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    • July 13, 2017 11:22 PM EDT
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      AML Hi Cubes are coming for real...

      I know some of you aren't on Facebook, but for those of you that are...
      https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1161557620654955&id=848753218602065

      I can't get my phone to copy/paste the message, but it is from Robert S. from AML to RLD Hobbies. He says that he has (and photos too) of a preproduction sample of the Hi Cube boxcar.

      This is good news for AML and 1/29 fans. When was the last time a new product was released in 1/29? USAT autoracks?

      https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/19956877_499304560411947_2468019015534829807_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=365cc91b6006e2071d2636a4828a6ea1&oe=59CB4765
      This post was edited by Craig Townsend at July 16, 2017 12:13 AM EDT
    • July 14, 2017 7:50 AM EDT
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    • July 14, 2017 9:37 AM EDT
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      I really like those.  

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    • July 14, 2017 11:55 AM EDT

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      Nice to see that AML is going to produce again, was worried after Fred left us, that the driving force for Accucraft and 1:29 was gone.

      Good stuff.

       

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    • July 14, 2017 1:09 PM EDT
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      Greg,
      I hope that AML does well with this release and they continue with the other announced project.

      As for my other question, when was the last new release in 1/29 by anyone? Not a new paint scheme, but 100% new release?
    • July 14, 2017 1:35 PM EDT
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      Aristo's 2-8-0 Consolidation comes to mind.  I can't think of anything else.

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    • July 14, 2017 1:38 PM EDT

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      Hmm, last Aristo release was the Consolidation, I believe, unless you want to count the high hood SD45's, the last thing they built.

      USAT? Hmm, has to be the bilevel car carriers or the 60' box... I think the car carriers were last (after the new baggage streamliner car)

       

      Piko must have been the last steamer...

       

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    • July 14, 2017 2:42 PM EDT
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      Point being its been a long time since we had new releases. I'm really torn with the AML hi cubes, they don't fit my era but they look really nice.
    • July 14, 2017 6:02 PM EDT
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      Look great. Hope they do well. Encouraging to see a manufacturer launching a new product.
    • July 14, 2017 6:28 PM EDT
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      Just to help with the economy, and the hobby in general, the CEO, CFO, and SWMBO have declared these are now "in my era of operations", and purchase orders will be issued for at least a couple of these boxcars

       

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    • July 14, 2017 8:18 PM EDT
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      The car looks good, but I worry that the sample looks like the car is yellow plastic instead of painted yellow. It just looks more toy like than my other cars, but I don't know if it's just me. I have an AML Covered Hopper that also looks like colored plastic instead of painting.

      I noticed that same thing on a Piko hopper too. Is this the new standard on yellow and orange cars?

    • July 15, 2017 10:20 AM EDT

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      while I agree that some of the covered hoppers are translucent appearing when the sun is at the right angle, I cant help but be totally excited for some new modern stock.  Cant wait!!!!  (I think we have been waiting 5 years or something like that)

    • July 15, 2017 8:14 PM EDT

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      todd whittier said:
      Look great. Hope they do well. Encouraging to see a manufacturer launching a new product.

      AMEN!

      Hoping that they sell well (which I think they will) and the experts don't beat them up too badly when they do their "reviews" (which I think they will) 

      Noting that we have a skeleton crew of manufactures to produce them anymore.

      I personally think they look GREAT !

    • July 15, 2017 8:24 PM EDT
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      Still waiting for the SD 9.

       

      Did I say that out loud?  

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    • July 16, 2017 12:04 AM EDT
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      AMLHi Cubes are comming

      Steve

       

      I think that you will see the GP 60 before you see any SD 9s

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