is assembled correctly. The rear wall of the car is recessed about one inch ahead of the rear edges of the car sidewalls. It seems to me that the rear wall should be flush with the ends of the rear sidewalls. Could the rear wall have been left off my car or mis-positioned? Would like to see your photographs of the rear platform of this car.

MELGAR

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yes it is assembled correctly. these are generic heavyweight cars from a pullman design. Here is a PRR heavyweight that is similar to mine:

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rattler21 posted:

Mel,

Plenty of space for enjoying good brandy and fine cigars. 

No marker lamps? 

John in Lansing, ILL

Correct, no marker lamps, should have them. Also when I spoke to Scott at York some eighteen plus months ago, he said they would be putting candles on the tables of this production of dining cars, did not happen.

Arthur posted:
rattler21 posted:

Mel,

Plenty of space for enjoying good brandy and fine cigars. 

No marker lamps? 

John in Lansing, ILL

Correct, no marker lamps, should have them. Also when I spoke to Scott at York some eighteen plus months ago, he said they would be putting candles on the tables of this production of dining cars, did not happen.

At some point GGD needed to meet a price point for the cars. Add the missing lights yourself: adds to the fun.

Mel, like I said in my email to you, you can return your cars for any reason... I will refund the model price.

These cars are modeled after  PULLMAN designs used by many roads. Plastic productions are always like this. If you want a purely prototypical car, you could find a Precision Scale one for about $600, unpainted in 2R, then you will have to convert it to 3 Rail.

Scott Mann

MELGAR posted:

I did find some photos of the New Haven Flying Cloud and the rear wall is clearly flush with the rear ends of the side walls. I have never seen a Pullman heavyweight observation car with the rear wall in this position. Moreover, the insides of the side walls are unfinished and the glue is visible on the insides of the windows. Take a close look at my picture.

MELGAR

UH did you purchase one ?  why all the hype  I have precision scale models I will sell you for 900.00 Big difference.

Bob

Will be awesome for these cars with the latest schemes IVb and the heritage scheme.  For the Long Distance trains in the midwest I need several of those viewliner heritage baggage cars.  Would also get some viewliners if they are the latest scheme as well as the amfleets as those will mix in with the horizon cars on the shorter distance trains. 

Thank you,

Mike

VistaDomeScott posted:

Viewliner car set should include the newly added Baggage / Dorm car.  

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Nice! All Amtrak needs is a coach car and you have a "new century"Amtrak train. But for discussion, if the American View was done along with the baggage, baggage/dorm, diner, sleeping car, and the Amfleet coaches that would be a great train!

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GGD Santa Fe and Texas & Pacific heavyweight baggage cars in REA service.

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GGD Texas & Pacific heavyweight baggage car in REA service.

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First and most recent.  Heavyweight baggage car on the left is from Jerry Williams' first five car set which led the market in 'scale length' passenger cars.  Car on right is the latest offering from GGD.  Neither are lighted.

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GGD heavyweight baggage and PRB double door 50' boxcar, both in T&P service in our Fast Mail train. 

John in Lansing, ILL

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I ordered one Santa Fe and one T&P heavyweight baggage car from Beth.  The SF was listed as Santa Fe Green and I was hoping for the best. Pass 1-1 and 2

And I got it.  Coupled to a 3rd Rail 12-1 and a GGD SF/REA 54' express reefer, the Santa Fe Green heavyweight REA baggage car looks good to me.  John in Lansing, ILL

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