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MBTA Subway/Commuter Rail Models

Postby sery2831 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:15 pm

There is a company named Island Modelworks that is interested in making some Boston subway car models. If they get enough buyers these models will become a reality. If you are serious about wanting to purchase them please email them and let them know!

Here is the web page about the possible cars: http://islandmodelworks.com/Boston.html
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby 3rdrail » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:44 pm

Sounds like a great idea ! God knows, NYC has been done to death ! Love to see a 1923 Pullman #1 E B Tunnel Car. (Wish they'd do some in "O".)
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby Gerry6309 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:31 pm

Agreed on the 1923 cars. Sadly Mr. Panse's pictures are mostly cars which replaced classics. Those generic Red Line cars are great for details - number boards, headlights and cabs. - four possibilities from one generic model...
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby StevieC48 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:39 am

Yea I wrote him to place an order for a 4 car train of Blue Line cars and about how the Red Line cars were originaly delivered and this was his reply:

Hello Steve,The Blue line cars are attracting the most attention and will mostlikely be produced in the next month or two as we finish up a few otherprojects first. I agree with you that the Red line cars looked better withthe simpler paint scheme, I am not at all familiar with the Boston area aretrains, we are looking to expand our line of models and looking to coverthe North East first.Thanks,JoeIsland Modelworks LLC
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby diburning » Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:55 am

I emailed them and they told me the same thing. I told him in detail about all of the different series of cars. They said that they may make a F40PH-2C in the future.

All of them will be unpainted. The modeller paints them themselves.
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby jetfan » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:59 am

Hello Guys,
A quick update, we will also be releasing the Orange line 1200's as well as the 0600's which are now available for purchase. Pictures of both models will be up next week. Thanks for your interest.
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby Adams_Umass_Boston » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:36 pm

I am so excited for this.

So I take it that you all have built there models?
Were they easy to do?
I have some modeling skills, but I have not bought anything like this. can anyone give some of us novice some advice about what we might be facing?

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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby StevieC48 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:12 pm

Painting the car with theproper colors, powering the car to it runs and put the floor to the body of the car. Have someone to help you and it is a metal casting a lot harder to work with than plastic models.

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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby diburning » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:46 am

It's an unpainted shell and unpowered chassis. You buy a Bowser drive to power it and you have to paint it yourself.

Not too hard. I don't know where you can get the numberboard and rollsign decals though.

For coupling, I'd use a drawbar between cars then put a dummy tomlinson coupler on the ends or something. There aren't any working subway/trolley couplers in HO scale. The only HO tomlinson couplers are dummys.
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:38 am

You should also make a PATH PA3 model from the same chassis as the 0600, but longer (51' versus 48'). The 0600s and 01200s were based on the 1972 PATH cars.
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby jetfan » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:14 pm

We already offer the PATH PA-4's, using the sales of that model as a gauge, we won't be producing any more PATH cars in the future.
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby BayColony1706 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:01 pm

Any thought on putting out some Green Line cars? It would be awesome to have some Type 7's and maybe 8's. :-D Just my thoughts.
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby scoopernicus_in_Maine » Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:28 pm

Any thought on putting out some Green Line cars? It would be awesome to have some Type 7's and maybe 8's. Just my thoughts.


I was able to get an HO scale Boeing LRV trhough eBay, but I'd love to be able to find someone who made Type 7's.
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby BayColony1706 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:06 pm

I had bought 4 of the Boings ( I think they are made by IHC), and also have a couple custom MTA PCCs, but T7's are definitely on my wish list.
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Re: MBTA Subway Models

Postby scoopernicus_in_Maine » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:15 pm

I've seen HO scale PCC's sold, though not with Boston livery.
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