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[DRGW] HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers jimfitch3@gmail.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-28 15:22:34
[DRGW] Re: HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers robert youngers lonewolf3878@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-28 23:17:25
Re: [DRGW] Re: HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers David Dane doubled176028@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-28 17:51:17
Re: [DRGW] Re: HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers David Dane doubled176028@yahoo.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-28 17:57:53
[DRGW] Re: HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers jimfitch3@gmail.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-29 12:07:32
Re: [DRGW] HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-29 09:07:48
Re: [DRGW] HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers jimfitch3@gmail.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-29 16:01:35
Re: [DRGW] HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-29 13:44:56
Re: [DRGW] HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers jimfitch3@gmail.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-29 19:23:36
Re: [DRGW] HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-29 16:31:35
Re: [DRGW] HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers jimfitch3@gmail.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-30 12:32:25
Re: [DRGW] HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers Jim Eager jeager@sympatico.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-30 10:14:06
Re: [DRGW] HO 40' Trailmobile Trailers from Walthers jimfitch3@gmail.c... [DRGW] (DRGW@yahoogroups.c...) 2017-06-30 15:06:22
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<p>Robert,</p><p><br></p><p>Re-read the information in my post, which was copied from the flyer.&nbsp; It&#39;s in there: these are 2-packs.</p><p><br></p><p>As for Athearn Blue box trailers, they may be cheap sure, but&nbsp;they don&#39;t look like any trailers I see in late 1970&#39;s D&amp;RGW TOFC trains.&nbsp; In fact I have yet to find a photo of a real trailer matching them completely.&nbsp; I&#39;ve sold off most of my Athearn blue box 40&#39; trailers and only have a small number left as &quot;stand-ins&quot; for now for a RI and Cornucopia.&nbsp; Of course it all depends&nbsp;if you are interested in models that are realistic or generic.&nbsp; There are plenty of both out there - in general the generic models are cheap and the higher fidelity models are more expensive.&nbsp; As always, you get what you pay for.</p><p><br></p><p>Speaking of that, Trainworx next run of HO 40&#39; Brown trailers are due out soon and are priced at MSRP $27.95.&nbsp; I think the first run of drop frame Trainworx HO trailers were a couple dollars less MSRP and I paid $19.99 at MBK for the six I have.&nbsp; Cheap?&nbsp; No, but many modelers have badly wanted decent drop frame trailers for years and these are very well done.&nbsp; And btw, they sold out very fast and good luck finding any, anywhere now.&nbsp; I&#39;ve had no luck finding any more&nbsp;for months now.&nbsp; A second run of drop frame Trainworx is due out approximately end of the year and I expect D&amp;RGW fans will be interested in them.&nbsp; I know I will be.</p><p><br></p><p>Getting back to the Walthers Trailmobile ,,, from Jim Eagers comments on the MFCL list, it looks like most of the paint schemes are either totally bogus or not correct for this version of Trailmobile prototype.&nbsp; Apparently there are quite a few schemes Walthers could have chosen that would have been more accurate.&nbsp; Pity they didn&#39;t.&nbsp; If all 6 road names were correct in the upcoming run, I&#39;d likely buy them all, but my budget is limited and I&#39;d rather save it for models that are a not bogus.&nbsp; It sounds like the CNW Falcon may be one of the closest in the bunch, while 3 of them are completely wrong for Trailmobile.</p><p><br></p><p>As noted by Jim, some of these schemes would be better done on the Athearn 40&#39; Fruehauf and I can&#39;t understand why Athearn hasn&#39;t done their A-line&nbsp;Fruehauf in CR, B&amp;M white and CO&amp;E and per Jim Eager those roads&nbsp;didn&#39;t own Trailmobile trailers anyway but did own Fruehauf.&nbsp; Athearn has also ignored&nbsp;white BN and Preferred Pool as well.&nbsp; So right now from the available information I can eliminate&nbsp;Walthers CR, B&amp;M and CO&amp;E trailers&nbsp;from my shopping list.<br><br>I did manage to get 3 of the last run of white owner operator which would be suitable for decaling.&nbsp; I have a set of Preferred Pool decals and if I can find a good picture of a Preferred 40&#39; footer, I&#39;ll use one of those white OO trailers to decal with them.<br><br>Considering Jim Eagers long list of suitable correct road names Walthers ignored for the first run (AVAZ, BN, DT&amp;I, EL, ERES, ICG, L&amp;N, MILW, MP/TP, NW, SCL, UP, VTR), I may be in for undecs myself and hunt down some decals. Otherwise looks like I may only be picking up one or two of the decorated 2-packs from the first run. Shame is I expect these will all sell out giving Walthers a continue green light to be slack on fidelity while other manufacturers are catering more and more to people who care about fidelity to prototype.<span><br></span><br></p><p><br></p><p>Cheers, Jim Fitch<br class="yui-cursor"></p>



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