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Date: 11/26/21 12:34
Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: funnelfan

Moloco just announced a run of ACF 50's double plug door boxcars. These cars were heavily used in paper service, especially on the west coast and could be often seen on the SP as well as the BN and ATSF. I remembers they were a regular car on the BNEUM trains between Portland and Eugene, and then on to Roseville and West Colton. They were also common at the Boise Cascade paper converting plant and the box plant in Salem, OR when I was a teenager. Been waiting  for these cars for a long time!

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/21 17:27 by funnelfan.




Date: 11/26/21 16:06
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: RRBMail

What no D&RGW? ZZZZZzzzzzzzzz



Date: 11/26/21 16:16
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: funnelfan

RRBMail Wrote:
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> What no D&RGW? ZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

They only similar DRGW cars I can think of were the PC&F clones of the SP cars.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 11/26/21 16:50
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: PHall

RRBMail Wrote:
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> What no D&RGW? ZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

Must everything be about you?



Date: 11/26/21 16:55
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: TT

Does anyone know where the ‘Return to Antioch’ ATSF cars were assigned?
 



Date: 11/26/21 17:05
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: RRBMail

PHall Wrote:
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> RRBMail Wrote:
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> > What no D&RGW? ZZZZZzzzzzzzzz
>
> Must everything be about you?

No, not about me but yes everything must be about the Rio Grande! "In your heart you know it's true." 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/26/21 17:07 by RRBMail.



Date: 11/26/21 18:02
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: mpe383

Regardless, I will not reserve an item I do not know the final price of.  I have never seen another company ask you to reserve a product without giving a price and am not sure what Moloco is thinking.



Date: 11/26/21 19:12
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: SPDRGWfan

mpe383 Wrote:
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> Regardless, I will not reserve an item I do not
> know the final price of.  I have never seen
> another company ask you to reserve a product
> without giving a price and am not sure what Moloco
> is thinking.

You are not committed to buy when they arrive. It simply guarantees you'll get the models you preorder. Usually Nick adds a small amount to the pre-ordered numbers so if you don't preorder, you can probably still get a few. The preorder thing helps Nick estimate demand and avoid ending up with too many unsold models.

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Date: 11/26/21 20:16
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: ChrisCampi

mpe383 Wrote:
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> Regardless, I will not reserve an item I do not
> know the final price of.  I have never seen
> another company ask you to reserve a product
> without giving a price and am not sure what Moloco
> is thinking.

Do Moloco's product come from China?



Date: 11/26/21 21:27
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: obsessedfoamer

Gaylord Paper was in Antioch, that was a huge one.



Date: 11/26/21 21:50
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: TT

obsessedfoamer Wrote:
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> Gaylord Paper was in Antioch, that was a huge one.

Good info thanks.  I checked on Historical Aerials, Gaylord Container was served by the Santa Fe.



Date: 11/27/21 12:42
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: RAS

ChrisCampi Wrote:

> Do Moloco's product come from China?

Yes, along with virtually every other rolling stock item in the hobby...
 

Rick Selby
Redmond, WA
Pacific Northwest RPM



Date: 11/27/21 13:55
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: dh30973

RAS Wrote:
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> ChrisCampi Wrote:
>
> > Do Moloco's product come from China?
>
> Yes, along with virtually every other rolling
> stock item in the hobby...
>  

And engine 



Date: 12/05/21 14:40
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: kangaroose

Gaylord Container makers of cardboard boxes, especially the famous "gaylord" bulk box.

Nick Molo



Date: 12/05/21 14:53
Re: Moloco 50' ACF Hi-Cubes
Author: kangaroose

I tell you what I'm thinking. Things have been changing dramatically the last couple of years in particular, and prices have come up for everyone, so nothing new. I'm not in the game to speculate what the costs will be, I'm just a small manufacturer asking for a fair price for an excellent product at the time of manufacturer to continue in business to the next SUPER accurate boxcar.

I care about the quality and accuracy of what i do, so sometimes this takes a bit longer to produce. I don;t release a product to just make schedules, I release it when it's ready and everything checks out correct. This sometimes means timelines are extended and this also means a higher potential of cost increases. 

I don;t ask for any money up front and no obligation right up to the end. In general i try to stay close to the current prices.

Nick



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