USAT Heavyweights

 

These have been advertised for several years, I received mine in late March 2020. I ordered the full set of 10 cars

 

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The Chief Baggage/Club - San Gabriel
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The Chief Coach #1 - 3041
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The Chief Coach #2 - 3045
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The Chief Coach #3 - 3049
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The Chief Diner - 1400
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The Chief Sleeper #1 - Centcampo
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The Chief Sleeper #2 - Centgate
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The Chief Sleeper #3 - Centoak
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The Chief Sleeper #4 - Centrail
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The Chief Observation - Crystal Bay

 

 They came packed 2 to a box, drop shipped from Charles Ro (thanks to RLD, that means they made only one trip instead of 2)

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When unboxing:

  1. open both ends to push out
  2. open the foam clamshell and lift the car out
  3. lay car on it's side and slide the plastic wrap off, being careful not to catch it on the underbody detail
  4. remove the packing around the truck
  5. A tip from Paul Burch when he unpacked his diner and combine, there is a small package (read: easy to overlook) with stirrups that can be added to the car. It's clear they could interfere with the truck swiveling on tighter curves. The diner has one supplied and the combine has 2. They are packed in a recess in the very end of the foam, on one end.

 

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pictures here are from the 2019 NGRC in Oregon. Currently, they have been re-scheduled for release in April 2020

 

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