April 4th, 2012, 05:52 PM #1
new must-have car from Trainworx/FVM!
I know not everyone is a facebooker (is that even a word??), but Fox Valley Models and Trainworx are teaming up to bring us FMC 5283 cuft waffle side Wood Packers! I can only find this announcement on their Facebook page, so it's all I got.
April 5th, 2012, 03:00 AM #2
Just got an email form Pat announcing them, I am very excited! The email also eluded to more Rio Grande stuff being announced later this week. It's about time us Grande Guys got some love! I've been waiting for Atlas to come out with more GP40/GP40-2's since the Grande had over a hundred. Or the GP35's too. I'm kind of tired of all the GP30's they've been doing. Sort of weird how Rio Grande had 28 GP30's and Atlas has done 8 of them, 22 GP35's and none from Atlas (recently at least, the old Kato run doesn't count as the Aspen Leaf Gold was all wrong and Kato did them) 42 Original GP40's, 3 From Atlas, 37 GP40-2's, None from Atlas, and 23 ex Conrail GP40's, 2 from Atlas. Their recent announcements seem to me to be hunting for new paint schemes, why no Rio Grande except for gp30's?Steven Ayers
Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Co.
Engineer, Gandy Dancer and Brakeman
April 5th, 2012, 06:24 AM #3
I ended up custom painting several GP40 variants, since no quality units were available at the time. I just bought a scwack of undecs, added sunrise MARS lites and plows, and hit the spray booth.
I don't think I got that email, not sure I'm on Pat's list.
April 5th, 2012, 06:25 AM #4
If Pat does what I think he is going to do, you all will love it!!!!!Rod von Bernuth
Rio Grande iNdustries
April 5th, 2012, 05:30 PM #5
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April 16th, 2012, 10:43 AM #8
That I don't know without consulting my library. I preordered a pair at any rate. Stick by stick? Doubt it. With double 8 or 10' doors, I would assume forklift loading, and it might be plywood, too.
Last edited by HemiAdda2d; April 16th, 2012 at 06:13 PM.
April 16th, 2012, 06:10 PM #9
Jim Eager's Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment states that the D&RGW 40000-40099 "Wood Packer" cars were indeed assigned for lumber service (no elaboration given), with the Eugene, OR assignment. The last 6 cars were assigned to aluminum coil service. (pg 44)
April 16th, 2012, 06:26 PM #10
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