"I have the 2010 NASA version of this set and I want to know how you separated the rocket parts from the cars.  Maybe I'm missing something but the rocket parts seem to be glued to the cars."

 

IIRC, the segments are held in place by small screws through the bottom of the car. 

Fabulous Forrest at the Brewer Ave & Pacific RR 

Sorry.

 

20-20392-1 is UP and 20-20393-1 is NS. You can also do a search for "rocket" and they should pop up. 

 

Thanks. 

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The NS is gone; but two UPs remain.... always free shipping at $300 and up...

 

Thanks

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Well, we are down to one UP set, and MTH is sold out. Thanks Lee, for this review. This has really been fun. 

 

Steve...... 

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We have a couple of these sets in stock.

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Dash-8 Diesel Solid Rocket Motor Transport Boxed Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0 - Union Pacific

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Dash-8 Diesel Solid Rocket Motor Transport Boxed Set w/Proto-Sound 3.0 - Union Pacific

Features U.P. Dash-8 locomotive, five 47’ TTX Heavy Duty Flat Cars with a removable covered load, each containing a section of the rocket. The covered loads are hinged at the top and lift off the car to reveal the rocket section. All five sections can be assembled to form a complete rocket. Product Number: 20-20392-1 M.S.R.P. $ 749.95 Bookmark and Share First appeared in: 2014 Volume 1 If you have ever wondered how NASA moves those solid rockets around prior to launch, then this all-new Solid Rocket Transport train should give you the answer. Due to the rocket motors large size, moving it completely assembled from its Utah manufacturing site to Cape Canaveral, Florida is impractical. Consequently, the rocket section is loaded atop a heavy-duty flat car and transported by rail in a unit train to the launch area where it is then assembled. The route traveled takes the train southeast via the Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern, CSX and Florida East Coast routes. Each rocket section is covered with a removable large steel cover for both protection and secrecy as to the car's load. Often each car in the unit train is separated by "buffer" car that can absorb any impact caused by a derailment or other mishap. The buffer cars can take the form of additional flat cars with covers or a boxcar. The Premier Line six-car Solid Rocket Transport train includes five 47' TTX Heavy Duty Flat Cars with covers and a powerful Dash-8 diesel. The cover houses different sections of the rocket, each of which can be removed from the car and assembled into a free-standing rocket. When assembled, the rocket measures 30 ¾" in height or nearly 123 scale feet! A sixth car in the form of a streamlined passenger coach serves as the Transport train's crew car. Features Set Includes (5) 47' TTX Heavy Duty Flat Cars with Removable Covers & Rocket Sections (1) Dash-8 Diesel Locomotive with Proto-Sound 3.0 Locomotive Features (2) Remotely Controlled Proto-Couplers® Metal Chassis (2) Precision Flywheel Equipped Motors Illuminated Number Boards Intricately Detailed ABS Body Directionally Controlled Headlights Die-Cast Truck Sides, Pilots and Fuel Tank Authentic Paint Scheme Metal Handrails and Decorative Horn Lighted Marker Lights (2) Engineer Cab Figures Spinning Roof Fans Metal Body Side Grilles Operating Smoke Unit Metal Wheels, Axles and Gears Lighted Cab Interior Locomotive Speed Control In Scale MPH Increments Proto-Sound 3.0 With The Digital Command System Featuring: Freight Yard Proto-Effects Unit Measures: 17 3/4” x 2 1/2” x 4” Operates On O-42 Curves Flat Car Features Metal Wheels and Axles Sprung Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers Authentic Paint Scheme Fast-Angle Wheel Sets Needle-Point Axles Separate Metal Handrails Decorative Brake Wheels Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Bodies Removable Cover Removable Rocket Section 1:48 Scale Dimensions
Stock Number:
20-20392-1
Gauge:
O/O-27 Gauge
Manufacturer:
MTH Premier
Product Type:
Sets
Price:
$699.99
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5-Car Solid Rocket Motor Transport Set - Union Pacific

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5-Car Solid Rocket Motor Transport Set - Union Pacific

It seems appropriate that the Space Age and the Railroad Age connect at Promontory, Utah, where the Golden Spike was driven in 1869 to complete the first transcontinental railroad. For over three decades, the solid rocket motors that have boosted the Space Shuttle and other American endeavors into outer space have been built at the ATK plant in Promontory and shipped by rail to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at Cape Canaveral. The Shuttle booster sections, which traveled the route from 1981–2010, were each 12’ wide and weighed 150 tons, half again the capacity of a typical freight car. Thus the dedicated trains assigned to this route consist of 4-truck heavy-duty flat cars with large steel covers for both protection and secrecy; each fully loaded car weighs over 250 tons. Often bringing up the rear is a retired Southern passenger car housing ATK and NASA engineers, keeping watch on what is essentially a load of 4–5 million pounds of explosives. On their way from the Southwest to the Southeast, the rocket trains travel over Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern, CSX and Florida East Coast rails before finishing their trip behind NASA’s own SW1500 switchers (which have also been offered as M.T.H. models). After being fished out of the Atlantic Ocean, the spent boosters travel the same route back to ATK for refueling. Our Premier six-car Solid Rocket Transport train includes five authentic 47’ TTX heavy-duty flat cars with removable covers that reveal a five-piece rocket model. When assembled, the rocket measures 30 3/4” in height or nearly 123 scale feet! The Southern personnel car is also available as an add-on item. Features Set Includes (5) 47' TTX Heavy Duty Flat Cars with Removable Covers & Rocket Sections Flat Car Features Metal Wheels and Axles Sprung Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers Authentic Paint Scheme Fast-Angle Wheel Sets Needle-Point Axles Separate Metal Handrails Decorative Brake Wheels Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Bodies Removable Cover Removable Rocket Section 1:48 Scale Dimensions
Stock Number:
20-90810
Gauge:
O/O-27 Gauge
Manufacturer:
MTH Premier
Product Type:
Freight Cars
Price:
$349.99
Availability:
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Originally Posted by rboatertoo:
I just ran mine tonight, and the cars were derailing every loop around the track. Has anyone else had this problem?  Seems like they are too lite.

No issues with mine running on 072 curves. Certainly don't think they are to light with the diecast trucks and loads. I would guess the derailing has to do with your track.

 

    Bill T

Bill T.

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