I wish they'd make........

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Flangehead, Nov 16, 2003.

  1. Flangehead

    Flangehead Member

    By my byline at the bottom of my posts, you all know what I want.
    I was wondering what other model railroad items are sought after but don't exist on the market.
    Joke answers are acceptable.
  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    I would love to see a GP39,a Lima 1,000hp switcher,RSD15s, Atlas do their RSD12 in the classic line and would love to see P2K or Atlas do a GP35..:D
  3. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    I would like to see steam engine detail parts in plastic feedwater heaters and such :)
  4. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    A model of Mich-Cal Shay #2 in both oil and wood burning versions for under $150 each. I'll second you on that Centipede, too. Maybe an affordable model of one of the UP's turbine Verandas or U50s? All in HO of course:p
  5. Blake

    Blake Member

    Did someone say Centipede? I painted a couple of N scale Hallmark ones a while ago. 1 pair for a guy in NJ and another pair for a guy in OK. Here are some pics.







  6. Topo

    Topo Member

    Well, maybe some of these have been already available in brass, but I would be happy to see in good quality plastic (Athearn Genesis quality or like) the following:

    - Krauss-Maffei in D&RGW (new molds, not the old Rivarossi ones)
    - Baldwin RF16 in PRR tuscan with 4 stripes
    - Baldwin Centipede (PRR brunswick green?)

    ...and for mi spanish pike:
    - 4-8-4 “Confederación” in RENFE green & black (maybe by Roco?) :D

    (If Kato finally manufactures more passenger cars in D&RGW and AT&SF, they would be welcome, too! :p )
  7. Flangehead

    Flangehead Member

    Great work on the 'pedes Blake!
  8. ssw_820

    ssw_820 New Member

    I wish Proto 2000 would come out with DCC ready SD40-2T and SD45-2T (SP, Rio Grande,SSW Cotton Belt). I know, Athearn already does. They just do not run like Protos, even after you spend extra bucks and "bucko hours" on them (see my other posting). Why Protos and not Kato's. Protos are more reasonably priced than are Kato's and Stewarts, yet both companies seem to be about equal (at least to me; I have locomotives from both). I have Stewarts, too, and they, too, are expensive. I have NO Intermountains because they are flat out too expensive. A club member has several Intermountains. I've yet to see anything special with them (though he only has F-units). I find that Proto does a very nice job with details and such for the price. If you shop around and look on ebay you can find great deals on them. I do have a Kato Dash 9 and a 90 Mac and they run very nice. Bought the 90 Mac at a show (brand new) for $65 and paid about $50 for the Kato Dash 9 at the same show.

  9. trainworm

    trainworm Member

    we really need:

    high quality SD40T-2 and SD45T-2's
    B23-7/B30-7/B30-7A/B30-7A(B)/B36-7 (all fit on the same chassis)
    USRA heay and light 2-10-2's

    and anything painted in C&EI colors:D
  10. Mastiffdog

    Mastiffdog Member

    I'd like ...

    ...a decent running 44 ton unit. The only thing I have seen out there is that crummy running Bachmann Spectrum thing - simply awful.

    Since I am fairly new, does a better unit exist? Brass?


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