Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby MacG » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:39 pm

As I asked Hornby for a U25C in TT, 6 years ago, was the answer:
Hornby.us wrote:To produce such a model in TT would require approximately 15,000-20,000 pieces over 3 years and I currently doubt that the market in TT is that large.

It won't be any different with the passenger or freight cars. I think from the SW1200 was sold in more than 3 years less than 500 pieces.

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Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby dileTTante » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:32 pm

CFRiad wrote:
MacG wrote:If you don't have the time or skills to build a kit together, then you have to pay [...]

Not necessarily. Choosing to go without is always an option.

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Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby Murad » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:02 pm

Is there any typical passenger car on us railroads? I mean, what type of passenger cars was the most popular?
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Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:22 pm

I would assume the various cars that were in Amtrak use. But I don't know much about them.


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Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby CFRiad » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:33 pm

Murad wrote:Is there any typical passenger car on us railroads? I mean, what type of passenger cars was the most popular?


The Bombardier MultiLevel and BiLevel cars are very common in commuter service.
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Superliners are common in long-distance service in Western US
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Amfleets are common in medium-distance service in Eastern US.
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Renaissance cars (EuroStar surplus) are in medium-long distance service in Eastern Canada
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Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:34 am

These are all relatively recent aren't they? Like the last 20 years?


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Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby MacG » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:25 am

The Bombardier BiLevel cars have been built since 1976. Designed by GO Transit and Hawker Siddeley Canada (first builder).
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Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby Rich1853 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:30 am

The Amtrak Cascades runs these European cars manufactured by Talgo a Spanish company.
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Rail/TrainEquipment.htm
Sounder commuter rail is a commuter rail service operated by Amtrak on behalf of Sound Transit and they have these Bombardier Bi level Cab Car and Coach cars in service.
(Note:not to be confused with Bombardier MultiLevel Coach or Bombardier Double-deck Coach)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombard ... evel_Coach
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https://youtu.be/IGX9eBFoIFc
Sounder Commuter Rail
https://youtu.be/bAatQI1Ss9o
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Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby Bernd » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:50 am

Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?


I have the same question. Here's the style I'd like to see in passenger cars. These are HO car sets for a specific train.

This is the NMRA train set.

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This the Lehigh Valley "Asa Packer" set.

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If something like this was offered in TT I would be willing to spend some good money on them.

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Re: Where are the N. American Passenger Cars in TT?

Postby CFRiad » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:17 pm

ConducTTor wrote:These are all relatively recent aren't they? Like the last 20 years?


More like the last 30-40. Heck, even the Acela is 18 years old.

Murad’s question was in the present.

Yes, there are one-offs like the Talgo or the Acela and yes, there was more variety pre-Amtrak and pre-Via, but these are the most common cars in service now.
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