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Re: PC: PC Modeler's Rumors...
- Subject: Re: PC: PC Modeler's Rumors...
- From: KEMACPRR@xxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 13:21:14 EDT
Regarding the C-630 the rumors are true Stewart should display a
preproduction model at the Chicago show. In talking with Steve Stewart I
believe that a C-636 will not be built. It does not share common parts like
the walkway and handrails as the 628/630 models do. Regarding the Hi-ad
trucks I've asked Steve if they intend to do a Hi-ad 630 and the response was
no. The axle spacing on a Hi-ad is the same as a EMD flexi coil truck found
on SD-40's and 45's so a completly new truck would be needed. As far as the
E-44 rumors when developing the 628 Steve asked some local modelers one of
which was me to give him a list of other diesels that used the same wheelbase
truck as the 628 for future model possibilities. The C-630 was one the RSD-12
and RSD-15 was another a U-25C as well as the E-33 and E-44. All of these are
possibilities. Once the 630 is out the next products to hit the market should
be the 50' RBL boxcar and the Baldwin VO-1000. Anything else will come after
these two products hit the market. Also the AS-616 will be rereleased with
the 628 trucks with new Commonwealth sideframes and the Buhler motor. Would
anyone on the list be interested in some H-39 or H-37 hoppers with the
original PC scheme with the spelled out Penn Central under the worms logo ?
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