Newly tooled Camp and Kitchen cars

This past Saturday I was at Trainland and  Ryan Knuckle of Lionel was there.  I asked him a few questions.  One of which all of you may have been wondering about.  NOTE: If this was already posted and I missed it I'm sorry for being repetitive.  Regarding the Newly tooled Camp and Kitchen cars mentioned on page 198 of the new catalog, they originally were to be included in this catalog but a change was made to move them to Volume 2 later in the year.  (So yes we now know there will be a volume 2 for Flyer).  I asked if they could post the pictures to their Facebook page.  He said maybe he could post something that would be considered a peek before volume 2 came out.

--Rocco--

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Thanks Rocco. We'll all have to wait and see what Lionel is offering with these proposed S scale "camp and kitchen" cars. Lionel currently offer an O gauge "camp" car:

and that might be a possibility for S scale. In the past these cars were used for RR construction gangs and also for quarters for crews cleaning up after train wrecks and the like.

Bachmann offers similar cars in On30:

but they are models of early 1900's wooden cars with under frame truss rods. Those Bachmann cars can also easily be converted to S by adding S scale trucks. The factory Kadee style couplers will easily mate with S scale Kadee 802's. I did that with a bunch of On30 tank cars and reefers and it worked great.

I'm anxious to see what these cars might be. They might find a place on my layout in the event I have a huge derailment!

Mark

 

Rusty Traque posted:

It will be interesting to see how they look.  I expect they will be based on the O scale cars with similar fidelity to the woodside reefers.

Rusty

That's an excellent observation. I hadn't thought of that. What with Lionel having said that the new wood sided reefer could serve as the base for other car types that makes perfect sense to make it into another similar wood sided car.

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If that's the case they might find more buyers than would be expected. I hear sales of the reefers are pretty good. Used in a work or MOW train they might find a home.

The "mint" cars (as goofy as they are) served as the basis for the aquarium car which might prove more popular than the mint car could ever hope to be. It could offer a  wide assortment of moving scenery that would operate by itself on a powered siding.

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Mark

 

Mike CT posted:

Here is a link to other camp cars.  

The S gauge cars referenced in that link are pretty neat if they fall in your Railroads time era...

Those BTS cars are in kit form and average about $70.00/car. It takes a really committed modeler to assemble kits like these. I'm way too lazy for that so maybe the RTR cars to be offered will find a place on some S scale railroads.

Mark

 

banjoflyer posted:

The "mint" cars (as goofy as they are) served as the basis for the aquarium car which might prove more popular than the mint car could ever hope to be. It could offer a  wide assortment of moving scenery that would operate by itself on a powered siding.

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Mark

In the 3-rail world, the opposite was true.  The Lionel O gauge aquarium car came first, the mint car second.

banjoflyer posted:
Mike CT posted:

Here is a link to other camp cars.  

The S gauge cars referenced in that link are pretty neat if they fall in your Railroads time era...

Those BTS cars are in kit form and average about $70.00/car. It takes a really committed modeler to assemble kits like these. I'm way too lazy for that so maybe the RTR cars to be offered will find a place on some S scale railroads.

Mark

 

Except, those BTS kits are not work train cars.  They are logging camp cars.  They are only moved when needed to be closer to the tree cutting.

Rusty

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