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    Quote Originally Posted by trs666 View Post
    Just as an FYI for anyone interested, Tiger Trains offers models of the ExpressTrak reefers and express US Mail box cars used by Amtrak in (IIRC) the early 2000s.
    TS also has some express boxcars, both the Express Track boxcar which comes with the Empire Builder set...

    https://trainsimulations.net/Products/BNSF_SCENIC.html

    ...and the MHCs, which come with the Southwest Chief. I do have the MHCs, so I've attached a pic.

    https://trainsimulations.net/Products/AMTRK_VOL1.html


    SFCAN837.jpg

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    Geoff,

    Here's a good history of Amtrak's Express Operations:

    https://utahrails.net/pass/amtrak-mail-express.php

    I would really like a set of Roadrailers in AMTK livery, so I can run them as part of a 1990s Southwest Chief.

    Parker B. - A Misplaced Midwesterner.
    Also known as Mr. Two Bits and Mr. Squarewheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD40-2 View Post
    TS also has some express boxcars, both the Express Track boxcar which comes with the Empire Builder set...

    https://trainsimulations.net/Products/BNSF_SCENIC.html

    ...and the MHCs, which come with the Southwest Chief. I do have the MHCs, so I've attached a pic.

    https://trainsimulations.net/Products/AMTRK_VOL1.html


    SFCAN837.jpg
    Those Amtrak MHC's could have used a little more updating, by adding in better details and weathering. I keep forgetting to do that..Looks just bland with that gray...
    Dave Edwards


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    Quote Originally Posted by lateagain View Post
    I might have a go at photo-skinning the Swift ones because they are much better than the SLI set. Since I got involved with the Horseshoe Curve route and the SLI pack dedicated to it my interest has moved to earlier eras but I'll see how they work out as an experiment.
    Hmm well 1st attempts with photos are rather thwarted by the 2048x2048 .aces. Few downloadable pictures survive "distorting" into oblong shapes without the ribs distorting. The detail possible in 2048 shows the pictures flaws rather distinctly.

    However the logo's and art work, and general layout of the various spray jobs show up well so a project for a rainy day.

    It's interesting when you look through the available pictures just how battered some of these trailers became. On shot shows a UP trailer with a Triple Crown decal crudely applied over it without anyone bothering to remove the UP lettering. One of the Amtrak trailers has a side door like a baggage car and several of the Amtrak trailers also look like crude oversprays of previous owners.

    NS were obviously keen to promote their service so many pictures make everything look "ex-shop" and pristine..... THAT obviously didn't last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dedwa15237 View Post
    Those Amtrak MHC's could have used a little more updating, by adding in better details and weathering. I keep forgetting to do that..Looks just bland with that gray...
    Hi Dave,

    Does the old SLI sets have any MHC cars with the other style trucks used?

    Robert

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    Let me check it out... Gonna get back on that soon..



    Quote Originally Posted by NW 2156 View Post
    Hi Dave,

    Does the old SLI sets have any MHC cars with the other style trucks used?

    Robert
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    Hi Robert,

    Double checked it, it all looks the same on old and other SLI sets... Nothing new or updated.

    Heres the Triple Crown I just upgraded, removed the Swift lettering... Not too bad, but still tinkering details...

    Roadie.JPG
    Dave Edwards


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    Nice One Dave!

    I've headed back to my long standing project with a GP7..... proper Railroading LOL!
    Geoff
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    Looks good Dave............!

    Are you going to upload the textures?
    Rick

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    Ill have to work on some details, then ask for permission, then will get em uploaded. Give me a few days... Will try to get various sets better than one looking "the same thing over again" if you know what I meant.. Varieties, the merrier...


    Quote Originally Posted by Rick-MONON View Post
    Looks good Dave............!

    Are you going to upload the textures?
    Dave Edwards


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    I use to see these old roadrailer trailers in Jay, Maine. Patched of course, but you could still see the logos fading through. As well as the old Conrail Mercury and a few other CR and NS trailers used for the paper mill.

    Nice to see them still around in the same!
    https://i.imgur.com/LPZNEX4.png

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