Interesting release announced by Micro Trains ***N scale*** in the form of a 3-pack of CP Rail MOW gondolas with tie loader. What makes this cool is the weathering depicted on the drawing. How can they make this both scalable and profitable? Is the weathering handmade or is that some kind of a full-body print?
I have been buying some N scale equipment in the past year, partly for a coffee table layout and partly for the eventual need to downsize. I've seen a lot of MT weathered freight cars but frankly many of them are super extreme weathered. They've done the orange Rio Grande Airslides and they look awful - but that's me. I prefer lightly to moderately weathered, not ancient 40 year old weathering.
The above look a little better than some I've seen.
I haven't ordered any MT cars direct. I have a few purchased off of fleebay but mostly I've been getting Trainworx which is a "relatively" new company - been around about 20 years - and make nice N scale models. A guy on another forum sold me 35 trainworx kits but they need couplers and wheels, which I've been buying direct from Trainworx - they are body mount with Fox Valley wheels and MT couplers. Train