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Amtrak California cars
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 29, 2003 11:45 PM
I'm looking for any info on Amtrak California Cars. Modeling Central California, and have found Amtrak California engines (which I have yet to see on the San Joaquins) - but nothing on the cars. Actually surprised Walther's hasn't come out with it yet. Looking for blue prints, car type, consist, etc.

Any hep is greatly appreciated,
Thx [:)]
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Amtrak California cars
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 29, 2003 11:45 PM
I'm looking for any info on Amtrak California Cars. Modeling Central California, and have found Amtrak California engines (which I have yet to see on the San Joaquins) - but nothing on the cars. Actually surprised Walther's hasn't come out with it yet. Looking for blue prints, car type, consist, etc.

Any hep is greatly appreciated,
Thx [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 7, 2003 9:03 PM
Overland Models has previously released the Amtrak California cars in brass and are planning to rerun the cars. Currently brass is your only option. good luck modeling, Ch
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 7, 2003 9:03 PM
Overland Models has previously released the Amtrak California cars in brass and are planning to rerun the cars. Currently brass is your only option. good luck modeling, Ch
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Posted by METRO on Sunday, November 2, 2003 2:52 AM
A reasonable bet could be kitbashing superliner cars and the Athearn bi-levels.

I would put good money on that either Walthers or Athearn will come out with the California cars now that both companies have locos in the new and old California schemes.
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Posted by METRO on Sunday, November 2, 2003 2:52 AM
A reasonable bet could be kitbashing superliner cars and the Athearn bi-levels.

I would put good money on that either Walthers or Athearn will come out with the California cars now that both companies have locos in the new and old California schemes.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:01 AM
Here's a questions, since i don't live near that line and can't find it elsewheres, what is a standard layout of a train out there? Number and order of coaches, sleepers, ect.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:01 AM
Here's a questions, since i don't live near that line and can't find it elsewheres, what is a standard layout of a train out there? Number and order of coaches, sleepers, ect.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 3:16 PM
There are no sleepers for the California cars. There are only coahces, coach cab, lounge and diners. Trains typicaly run 4-6 cars depending on needs.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 2, 2003 3:16 PM
There are no sleepers for the California cars. There are only coahces, coach cab, lounge and diners. Trains typicaly run 4-6 cars depending on needs.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 7, 2003 10:58 AM
It is highly unlikely that Walthers or Athearn will produce California Cars as the market appeal is just to limited to justify the expense of steel tooling to produce a car. I am working on releaseing California Cars in about two years in Resin Kit form. Features include Interior, Factory paint, Lighting, and passengers. The economics of my situation dictates I will be able to give comprible performance to Walthers and Athearn for about half of their highly inflated RTR prices.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 7, 2003 10:58 AM
It is highly unlikely that Walthers or Athearn will produce California Cars as the market appeal is just to limited to justify the expense of steel tooling to produce a car. I am working on releaseing California Cars in about two years in Resin Kit form. Features include Interior, Factory paint, Lighting, and passengers. The economics of my situation dictates I will be able to give comprible performance to Walthers and Athearn for about half of their highly inflated RTR prices.
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Posted by eastcoast on Saturday, November 8, 2003 7:20 PM
At the current time, I have not seen a producer for a specific set.
The best bet is to custom paint a set of HI-LEVEL cars or kitbash
for the TALGO set. I am really sure that SOMEBODY will release a set
soon. Alot pretty trainsets out in CA. I model the Eastern coastline and
do not collect the CA. editions. But they are still pretty trains.
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Posted by eastcoast on Saturday, November 8, 2003 7:20 PM
At the current time, I have not seen a producer for a specific set.
The best bet is to custom paint a set of HI-LEVEL cars or kitbash
for the TALGO set. I am really sure that SOMEBODY will release a set
soon. Alot pretty trainsets out in CA. I model the Eastern coastline and
do not collect the CA. editions. But they are still pretty trains.
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Posted by Jetrock on Monday, November 10, 2003 12:08 AM
Hmmm....it depends on the train. Typically trains running within California won't have sleepers, since the trip generally isn't long enough to justify it. I am near the Amtrak station in Sacramento often enough that I could take some notice next time I'm out there--we mostly see Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin Valley trains, most, so far as I can tell, are 3 or 4 coaches with a snack car--the Capitol Corridor, kind of like Chicago's Metra trains, don't turn around--they have a cab in the back of the passenger car and run the route east in reverse!
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Posted by Jetrock on Monday, November 10, 2003 12:08 AM
Hmmm....it depends on the train. Typically trains running within California won't have sleepers, since the trip generally isn't long enough to justify it. I am near the Amtrak station in Sacramento often enough that I could take some notice next time I'm out there--we mostly see Capitol Corridor and San Joaquin Valley trains, most, so far as I can tell, are 3 or 4 coaches with a snack car--the Capitol Corridor, kind of like Chicago's Metra trains, don't turn around--they have a cab in the back of the passenger car and run the route east in reverse!
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Posted by Sperandeo on Monday, November 10, 2003 11:35 AM
Hello "beetleb,"

See "The California Fleet - GM's F59PHI and Amerail's California cars," in the November 1997 MODEL RAILROADER, page 96, for drawings and photos of the California cars. This article shows all four types of cars, the baggage-coach, diner, trailer (coach), and cab car (coach). It also has floor plans and names and numbers for all the cars.

So long,

Andy

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Posted by Sperandeo on Monday, November 10, 2003 11:35 AM
Hello "beetleb,"

See "The California Fleet - GM's F59PHI and Amerail's California cars," in the November 1997 MODEL RAILROADER, page 96, for drawings and photos of the California cars. This article shows all four types of cars, the baggage-coach, diner, trailer (coach), and cab car (coach). It also has floor plans and names and numbers for all the cars.

So long,

Andy

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 10, 2003 3:38 PM
Andy,

SHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Your going to give away my secrets [:)]

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 10, 2003 3:38 PM
Andy,

SHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Your going to give away my secrets [:)]

[8D][:D][8D][:D][8D][:D][8D][:D][8D][:D][8D][:D][8D][:D][8D]

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