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Posted by yougottawanta on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:37 PM

My two picks for HO scale would be:

N&W 482 Streamlined

F Unit N&W

K unit as lent to N&W by Penn.

YGW

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Posted by angelob6660 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:02 PM

ATSFGuy

Atlas releasing a new run of Santa Fe and Amtrak Dash 8-32BWH/8-40BW's. What's the hold up? Those units sell well so I see no reason to not make some more.

Plus, I need a Dash 8-32BWH in Phase IV for my "New Amsterdam Limited". Big Smile

 

You are totally right. Instead of one paint release make all three. Can, Diet and Crystal Pepsi.

A remake of or a retooled plain NYC Hudson from Con-Cor or somebody else.

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Posted by hlwaaser on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:11 PM

I'd vote for a 4-4-2 Atlantic or 4-6-2 Pacific in PRR or NYC built for DC, not DCC, as I can't afford the switchover to DCC.  I already have several locos for DC.

 

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Posted by SAR 500 on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:38 PM

ACY

SAR 500: You probably ought to clarify what tank engines you are talking about. NKP certainly didn't own any. Maybe CNJ? Boston & Albany? CN?

As long as this thread won't die, I might as well add the Lima Hamilton diesel switcher. I'd go for that. And I know a lot of short line & industrial modelers who would love a Whitcomb. 

This thread is an opportunity for us to complain about what isn't available, but it seems like some thanks are in order too.  So I'd like to thank Intermountain for releasing the AAR alternate standard twin offset hopper a few years ago. We had the standard car from Athearn, Atlas, Kadee, and AccuRail; but until Intermountain heard the whinings of a few of us freight car freaks, the alternate standard was a big void in the hobby.  The differences are small in the eyes of many folks, but significant to those of us who care. 

Tom

 

Yes Tom it was the CN one and I think a B&A one would be  a handy one to have too.

 

Should also add some SP GS-2s 3s 4-8-4s too would be nice to my SP line up

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Monday, May 22, 2017 4:51 PM

SAR 500
B&A one would be  a handy one to have too.

Just saw two of them for sale, both Brass, one had DCC and sound installed.  Both were excellent runners.  DCC/Sound was $450-500ish and DC was $400 or so.

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Monday, May 22, 2017 4:54 PM

I'll add another locomotive: Chessie/B&O SD9 with Dynamic Brakes, can only find evidence of 1839 and 1840 which were both non-dynamic brake equipped locomotives ever being produced in HO scale.  Was able to find 1826 (SD7 w/dynamic brakes).

So a Chessie System SD9 numbered 1830-1838 would be great as well.

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Posted by molotovh on Monday, May 22, 2017 7:45 PM

SAR 500
As long as this thread won't die, I might as well add the Lima Hamilton diesel switcher. I'd go for that. And I know a lot of short line & industrial modelers who would love a Whitcomb.

I'll second the call for an HO scale Whitcomb. I found a nice shell for a Type 65 available on Shapeways, but there's no solid information as to what power set it's designed to fit and I admit I'm not brave enough to experiment on my current budget.

While I would settle for the 65, I'd be much more interested in a 45-tonner, or any other 4-wheel diesel switchers in HO scale.

I'd also be interested in some HO (standard guage) shorty flatcars or gondolas in the 30-ish foot range.

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Posted by fwright on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:21 AM

molotovh

I'd also be interested in some HO (standard guage) shorty flatcars or gondolas in the 30-ish foot range.

Can't help you much with the diesel switchers.  But 30ft-ish flats and gondolas have been and are available as kits.

Roundhouse/MDC made a 3-in-1 kit that built 3 gondolas/flat cars.  I believe they were 32ft.  Might have been sold individually, too.  You can find these at trains shows - EBay would generally be pricey for this kind of stuff.

Labelle and Trout Creek Engineering make wood kits for cars this size, including gondolas and flats.  This is both new production or new old stock.

Mantua (Tyco), AHM, Bachmann all made freight cars for their 1800s train sets that are in the size range you are looking for.  Again, usually found in junk boxes at hobby shops and train shows.  Details tend to be crude and oversize.  Replace the trucks and couplers, cut off the crude ladders and grab irons and brake wheels, replace with something more suitable and they look pretty good.  And if you replace the plastic truss rods, they will look even better.

just my thoughts

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Posted by steemtrayn on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 3:06 PM

Components to build a Bush train shed.

 

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Saturday, June 03, 2017 2:20 PM

I'm grateful East Coast Railroads released some cabooses that previously did not exist.

I might add a Seaboard Local to my roster.

Now if only the same would happen for SOU and L&N.

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Posted by molotovh on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:12 PM

fwright

 

 just my thoughts

Fred W

 

Thank you for the information, sir! Much appreciated.

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Thursday, June 08, 2017 8:48 PM

Some one-of a kind Uboats, and Demonstrators would be good,

How about some of Santa Fe's homebuilt SF30C's?   Or an M5 Seaboard System Caboose would work.

Seaboard sells poorly regarding passenger, but it should sell for freight.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, June 24, 2017 4:06 PM

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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 owe Walthers an appology. I was looking through their website last week, and I saw the undecorated versions of the flluted trailer were finally listed as available! I ordered two packs. They arrived today.

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So, YAY TO WALTHERS!

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Please keep making undeocrated versions of models available!

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-Kevin

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Posted by Maine_Central_guy on Saturday, June 24, 2017 6:31 PM

Ingalls T4. (GM&O 1900)

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Posted by BMMECNYC on Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:35 PM

B&O C-23 Caboose in Chessie paint.

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Posted by oldline1 on Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:10 PM

yougottawanta
K unit as lent to N&W by Penn. YGW

 

Are you talking bout the N&W E-3 4-6-2? They were not loaners but all 5 engines were purchased by the N&W. There was a great conversion article in Railroad Modeler years ago using a Spectrum PRR K4s. So far it has only been available as a brass import from Westside Models. Neat engines!

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:37 PM

Who wants to see the 1971 Auto train get produced in HO Scale?

I do, love the Red/Purple/White Disco Scheme!

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Posted by ACY Tom on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:45 AM

The PRR 4-6-2's that N&W purchased, were actually K3s class. I'm not familiar with the conversion article cited, but making a K3s from a K4s seems to be a fool's errand. The mechanism is the only component that could be reused. The boiler and cab are all wrong and would have to be changed. The valve gear and trailing truck would also have to be changed out. The tender would also need major rebuilding or replacement. Best bet is to look for a Westside brass K3s on the used market.

As far as the mass market is concerned, the K2/K3 classes were mostly extinct by the end of the 1940's, so they probably wouldn't be popular enough to justify mass production. Sorry, but that's reality. 

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Posted by oldline1 on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:55 AM

ACY Tom

The PRR 4-6-2's that N&W purchased, were actually K3s class. I'm not familiar with the conversion article cited, but making a K3s from a K4s seems to be a fool's errand. The mechanism is the only component that could be reused. The boiler and cab are all wrong and would have to be changed. The valve gear and trailing truck would also have to be changed out. The tender would also need major rebuilding or replacement. Best bet is to look for a Westside brass K3s on the used market.

As far as the mass market is concerned, the K2/K3 classes were mostly extinct by the end of the 1940's, so they probably wouldn't be popular enough to justify mass production. Sorry, but that's reality. 

Tom 

 

Tom,

I think he was wanting an N&W E-3. The E-3's were a 5 engine class the N&W bought from the Pennsy as their K3 class in 1937. The article I mentioned was a guy's hard work where he converted a Bachmann PRR K4s into an N&W E-3.

I don't remember the details as I had a WMC brass model. He did a lot of changes which I don't remember but the one that interested me was his virtually scratcbuilt N&W 15,000 gallon/20 ton round top tender. A favorite tender for me.

Yes, a lot of changes need to be made and even then it isn't as accurate as the Westside brass model.

Roger Huber

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:52 AM

I want to see HO Atlantic Coast Line Passenger Cars like IHC made a while back, love the Purple/Silver Scheme!

Modelers say the Southeast roads don't sell. Someday they will.

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Posted by trolleyboy on Friday, July 21, 2017 11:47 AM

JimT

 

 
tstage
JimT

It would also be nice to see NYC 19000 series caboose available in plastic/RTR; American Model Builders has kits for them, Trix models are available occasionally but expensive and not particularly accurate, and of course in brass on occasion. Just not easy to build up a fleet of them.

 

 

Jim,

According to the NYCSHS website, True Line Trains should hopefully be releasing an RTR version of the above this year in NYC, P&LE, and PMcK&Y, as well as Rutland.  It's still up on their website and I've been patiently waiting since 2013.  Cost should be the same as the AMB kit.

Tom

 

 

 

 man, I've also been waiting for those for what feels like forever. What are the chances that 2017 is the year? have to admit I'm not holding my breath. But that sure would be nice.

 

I wouldn't hold your breath. Trueline like Rapido are a Canadian compnay and prefer to run our prototypes. ( I am canadian ) True line has had some massive money issues they have two priority ( for them ) Canadian models that have been long delayed ( Sw1200 RS ) and the Canadian style Russel snowplows,both have been delayed again ( and both were announced befor the NYC caboose ) Judging by Truelines past performances I would say late 2018 for any of these is a more accurate ETA ( assuming they have no more financial set backs ) You might be better served to lobby rapido they own their own plants in China now and trun around models much quicker. Interestingly they have announced the SW1200 RS's for example and will be sending them out in early to mid 2018 ( the Trueline versions annonced over three years ago still ahven't arrived )

 

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Posted by Attuvian on Saturday, July 22, 2017 7:40 AM

Chlorine car.  There's a photo of an HO model on the internet but I'd bet it's a scratch-built or kit-bashed job.  An all-around great job, too, but for the tanks themselves.  They apprear to be bashed AAA batteries.  Pretty creative, but not with the concave or convex ends that I remember from my youth.

http://www.gatewaynmra.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/carty-chlorine-rail-car-model.jpg

Oops.  Looks like MTS made one in brass years ago.  Wonder how many of them are out there looking for a new home - at a reasonable price!

https://brasstrains.sirv.com/products/066702/06670201.jpg?&scale.option=fill&scale.width=586&scale.height=511

I'd like to track down a prototye photo of this style, one that's based on a flat car.

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Posted by emdmike on Sunday, July 23, 2017 8:32 AM

I would like to see a low drivered light 2-8-0, like the old Tyco tender driven one, but with modern drive in the loco and detailing, or a light 2-8-2 with low drivers, think the 19 from Emperor of the North.  Suitable for small layouts, branch line and logging.  The lower drivered Mikado #19 would be a great freight engine for many layouts, could even be offered in the movie road name, along with Yreaka Western and its other owners over the years.  We have way to many big steamers, F units, the RS3 has been done several times by several companies, take your pick, same for F units, Big Boys ect.  In todays downturn in the hobby, less repitition of exhisting models is needed.  Only low drivered 2-8-2's were done in brass decades ago and hard to come by, same for 2-8-0's    Mike

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Posted by tankertoad70 on Monday, July 24, 2017 11:57 AM

Great Northern O6 Mikado.

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Posted by The Jet Clipper on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:02 AM

HO Scale:

 

There are too many streamliners that aren't in plastic. Lemme name a few of them:

-Lark

-Cascade

-Owl

-Starlight

-Golden State

-Sunset Limited

-North Coast Limited

-Panama Limited

-PRR's "Fleet of Modernism" (not a train, but they need to be made)

-Mercury

-The "Rockets"

-Any of the multi-railroad "City Of..."

-The "Eagles"

-1938 20th Century Limited

-1938 Broadway Limited

 

...among others.

 

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Posted by tstage on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:08 AM

The Jet Clipper

HO Scale:

There are too many streamliners that aren't in plastic. Lemme name a few of them:

-1938 20th Century Limited...

Actually, MTH has both the '38 AND the '40 10-car set of the 20th Century Limited cars in HO, along with their matching streamlined Hudsons.

Tom

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Posted by ACY Tom on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:59 PM

How about an HO 14 Roomette, 4 Double bedroom Pullman Standard sleeper with optional flat or fluted sides? They were used by B&O, KCS, MoPac, T&P, SL-SF, MKT, Southern, and possibly others, and were seen on interline trains such as PRR's Penn Texas and B&O's National Limited to New York City and Washington DC. 

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Posted by Cletus on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 7:56 PM

I'll put my vote in for a Krauss Maffei ML4000 in the cab version with external air tanks and lower intake grills. Either the SP or D&RGW model would work for me. I just acquired an old Rivarossi model and plan to drop it over an Atlas or Athearn chassis based on videos I saw on the web. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:46 PM

I have decided I want Kadee to make a line of HO scale track as high quality and reliable as their wheelsets, trucks, and couplers. It just makes sense.

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