TRAINBOARD HO Special Run - Information Only - See Thread #2

FriscoCharlie Jan 3, 2013

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  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Guys and Gals,

    I've had at least 30 e-mails and/or private messages to ask about doing the Missouri-Illinois car (same as N) in HO. While we had planned to do an HO special run at some point, we had not planned on doing the same car right now. However, if people want it, we will certainly do it.

    Please take a number here and if the numbers are here, we will do it.

    I'll take #1. Who's #2?

    Charlie
     
  2. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    OK, I am good for one.
     
  3. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

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    I personally would like to see something different more Trainboard specific. Just my two cents; I'll buy one either way. But that is my preference.
    And definitely pleased about the plans for the HO edition.
     
  4. Smithsr

    Smithsr TrainBoard Member

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    I'll bite,
    Will this require commitments for 300?
    #4
     
  5. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    I would love to have one especially if they are Accurail-run, count me for a pair anyways. #5 & #6
     
  6. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I'll get a couple of quotes and we'll see what the numbers will have to be to make it work. So, stay tuned to this channel.
     
  7. William Jackson

    William Jackson New Member

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    HO Cars

    I will take a couple of the HO cars.
    William Jackson
     
  8. Flashwave

    Flashwave TrainBoard Member

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    Sure, I'll support, unles its a PITA kit. (Branchline...) I don't remember what Accurail's min run is, but i think its less than 300. Maybe Microtrains would have a reccomendation? Don't rhey pool ads with so eone like Con Cor?
     
  9. gene_s

    gene_s TrainBoard Member

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    I would be interested if the car is approriate for the Missouri-Illinois. Where can I see the n-scale version?

    Gene S.
     
  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    The N Scale artwork.
     
  11. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I think we are actually up to 8 confirmed.
     
  12. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    I have gotten a quote about a year ago from Accurail about a run of some 40' Boxcars for my Gulf & Ohio Midland. I think the bare minimum run they would do was 48 and they can do multiple numbers if the order is large enough.

    Of course, Branchline would be great too. I have a pile of their cars.
     
  13. Flashwave

    Flashwave TrainBoard Member

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    I do too, but by pile, I mean astack of broken sprues and dreams, topped in anger, frustration, and an urge to bash the car body with a suitably large, mettalic object with a wooden handle. Lets stick with Accurail, maybe. The thing is though, boxcars have to be unique and small numbers. The local tain club has a pile of NWR boxcars from Accurail, because nobody needs another boxcar. I don't want to see E get stuck with too mny.
     
  14. dti406

    dti406 TrainBoard Member

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    I would think it would have to be an Intermountain Car as the prototype s/b a 50' PS1 Boxcar, based on the fact the lettering states it has a Hydracushion 20 Underframe. Accurail has no car that fits that description and Branchline is now owned by Atlas and they do not at this time do special runs.

    What was the prototype for the car that is pictured, it looks like a mishmash of types and the car number does not make sense with any PS1 boxcars?

    Rick J
     
  15. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member

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    Accurail's #5000 50' AAR boxcars could be substitute, but modelers would have to over look the riveted sides and the wrong doors for starters. Likely cheaper than Intermountain, but may turn off folks who want a more accurate carbody.
     
  16. JNXT 7707

    JNXT 7707 TrainBoard Member

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    I'm hoping this offering will be "somewhat" affordable. I'm all for accuracy, but if making sure the rivet count is perfect makes it too much $$, then maybe not.
     
  17. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member

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    I would definitely like at least one of these in HO! MP and Frisco cross paths in a lot of places, and especially in the area I'm modeling (Paris, TX).
     
  18. Geep_fan

    Geep_fan TrainBoard Member

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    I'd go for one.
     
  19. subwayaz

    subwayaz TrainBoard Member

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    SOmeone mentioned COn COr and they deal with Accurail for there Christmas cars I know that. I live right down the road from them and used to work there actually with ole Jim C
     
  20. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Folks,

    This project may ramp up this coming week so please post if you are interested.

    Charlie
     
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