Speaking Of Micro-Trains...

Doug Gosha Jan 16, 2022

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    This cars a beauty, I'll get one even though I'm in Z-scale!
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  2. Massey

    Massey TrainBoard Member

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    I already reserved mine!
     
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  3. Trains

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    Sure would be nice if they came out with a 250 ton crane.
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  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am certain that would sell quite well!
     
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  5. umtrr-author

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    Tooling costs for that model would probably be in the "astronomical" range. Maybe a 3-D project for someone? I would imagine that plans exist somewhere.
     
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  6. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    I did not get into Microtrains, cars or couplers until the late 80s when I became involved with NTRAK. Before that I was helping my dad with his HO layout and was replacing everything in his collection from horn-hook, a menagerie of various die cast dummy couplers and hook & loop types, to Kaydee. All my old N scale was still a mix of very early hook & loop and Rapido. I was shamed by my NTRAK buddies into going with MTs and was better able to afford them by then.
     
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  7. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Back in the beginning of MT couplers (1968), MT-5s were 2 pair for $1.50 and MT-3s (factory assembled) were 2 pair for $2.00 so you could buy another whole freight car for the same price which posed a bit of a dilemma for a teenager with not much money. However, I was so impressed by the MTs, I decided to plow right ahead and curb my rolling stock purchases for a while and concentrate on converting the ones I already had.

    Oddly enough, though, my first 5 - 10 Atlas cars I bought remain with Rapidos. I guess I was trying to preserve the heritage or something.

    Doug
     
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  8. Point353

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    Micro-Trains has a new car this month just for you:
    https://www.micro-trains.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=63_64&product_id=4383

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  9. norco44

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    Guys, Thanks for this posting about Micro-Trains early cars. I was sure that I had one of the GTW Boxcars. Pulled out my storage trays and there it was GTW 40' boxcar with road number 516798. The conversation also explains why the lettering is a bit fuzzy when compared to later cars. Nice to know that I have a little bit of history in my collection.
     
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