Noticed that Erik has updated his website to include a listing for Future Rolling Stock projects in addition to the listing for his future locomotive projects!   Be sure to check out the listing of potential future rolling stock projects and send him your thoughts on freight cars you would like to see produced and let's get some of the most requested equipment produced! 

Future Projects Page

I sent him the following 

  • Trinity spine cars 57’  would need 53’ trailers as well   
  • Trinity 6351 or similar 4 bay covered hopper - ADM and Vera sun and TILX
  • MoW Equipment - Tampers, regulators, etc.
  • Gunderson 7550 or similar (NSC) 60’ DD high cube boxcar
  • 41’ Ballast Hoppers
  •  DODX Flat from Ortner, Thrall, FGE, etc… Heavy Duty with tank loads, etc. 
  • 64' Trinity Reefers 

Thank you,

Mike

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Ought to be just the ticket for bringing new blood into O scale! 

Erik seems to have a nose for quality; nice to see someone who cares to offer accurate scale models for the modern guys and gals. 

If only someone could offer accurate RTR O scale track and turnouts to go with those gorgeous MMW offerings. 

Rob M. ARHS # 3846 PRRT&HS # 8141 EPTC "Life Is Like A Mountain Railway, With An Engineer That's Brave..."

SundayShunter posted:
Mike DeBerg posted:

...Future Projects Page

I sent him the following 

  • .....
  • 64' Trinity Reefers 

Definitely the 64ft Reefer - if it can get round a 36" radius curve, though.  

Edit - and what would the price be likely to be, roughly?

Having been informed elsewhere what the likely price might be , the question of negotiating 36" radius curves is a moot point, I think... 

Modelling the Soo Line in 2-Rail, from 5,000 miles away & 27 years too late.

SundayShunter posted:
SundayShunter posted:
Mike DeBerg posted:

...Future Projects Page

I sent him the following 

  • .....
  • 64' Trinity Reefers 

Definitely the 64ft Reefer - if it can get round a 36" radius curve, though.  

Edit - and what would the price be likely to be, roughly?

Having been informed elsewhere what the likely price might be , the question of negotiating 36" radius curves is a moot point, I think... 

In 0 scale, as in so much in life, you get what you pay for. 

Limey posted:

In 0 scale, as in so much in life, you get what you pay for. 

I like your optimism.


There are many mysteries in this universe, big and small. Like, why do clowns make us laugh? Why do we love puppy dogs? And why, why do little blue midgets hit me with fish?

mwb posted:
Limey posted:

In 0 scale, as in so much in life, you get what you pay for. 

I like your optimism.

We may not be part of the universe of buyers but Key and Kohs have no problem finding buyers for high end products.     Given the growing market for more modern equipment I'd suspect MMW will do fine.

Only time will tell how fine they do, both with the execution of the models and the sales.

Rob M. ARHS # 3846 PRRT&HS # 8141 EPTC "Life Is Like A Mountain Railway, With An Engineer That's Brave..."

Rule292 posted:
mwb posted:
Limey posted:

In 0 scale, as in so much in life, you get what you pay for. 

I like your optimism.

We may not be part of the universe of buyers but Key and Kohs have no problem finding buyers for high end products.     Given the growing market for more modern equipment I'd suspect MMW will do fine.

Oh, I do buy now and again, but it has to be something that actually fits in well with what I model. With SMR gone, very few bother to bring anything in that will prompt opening the wallet.

Only time will tell how fine they do, both with the execution of the models and the sales.

The longer they take, the less fine they might do as they may find their buyers have... ahem... moved on.


There are many mysteries in this universe, big and small. Like, why do clowns make us laugh? Why do we love puppy dogs? And why, why do little blue midgets hit me with fish?

And at least a couple seem to have been quite well planned.  

For example the Bethgon coal car samples shown at Indy were apparently made in under 8 weeks from sending drawings to the MMW factory.  As well I was impressed by the quality of the SD40-2 samples I saw at March Meet, and those were made in about 6 months according to MMW, being the first project from their own team. 

I'm happy to see new brass modern-era models coming to market for the future of the hobby, whether or not I can afford them. I hope that having invested in their own operation and staff in Korea will pay off for MMW in terms of speed to market and product quality, leading to a succesful business.

Pete   

Pete M

Frying decoders since 1994

mwb posted:

The longer they take, the less fine they might do as they may find their buyers have... ahem... moved on.

I do think that Erik is showing the ability to produce freight cars in a shorter development cycle.  So let's hope enough feedback is given to produce other highly detailed accurate freight cars before potential buyers  do something else with the $$$. 

 

Thank you,

Mike

He's taking suggestions to gauge interest in his future projects. We exchanged a few emails last week to confirm a reservation for an SD40-2 that I made in June. Once this project really starts to move forward I will probably reserve a 2nd.

I told him that I would be interested in a couple of TTZX 73' center beam flats with lumber loads. That project has been tabled for a few years now so the cost to do one will probably be more than $500 per car. I'm still in.

 

Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.

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