Re: New MTH HO scale freight cars

soolinehistory <destorzek@...>

--- In STMFC@..., "brianleppert@..." <brianleppert@...> wrote:

The box cars shown in the MTH catalog are actualy Model Die Casting (now Athearn). I can't see the trucks clearly, so don't know whose those are.

In the last years of MDC we made new tooling for new sides for the old 40' box car, with molded-on Youngstown, Superior and double doors.

MTH says theirs will have working doors. So what's shown are only stand-ins for MTH's PS-1 box cars.

Brian Leppert
Carson City, NV
I should add... A couple months ago I stated on this list that I can identify the USRA twin hoppers in the MTH catalog photos as being Accurail products. The close-up photos showing wire grab irons were either modified cars, or who knows? It's obvious that MTH filled the catalog with "stand-in" images, and it's not worth my time to delve into it again.

Dennis Storzek
Accurail, Inc.

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