Do you need such caboose?

Will you buy this "wrong" caboose?

Yes, I'll buy one
6
38%
Yes, I'll but more than one
5
31%
No, I need the proper model
2
13%
No, it is too expensive
0
No votes
No, I need some other model
3
19%
No (other reasons)
0
No votes
I like it but I will not buy it for some reasons
0
No votes
 
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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby Bill Dixon » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:33 am

Arseny wrote:Ok; as I can understand, most of you said "yes" to this caboose.
So, I hope, it will be produced and available from RailTT soon.

Yes I will take at least one.

Arseny wrote:Now, some cars that can be produced in future:

cattle car

Three

Arseny wrote:wide-view caboose

One unless an appropriate locomotive is available then two.

Arseny wrote:some other caboose, wooden (something like this one - I do not know anything about the prototype):
hayden-caboose.jpg

Looks like a drovers caboose. One.

Arseny wrote:wooden open hopper

Maybe too old for my era but at least one.

Arseny wrote:tank car (old one, with rivets)

Two or three.

Arseny wrote:and also some steel boxcar.
He wants to rebuild this one:
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- with new doors and 5/5 ends, but he needs a photos and some more info about prototypes.
So we can get some another steel boxcar, dissimilar with the Gold Coast's one.

Variety in equipment is good. Three.


Arseny wrote:And also maybe "fishbelly"-style flatcar.

Three or more.

Wouldn't mind some common 40' gondolas. Maybe a 52' 6" drop end gondola.
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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby railtwister » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:15 pm

Arseny,

I really like it as it is, even if it is a bit too short. What about the steps, end rails and ladders? Would he do these parts (maybe as etchings) so the car would at least be complete, even though a bit too short? The short length doesn't look bad, especially considering so many cabooses were built as one-offs in the home railroad shops, and would be just fine for anyone modeling their own road name. Would it be better to ship all of the cabooses destined for the USA here in one box, and then reship them out to individual modelers via USPS once they get into the US?

I would like to buy one if it were more complete, but I already have too many unfinished projects of my own to be going out purchasing new incomplete projects...

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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby Arseny » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:28 pm

Hello, Bill!

Of course, the caboose will be complete, equipped with ladders and so on. Nikolay prefers to sell ready-to-run stuff, no kits or unfinished projects.
I showed you (on the photo) unfinished version, only to show the body and to decide if he would to continue or not.

Concerning shipping - as I know, the shipping of small packages from Ukraine to USA or Europe is not too expensive (6-9 Euro), so it is no reason to unite all orders for US customers in one package...
It will take more time and labour to repack and resend the orders, and may cause some misunderstandings, if somebody get wrong order, or cracked model or something else like this... In addition, USPS shipping costs are not equal to zero too...
But if anybody want to do it, you can discuss it with Nikolay, of course.

P.S. BTW, does anybody know, whether such cabooses were in use on the SOO Line?
I could not find the info...
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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:04 pm

Arseny wrote:P.S. BTW, does anybody know, whether such cabooses were in use on the SOO Line?
I could not find the info...


There were similar cabooses used on the SOO line, but as far as I am able to find, not a perfect match. This was as close as I could find for the layout, the majority of the steel cabooses were of the center cupola type, most with extended vision cupolas: Image
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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby Arseny » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:07 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:
Arseny wrote:P.S. BTW, does anybody know, whether such cabooses were in use on the SOO Line?
I could not find the info...


There were similar cabooses used on the SOO line, but as far as I am able to find, not a perfect match.


Thank you; yes, I've seen such cabooses on the SOO Line.
But it is wooden, while RailTT will make steel one...
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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:11 pm

Here is a steel SOO caboose with a similar cupola layout:
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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby Arseny » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:03 pm

Aha, looking like RailTT's one. Thank you!
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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby Marquette » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:51 pm

Note that that also has a Minneapolis Northfield & Southern logo on it... was that a Soo caboose, or an MN&S caboose? Got any in-service shots of a van like that?
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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:12 pm

Marquette wrote:Note that that also has a Minneapolis Northfield & Southern logo on it... was that a Soo caboose, or an MN&S caboose? Got any in-service shots of a van like that?


Not that I have been able to find so far.
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Re: Do you need such caboose?

Postby Marquette » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:32 pm

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Here's a van of that design - one of several shots I've found - but this (as the others) shows a wood-sheathed car! So yeah, it's a Soo design - the question is, did the Soo ever resheath them in steel, or were some sold and subsequently resheathed by their new owner?
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