And what about TTX?
And what about TTX?
When ExactRail released the Thrall 63’-0 Center-Beam Flat Car, we did so in the paint schemes of the prominent railroad owners: Union Pacific, Western Pacific, Burlington Northern, Milwaukee Road and BNSF. However, some recognized that one popular paint scheme was absent, TTX.
The TTX company is one of the most recognizable brands in the railroad industry. It has a pool of over 220,000 railcars, and these railcars operate throughout North America. ExactRail did not offer the TTX paint scheme on our Thrall 63’-0 Center-Beam Flat Car because the center-beam railcars owned by TTX are a 86-built cars of a slightly different design. That said, they are very similar cars indeed!
If you like TTX, then watch ExactRail’s website. We have a number of TTX/Trailer Train paint schemes on a number of cars scheduled for release in throughout the fall!
In the mean time, Thrall 63’-0 Center-Beam Flat Cars are almost sold out. We’d encourage you to act quickly.
i have six of your THRALL 63’ CENTERBEAM FLAT CARS. (EP-81104) PURCHASED JULY 2013. DO YOU HAVE PULPWOOD LOADS AVAILABLE FOR THESE CARS WITH TIE DOWNS.
Awesome Centerbeams. Are there any plans to re-release the Trinity 6375 cu.ft. Plug Door Box Cars in TTX, all versions of the SRY, CN / DWC in both HO and N Scale? I know many of us are eager for a re-release in talking to many railroad modelers.
Glad to see you’re keeping things accurate. I just hate seeing GATX TankTrain plastered on every type of tankcar model sold.
I’m looking forward to the release of the TTX car.
It is better to stay prototypical. There are too many cars around from other brands that have a paint scheme that don’t exists in reality.
For that reason I choose a high end brand as Exactrail.
very happy to hear the ttx but do not forget the cn for canadian railroaders
And what about the tie down cables with the load corner protectors? An empty car looks bare without the criss crossed cables running from the tie down winches to the center beam. A loaded car requires the cables to secure the load.
Richard coleman jr
Lets see the forward thinking logo on the ho/n 50/60ft high cube box cars & bring back the 65ft gntx gondola.
The eighty members of the North American Prototype Modelers club in
Milwaukee liked my 2 MILW center-beam flats. In fact they are envious1
I weathers mine very lightly. Am extremely happy with my 2 flats.
I need more Milwaukee Road RTR models!!!
I would like to see exact rail offer more Canadian railroad rolling stock especially CN in HO scale.
I was also wondering if exact rail has any plans to offer locomotives in the future?
looks nice would like them on my layout if the price is right
Rick La Fever
Blaine: That makes sense.
The company is called ExactRail for a reason-this being one of them!
If the company had painted a Thrall Car for TTX that was really a Gunderson car, there would be several modelers(and probably some magazine editors) that would have lambasted the release!
Too many manufacturers just “paint it” and let it go out the door!
Like the product but some are pricey
Keep the models true to life. That’s what makes them special. If you slap any roads name on any car it really makes the industry something else. The true modeler will wait or make it themselves. Thank you for the great models. And keep up the great work .
Brett A. Blanchard
Still waiting for the ‘re-release of the 50’ FBOX and SRY cars…..where are they??
I’m fairly new to model railroading ( a couple years) and have bought about 8 cars from you, mostly signature series. I was wondering why I haven’t seen any tank cars offered on e-mail or on your web site. Why is that ?
TTX Company does indeed have Thrall-built centerbeam cars in its fleet of the center partition design commonly referred to as opera windows. TTZX 86000-86274, Class TSH64, are 68’ 0" in length and have a 60’ 8" inside length between bulkheads. Of course, TTX Company’s centerbeam fleet consists mostly of the truss design centerbeam cars built by Gunderson, National Steel Car, Thrall and Trinity.
Jim Panza – Retired TTX Company
Good for you! “Similar” is different from “correct” and if TTX didn’t buy from Thrall, the models would be incorrect with that name on them. The name of your company implies that you try to get it right!
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Ted A Curphey
September 23, 2020
The irony here is that it was the Gunderson Cars built in 1986 for Trailer Train that were almost identical to the Thrall cars of 1977, save for the lift holes on the outside ends of the bulkheads and one other really minor detail. The Thrall Cars for BN in 1983 and Trailer Train in 1986 both featured the lift holes in the bulkhead and beveled and gusseted top corners of the bulkheads.