Re: new products (was BLI vs. Walthers express reefers)

Marcelo Lordeiro <mrcustom@...>

Thanks Tim,
Let's think on some cars and choose one(tank car ?).
Which one?
Marcelo Lordeiro

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 5:16 PM
Subject: [STMFC] RE: new products (was BLI vs. Walthers express reefers)

Marcelo, Rule #1: Don't produce limited-run resin/brass kits for cars
that are eventually going to be produced in plastic. There are hundreds
(thousands?) of cars which might sell just a few hundred copies. Any
list would include mechanical reefers (esp a 40 footer), oddball gondolas,
the Utah Coal Route gondolas :-) , small tank cars (PLEASE), and so on.
If you're all set on a hopper car, how about the 3-bay War Emergency
cars? I believe a nice set of drawings exists from a magazine article...
Alternatively, one of the varieties of 4-bay offset hoppers.

Tim O'Connor

> Tim,
> Where can I find the drawings for the AAR alternate standard offset hopper? I
> want to produce a serie of 200 exact to scale cars ( mix of resin and
> photoetching and brass castings ) and could start with this hopper or the 6-dome
> wine car or any other car that you guys could help to choose.
> Marcelo Lordeiro


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