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Date: 12/14/15 23:13
Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: funnelfan

Wheels of Time just released some pre-production photos of thier 62' Gunderson flatcars.  Have a look! There are larger versions on their blog;

http://www.wheelsotime.com/blog/2015/12/14/pre-production-photos-of-our-ho-gbec-flat-cars.html

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA






Date: 12/15/15 00:50
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: Stottman

NIce!

Though they are a little crude by comparison, they also did a different bulkhead shape then the resin models Bruces's was selling. 



Date: 12/15/15 04:39
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: obsessedfoamer

These are looking awesome! Couple dozen might not be enough..... 😜



Date: 12/15/15 04:42
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: obsessedfoamer

These are much more accurate then the old resin kits sold at Bruce's.

Stottman Wrote:
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> NIce!
>
> Though they are a little crude by comparison, they
> also did a different bulkhead shape then the resin
> models Bruces's was selling. 



Date: 12/15/15 06:58
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: Betsy

Those look very nice.  I'm pleased to see Matt changed the original design from having the boards on the bulkheads molded on.  Now, modelers have the opportunity to have some of these cars with the requisite missing and broken boards that were so common in their later years of service.  Or missing altogether as shown in the photos! 

I scratchbuilt 3 of the 53 ft and 3 of the 60 ft cars years ago (never finished one of the 62 ft versions), so I'm actually more looking forward to the version without the bulkheads.  One thing I did learned is that getting a convincing, realistic lumber load on these cars is a challenge.  My original plan to use scale limber quickly fell apart when I realized that it would probably be n more expensive then buying a prototype load of the same size!!!

Congrats to Wheels of Time for bringing this project to fruition.  SP stepped bulkhead flats are a signature car, and I'm sure there's a lot of pent-up demand out there.

Elizabeth



Date: 12/15/15 07:53
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: WAF

Wonderful. To make it better,put in gaps for missing deck boards. BO ratio for SP flats and bulkheads was pretty high in the late 80s because of this



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Date: 12/15/15 09:15
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: tracktime

That looks terrific!

I've placed my (sizable for me) order for these Wheels of Time HO GBEC 62'  flatcars (both flat and bulkhead versions) from my LHS. I look forward to these cars, now even more so with these great photos of the preproduction model!

Cheers,
Harry



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Date: 12/15/15 13:21
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: WP282

What is the expected price point?

Mike

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Date: 12/15/15 13:30
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: TCnR

Each:  $38.95 
40029SP 3-Pack, 3 different numbers$116.85 
40030SP 12-Pack, all the above numbers$467.40 

Had to dig around for them. Seems comparable with the SPH&TS pricing.



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Date: 12/16/15 01:03
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: tracktime

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> Each:  $38.95 
> 40029SP 3-Pack, 3 different numbers$116.85 
> 40030SP 12-Pack, all the above numbers$467.40 

That is full MSRP.  Most shops will sell these for a fair bit less.

Cheers,
Harry



Date: 12/16/15 05:35
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: dmaffei

Best model of the decade in my book. These are a "MUST HAVE" for SP modelers. Great looking model.



Date: 12/16/15 06:57
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: TCnR

No question about that, just glad somebody is getting these out before we all move into the assisted care facility.

dmaffei Wrote:
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> Best model of the decade in my book. These are a
> "MUST HAVE" for SP modelers. Great looking model.



Date: 12/16/15 08:03
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: Stottman

Of course, but they also did a different version. 



obsessedfoamer Wrote:
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> These are much more accurate then the old resin
> kits sold at Bruce's.
>
> Stottman Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > NIce!
> >
> > Though they are a little crude by comparison,
> they
> > also did a different bulkhead shape then the
> resin
> > models Bruces's was selling. 



Date: 12/16/15 08:25
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: dmaffei

You got that right neighbor. Then we need to get some cool loads like in this photo or yours:
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?3,3169818,3171435#3171435
Remember these well on the NWP back in the day...And system wide

TCnR Wrote:
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> No question about that, just glad somebody is
> getting these out before we all move into the
> assisted care facility.
 



Date: 12/16/15 09:33
Re: Wheels of Time SP 62' flatcar pre-production pics
Author: TCnR

That was an interesting thread, those are Athearn cast resin loads which look pretty good but actually have some minor flaws to them. Certainly encourage the idea though.

Remind me to ballast the yard before I take a new photo.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/16/15 14:06 by TCnR.



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