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by Marquette
Mon Feb 06, 2023 9:03 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: New Items for 2023
Replies: 27
Views: 1448

Re: New Items for 2023

AFAIK ŽSR power runs deeper into Hungary than vice-versa.
by Marquette
Mon Feb 06, 2023 9:02 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: New Items for 2023
Replies: 27
Views: 1448

Re: New Items for 2023

Piko do seem to be willing to go for models with somewhat less market appeal, see also their Hungarian V43 electric in HO - only ever ran in Hungary. I would not generalize. Here is a picture of two V43s in Sturovo/Parkany in Slovakia. https://www.flickr.com/photos/hhhumber/6250000836/in/photostrea...
by Marquette
Mon Feb 06, 2023 8:55 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: 33' 2 bay offset hopper
Replies: 181
Views: 50524

Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

As per the notes on these cars, they were side dumpers, so you would need to build a new chassis frame Yeah. Well I guess ATSF can be an explainable option too. Again just the question of how long they lasted. Sorry, the RP Cyc only deals with those cars in the 2 data pages. Somewhere I have info o...
by Marquette
Sun Feb 05, 2023 1:03 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: 33' 2 bay offset hopper
Replies: 181
Views: 50524

Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

AAR 2 bay war emergency pg 1.jpg AAR 2 bay war emergency pg 2.jpg From RP Cyc vol.29 Most roads that acquired the war emergency cars rebuilt them during the mid to late 50's with steel sides. >> Unlike most other railroads, the CB&Q shopped the cars in kind (i.e. replaced the wooden sides with ...
by Marquette
Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:33 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: 33' 2 bay offset hopper
Replies: 181
Views: 50524

Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

I really need to get the data extracted from my external HD with the failed power supply... all my freight car photos/info is on that. IIRC I had compiled a list of operators of the War Emergency hoppers
by Marquette
Sat Feb 04, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: New Items for 2023
Replies: 27
Views: 1448

Re: New Items for 2023

Piko do seem to be willing to go for models with somewhat less market appeal, see also their Hungarian V43 electric in HO - only ever ran in Hungary.
by Marquette
Fri Feb 03, 2023 2:22 am
Forum: Hornby - Arnold TT Scale Models
Topic: Hornby 2022/23
Replies: 80
Views: 7001

Re: Hornby 2022/23

Flying Scotsman (the locomotive) and two crimson Mk I coaches are now in stock!
by Marquette
Tue Jan 31, 2023 2:58 pm
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: From Vancouver Island to the Prairies on a 4x8
Replies: 17
Views: 5408

Re: From Vancouver Island to the Prairies on a 4x8

Don't worry, there were roads like that in BC in the 50s... it wasn't until the end of that decade that they really started expanding the highway system here under the Minister of Highways (aka Minister of Everything) "Flying" Phil Gaglardi.
by Marquette
Mon Jan 30, 2023 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Passing of a senior member
Replies: 8
Views: 1210

Re: Passing of a senior member

I too remember some helpful email exchanges with Germain Golembowski... but that was a good 15 years ago now.
by Marquette
Sat Jan 28, 2023 9:28 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: New Items for 2023
Replies: 27
Views: 1448

Re: New Items for 2023

Your last sentence is the key here. They buy it because there's no other option. But if they DIDN'T buy it and all the feedback was "no freelance", then maybe prototypical models would be made. This is not just for MAV but all customers. Hence my previous comment: customers don't demand p...

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