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Statement from Ixion Model Railways Ltd
Moloco Trains is working on a production of 50-foot cars based on Pacific Car & Foundry (PCF) prototype. The collection will include several looks and unique details across the offering of high quality HO reproductions. Featuring its as-delivered 1962 appearance (running boards, tall ladders, and high-mount brake wheel) will be four road numbers for an NIRX car leased to Erie Lackawanna. The labeling will include DFB bulkheads information and Erie Lackawanna’s then-new herald on a model with yellow sides, black ends, and silver roof. The other early era prototype will be Moloco’s Western Pacific offering in four road numbers. This HO release will feature a brown body shell with silver roof. The car will reproduce a 1962 prototype before the road used Air-Pak equipment and labeling will note DFB bulkheads. Moving forward in time to the 1970s, the red Triangle Pacific release (an RB-type car) represents a 1973 repaint for this car and it will come with no rooftop running boards, but will feature high-mount brake wheel and tall ladders on B-end.
ABOVE: Two styles for Southern Pacific XMIs will be included in this new production. The replicas will roll on truck sideframes color matched to the body and the cars will possess modern attributes.
Also from the 1970s era will be two Southern Pacific releases in this Moloco production. For its Southern Pacific cars, Moloco will include cross-bar locking plug door details, among other accurate features. The XMIs will reproduce the road’s B-70-10-R class with four road numbers following the appearance of an April 1979 repaint with LD bulkhead logo on the car sides. The other Southern Pacific release will present May and September 1979 repaints for this class of XMIs with no loader labeling on the car sides with two numbers from the May group and two numbers from the September group. Moloco notes lettering variations will be included for these 1979 Southern Pacific XMIs.
Visit Moloco Trains online or check with one of its hobby dealer to learn more about this new production of PCF 50-foot RBL, RB, and XMI cars with 10-foot offset plug door.
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