Manufactured N Scale Releases

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by Joe Lovett, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The cars WOT is doing are in the 700100-700299 series of PCF built insulated boxcars. I photographed a couple of these travelling through Ohio within the last 10 years (Photos are posted elsewhere on the site I believe).

    Paul
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    This picture was just posted on TrainBoard from the big Massachusetts train show (Micro-Trains):

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  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Some new N Scale announcements of interest gentlemen: None of these are Frisco but if you want to haul beer around St. Louis, there are five new reefers/boxcars that may be of interest. I've listed them on my blog here. These should be of interest to frisco modelers.

    Charlie
     
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  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Woo hoo! Check Bluford Shops home page for an exciting announcement. More later....

    Sent from my Motorola Electrify using Tapatalk 2
     
  5. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Woodchip hoppers! Never saw those before. That would make a good looking sting of cars.
     
  6. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  7. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Unfortunately, the cars Bluford is using are not correct for the Frisco 3 bay wood chip hoppers.

    The Frisco cars had flat sides, but the Bluford cars are offset side cars.

    Paul
     
  8. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Paul,

    Drop them an e-mail with that information. I will do the same.

    Charlie
     
  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I talked to Steve at Bluford and he said that this is what they can do for us as the tooling is very expensive. Nothing is perfect but I will take what we can get. I'm not the world's biggest rivet counter.

    Charlie
     
  10. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  11. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks! I need to expand my N scale fleet.
     
  12. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  13. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    New Micro-Trains Weathered Hopper

    Hot off the presses from Micro-Trains:

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  14. I've never seen a ex-Frisco hopper that badly graffittied. Also the lettering usually holds up pretty well.
     
  15. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  16. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Graffittied railway cars, proto or model, look like crap! The RR detectives on my N scale Frisco don't allow such stuff...

    TAG 1014
     
  17. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I don't like graffiti either and this will be only my second such car. I can't resist buying everything Frisco that is released so I have to have it.

    Charlie
     
  18. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The only graffiti cars I own are some MoPac cars deluxe innovations did... But these are era appropriate grafitti cars.

    The large spray painted graffiti cars like microtrains is releasing ( not just on the Frisco covered hopper ) are artifacts of a more moden time. I do not believe these are appropriate for any Frisco era, so I won't buy one.

    I will buy the 2 bay hopper to expand my fleet for the home layout.

    Paul
     
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  19. mark

    mark Member

    Tom, Charlie and Paul,

    Agree with your comments that the king size graphics are not prototypical for the Frisco era.

    More prototypical would be a small Herbie and/or Bozo Texcino. These were usually very small and drawn with chalk markers that faded over time. They were also more clever and very much less offensive.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  20. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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