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Tichy freight cars


Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>
 

Byron Rose wrote

The postscript to this is that every once in a while I wander into a
little hobby shop tucked away in the corner of some small town and
there's half dozen Gould kits just sitting in the shelf gathering dust.
Well, maybe one shop, but it was within the last 2-3 years.
Well, I just want it known for the record that it was an assembled and
painted Tichy PFE reefer that rekindled my long dormant interest in
fine scale modeling about 11-12 years ago. At that time there was no
Proto2000, Sunshine, Intermountain, or Red Caboose, and Walthers only
offered recycled Train Miniature kits.

Come to think of it, I don't think I bought any Tichy kits from that
hobby shop (the Orange Caboose in Maynard MA, now closed) since he was
asking list price for them...

But IMO the Tichy USRA hopper is a thing of beauty, the reefers are
very nice, and the Brownhoist crane is simply amazing.

Timothy O'Connor <timoconnor@mediaone.net>
Marlborough, Massachusetts


byronrose@...
 

On Fri, 16 Mar 2001 09:04:30 -0500 "Tim O'Connor"
<timoconnor@mediaone.net> writes:

But IMO the Tichy USRA hopper is a thing of beauty, the reefers are
very nice, and the Brownhoist crane is simply amazing.
While I agree with you on the crane, I can't get past the two widened
center panels of the hopper car, and that one's on Don, not Bill.

The crane is a absolute thing of beauty. I'd give anything for a similar
kit of a 200-250 ton late steam crane with that same level of detail.
Asking for working outriggers would be too much to ask for, but it sure
would be the icing on the cake wouldn't it. The error that Bill Gould
committed with the crane was purely financial; while it was reasonable
to expect some modelers to buy 2 or 3 or 5 revenue cars, how many would
buy more than one crane? Especially one with thousand of teeny-tiny
parts? Hmm, I guess that 250 ton crane would need millions of parts
then, wouldn't it?

BSR
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