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Hey gang.....

If you havent heard it yet, announcement yesterday teh MTH is going to make more GE U25b's.  The road names will be NH, C&O, SP, GN and L:&N Family lines.   I'll have them available to pre-order later today

There are a lot more obvious road names that could be done.....So ill be putting up on the web pre-order for potential road names.  There will be no deposit required.   I need 20 orders of a road name in order to go ahead with a special run project....

Now, to be honest, what usually happens id that I get 6 to 12 ppl interested in a special run, but thats it. Peoples likes are just spread all over the place. So if u want a special run done, please pre-order.  It costs u nothing,

Here's the potential special run roads.  EL, CR, PC, CB&Q, PRR, NYC, P&LE

Here's the link to the pre-order page for all the U-25b's.....https://www.publicdeliverytrack.com/search.php?search_query=Premier%2BU%2B25b&section=product

Thanks....beth

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They actually have the tooling to do fixed pilots.   While this engine is too long  to operate with fixed pilots in 3 rail, with a curvature less than about 0-63, I can ask them about making available a kit with 2 rail wheels and the fixed pilot pieces....

beth

I’ve earlier run models that came with scale wheels and fixed pilots. I swapped out the scale wheels for my 3 rail layout. I use 072 and 096 curves and utilize curved 072/096 turnouts to “expand” my options.
A kit would be better than nothing but I’d prefer product delivered with pilots fixed.
A kit from the factory painted for a Specific model would be good as paint would match perfectly.

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@TrainBub posted:

Here’s the goal - one of my MTH 3rail beauties with fixed pilot and kadees !!!

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This is exactly what I would want but only in Penn Central with WHITE mating worms logo. Fixed pilots, long handrails, kadees, and hi rail wheels. MTH used to do that back in the day. Why not now? If MTH would do this, I would preorder A Penn Central u25b.  Guess I would settle for a u25b since I cant seem to talk any dealer  into doing a Penn Central RS-1.

I only have one diesel on my pike, and it's a small switcher with fixed pilots.  I'd have more diesels if MTH or Lionel with include easy conversion to Kadee and fix pilots.  Those swinging pilots just kills the look of those diesels.  I have the large curves to handle it so if anyone is listening?   Sorry but not a fan of AtlasO and I can't afford 3rdail which I know both come with the option to covert.

Hi Beth, If you can get these done in Scale wheels with fixed pilots for 2R operation I would take 2 in EL, 2 in Chessie, and 2 in Great Northern if you could get them done. I would also continue to purchase other models if offered in 2R. I started a post not long ago asking MTH why they weren't offering scale wheels anymore. It sounds like they are open to it if a dealer makes the MOQ order which seem to be somewhere between 50-75 units total.

What I REALLY want to see is a continuation of scale wheel steam engines. I'll buy just about any PRR, Erie, or NYC scale wheel steam you bring out. I'd even commit to multiple road numbers on my more favorite engines like an Erie USRA Heavy Pacific or NYC Hudson, or PRR anything... I'd be in for 3-4 PRR H-10s in fact.

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Hi Beth, If you can get these done in Scale wheels with fixed pilots for 2R operation I would take 2 in EL, 2 in Chessie, and 2 in Great Northern if you could get them done. I would also continue to purchase other models if offered in 2R. I started a post not long ago asking MTH why they weren't offering scale wheels anymore. It sounds like they are open to it if a dealer makes the MOQ order which seem to be somewhere between 50-75 units total.

What I REALLY want to see is a continuation of scale wheel steam engines. I'll buy just about any PRR, Erie, or NYC scale wheel steam you bring out. I'd even commit to multiple road numbers on my more favorite engines like an Erie USRA Heavy Pacific or NYC Hudson, or PRR anything... I'd be in for 3-4 PRR H-10s in fact.

Hi Jonnyspeed,
Thanks for popping into this thread. I’ve been contributing into the topic you started. A lot of good crossovers. I’ll encourage everyone here to check it out - MTH and “Scale Wheels” related.
It would be great if a 50-75 Total MOQ is correct. Especially if that could be, say 5 different roads. It would be even better For All if those 5 could be split into a scale closed pilot version and a swinging pilot version.  There’s only Modest assembly differences (IMHO) and the both would have the advertised 3/2 capability. It should actually be cheaper for MTH to build a model without the 3rail couplers.


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U25b, (early numbers), was one of the few, more modern, diesels to have the Pennsylvania Radio Phone Antenna.  Bowser Models, at one time, 20 + years ago, sold an antenna stanchion kit, to be used with brass rod, for an add-on antenna.   Something different.  The late issue, Weaver BP 20, also had the Radiophone Antenna.

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Just remember - MTH in 2012 Volume 1 catalog had the Chessie U25B with PS3

20-20220-1 Powered - cab numbers 8108, 8113, and 8118

20-20220-2 Powered with scale wheels - same cab numbers as 20-20220-1

20-20220-3 Non-powered - cab number 8127

I have the powered version - cab number 8108 (3 rail version)

Be sure to request different cab numbers for a special run

1. P&LE will be put on the potential list.  They actually had early U28b's, that were built in U25b car bodies

2.  Non-powered units....MTH would do them if they thought there was the demand.    Considering that its not easy to even get 20 powered units of one railroad pre-ordered, non-powered units dont seem plausible at this time.

I'll be doing a mass email campaign about the U25's in the next week.  Then we'll see if the demand is there....



beth

1. P&LE will be put on the potential list.  They actually had early U28b's, that were built in U25b car bodies

2.  Non-powered units....MTH would do them if they thought there was the demand.    Considering that its not easy to even get 20 powered units of one railroad pre-ordered, non-powered units dont seem plausible at this time.

I'll be doing a mass email campaign about the U25's in the next week.  Then we'll see if the demand is there....



beth

Thanks Beth !!!!  
Lots of “action” on this thread !!!!!  That’s Great !!!  
These are Really nice models. Non powered units have been seeing premium prices in the secondary market. The demand could be there if offered. Won’t know unless they try !!!  I bet many would tack on an unpowered unit to go with a powered unit.  Not everyone needs big power.

Cheers 😉

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Beth,

I have one MTH Premier U25B NYC R/N 2500 in 2 rail with a fixed pilot, predrilled for Kadees and the correct handrails. I would buy two more early NYC U25B's, R/Nos 2500-2529 if they had fixed pilots and were 2 rail, with different R/Nos than 2500, and of course Premier.

A four axle diesel may not require a swinging pilot on most layouts due to their shorter length, and a fixed pilot makes them MUCH better looking going down the track without that swinging pilot bouncing around.

(I would have ordered two Premier LATE NYC U25B's instead of the early road numbers, but they had two piece windshields, a shorter low nose, and a different handrail stanchion mounting, so the CORRECT R/N is really important, and the earliest series of low nose U25B's were classics.

A 2 rail U25B low nose in the GE demonstrator color scheme (in each road number) would also be an attractive option, and I am not aware that this locomotive with this color scheme has ever been offered in O gauge/O scale.

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