Trinity 6275 Boxcar Questions
On May 4, 2018 we released another 12 numbers of the 2004 ‘As-Delivered’ FBOX scheme, as well as 2 different shopped cars with the new TTX logo on our Trinity 6275 Boxcar. Each time we release this car there are a number of questions that inevitably come up. My hope with this blog is to answer the more common ones.
Q: Why don’t you release more numbers of the “Forward Thinking” TTX scheme?
A: The Trinity built version of the FBOX boxcars were only delivered in the older 2004 scheme. We have been able to locate two cars that have had the new logo applied after the cars had been shopped. These are the two that we have produced (#504634 & #505213). I am sure that more repaints exist, however we have yet to locate them.
The “Forward Thinking” TTX scheme has been applied on later deliveries from Greenbrier (Concarril) & National Steel Car versions of the FBOX. These cars are very similar to the Trinity version however there are differences. The quickest way for me is to look at the frame around the door. On the Trinity cars, there are wide styles that extend below the threshold of the door. The Greenbrier (Concarril) cars have a U shaped frame with narrower styles than the Trinity cars. They also have a side sill notch that is wider than the Trinity cars. The National Steel Car built FBOXs are the easiest to spot as they have wedge shaped styles.
Q: Why is the TTX logo on #504634 crooked?
A: Short answer, that's how the real car is. Sure, its funky, but it isn't an ExactRail quality control issue (perhaps at TTX it was).
Q: Why won’t you rerun or run the SRY, CNA, DWC & NS schemes?
A: All are are incorrect for our car. While some of these have been run in the past, it has been our intention to no longer, knowingly release paint on our Evolution & Platinum series models that isn’t correct. HOWEVER… we have been working with TrainLife.com to offer “close enough” paint schemes that you will begin seeing soon. The first release will be the Depressed Center Flat Car which is on it's way to our warehouse at the time of writing this blog. So, what I am saying is there's a chance you might see the return of some of these schemes… Let us know which you would like to see?
Simply put, we would love to release more road numbers of the Trinity built FBOX boxcars with the “Forward Thinking” logo but we need photos. So if you have photos of an FBOX in the 504400-504799 or 505200-505399 equipment series that has been shopped with the new logo, please share it with me:
The Trinity 6275 Boxcars in the FBOX schemes are currently available in HO & N scale.
Exceptional rollingstock. Notwithstanding the fact that my prime interest is rollingstock noawadays (I mean, you can only have so many locomotives before it becomes ridiculous – my first series layout in 1983 of the Victorian Railways (Australia) had 12 locomotives and 5 brakevans ie. cabooses!) My only complaint is the lack of Western Maryland??? Would love a nice North eastern style caboose built to your standards too? Kepp up the Good Work
Some tropicana readers or up readers would be nice.
Here’s hoping for another run of these cars in 2019 — hopefully sooner than later! Also, I’d love to see a SRY version that is, “close enough” regarding the paint scheme. The SRY cars are all over the CN and CP and as far as I know, no other manufacturer has produced them except for Exactrail… very, very long ago. :(
Would like to see undecorated versions of the GSI 53’6" bulkhead flatcar and the 48’ depressed center flatcar.
Just started back into railroad modeling. Love the looks of your cars just purchased my first one can’t wait to see it. Refreshing to see the attention to detail and quality parts your company is using while providing all while keeping the customers price within reach.
Awesome boxcar, too new for my era, but awesome nonetheless. I am wandering if you guys have a had any interest in a new run of the Opera window center beams that you did a few years ago. I have 10 of them, but I wouldn’t mind having more… perhaps your Train Life partners would consider making a less detailed (tougher) version I can safely take to run at train shows. Don’t get me wrong here, the car is beautiful but I’m too chicken to run them at a show. I also love the covered hoppers you guys have produced for the BN/GN/ADM. I’d like to see some NP and Frisco versions of those, though I will admit, I don’t know if you’ve made the cars that were the prototype the NP had in green… By the way, I have a lot of prototype photos of hoppers that I took for weathering purposes I’d be willing to send you guys, if you were looking for examples. I’m sure you can find plenty, but I’m offering anyway. Cheers!
Any plans to release a TBOX type boxcar ?
SRY and a few other roads had a similar car from Trinity. The FBOX version has a 12’ wide door where the others had a narrower 10’ door. Some of these have gone to NS. The CN also has a similar car as well.
Was TTX the only purchaser of this Trinity boxcar? Has TTX sold any of these cars to other railroads or customers? If either is true, will Exact Rail offer these cars in other paint schemes?
Will the T-box and a large cap plastic pellet hopper and tank cars be coming out.
it’s reassuring to see a company of such high standards and not afraid to “not compromise quality” for the sake of $$$.
I live in central Ny and see lots of garbage hauling raised side gondola cars on the CSX main through Syracuse and on Susquehanna through Cortland. Do you have any plans on modeling these modern day cars?
Gregory P Morgan
Nice cars! Got mine today. Nice to have authenticity for theses cars. Keep up the good work.
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October 03, 2019
I’d love to have a chance at more of the SRY Trinity cars. I have a few other ExactRail cars. They are exceptional runners and look fantastic.