t3

Friday, April 28, 2017
Text Size
  •          

  • FacebookMySpaceTwitterDiggDeliciousStumbleuponGoogle BookmarksRedditNewsvineTechnoratiLinkedinRSS FeedPinterest

Z

C

S

 

P

a

n

e

l

Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me

TOPIC: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL

New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15885

  • JoeD
  • JoeD's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 18
  • Thank you received: 13
Hey all,

Annual request for suggestions. Only rule is that the subject be seen in different paint schemes on different roads at any time in their lives. A Pennsy X28 is a nice car, but only came in one or two flavors and I can't sell that to management. Suggest away.

Thanks

Joe
MTL
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15887

  • Gerd
  • Gerd's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Brakeman
  • Posts: 173
  • Thank you received: 38
1) ACF 2-bay Centerflow . You got them already in N
2) 2-bay Airslide Covered Hopper.
3) Modern NSC Open Top Hopper
4) Ore Cars
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: JoeD, southernnscale, Mr.JA

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15888

  • Curn
  • Curn's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 4
  • Thank you received: 2
2 sugestions

FMC Offset Double Door Boxcars. Simular to what MTL and Athearn/Roundhouse have in N scale. Lots of shortline paint schemes availiable....like the Sierra Railroad, McCloud, City of Prineville, Oregon Pacific and Eastern, Port of Tillamook Bay, Railroad of Oregon, Yreka Western, etc.

An offset steel cupola caboose, in any roadname you want.
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15889

  • Leonis1202
  • Leonis1202's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 16
  • Thank you received: 2
Moin Joe,

what's about a 30' NACC 8.000 Gallon Tank Car ?

GreetingZ,

Rolf
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: JoeD, southernnscale

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15890

  • mdvholland
  • mdvholland's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 86
  • Thank you received: 15
Hello Joe, I would really like a set of PFE mechanical reefers (like you have/had in N).

best,
Matt
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15892

  • JoeD
  • JoeD's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 18
  • Thank you received: 13
We have a new body style on the way Sept 1...PFE Mechanical Reefer :o)
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: mdvholland

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15893

  • mdvholland
  • mdvholland's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 86
  • Thank you received: 15
PO? :woohoo:
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15894

  • garthah
  • garthah's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Engineer
  • Posts: 492
  • Thank you received: 192
copy your N scale tank cars to Z the one you use now is a poor substitute for Z more Nn3 than Z.
cheerz Garth
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Mr.JA

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15895

  • PuppySnacks
  • PuppySnacks's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 5
  • Thank you received: 1
I suggest improving customer service, spare parts availability, and MTL switches(issues with those are no state secret); x2 e-mails sent recently to MTL regarding SD40-2 side frame replacements, manual switches in the past, and not a single response from anyone. I would say improve what you have before unleashing creativity...
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15896

  • Gerd
  • Gerd's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Brakeman
  • Posts: 173
  • Thank you received: 38
PuppySnacks wrote:
I suggest improving customer service, spare parts availability, and MTL switches(issues with those are no state secret); x2 e-mails sent recently to MTL regarding SD40-2 side frame replacements, manual switches in the past, and not a single response from anyone. I would say improve what you have before unleashing creativity...

Was that thread not about new freight car suggestions ???
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Mr.JA, PuppySnacks

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15899

  • slugger
  • slugger's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Brakeman
  • Posts: 166
  • Thank you received: 10
Hi Joe
Before I got started in z scale, I was into n scale. One freight car I collected was MTL's drop center heavy haul flat cars. I think you should make those in z scale. It would also make a larger market to sell loads for them.
Also a 39' ore car would be nice.

Keep up the great work Joe! B)

Steve

The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: southernnscale

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15900

  • ZFRANK
  • ZFRANK's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 33
  • Thank you received: 3
3 and 4 bay open hoppers

/Frank
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: southernnscale

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15901

  • JoeD
  • JoeD's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 18
  • Thank you received: 13
I need to know your email address so I can check what is going on. If it came to me you would have anything you need to fix what is wrong...but we have an agressive spam filter in the front office and sometimes things don't get to us. We have plenty of spares and would be happy to fix/replace anything you have.

Cheers

Joe
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Fred, southernnscale, PuppySnacks

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15902

  • southernnscale
  • southernnscale's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Engineer
  • Posts: 449
  • Thank you received: 188
I agree with Steve Mr. Styrene! Drop center Heavy haul flat car with the six wheel trucks would be nice with some of the project that Jon does with the heavy equipment and any other type loads, Diesel Engine, Power transformers. and so on!!!!!! CSX and N&S, C&O, SP
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Heavy-Equipment-Designer

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15903

  • Fred
  • Fred's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Yard Master
  • Posts: 1221
  • Thank you received: 157
Yup- Heavy Duty drop flat car- tripple truck--what Slugger and Walt wrote!! (NIX on CSX) :evil: :)
Fred
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: southernnscale, Heavy-Equipment-Designer

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15904

  • ModelWarships
  • ModelWarships's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 44
  • Thank you received: 12
Gunderson Maxi Double Stack 5 unit well cars, Twin Stack 5 unit well cars, and Intermodal Spine Cars x5 w/trailers please.
Timothy Dike
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: southernnscale

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15905

  • dominique
  • dominique's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Brakeman
  • Posts: 136
  • Thank you received: 3
About freight cars, anything that matches modern era (let's say, since end 70's / beginning 80's). Some folks spoke about tankers and grain hoppers, I definitly agree with them.

And sorry to be out of subject, I do agree with dealing with turnout's issues. Not to say the first product in all areas I'm dreaming of is a turnout such as Atlas, Shinohara or Peco do for other scales: a power routing turnout with no plastic roadbed, no side mechanism nor any other feature. Something that would perfectly match MTL flextrack... But sorry I'm out of that topic's subject.

Dom
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15907

  • t.edmunds
  • t.edmunds's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Switchman
  • Posts: 33
  • Thank you received: 6
I would like to see 3 dome tank cars. If I could ask, painted for 76. Oil had 'The Pipe Line on Wheels' or 'RAILS' or something like that.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Z-Monster

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15908

  • southernnscale
  • southernnscale's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Engineer
  • Posts: 449
  • Thank you received: 188
ModelWarships wrote:
Gunderson Maxi Double Stack 5 unit well cars, Twin Stack 5 unit well cars, and Intermodal Spine Cars x5 w/trailers please.[/quote

With containers for CSX or trailers. The nice looking ones in the new Blue color! They never make enough always run out of stock!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:
The administrator has disabled public write access.

Re: New Z Freight Car suggestions wanted by MTL 3 years 9 months ago #15910

  • Catt
  • Catt's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Brakeman
  • Posts: 109
  • Thank you received: 33
Here's my first list Jope.

1 Trinity Grain hoppers

2 Trinity plastics hoppers

3 3 and 4 bay PS style covered hoppers

6 drop center flat cars both standard and heavy duty

7 center beam flatcars

8 bulkhead flatcars

9 86' autoparts boxcars both 2 a and 4 door styles

End of first list. :laugh:
The administrator has disabled public write access.
The following user(s) said Thank You: southernnscale
Time to create page: 1.434 seconds

Welcome to Z Central Station!