Micro Train Cars.

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Operater, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Operater

    Operater New Member

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    Hi Group, July 2nd, 07.
    Monday 14:15 Hrs, M.D.T.


    Looking Over the June/July Micro Train Cars, I see Some
    Interesting Observations. Notice the CentreBeam Has Been
    Out B 4 in Milwaukee Road. I do Like the Bulk End Flat Car with
    the Pipe Loads and the C.N. Gondola with the Wood Loads.
    Will also Get the 2 Bay B.N. Green Round Sides as Well as
    I'm a B.N. Fan. What was Most Interesting? Try the Micro Train
    13 M Length Box Car in "Arcade & Aitca". Why. Its Because I
    Have an Original "Arcade & Atica Car That Con Cor Came Out
    with in the Early 70s. Made By Kato When Kato Made Cars for
    Con Cor in that Time Period.
    I'll B Keeping My Original, But Micro Trains Isn't the 1st
    One Out with the Arcade & Atic Name. I'll Have an Original with a
    Roof Walk and a Modern Car With Out a Roof Walk.
    Most Interesting.

    Thanks Group.
  2. woodone

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    Got a photo to show us? Sounds interesting.
  3. umtrr-author

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    I did a pretty extensive writeup of the Micro-Trains Arcade and Attica boxcar in the UMTRR for June, now on the website, and another version of it for the next issue of The N Scale Collector. The story of the A&A is quite interesting!

    I also have the Con-Cor version. I'll see if I can do a comparison shot later.
  4. umtrr-author

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    Here's the Arcade and Attica pair... on the left is the Con-Cor, from thirty plus years ago, and on the right is the recent Micro-Trains release.

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    This was shot with available light down in the basement so the shades may be a bit off, but the Con-Cor is more orange and the MTL car is more yellow.
  5. Triplex

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  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    And for you "Rivet Counters", except for the door and roof walk(which is correct on the MTL car), the Con-Cor is closer in looks to the prototype picture.
    Not that I would care........
  7. umtrr-author

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    Actually, the door on the MTL model is technically not the right width. It should be eight feet wide, although it is a Superior Door per the prototype.