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What would you like to see made?
Posted by DAVID FORTNEY on Monday, October 12, 2020 5:26 PM

For me I would like to see th e old Sears and to buck 35'? Trailers in the old paint scheme. Even though I model modern these would fine a spot on my layout. On a flat car would be perfect.

How about you.

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, October 12, 2020 5:37 PM

I would like Rapido to make a Canadian Pacific wood burning 4-4-0. Just like the ones you see in photos from the 1880s. I'd buy a bunch!Big Smile

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Monday, October 12, 2020 5:59 PM

A reasonably accurate B&O P7d Pacific.

A reasonably accurate WM K-2 Pacific.

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Posted by SpaceMouse on Monday, October 12, 2020 6:22 PM

BATMAN

I would like Rapido to make a Canadian Pacific wood burning 4-4-0. Just like the ones you see in photos from the 1880s. I'd buy a bunch!Big Smile

 

I'd like anything that was around in the 1890s.

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Posted by Pruitt on Monday, October 12, 2020 6:37 PM

Ten wheelers, Moguls, Consolidations, Pacifics and other smaller steamers by high quality manufacturers (not the stuff with all the popes and appliances cast into the boilers - while the current offerings may run better, the superstructure is essentially 1950's quality fabrication).

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Posted by IRONROOSTER on Monday, October 12, 2020 7:45 PM

A "modern" (early 1900's) 4-4-0 and 4-6-0 in S scale.

Preferrably following Maryland & Pennsylvania RR, but I'll go with any prototype.

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Posted by Trainman440 on Monday, October 12, 2020 8:35 PM

SP P-8 4-6-2

SP A-6 4-4-2

Southern Ps-4 4-6-2 (crescent limited engine)

Southern Ms-4 2-8-2

PRR G5a 4-6-0

PRR A5s

PRR B6sb

PRR E6s

ATSF 3400 class 4-6-2

ATSF 4000 class 2-8-2 (if BLI doesnt release one soon)

Okay yea at this point Im just listing engines I want, most of which I already own in brass.

But seriously, I want to see SMALLER ENGINES, like 0-4-0s, 2-6-0s, 4-6-0s, etc. Enough of these 4-8-4s, big boys, triplexes, etc. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:07 PM

The Rapido DC/silent undecorated PA/PB locmotives.

Crying

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Posted by NittanyLion on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:11 PM

Earlier today I found out that CN is doing heritage units, so those.

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Posted by York1 on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:13 PM

A better selection of N Scale vehicles -- especially modern pickups, semis, and cars.

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Posted by tstage on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:24 PM

A working New York Central Hudson...in 1:1 scale.

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Posted by EMDSD40 on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:37 PM

I would suggest NS SD70acu and SD70acc locomotives. Perhaps a suggestion for Scale Trains

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:42 PM

NittanyLion

Earlier today I found out that CN is doing heritage units, so those.

 

There was a list of what they are doing on one of the FB pages, it was quite long.

Algoma Central
BC Rail (Red/White/Blue)
BC Rail (Two Tone Green)
Bessemer & Lake Erie (early Orange/Black)
CN Zebra Stripes
CN North America Map
CN original
Central Vermont (Black/Red)
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton
Duluth, Missabi & Iron Range
Duluth, Winnipeg & Pacific (Deliver With Pride)
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern
Illinois Central Gulf (Orange/Charcol Grey)
Green Bay and Western (Early Red/White)
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (red/white redbird scheme)
Grand Trunk Western
Illinois Central
Wisconsin Central

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Posted by groundeffects on Monday, October 12, 2020 9:55 PM

For N scale, I would like to see more steam engines (especially those used by S.P.) that are oil burners, instead of coal fired locos.  I can only think of a handful of N scale steam locos currently available that would be considered oil burners.  Oh, and a N scale version of the S.P. 3/4 dome car would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, October 12, 2020 10:17 PM

BATMAN
I would like Rapido to make a Canadian Pacific wood burning 4-4-0. Just like the ones you see in photos from the 1880s. I'd buy a bunch!

I can't imagine that this one would be all that difficult to turn into something appropriate for your needs, Brent.

Obviously, it's not Rapido, but otherwise, how long can you hold your breath? Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by RR_Mel on Monday, October 12, 2020 10:23 PM

 

I’ll second the SP ¾ Dome Lounge car but in HO scale.

Jeff

I’m afraid the SP ¾ Dome car won’t happen in either N or HO, the SP built their own and because there were only 7 built I don’t think they will be manufactured.  I ended up Kitbashing four ¾ dome lounge cars for my HO layout 3 from Athearn diners and one from a Bachmann full dome.

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Posted by Bayfield Transfer Railway on Monday, October 12, 2020 10:42 PM

Fairbanks Morse H-1666

Disclaimer:  This post may contain humor, sarcasm, and/or flatulence.

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, October 12, 2020 10:49 PM

doctorwayne

 

 
BATMAN
I would like Rapido to make a Canadian Pacific wood burning 4-4-0. Just like the ones you see in photos from the 1880s. I'd buy a bunch!

 

I can't imagine that this one would be all that difficult to turn into something appropriate for your needs, Brent.

Obviously, it's not Rapido, but otherwise, how long can you hold your breath? Smile, Wink & Grin

Wayne

 

I think that will be my only option Wayne. I have one BS 4-4-0 and I love the little thing. I was told in no uncertain terms that it was too late of a model to be a wood burner even though it came with the optional wood load, no balloon stack though. 

I need to get my airbrushing up to snuff before I tackle one of those colourful 4-4-0s to turn it into a workin mans black. I don't recall that CP had anything but black and very dirty black at that. Not many wash stands out West in the 1880s.Laugh

I did a poll on FB as to how many would buy a Rapido 4-4-0 if they made one, I thought the response was pretty good considering the size of the group.Cowboy

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Posted by hon30critter on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:03 PM

tstage
A working New York Central Hudson...in 1:1 scale.

LaughLaughLaugh 

Hi Tom,

You must have a heck of a lot of space for your garden layout!Smile, Wink & Grin

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Posted by Trainman440 on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:14 PM

tstage

A working New York Central Hudson...in 1:1 scale.

Ah, just imagine the beauty!
I second this, #5344.

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Posted by tstage on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:16 PM

Hey, the OP didn't specify a scale so...THAT'S what I'd like to see made. YesCool  I wish Mr. Perlman had had the insight to save at least one Hudson and/or Niagara for posterity.  Nope! - scrapped 'em all! Grumpy

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:22 PM

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For N scale, I would like to see more steam engines (especially those used by S.P.) that are oil burners, instead of coal fired locos. I can only think of a handful of N scale steam locos currently available that would be considered oil burners....

Well, I can't comment with any authority on what steam locomotives could represent Espee steam, but it's not all that difficult to convert a coal tender into an oil tender. (I usually convert coal tenders into coal tenders with more fully-modelled coal bunkers, as I use loose "coal"...that allows me to run (and photograph) locos with fully-loaded tenders and later with depleted coal, and even later being re-coaled).

The tender behind this modified Athearn rotary plow...

....was originally a centipede-style tender from a Monogram kit for a non-operational Big Boy.  I cut some material from the cistern portion of the tender to make it a more reasonable length, then cut out the moulded-in coal load and and replaced it with a styrene deck.

I doubt that it looks much like a Southern Pacific oil tender, but you could probably get closer to a representation of one if you had photos from which you could work.  Here are a few other views...

This tender is from Model Die Casting, and came with a fully modelled coal bunker....

...however, my plan was to convert it to an auxillary water tender...

Here it is, closed-in...

...and with some added details...

While I put two water hatches on the deck, you could easily substitute an oil hatch for the front one, along with a vent pipe.

Here it is with rivets added, along with a coat of grey primer...

...and painted and in-service....

Since I'm modelling in HO scale, you'd likely have better knowledge of what might be available in N scale to make similar conversions, and also better ideas for representing Southern Pacific-style tenders.  Finding a suitable model with which to start is usually more difficult than doing the actual conversion work.

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Posted by blackpowder1956 on Monday, October 12, 2020 11:47 PM

First off, I model the Union Pacific transition era. I think there are way too many Challengers and Big Boys being produced for modelers. I suppose they sell well for a while. I for one would like to see more detailed Atlantics, Pacifics, Ten wheelers, and Consolidations. I would also like to see more of the early diesel switchers as well as older F-units. I also like well detailed  Alco PA's and PB's.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:02 AM

Pruitt
Ten wheelers, Moguls, Consolidations, Pacifics and other smaller steamers by high quality manufacturers (not the stuff with all the popes and appliances cast into the boilers - while the current offerings may run better, the superstructure is essentially 1950's quality fabrication).

Even if the pipes are moulded-on ones, they're pretty easy to remove from a plastic boiler (as opposed to the cast metal ones from the '50s) and equally easy to replace with fully-modelled ones bent from wire.  While many of the appliances (air pumps, water pumps feedwater heaters, etc.) may be moulded-on too, or separately-applied plastic details, there's a wealth of brass castings for such details available from Cal-Scale (Bowser) and Precision Scale.

There's plenty of factory-applied free-standing detail on this 10-Wheeler from Bachmann...

...but I thought that over-all, the loco is too old-fashioned looking for my layout's late '30s era.

Instead, I opted for actual 1950's-era technology, in the form of this Varney casting, which was used on both their Casey Jones 10-Wheeler and the 2-8-0 "Old Lady"....

I didn't, however, care for the style of the cab, so removed them from both of the castings that I had on-hand...

...replacing them with cabs from Bachmann's Consolidations...

As you can see, I also shortened (and narrowed, although it's harder to see) the tender, and modified the original slide valve/piston set-up with a more modern type...

 

That left the old girl looking pretty plain-Jane, so I dolled 'er-up with a few details...

...then slapped on some paint and lettering...

Bachmann also offers a decent-looking Mogul, their award-winning Consolidation, and their more recently-released Mikados and Pacifics.
The plastic body shells are a joy with which to work, especially when compared to those '50s-era zinc castings....easy to remove moulded-on detail and easy to drill when adding free-standing replacement parts.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:12 AM

 

What would you like to see made?

The only thing that springs to mind for me would be to have Pollyscale paints available again, and perhaps Champ decals, too....can't think of anything that I really need, though.

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 6:30 AM

RR_Mel

 

I’ll second the SP ¾ Dome Lounge car but in HO scale.

Jeff

I’m afraid the SP ¾ Dome car won’t happen in either N or HO, the SP built their own and because there were only 7 built I don’t think they will be manufactured.   

 

I'll 3rd the SP 3/4 dome.  Those were used on the Amtrak San Francisco Zephyr as well, a passenger train I am modeling.

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Posted by dieselsmoke on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:31 AM

RDC 4 in HO scale.  Jason? Maybe?

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Posted by Erie Lackawanna in Georgia on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 7:33 AM

U33C / U36C units with an upgrade from previous offerings

Passenger sets from the EL and D&H

More 60s 70s TOFC trailer variety and cars

 

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Posted by josephbw on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:58 AM

I would love to see more HO vehicles from the 60s & 70s. There is a decent assortment now, but there is a lot of room for improvement.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:23 AM

The New Haven EP-5, the great double-ended cab unit electric.  Then I would need some fantasy to allow me to run it with my Milwaukee layout.  Yeah, and some catenary, too.

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