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My layout has a minimum of 14' diameter, so the 4 foot diameter advantage really doesn't come into play for me.
And if money is no object, there is actually a fourth and fifth Large Scale Hudson available..
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below. In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic. My interests are heavily biased toward passenger operations so anytime I can check out new equipment that can expand my already bloated roster, I'm ready to jump in with both feet! I hope MTH offers other combinations and expands the line to include maybe a diner and RPO, some coaches and maybe a 6-3 or other common Pullman floor plan. As near as I can tell there are only three cars available, a 72' baggage, the 12-1 Pullman and a 10 section-buffet observation. The John Greenleaf Whittier was retired from service in 1963 and acquired by the Ohio Railroad Museum in Worthington, Ohio.
You can see the difference in the two truck styles here and a good view of the prisim glass in the washroom.
Brass handrails in the aisle windows (I just spent some time adding this detail to some of my Walthers heavyweights) too bad there isn't a WATCH YOUR STEP sign on the step riser. If I have one nit to pick that would be that the floor height is high so when you populate the car you will have to amputate your travelers at the knees. MTH would do very well to make the baggage cars available in other road names or at least in Pullman green, unlettered, so those of us who would like to add some head-end cars can get them without having to buy another Pullman.
I would also like to be able to get the observation car without having to buy FOUR more 12-1s. Here is the one thing I do not understand about any of these new RTR passenger cars - the coupling distances between them. For that reason I will simply not spend that kind of money on them - MTH, Walthers, BLI, it matters not. Of course, like anything else, there has to be a compromise on our tight curves and manufacturers don't want to lose market share if their particular car requires a larger radius than most modelers can achieve. I understand about them not wanting to loose sales because the cars require too large a curve. Trying to sort out a Pennsy roster can be a real chore but from what I can gather PRR had 56 B-70s like the MTH one.
There's really no room between the coupler head and the draft gear shelf to use a shorter-shanked coupler however MTH has provided an additional mounting hole to set the draft gear farther back. I recall hearing of some fellows that selected the optional mounting on one end only on the streamlined cars for a compromise.
I should mention, too, that a steam heat connection is supplied to be installed by the user. The PULLMAN lettering is always a bit of an issue when dealing with the post 1944 antitrust settlement.
Looking through the excellent book by Charles Blairdone and Peter Tilp, Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger Car Painting and Lettering I found that the Pullman issued lettering diagrams show Pennsylvania in 9" letters on the letterboard. However, I found dozens of photos of heavyweight cars still lettered Pullman even in the mid 1960s.
I would be careful about the detail accuracies, there's a good long discussion going on in the passenger car yahoo forum about the Queen Mary cars and the liberties MTH has been taking with accuracies incorrectly naming cars and so on. If you wanted to seriously research the histories on these cars you couldn't rely on the MTH data.
I thought I'd provide some photos for other modelers to look at and judge for themselves. Working directly with railroad historical societies, museums and modeling authorities to obtain the most accurate data possible, each WalthersProto model is superbly detailed to match its prototype.


Oh, and if I want an aquarium car with a swimming fish in it, MTH is the place to go for one of those, too. I'm not against having accurate models, but there are some challenges that are not always understood.
I was on the John Greenleaf Whittier when it was at the Ohio Railway Museum and I can attest that the MTH model is a very close representation of that car. In 1930 Pullman was operating some 8,000 cars (about 60% of these were the 12-1s that MTH chose to model). Again, as Sheldon points out, there are very few models that are 100% exact representations of the prototype. I agree it is wonderful that we have such a wide variety of passenger equipment, in a wide range of detail and price levels. Recently they became available so I picked up a two car set intended to be an add-on to the five car package. It just barely rides on the axle and is flexible enough not to cause any operating problems.
The green window shades are a nice touch and the windows look exactly like the Pullman double sash used in the air conditioned era.
Steam traps, battery and stand-by plugs, Spicer drive for A-C, air reservoirs and check out the hand brake rigging! To my eye the Scalecoat Tuscan red is a good representation and the Walthers shade leans a bit toward the brown shade. The lighting is done with a decent yellowish glow, maybe just a bit too yellow for me but it is a bit dimmer than the lighting on the streamlined cars. The baggage car is lighted as well (which I may remove to use in another car since this is not a messenger car). The Pullman lettered observation car is named Mount Baxter which is a car owned by the Midwest Railway Preservation Society in Cleveland (it was featured in the Robert Redford movie The Natural) although it was rebuilt in 1937 to a solarium lounge with the open platform removed.
The 30 series draft gear allows the widest possible swing, obviously the long coupler is set back on the car farther to get the close coupling. When would the Pullman name have been removed and replaced with the Pennsylvania name?  Would it be practical to make this change on the model without a complete repaint?
Then to go on to all the sub-classes I found rebuilds from BM-70s and these cars had smaller doors where the mail apartment had been then, of course there all the end door cars, scenery cars and horse cars and that's just the 70 footers! Maybe this would be a solution on these heavyweights but this reduces your switching and make-up of trains.
That's one option, the other would be to try your favorite method of removing lettering.
Walthers has wide swing coupler mounts should you want to blow away MTH's and get the spacing closer, and be able to run sharper radii. The photos I found in the MTH catalog or other sites do not provide any details and my intent was to show some of these details and invite comments. Our manufacturers and importers seem to have caught onto our desire for more and more prototypically-accurate locomotives and freight cars, but things have lagged a bit in the passenger car arena.
But we can increase our store of knowledge and urge the manufacturers to bring us better copies, particularly when the cost to do so will be slight.
Sure, manufacturers had standard designs, but railroad nearly always requested specific features and identical cars were typically built in relatively small numbers. Even with today's much improved method of tooling, all these variations are simply imposible to bring to market, assuming we even have good documentation on the prototype. They were all vertually one of a kind, rebuilding done in the B&O shops, nothing like them never used by any other road.
They were nearly always going through some kind of rebuilding as air conditioning, roller bearings, windows and especially, adding more rooms to replace the open berths that the travelling public began to shun in increasing numbers after the war. Personally, I'm thrilled to have the sheer volume of passenger cars available today that were only pipe dreams in the not too distant past of this hobby.


Rosss Custom switches makes switches that look more like the real track system for a yard type set-up. I have two 25 by 25 loops with one set of wires by the transformer and one set at the far end. Sometimes retaining the Pullman on the letterboard, other times the railroad name was on the letterboard and a smaller PULLMAN was placed toward each end of the car. There are many photos of re-lettered cars, some with only the 3" Pullman painted out at the car ends.
As frequently happens, the patch-out paint doesn't match the aged paint already applied. Overall, I think MTH has come a long way toward making a decent passenger car at a reasonable price. I was on that car, too (after the rebuilding ) and I believe the MTH model is a good representation of that car as well. The sections fit tight and level, good top surface area for rollers and it's the best looking roadbed track. They also have a small wooden stringers that passes through each tie to keep them from shifting. I like them, I'll mix them in with my Walthers heavyweights and have a little more variety.
Just crimp a ring connector on one end of the wire for your transformer, and crimp a quick-disconnect lug on the other end. It was a real pleasure to run my engines on it.I recently tore it up for the Graves Phantom sectional track with plastic ties and tinplated rails. Thanks guysGarGraves track clips look better and you can paint the clips after you put them into place, will work with almost any tubular track.
All you have to do is push the clips into place from underneath the track section, may need a pair of pliers to convince the clip to go in.Some other people mention using wire spades that you buy by the dozen or large quantity box. When combined with Woodland Scenics light gray coarse ballast it has got to be the best looking 3-rail track. The Gargraves features a slot milled in the tie and the rail rests in a milled slot and is basically just secured by tension.
I have not done that so I don't know how well that works electrically, any way the wire spades are wider and need to have the track opened slightly with a small flat tip screwdriver.
You could use the Fastrack-tubular transition pieces, and put Gargraves-tubular transition pins in them, I suppose, if you want to mix the two types on the same loop.
Another note about GarGraves track and that is they make curve sizes from 32 inches up to 102 inches, the larger sizes might be special order but they do make the track.For insulating pins I have cut down K-Line S gauge insulating pins with an exacto knife to fit the GarGraves track. Great engine, I have one The 2011 cab# is probably just another case of what you see with the preproduction model isn't what your going to get on the production model. With Ross the easiest way is to remove a portion of the stringer to get a good shot at the undersides of the rail. As for the number of units to the best of my knowledge, none of the manufactures except maybe 3rd Rail number the pieces like 80 out of 125.i»?Iowa Interstate 96: AWESOME Joe I really love that ES44AC man!!!! Not so sure if it's the solid rail or just the fact thats theres no roadbed beneath it. My father took to some place and they added mud flaps for the rear tires, running boards, a roof rack, and a ladder on the rear door.



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