New MTL Passenger Cars and SD40 Update.

Joe D'Amato Apr 2, 2007

  1. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    All about size.

    The 40-2 can be modified I guess. Picture the GP-35 chassis with longer shafts, so I suspect you can cut those down. And yes, I am working on a MP15, though it's taken a back seat to some other projects in the way (damn housework!!). I was able to get my hands on some 6mm motors from Maxon and I think those might work, but the length of the 8 and 6 mm are the same so there's no room for flywheels unless I put them on the outside of the gear tower. More later

    Cheers

    joe

     
  2. Michael R New York

    Michael R New York TrainBoard Member

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    Save some decals for me too!! And figure out what I can trade you for the finished product ;-)
     
  3. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Joe, lots of us are planning to build a intermodal yard, but we need containers. I ask before about getting some, but I was told they are not sold separetely. Since MTL has change their mind about selling shells, I am hoping they will change their mind about selling containers. How about it Joe?
     
  4. Chris333

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    Containers are not my thing, but MT does sell their other loads separately. Couldn't containers be considered a "load"?
     
  5. HoboTim

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    MTL Sell their Containers Separately??

    Yeah Right!!!

    MTL has no such plans to "EVER" release any of their containers as separate items let alone listed as a Load!

    For a Load is what it is!!! A load of Bull!!!!

    Hah!!! Gotcha!!! Thought I was being serious, didn't you!!! Hah!!!!

    I wish MTL would release the containers in packs. The only person I know of (from Washington), who does not like the MTL containers, put his up on ebay two years ago. I did not have the funds or I would have bought the lot. He would have preferred to trade evenly for Marklin containers, but I guess he had no takers.

    Knowing what Marklin container sets go for, what MMM and Searails containers go for, and what FR's reefer containers go for, I hope, if MTL ever does release containers as loads, they price them fairly!!!

    How about a conclusion Joe ('D)? Z scale minds are all yours!!!

    Hobo Tim
     
  6. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Since we are in the wishing mode, how about a 45' or a 48' container. How come the log car gets a new load every time, and we get the same container with the Huskys. Yes Joe, we are in a demanding mode.
     
  7. Michael R New York

    Michael R New York TrainBoard Member

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    I'm sure MakeMyModel.com could make containers, no??

    Michael
     
  8. HoboTim

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    MMM = Make My Model

    $8 - $10 each - Made from delicate Rapid Prototyping Acrylic
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    Searails

    $10+ - Made from delicate Rapid Prototyping Acrylic
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    FR = Freudenreich Feinwerktechnik

    $4.00 each - Tough Injection Plastic
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    MTL = Micro Trains Line

    $ Not Sold without Husky's - Tough Injection Plastic
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    Positives
    * Injection Plastic is Tougher
    * Injection Plastic has better details
    * Injection Plastic is cheaper in quantities

    Negatives
    * Rapid Prototyping is delicate and fragile
    * Rapid Prototyiping is Expensive
    * Rapid Prototyping is not as detailed as what Injected Plastic can be.

    Pros & Cons

    I would like to see MTL sell their containers at between $5-$6 each painted, and perhaps $4-$5 Un-painted. Cheaper would be better on my bank account.

    Hope this cost comparison along with Pros and Cons helps describe my message posted above!!!

    Hobo Tim
     
  9. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tim, couple of years ago, I bid on some 53' containers made by a little known company. It was very detail, it was painted and decaled, and it was inexpensive. I think I pay $2.50 for one of them.Boy, I wish I had bought the whole lot.
     
  10. JR59

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    John, I bought 10 from this little well know company but I would need a lot more. :)
     
  11. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    Containers

    Seems I'm spending a lot of time today chasing you around the internet Tim...you need to take up fishing :eek:)

    Actually I had a heart to heart with Ben and I think we are close to an agreement to provide containers in bulk pack. I think it just one of those things where we get so focused on the big picture we forget to consider some of the small stuff. In N scale our trailers and containers don't sell at all because of the expense...and there are so many of them out there to choose from, unless you are modeling a set period of time, they may not be useful. I know we have the 20' and 40', I got a box of them under my desk along with a fleet of unpainted well cars :eek:p..I see a fleet of SP Well Cars in my future!.

    Thanks for the suggestion and the throw down :eek:)

    Cheers

    Joe
    MTl

     
  12. bigdaddy64

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    MTL SD40-2 Locomotive

    Hello everyone.

    I am the Steve that Joe mentioned in his post about the SD40-2 Locomotive. I thought I would put up a jpeg of the design.


    Steve
    Lead Mold Designer
    Micro-Trains Line

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. zztop

    zztop TrainBoard Member

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    Steve, that looks great. Can't wait.:teeth:
     
  14. david f.

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    i can't seem to get the larger image of the design to work. comes up with the box and red x. tried pasting in the link, but still no joy.
    could someone make this image large so we can see it?
    thanks,
    dave f.
     
  15. Don A

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    You are lucky as you get a 'Red X'.
    This is what I get...

    The image “http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/attachment.php?attachmentid=3858&d=1178731827” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

    ...don
     
  16. zztop

    zztop TrainBoard Member

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    The image works just fine for me.
    I'm using Safari on a Mac but I wouldn't think that should matter.
     
  17. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That image is not working for me either. It may need to be uploaded again.

    Charlie
     
  18. rray

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    I got the red X too, then I did a 'Right Click' "Save Target As", and saved it to my desktop, then opened it up with MS Paint. Nice drawing! I can't wait for the loco!
     
  19. Joe D'Amato

    Joe D'Amato TrainBoard Member

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    Steve

    Here's a pic of The Steve... :eek:)

    [​IMG]

    Cheers

    Joe
    MTL


     
  20. bigdaddy64

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    Sorry about pictures, trying to sort out the problems now.
     

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