favorite car

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  1. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I have to go with the Intermountain Marine Industries Cylindricals in Honeymead's scheme. That see-through walkway and thin end frames really set it off. Sweet car!

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  2. mtaylor

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    I agree, MT is the best of breed (buzz word). I would probably all MT as well, one problem, they do not produce half the stuff I want to run. I want my coal porters, covered hoppers (grain) beer cars, well cars, coal hoppers, coil cars, wood chip cars, pulpwood cars, logging cars, etc, etc. MT has some good cars. They just do not produce all what I want. That is why they sell the trucks and couplers. To them, they make money either way. To us, we get what we want and the operation we want.....if we are willing to pay for it.

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by espee2:
    Well lets see, the bay window caboose I bought had the cheesiest looking windows, the lettering was placed on by Ray Charles, it was out of scale looking compared to my others,(too small) the draft box was molded into the under frame and at the time MT didn't have a coupler to fit it, and I had to grind it off plus half the thickness of the underframe to get a MT coupler box to fit. Not to memtion the thick end rails.

    The ballast hoppers were to phoney looking etc...after that I figured I wouldn't even bother with them any more. I spoiled my self by starting out with MT. It's "hard to drive a Clunker after driving a Cadillac"... [​IMG]

    like the man at the hobby store tells me, "after you buy another brand, then buy the trucks to go on it, you've spent more money than just buying the MT"...

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  3. Craig Martyn

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    I wish MT would do an auto rack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Gats

    Gats Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    There is rumour MTL may possibly have one by year's end. I'd speculate a tri-level, as opposed to CC's bi-level.
    Something to keep our ears open for...

    Gary.
     
  5. Grantha

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    No question about it, my favourite car is the four bay cylindrical hopper used here in Canada for hauling grain. You haven't lived unless you've seen a hundred plus car grain unit train drawn across the rolling prairie.

    The Intermountain version is very good except they are lacking in the weight dept.

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  6. Alan

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Grantha:
    No question about it, my favourite car is the four bay cylindrical hopper used here in Canada for hauling grain. You haven't lived unless you've seen a hundred plus car grain unit train drawn across the rolling prairie.

    The Intermountain version is very good except they are lacking in the weight dept.

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    To add weight - fill 'em up with grain [​IMG]



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  7. espee2

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mtaylor:
    .... etc, etc. MT has some good cars. They just do not produce all what I want. That is why they sell the trucks and couplers. To them, they make money either way. To us, we get what we want and the operation we want.....if we are willing to pay for it.

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    I am so used to standard box cars and center beam flats, and a few covered hoppers, that I forget about the other "world" out there. [​IMG] I've never seen an intermodal, or auto racks, or graintrain... [​IMG] but if I were going to need those types of cars, I too would use the available resourses... [​IMG] and I am sorry, I didn't mean to sound like MT was the only choice. (just a bad purchase of another brand [​IMG] )

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  8. Maxwell Plant

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    BEST N-SCALE CAR...EVER! INTERMOUNTAIN GRAIN CARS, STANDARD OR CYLINDRICAL, WITH MT TRUCKS AND PRE-ASSEMBLED OF COURSE! GOT MINE FROM BLW FOR $14.00 US! WHAT A DEAL, MT's WOULD COST $20.00 IF IT WAS MADE LIKE THAT! THESE CARS ABSOLUTELY ROCK! [​IMG]

    I'd hate to think how much a MT Auto rack would cost. $25.00+ US? [​IMG]

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  9. BC Rail King

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alan:
    To add weight - fill 'em up with grain [​IMG]

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    I have lived!

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  10. mtaylor

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alan:
    To add weight - fill 'em up with grain [​IMG]

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    OH Brother! [​IMG]
     
  11. Grantha

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    Frankly, I find lead is considerably more effective. [​IMG]

    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Alan:
    To add weight - fill 'em up with grain [​IMG]

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  12. Gats

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    For weighting cars, I use stick-on tyre (tire) weights. Hit the local tyre shop and ask for a few and you will possibly get them for free.
    There appears to be 2 types - one in 7g (1/4 oz) increments, and the other in 5/10g increments - that we get here. Check out what is available locally.

    Gary.

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  13. Dash

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    Believe it or not, I don;t have a favorite car. I like Intermodal equipment, and I have some Roundhouse (MDC)huskey stacks. They are nice, the printing is good, but I have found that the wheel scrapes against the outside brace on 11" curves. To fix that, I replaced the Trucks with Con-Cor wheels. I found that these cars are very light. Walthers cars are heavier, but lack some of the fine detail MDC has. I don't have Deluxe Innovations cars yet, but hope to get some soon!

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  15. eddelozier

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    Have some fun with the cheap and unwanted cars. Kitbash them into M.O.W. cars.
    Few if any MOW cars are made for a given railroad? I have 10 MOW cars made from cars that I didn't care about anymore. I even buy the cheap ones to get parts.
    Ballast hoppers, crew quarters car, transfer caboose, special car for working on overhead electric lines, etc. etc.
    A complete work train running around the layout once in awhile is a nice change, plus it's your handy work on show.

    ..Eddie

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  16. FriscoCharlie

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    I love Micro Trains stuff too but my favorite is a little Atlas 40' Frisco boxcar. Why my favorite? It was the first one I ever bought! [​IMG]

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