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Re: [Z_Scale] Just Received: FR Gunderson Maxi III 5-unit Articulated Car ...

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  • Kez
    I sure wish I had known about these in time, because I would have been one of the first in line. I sure hope Uncle Will has gotten a few of these for future
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 29, 2005
      I sure wish I had known about these in time, because I would have been one of
      the first in line. I sure hope Uncle Will has gotten a few of these for future
      sale.

      Darn. I really want this.

      Bryan Keyser
      Vienna, VA
      DC Z_Bend Track

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "GordonWerner" <z@...>
      To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, August 29, 2005 6:59 PM
      Subject: [Z_Scale] Just Received: FR Gunderson Maxi III 5-unit Articulated Car
      ...


      > So today in the mail I received my CSX Intermodal Gunderson Maxi III 5-unit
      articulated car
      > ...
      >
      > wow ... this thing is amazing.
      >
      > These containers are lettered for BN America (2), CN (2), ACL (2), Calberson
      International
      > (3) and undecorated (white) (1). These container models share dimensions with
      Marklin's
      > containers and interlock with them. All 11 containers have a removable floor
      so they can
      > be used on Alan Curtis' 5-unit articulated spine car or on Marklin Trailer
      Chasis. The
      > containers are modeled on International container standards so they do not
      have those
      > doors on the sides like the Marklin ones ... and these feature more detailed
      cab-ends.
      >
      > The cars are made of etched Nickel-Silver with some Brass parts for good
      measure. The
      > walkway around the container well is painted silver ... which stands-out
      nicely against the
      > CSX blue-grey color of the actual cars. The set includes (and is appropriately
      lettered) A
      > and B end units along with C, D, and E center units. The wells of the cars can
      hold either
      > Marklin, FR containers (I didn't test-fit an MTL one) ... and there are
      appropriate holes in
      > the floor for the container pegs for 20' or 40'/45'/48' containers.
      >
      > The printing is white, the letters/numbers are crisp ... including all of the
      micro-printing
      > (on the cars and the containers)
      >
      > Both the Maxi-Stack set and the containers come in large FR-standard cases
      (containers in
      > one ... train-car in the other) which should be no surprise to FR collectors.
      >
      > Unfortunately I do not have a camera handy so I cannot take a photo ...
      however they
      > match the Z-Track Magazine 2001 Subscriber car (wish I had known about
      Z-track in
      > 2K1) a photo of whic is on the FR site under Custom Designs ...
      >
      > MFR: FR - http://www.fr-model.de/
      > SKU# ZF316g
      > TYPE: 125 Ton Gunderson Maxi III Stack cars (5-unit articulated)
      > ROAD: CSX (CSX INTERMODAL)
      > NUMBER: CSXT 620302
      >
      > This set (if that is the correct term) ... fits-in perfectly with the MTL
      Gunderson Maxi-Stack
      > single-unit cars ... the A and B ends feature truck-mounter couplers (like the
      MTL cars)
      > and are more or less dimensionally similar ... this one is just 5 times
      longer.
      >
      > It comes with Micro-trains couplers and wheelsets already installed ... and
      while it is on
      > the pricy side ... I feel it is worth every penny ...
      >
      > now for a BNSF version (new colors)
      >
      > =)
      >
      >
      > Gordon
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -Z- WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
      >
      > Yahoo! Groups Links
      >
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      >
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