I try to buy most Family Lines/Seaboard System items out there as they are few and far between yet colorful. The new MTG Railking MP15 does not disappoint in terms of fit and finish and decoration. Pics...
Agree!! Really nice detailing for a Railking engine...…..
Very nice indeed!
Very nice, clean lines. Thanks for posting the pics.
I can't believe this is Railking. MTH went above and beyond with the details on this engine. It even has windshield wipers! Hope you enjoy It.
ITs AMAZING how much detail those MP15's came in the railking line HOWEVER the conrail unit done a few years ago was done sub par! Not even the paper air filter box was modeled!
Wow! The level of detail is stunning. My SW1500, at which I am staring, pales by comparison. The windshield wipers are nice BUT how about that glazing material? I've never seen that on a RailKing model before. The see-through grill work is another surprise, RK engines seldom, if ever, offer that feature!
MTH, if you're listening, please start issuing switch engines in your Premier line. It is a very short hop from this remarkable RK example to Premier level, perhaps some 2R-3R trucks and maybe even a "scale wheel" version?
Mike W, you've pushed me over the edge and I'm now driven (fan driven) to get the BRC version. Thanks!
I continue to be impressed with this MP15...ordered direct from MTH and exceeds expectations. Needed something to pull my Family Lines hoppers. I grew up with Southern being the dominant railroad in the western part of SC but SCL served branch lines in the area. They stuck in my head as beautiful locomotives yet were abandoning every bit of track they could.
Sorry to ask this question...but, is that "paint scheme" or livery for the rolling stock which I believe is an MTH coke hopper...accurate in any way...was there ever such a car? How does that scheme make sense?
Not trying to be argumentative...just a little baffled.
The Coke Hopper is 100% accurate. Much like transition Conrail etc I think the SCL/Family Lines ended up with some variations. Perhaps they were tweaking the "Family" concept to condense the partnered rail lines branding. All those rail lines in the square were now under one "family." Then re-branded yet again to Seaboard System. See pic of real hopper. I love the transition schemes.
Okay...thanks...looks like they bolted two different cars together....to me...weird.
Looks great! I have two LIRR MP15’s from a special Nassau Hobby run. Love em.
The Railking MP15AC (never seen the DC model up close) and RS1 are the best bang for your buck in O. No one will convince me otherwise.