1. Run8Racing

    Run8Racing TrainBoard Member

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    Just saw reservations for MT tie loader 3-packs. This would be PERFECT for another MOW set !!! They have the cabeese to go with it, but I wonder what locomotive they would use. They used the fantastic LL SWs for the other sets, but left us hangin' with the MOW Heavyweight set (I use a pair of Atlas GP9s for mine). And DON'T weather it !!! These are "generic" trains and dirt varies by region. Just ask any Sprint Car driver !!! (y)
     
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  2. bill pearce

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    Pleease explain why no weathering is essential.
     
  3. Kurt Moose

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    I think he wants it un-weathered, so he can weather it for his region?;)

    It is a pretty cool set, kuddo's to M-T.(y)
     
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  5. Run8Racing

    Run8Racing TrainBoard Member

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    Kurt and Ryan, you are both correct. I just feel there should be a choice. I did get the MOW Heavyweights but, if I wanted them weathered, I would have done it. I'm whining about something that hasn't even happened yet. I sound like the rest of TB !!! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: Let's just hope MT offers it as a MOW set. It would be GREAT !!! But...what locomotive ??? :confused:
     
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  6. Kurt Moose

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    Nowadays, it's a couple of older SD70's, or even some SD40N's on a work train. Even a couple of Dash-9's?o_O
     
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  7. bill pearce

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    But...what locomotive ??? :confused:[/QUOTE]

    A couple of very old locomotives. Very very old, (and Run8 you're gonna hate this) really heavily weathered. More than SP weathered.
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

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  9. Run8Racing

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    Kurt, I'm sure you are correct. Should have mentioned my era is the mid-70s. I've mostly lived in the Joliet / New Lenox area of IL (40 miles SW of Chicago) for a few million yrs. The only somewhat ragged locomotives I've seen on MOW trains were some GP20s on the AT&SF back in the '80s. They really didn't look that bad, but you could tell they ain't from around here. Most MOW locomotives around here looked to be in better shape than the "daily drivers". Even the single Penn Central MOW train I witnessed had a BEAUTIFUL GP35, compared to the old GP7s or F7s that pulled the daily trains through. I just think we should have a choice in buying weathered stuff. Of course, I still hope that MT offers this set in their MOW collection to begin with. I would like the set offered in the old "pie tins", too !!! As I post this, Mick Jagger is reminding me that "You Can't Always Get What You Want". Good timing, Mick !!! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  10. MRLdave

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    I don't think the tie train is going to be a set.......I think it's a runner pack, which means no loco. Around here (Montana Rail Link territory) the locomotive is whatever is free from the smaller end of the roster. So usually an SD40 or 45, or possibly a GP35 or GP9....maybe 2 locos on the GPs. And the loco could be "fresh from the paint shop" shiny, or "ready for the paint shop" weathered. The older MT sets also frequently used a LL GP20 as well as the SW .......that loco is now being sold by Atlas , so that's a possibility although I'm sure the LL locos were a cost savings measure by MT............I doubt they would use their own FT loco if they did a set.
     
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  11. Run8Racing

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    OOH !!! Forgot about GP20s in MT sets !!! My sets have either FTs or SWs. You're right about the FT, that would not be a good choice for a MOW set. But, add a caboose, a locomotive, maybe another gon, paint them like the others... instant MOW set !!! I'm sure I'm not the only one that has all four of the previous sets. It's almost a gimme' !!!
     
  12. BNSF FAN

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    Looking at this set with interest. Seems the tie loader itself is a kit so I will be curious to know what the assembly is like.

    Who knows, maybe there will be un weathered sets, other roads, or even just the tie loader sold by itself.

    Love that MT is doing great multi media stuff like this.
     
  13. ns737

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    that looks to be the JL innovative design Gondola crane metal kit. I have one they cost about 10.00
     
  14. umtrr-author

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    No, I think this is original to MTL. It's described as a "multimedia kit" - quoting from the Micro-News, "Tie Loader is made of resin parts, 3D printed parts and etched metal for the claw."
     
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  16. Joe D'Amato

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    This one is all new...drew it myself :) It will be a mix of resin and 3d printed parts so you aren't too top heavy.

    Joe
     
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  17. randgust

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    Nice to get it from the source, thanks Joe.

    Some years back there was a two-axle drop-bottom UPS-style trailer all in solid pewter, that still holds the record for the heaviest N flatcar load I've ever seen, and the most topheavy and impractical. And of course I have one.
     

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