New Intermountain 50' PS-1 Boxcar

Discussion in 'Boxcars' started by pensive, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I haven't seen this reported before, but it appears that Intermountain has a 50' PS-1 boxcar painted for the Frisco in the pipeline. A photo in the middle of page 64 of Molo's Frisco/Katy Color Guide to Freight Equipment seems to be the inspiration for this model:

    http://www.intermountain-railway.com/ho/html/45909.htm

    Rich
     
  2. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    These may have been the cars that were refurbished in the late 1970s for tire service. Need to check the Molo book . . .
     
  3. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Rick and All:

    According to Molo's book this is indeed the car that was refurbished for tire service by the application of a special coating to the exterior. He also points out that the Frisco had two major tire plants on the system, a BF Goodrich in Miami, OK and a Goodyear plant in Lawton, OK. One could assume that these cars would travel all over the system and beyond to tire distributors in major and intermediate cities. If anyone else can add to or modify these comments, please do so. We are continuing our efforts to try and establish car movements for operating purposes.
     
  4. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Oops! I just noticed that there is now a "New Products" catagory. This thread should have probably been posted there. If any moderator wants to move it, I have no objections. --Rich
     
  5. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Has this car just now been announced? Or has it been promised a while?? I see it's advertised release is December! I've been waiting for the IM release of the N scale Frisco black and yellow FP-7 and companion F-7B unit which is also advertised (Now) as a December release. A word to the wise: Intermountain is VERY irregular! I've had a pre-order for the FP-7 since JUNE 2010! FYI.

    Tom
     
  6. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    I believe this has been out a while. I preordered mine a few months back. I think they are due in Nov/Dec.
     
  7. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

  8. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

  9. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Also an HO boxcar and an N scale locomotive may be different "animals" with completely different schedules.

    Tom
     
  10. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    There seem to be quite a few problems or issues within China that are also filtering into the model railroad industry. S Helper ServiceĀ“s S scale Showcase Line has a post regarding this problem.

    We might see some manufacturers returning to the good old US of A if the trend continues.

    Joe Toth
     
  11. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Intermountain is now projecting a May release date on these cars. Stay tuned!
     
  12. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Good, I just spent my remaining train fund $$ on an undec 0-8-0 for the MKT Glen Park Yard. Switching back to 1947-50 at present.
     
  13. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    The Intermountain website is showing that these cars will ship to dealers the week of December 31st. For the record there are 6 road numbers and the MSRP is $31.95.

    Stock Number / Car Number

    45909-13 444136
    45909-14 444159
    45909-15 444184
    45909-16 444240
    45909-17 444275
    45909-18 444293

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