Re: [Z_Scale] Just Received: FR Gunderson Maxi III 5-unit Articulated Car ...
- 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
Darn. I really want this.
DC Z_Bend Track
----- Original Message -----
From: "GordonWerner" <z@...>
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
> wow ... this thing is amazing.
> These containers are lettered for BN America (2), CN (2), ACL (2), Calberson
> (3) and undecorated (white) (1). These container models share dimensions with
> 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
> containers are modeled on International container standards so they do not
> doors on the sides like the Marklin ones ... and these feature more detailed
> The cars are made of etched Nickel-Silver with some Brass parts for good
> 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
> and B end units along with C, D, and E center units. The wells of the cars can
> 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
> (on the cars and the containers)
> Both the Maxi-Stack set and the containers come in large FR-standard cases
> 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 ...
> match the Z-Track Magazine 2001 Subscriber car (wish I had known about
> 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
> single-unit cars ... the A and B ends feature truck-mounter couplers (like the
> and are more or less dimensionally similar ... this one is just 5 times
> 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)
> -Z- WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
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