United States of America

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United States of America

Postby LVG1 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:01 pm

For dozens of coutries there are lists with prototypes which can be modelled in TT.
But what about the US??? :think:
I am much more interested in the modells which are possible of American prototypes.

Can anybody make a list, please?
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Re: United States of America

Postby Arseny » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:13 pm

Haha, good question. :lol:
You must ask ConducTTor about it; but there are some topics scattered here and there - about 1937 ARA boxcars, USRA single-sheated boxcars and so on...
Maybe it's a good idea to unite them...
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Re: United States of America

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:33 pm

Arseny wrote:You must ask ConducTTor about it;


No need to ask me. You just created the U.S. list. Now people just need to put stuff in it :)
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Re: United States of America

Postby Marquette » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:31 pm

There are a couple reasons I didn't start a US (or Canada) thread.

One: the forum's main focus is, as I understood it, North American subjects, so a US (or Canada) thread would be fairly irrelevant, kinda like a 'Ferrari' thread on a forum dedicated to Ferraris...

Two: it would get obscenely large, quickly to the point of uselessness. Just look at the thread on the 1937 AAR boxcar! How big is that? Now if you have that and the USRA single-sheath boxcar and the USRA hopper threads all put together, AND with threads like the U30 and SD38 Info threads... you see what I'm getting at? It would get very difficult to use, very quickly.

I created the various country threads mainly as a place to gather up information on subjects that are outside of North America, on the assumption that those countries would not have the sort of thread-volume and thread-mass that North American subjects will get, and I think for North American subjects it will be much easier to use threads that are each dedicated to an individual subject (car or locomotive type).

That said, I think a series of threads in this section COULD be useful, if they're broken down by railway company: USA - Southern Pacific, USA - Pennsylvania, USA - Pere Marquette, Canada - Canadian National, etc.

Those threads could then gather together information in the car and locomotive threads, that are relevant to that specific railway. So if you have a GC 1937 model and you're wondering what to do with it, you could look at the 1937 thread, whereas if you're wanting to see what options you have for a CN boxcar, you could check the CN thread.

Just an idea, as I really think a lumped-together "US" thread would get uselessly large, very quickly.
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Re: United States of America

Postby railtwister » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:56 pm

Hi Marquette,

Not to worry about a list of American prototypes getting too large, this is TT scale, remember! If you list only past or currently available models with what their suitable prototype railroads were/are, I don't think the list will get out of control, even if you include "almost" or "close to" prototypes as well.

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Re: United States of America

Postby Arseny » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:17 pm

I think it is not necessary to put all lettering schemas and numbers of 1937 AAR or some other boxcars here. We can have separate thread(s) for it.
Here we can just create a list of available models, mentioning the car and the manufacturer(s), that's enough.

For example:
1937 AAR steel boxcar - Gold Coast, RailTT.
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Link: 1937-aar-standard-design-boxcar-survey-t1203.html

And that's enough!
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Re: United States of America

Postby Marquette » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:21 pm

Hmmm. Okay, yeah, I see that working! :)
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Re: United States of America

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Re: United States of America

Postby Marquette » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:41 pm

I tried to look at the link but got "No está autorizado a descargar este adjunto".
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Re: United States of America

Postby Arseny » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:22 pm

Ok; let's start.

Cars.

1937 AAR steel boxcar - Gold Coast (different liveries), RailTT (small serie).

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Gold Coast
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RailTT


Link: 1937-aar-standard-design-boxcar-survey-t1203.html
all-steel-boxcar-1937-aar-design-t1605.html

USRA Single-sheathed boxcar - Possum Valley (production ceased), RailTT

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Possum Valley
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RailTT


Link: usra-double-sheathed-boxcars-and-clones-t1014.html
usra-single-sheathed-boxcar-t1548.html

USRA Double-Sheathed Boxcar - Possum Valley (production ceased)

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Possum Valley


Link: usra-double-sheathed-boxcars-and-clones-t1014.html
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