Intermountain shows in their new products announcement that they will be offering coil covers separately.
Not earth/world shaking/shattering news, but it's neat that you can pick up a couple of "off brand" covers for your existing coil cars.
And the best thing is they are offering the D&TSL covers separately since the original cars came with GT & CSX (yech!) covers on them. I will be buying the D&TSL covers as replacements.
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Post by edwardsutorik on Feb 14, 2018 15:35:28 GMT -8
I do, as much as is appropriate. I've got some of those State Mfg corrugated containers aimed at some N&W cars, when they show up. Of course, they'll still be N&W, so maybe that doesn't count. I do mix my Chessie and earlier covers, though.
Post by Great-Northern-Willmar Div on Feb 14, 2018 18:17:30 GMT -8
Many many many moons ago................when Walthers FIRST released their coil cars as kits with monstrous list price of $6.98, Walthers offered the angled hood coil covers in a two pack. This was the bad old days of having to assembly the hoods and paint the grab which was straight piece of steel wire. I remember I had bought some separate hoods since the cars I watched in and around Northeast Indiana rarely if ever had hoods that matched the car. Many were rusty with patches of peeling paint or at least with dings and dents.
So mix'em up for the mills surely didn't spend any time matching a South Shore hood with a South Shore flat. Normally you'd see an Elgin, Joliet and Eastern hood on that South Shore flat.
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