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ExactRail Thrall Centerbeams available

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ExactRail Thrall Centerbeams available
Posted by HO-Velo on Friday, September 18, 2020 12:28 PM

ExactRail has another bunch of their superb 63' Opera window centerbeams available.  Regards, Peter

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Friday, September 18, 2020 1:01 PM

Just got the email as well.  Only repeats are the BN, UP yellow and red BNSF repaint.  New paint schemes include a mid-80's light gray MILW, brown UP mid-80's repaint and black WP rebadged to NOKL.  Not rerun are the yellow MILW and as delivered black WP Centerbeams.

I know some modelers have been wanting these to be rerun as they have been OOP for some years. They seem to go for quite a bit on Ebay when they come up.

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Posted by Doughless on Friday, September 18, 2020 1:14 PM

The length is better than the longer CBs, and would be desireable.

- Douglas

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Friday, September 18, 2020 2:11 PM

The ExactRail represent Thrall Centerbeams manufactured in 1977 and were 63' long.  Around 1986/87, the 73' Centerbeams were produced and are far more common in modern times.  Depending on your modeling time frame, you could use both, but prior to around 1986, the 63' Centerbeams are pretty much it.

This time around ExactRail is appealing more to the post mid-1980's and modern folks with the repaints and rebadged versions.

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