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Wanted models
Posted by FrankieJ on Friday, March 24, 2017 9:07 PM

Years ago, MR posted a poll for modelers to express what model they wanted to see produced. Out of that poll, we were rewarded with a number of models-the RS3 being one of the notable models. So, I would like to see a new poll and, in order to start one, I am going to list a few that I would like to see.

Alco T6

X65 boxcar- built by Despatch Shops(NYC) LV had 150. Also PC and CR.

Those yellow ore hoppers on the D&H.

General American covered hoppers-LV,EL,D&H & probably others.

Thrall bulkhead flat cars-D&H & probably others.

I model in HO and this is my list. What would you like to see produced?

 

 

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Posted by pcrrtx on Friday, March 24, 2017 9:31 PM

CNJ baby faced Baldwin F unit

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Posted by IRONROOSTER on Friday, March 24, 2017 10:09 PM

In S scale:

4-4-0

4-6-0

gas-electric

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Posted by tstage on Friday, March 24, 2017 10:19 PM

In HO-scale...

NYC EMC "Cat-whisker" FT A-Bs (#1600-#1603):

NYC Emergency War caboose:

Additional NYC 20th Century Limited passenger diner (MTH)

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Posted by RR_Mel on Friday, March 24, 2017 11:03 PM

Southern Pacific AC-9
 
 
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Posted by PRR_in_AZ on Friday, March 24, 2017 11:04 PM

My vote:

PRR G-5 4-6-0 in PRR and LIRR livery.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, March 24, 2017 11:16 PM

FrankieJ
...I model in HO and this is my list. What would you like to see produced?

I model in HO, too, but there's nothing I'd like to see produced.  I'd much rather choose a desired prototype and simply build it myself, within my capabilities, of course.

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Posted by Howard Zane on Saturday, March 25, 2017 12:16 AM

 

The Delaware and Hudson basically has been forgotten except for two steam models....a challenger by two importers, and a K-62 4-8-4 by NPP which was questionable at best. The D&H besides having incredible modeling possibilities had very unusual locos and quite interesting to boot. If either the 1100 or 1200 series of 2-8-0's were done, I'd be first in line to purchase two of each class.

There have been several diesels....but I'm a dinosaur.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 7:46 AM

1970s Trailer Train bulkhead flat cars.

Thin silled 89' tofc flat cars

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Posted by BRAKIE on Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:36 AM

I agree with Jim.70 era Bulkheads.

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Posted by peahrens on Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:38 AM

I'm in HO:

- UP 4-6-2 Pacific (not USRA as I understand it)

- EDIT: add a 4-4-2 Atlantic

- new 4-truck transition era flat car kits (like the old BB)

- A BLI or Proto UP (or similar quality undecorated) 0-6-0 switcher

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Posted by EMDSD40 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:24 AM

Being a fan of Norfolk Southern and modern diesel power, I would like to see the NS SD70acu brought to life in HO scale. Preferred manufacturer would be either Athearn Genesis or Kato.

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Posted by dknelson on Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:36 AM

doctorwayne
  
FrankieJ
...I model in HO and this is my list. What would you like to see produced?

Wayne     

Aw come on Wayne, don't you want an ever wider variety of stuff to chop up and improve and make your miracles out of?

Myself, I'd like to see more plastic structures that are good fodder for kitbashing.  Many of Walthers new structures are either so specific or a bit too expensive (pace, Steve Otte) for me to feel comfortable taking a razor saw to 'em.  The old LifeLike Mt Vernon Mfg was almost perfect in that regard.    

The more complex hip roofs there are available the better, so that i don't have to sweat over cutting and fussing and calculating my own. 

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:44 AM

 

Arnine (R1 - R-9) vintage subway cars.

 

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Posted by PRR8259 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:47 AM

B&O Big Six 2-10-2

SP F-5 2-10-2

Rock Island early version 4-8-2

Rio Grande 4-8-2 any versions

Rio Grande 2-6-6-2 either L-62 or L-76

Rio Grande standard gauge steam woefully underrepresented excepting brass.

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Posted by oldline1 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:55 AM

I'd like to see:

Norfolk Southern (The REAL NS) F-1 2-8-4

Ma&Pa #41 2-8-0

B&O S-1a 2-10-2

B&O T-3 4-8-2

WM I-2 2-10-0

N&W Z-1a & Z-1b 2-6-6-2

and of course......Alco T-6 switcher

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Posted by BobL609 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:07 AM

A CNJ boxcab.  I know MDC used to produce one a way long time ago but someone needs to bring it back.

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Posted by ACY Tom on Saturday, March 25, 2017 11:58 AM

My list is too long to post in its entirety, so I'll just add some comments: 

* I like tstage's suggestion for an NYC War Emergency caboose, but I'm not sure about mass appeal. Maybe a limited production kit? Interestingly, the Bellefonte Central in Central Pennmsylvania got one of these and used it, with a side door added.

*  Union Pacific had both light and heavy Pacifics. It is true that they were not USRA's.  I'm pretty sure the heavies lasted longer, but the lights have an advantage as a model in that the design was almost the same as 4-6-2's built for Southern Pacific, Illnois Central, Southern, B&O, Erie, and others around the same time. It's always best if a model is usable for more than one road.

*  I really like the idea of releasing the M&PA 41 2-8-0. This was a standard Baldwin design marketed principally to smaller railroads. It has been available in brass in the distant past. The basic dimensions of running gear and boiler were pretty constant, but details varied. M&PA's three engines were all a bit different from one another in minor details. Other buyers of this basic Baldwin design included Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain, Ligonier Valley, and many others. One engine was pulled from an order for Mexico and sold to the Buffalo Creek & Gauley as that road's number 4. It eventually went to the museum in Spencer, NC, and is now at Cass, WV.  If the engine is produced, I would be partial to a representation of Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain numbers 31-32, with optional wood or steel cab. Optional slide valves or piston valves would be a great thing that would add to the engine's versatility.

*  I can't resist adding Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain 4-4-0 number 30 to the list. 

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Saturday, March 25, 2017 12:48 PM

I'd like to see a Green BN "Triclops" SD60, Some four axle and six axle U-Boats lettered for Seaboard Systems, A Correct Erie Caboose, A Louisville and Nashville "Woody" Type Caboose, and a Metrolink "Triclops" F59PHI.  I'll also throw in a Family Lines M-5 Steel Caboose. Big Smile

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:29 PM

I want an accurate model of a Southern Pacific rotary snowplow with the extentions which allow it to cut a wider path. Related image

I also want one of these. I'm not sure the name of it.  Image result for backhoe on gondola

Image result for backhoe on gondola

 

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Posted by stokesda on Saturday, March 25, 2017 1:54 PM

This kind of thread comes up from time to time. I've said it before, and I'll say it again...

DRGW Krauss Maffei ML-4000 cowl units in fairly well detailed but reasonbly-priced HO. I'm thinking Athearn Genesis, Atlas, or even ScaleTrains.

They weren't produced in great numbers, and the prototype wasn't very successful, but they are unique-looking locomotives and I'd love to have one. The only option in plastic currently available is the ancient Rivarossi version with the unusual motor arrangement. I think it's about time somebody released a new model of these with a modern drivetrain mechanism. 

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:23 PM

Athearn could do it. It can be DC/DCC Ready.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:29 PM

I Model in HO and I just want the manufacturers to release undecorated kits of all their product line that they currently produce. No new tooling needed. Just some basic cardboard box packaging.

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Kudos to Kadee for doing this. Boo to Walthers for announcing an undecorated version of the new ribbed side 32 foot trailer and then not releasing it.

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I do not want assembled undecorated cars. We have to take them apart to paint them. Please just follow Kadee's and Tichy's lead. Thank you.

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Also... I really want a rock-solid well engineered for function line of HO trackwork. To h**l with scale fidelity... make it last forever. Make the ties way too thick, I will hide them with ballast anyway. Make the spike heads too big, at least the rail will stay put. Come up with a bullet-proof hinge point for the point rails. I'll hide the out of scale appearance with paint. Call it the "Operators Line" or something, but make it RUGGED and RELIABLE and LIFETIME! And... release it before I begin construction on my final layout.

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Posted by tomikawaTT on Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:34 PM

WaRa1 class 17 ton 4-wheel box car, JNR 'livery' (basic black with white stenciling) in HOj (1:80 scale, 16-5mm gauge.)

Mass-produced during my target era, never issued as a model while I was in Japan.  Have never seen advertised in Tetsudo Mokei Shumi.

Chuck (Modeling Central Japan in September, 1964 - with misidentified WaMu60000 class boxcars masquerading as WaRa1 class)

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Posted by RR_Mel on Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:35 PM

stokesda

 

DRGW Krauss Maffei ML-4000 cowl units in fairly well detailed but reasonbly-priced HO. I'm thinking Athearn Genesis, Atlas, or even ScaleTrains.

The only option in plastic currently available is the ancient Rivarossi version with the unusual motor arrangement. I think it's about time somebody released a new model of these with a modern drivetrain mechanism. 

 

Dan I did a kitbash to a pair of Athearn PA-1 frames and used Rivarossi Krauss Maffei shells for my two SP ML-4000s.  They run pretty good too.
 
  
 
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Posted by BMMECNYC on Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:29 PM

stokesda
They weren't produced in great numbers, and the prototype wasn't very successful, but they are unique-looking locomotives and I'd love to have one.

The lack of variety of road names and numbers severly limits manufacturers.   Most manufacturers wont run something in plastic with very narrow appeal. 

You can have one for about a mortgage payment. 

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Posted by denveroutlaws06 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:40 PM

Ho Scale:

SD60e

RDL coal hopper

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:12 PM

ACY
* I really like the idea of releasing the M&PA 41 2-8-0. This was a standard Baldwin design marketed principally to smaller railroads. It has been available in brass in the distant past. The basic dimensions of running gear and boiler were pretty constant, but details varied. M&PA's three engines were all a bit different from one another in minor details. Other buyers of this basic Baldwin design included Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain, Ligonier Valley, and many others. One engine was pulled from an order for Mexico and sold to the Buffalo Creek & Gauley as that road's number 4. It eventually went to the museum in Spencer, NC, and is now at Cass, WV. If the engine is produced, I would be partial to a representation of Huntingdon & Broad Top Mountain numbers 31-32, with optional wood or steel cab. Optional slide valves or piston valves would be a great thing that would add to the engine's versatility.

Like this one?  https://www.brasstrains.com/Classic/Product/Detail/080641/HO-Brass-Model-PFM-United-MA-PA-Maryland-Pennsylvania-2-8-0-Unpainted

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:31 PM

Chopnose EMD SD18 Chessie System in plastic, brass, depleted uranium, pretty much any material other than the current unobtainium.

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Posted by oldline1 on Saturday, March 25, 2017 4:52 PM

No, that's a model of Ma&Pa #23-26 which also was also a stock Baldwin design from an earlier period. Similar to many other roads at the time like B&O.

The #41-42 were stock Baldwin designed engines of 1914 or so. The design was used later for Ma&Pa #43 with many subtle changes such as sand and steam domes, Laird crossheads vs Alligator, crescent counterwieights vs square and some other things. The 43 came new with an Elesco bundle type FW heater in 1925. The 41 never received one but the 42 did later on. 

I lack the ability to add photos but maybe this link to it will work.

#41

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi79-uh0fLSAhUGPCYKHRi1D9gQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.brasstrains.com%2FClassic%2FProduct%2FDetail%2F070723%2FHO-Brass-Model-Train-OMI-1507-Overland-MA-PA-2-8-0-41-Custom-Unlettered&psig=AFQjCNFKTi0RvMHFFn8CjW8iC7NGzhEjqA&ust=1490564880062237

 

#42

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi0g_bv0fLSAhXB7yYKHSz4CNsQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.btsrr.com%2Fbts6104.htm&bvm=bv.150729734,d.eWE&psig=AFQjCNHMJsHY7-cgksSTAgNnYfBBlGrv_g&ust=1490565062961081

The #43.

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