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Not Everyone's Thing, I Know, but...
Posted by Firelock76 on Thursday, December 20, 2018 8:03 PM

...the classic subway fans just might get a kick out of this!

http://cs.trains.com/ctt/b/staff/archive/2018/12/20/on-the-test-track-vintage-style-with-the-mth-q-type-subway-set.aspx     

Just the thing for an urban Christmas tree, don't ya think?

Well that's it, three tries and I can't get the blasted link to "light up!"

Maybe someone else will have better luck...

 

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:22 PM

http://cs.trains.com/ctt/b/staff/archive/2018/12/20/on-the-test-track-vintage-style-with-the-mth-q-type-subway-set.aspx

Here ya go ...well heck it was lite up then poof gone 

Well just paste and go gets you there

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:26 PM
Classic Toy Trains Blog

On the Test Track: Vintage style with the MTH Q-type subway set

Posted by Bob Keller
on Thursday, December 20, 2018
 
 
 
The Q-type car set blasts past the station on the CTT test track.

The no. 30-20427-1 Q-type subway set from MTH Electric Trains was the first equipment I tested as a Contributing Editor and it was a fun run.

The original cars were originally assembled between 1903 and 1907 for Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT), and were re-built in 1938 to accommodate the surge for the 1939 World’s Fair.

They were primarily wooden and were erected by a wide several companies. They appeared similar to passenger cars operated by steam railroads of the day, and travelers entered through doors at the ends of the cars. Crewmen opened gates for entry and exit and these were called gated cars.

The 1930s upgrade included two side doors in a style any subway rider today would recognize. Operationally, they were run in three-car sets.

I don’t have a problem running subway or elevated cars on a layout that is primarily freight and passenger, but I thought these cars fit unusually well. The car’s appearance and their clerestory roof fits-right-in with traditionally-sized heavyweight cars (at least my mix of Lionel and RailKing cars).

If someone says “Hey those were electrics,” just point out that your railroad’s shop turned them into diesel units (wink, wink). So I wouldn’t fret about running them with steam or early diesel power.

There was a nice level of detail and I liked the fact that the windows of the powered unit were glazed, so you didn’t see the electronics and spoil the illusion of reality.

I was a bit surprised this was a ghost train, but this is the RailKing line and if you want passengers, you can add them yourself.

Performance was good, nice lows and a high speed that was probably higher than the real thing ever got! This set is a bit more fun than your typical stainless steel  tube, thanks to the retro appearance.

O gauge Q type subway car set from MTH

Price:$439.95 (no. 30-20427-1 powered car set) and $219.95 (unpowered three-car set) Current production:Metropolitan Transport blue or green.

The interiors have seats and illumination. They look like a vintage steam railway coach.
The powered unit has frosted plastic inserted to hide the internal electronics the car carries.
The set tracks well at high-speed.
The car set works its way through the switches at a pretty good clip without a problem.
Next time I'll have to remember to hide my coffee cup ... 
The interior lighting can create some amazing imagery in dark lighting.
The set looks good as an elevated train, or as a self propelled unit in the spirit of an RDC. Hey, its your railroad after all.
 
 
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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:27 PM

Well that sucks too! Oh well, just copy paste and go to see the pics.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, December 20, 2018 9:58 PM

For some reason the forum won't let you post links to other threads.  Kalmbach IT at work again!

I like the contrast of the modern bus, trailer and hicube boxcar against the ancient wooden BRT cars.  All in a good day's fun!

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, December 21, 2018 8:32 AM

Yeah, I don't know what the heck's going on, usually I don't have any problems "crossing over," for lack of a better term.  The system just doesn't want to play right on this one.

Thanks for the attempt Vince!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, December 21, 2018 5:58 PM

Firelock76
Yeah, I don't know what the heck's going on, usually I don't have any problems "crossing over," for lack of a better term.  The system just doesn't want to play right on this one.

Thanks for the attempt Vince!

Kalmbach IT strikes again - I don't know what they are being paid, but it is far in excess of the value they are providing US.  I hope Kalmbach is getting more value from them than we are - because we aren't getting any value at all.

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, December 24, 2018 12:22 PM

I'll give it a shot...

 

http://cs.trains.com/ctt/b/staff/archive/2018/12/20/on-the-test-track-vintage-style-with-the-mth-q-type-subway-set.aspx

Maybe?

[edit] seems to have worked. Many of us at the Model Railroader site have figured the workaround to posting links to "sister" cs.trains sites, namely, you have to sandwich the link between bracketed "url" and "/url" instructions.

The link would look like my example below

 cs.trains/url by Edmund, on Flickr

Good Luck, Ed

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, December 24, 2018 3:13 PM

http://cs.trains.com/ctr/f/3/t/273591.aspx

I'll give it a try.

http://cs.trains.com/ctr/f/3/t/273591.aspx

 Edit: Works for me too.  Thanks!

Didn't we have a IT help thread on the main forum a while ago?

 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, December 24, 2018 3:16 PM

Thank you Ed!  The link works, but I can only see one photo.  Maybe it's on my end?

Hopefully others have better luck.

Update:  Just tried it again now (10:25 PM)  and now it's fine, I can see all the pictures!  Cool stuff!

Wayne

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