Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby areibel » Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:37 pm

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Re: Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby scaro » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:07 pm

very interesting. i can never quite fathom though why you'd go to the trouble of making stuff in TT american, and then painting a 40' boxcar in something like CSX. it seems a rather unlikely scheme.

is this boxcar the same as the GC one?
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Re: Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby areibel » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:45 pm

No, I don't think so. They are very similar, but the detail on the Tillig car is different- the rivets are slightly larger, the ladders, door details, etc are all a little different. And it's about a scale foot longer, I doubt they would have gone to all the effort to redetail a GC car when it wouldn't have been much harder to start from scratch.
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Re: Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby scaro » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:36 pm

hmm, that's interesting. are they available generally or was it a limited run?
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Re: Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby LVG1 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:24 pm

scaro wrote:is this boxcar the same as the GC one?


They didn't start from scratch. I don't know which, but they used older models.
Gold Coast is a firm that still offers models. So it would provoke legal disputes if they used Cold Coasts models as originals.

scaro wrote:hmm, that's interesting. are they available generally or was it a limited run?


They were made on initiative of some German railfans, who wanted American stuff in TT scale. They are a small series. It was intended to make some models whenever enough orders have been made. But further series have never been made. And now Tilligs new management is not open-minded at all for further projects like this.

Closer information is available here: http://www.ttnut.com/tillig-american-t1726-10.html#p19323
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Re: Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby MacG » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:03 pm

It was a limited run in 2004/2005.
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Re: Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:10 pm

LVG1 wrote:Tilligs new management is not open-minded at all for further projects like this.


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Re: Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby scaro » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:14 pm

i wasn't saying they used the GC model as a basis, but that i wondered if the car was the same prototype as the GC one, ie an AAR 1937 boxcar.
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Re: Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby LVG1 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:37 pm

As I understood, there should be 2 different types of 40'-boxcars in the boxcar set. I think, the CSX car could be different from the others.

For the basis models: I guess, they used Rokal cars. But I'm not sure. Whether they were the same type as the Gold Coast cars, I don't know.
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Re: Tillig 500195 US Boxcar set

Postby Christtking » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:35 am

Found a guy that wants 300 US$ for the set. He claims it is brand new, never opened, sealed with original pieces of tape by the factory. Yeah! Ok! I offered him 100. I told him to think about it.
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