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Date: 11/26/08 20:41
HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: XSP8286W

So whats the scoup on the the new announcement from RC about HO centerbeams?

PT Smith



Date: 11/26/08 21:17
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: XSP8286W

Oh my... I could use a few dozen of those!... give me the skinny wongster!



Date: 11/28/08 15:56
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: rschonfelder

I always wonder why Red Caboose develops the design and tooling work for one scale only. Their autoracks should be done in HO and I would be there for it. Must be too afraid of Walthers.

Rick



Date: 11/28/08 16:00
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: brfriedm

They are afraid of the price. Claiming a list price of $49.95 if he does the racks in HO.(lots of see through etched metal panels) There are plenty of people pushing him but he feels they will not sell at that price and he will get burned on tooling and inventory.

Bruce

rschonfelder Wrote:
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> I always wonder why Red Caboose develops the
> design and tooling work for one scale only. Their
> autoracks should be done in HO and I would be
> there for it. Must be too afraid of Walthers.
>
> Rick



Date: 11/28/08 16:59
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: espeeboy

XSP8286W Wrote:
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> Oh my... I could use a few dozen of those!... give
> me the skinny wongster!


I didn't know Harry came in the slimmed down version!

<g>

~~~



Date: 11/28/08 18:25
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: TCnR

Where is the announcement? Just checked the RC website and the only 'new release' I see is for the bulkhead flat cars. Any info on prototype C-Beam?



Date: 11/29/08 09:22
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: XSP8286W

Really.. I didn't see the new release about the flatcar?



Date: 11/29/08 09:59
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: TCnR

XSP8286W Wrote:
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> Really.. I didn't see the new release about the
> flatcar?


Yep, thought I saw it on the website when I looked but it's not there now. I guess that goes back to a solid unsubstantiated rumor again, maybe. This one's been going around for a while and other projects keep coming out.

Where's the HO C-Beam?
Or what length? Haven't heard those rumors at all.

Went digging for released info and found this:
http://www.ho-scaletrains.net/id37.html
about a quarter of the way down it describes the Red Caboose Bulkhead flat as a 73ft TTx style, sounds like a Roundhouse reduex, probably correct though. Definitely not what the SP rumor mill had in mind.
Mmmm, where'd I put those Bruce's Trains cast resin cars...



Date: 11/29/08 10:26
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: WAF

Yes, disappointing no SP bulkhead flats



Date: 11/29/08 11:13
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: XSP8286W

According to RC via email that I recieved twice from someone at the company, they are still working on the tooling for the SP F-70-10 welded side flatcar. Perfect for SP Modelers in the 80's. One of the most common SP Flats!
Hope the truth stands!

PT Smith



Date: 11/29/08 12:32
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: WAF

Sure hope so.



Date: 11/29/08 12:59
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: TCnR

I like this rumor better.

XSP8286W Wrote:
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> According to RC via email that I recieved twice
> from someone at the company, they are still
> working on the tooling for the SP F-70-10 welded
> side flatcar. Perfect for SP Modelers in the 80's.
> One of the most common SP Flats!
> Hope the truth stands!
>
> PT Smith



Date: 11/29/08 17:10
Re: HO Red Caboose Centerbeams?
Author: rschonfelder

Bruce,

Tough times right now but there is a large fraternity who prefer quality and would go for these versions. They would have sold better before your housing loan crisis which has plummeted the world into the soft smelly stuff lying on the blades of the fan and all around it.

Refer to my other recent post. By putting them into three packs you are targeting those who would have bought them anyway.

Rick

brfriedm Wrote:
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> They are afraid of the price. Claiming a list
> price of $49.95 if he does the racks in HO.(lots
> of see through etched metal panels) There are
> plenty of people pushing him but he feels they
> will not sell at that price and he will get burned
> on tooling and inventory.
>
> Bruce
>
> rschonfelder Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I always wonder why Red Caboose develops the
> > design and tooling work for one scale only.
> Their
> > autoracks should be done in HO and I would be
> > there for it. Must be too afraid of Walthers.
> >
> > Rick



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