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Paul Crabb

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Coach 8 Seating
« on: February 24, 2019, 04:31:43 PM »
Not sure this is the correct place to post this observation and question. On both Feb 16 and 17, as a brakeman, I noticed that at all stops, as passengers boarded Coach 3 was always the first to fill up. I just wonder if that is because of the seats it has. Thus I wonder if any consideration has been given to installing seats like those in Coach 3 in Coach 8.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2019, 04:31:13 PM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 04:52:32 PM »
When this car was at Edaville, did it have cushions on the seats?

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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 05:00:10 PM »
I agree with the boarding passengers that Coach 3 is the far more inviting car. I anticipate that the forthcoming Coach 9's similar style will be met with similar enthusiasm. Coach 8 has its advantages, however. Passengers get to sit side-by-side or across the aisle from each other, an especially attractive feature for groups. Passengers encumbered by crutches, backpacks, child car seats, or other paraphernalia are much better off in Coach 8. Seating capacity is enhanced by variable width seating for variable width passengers. Perhaps padding to pamper pompous passengers' ponderous posteriors?  ::) That's a nice suggestion for ample alliteration, but doubtless a maintenance nightmare.
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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 06:03:10 PM »
Ah John, we miss you as our editor in chief.
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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 09:00:48 PM »
I would think that some sort of "industrial" mattress with a heavy naugahyde covering would be nice for the benches in coach 8, unless someone wants to manufacture nice slatted wooden benches with backs such as are in some of the Sandy River and B&SR coaches.

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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 09:17:53 PM »
Coach 8 when it was at Edaville had half regular seats (like with Coach 3) and half benches.  I've seen pictures from Edaville where the benches had cushions!  I think cushions would make the Coach 8 experience more comfortable.  The cushions are part of the reason that I like to use Coach 3 when I'm conducting.

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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 09:40:00 PM »
To continue my P-alliteration from previous posts, perhaps we ponder pew pads?

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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 09:55:40 PM »
I was thinking of something like pew pads, but more robust. They would have to be impervious to dampness, insects, mice, etc. Back in the old days, cabooses had such pads on the seats and bunks.

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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2019, 09:56:07 PM »
Holy Moly Batman!  Pew pads in coach?  Would that make coach 8 a "holy roller"?   :o
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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2019, 10:10:16 PM »
If we used pew pads not impervious, they would soon become phew pads.
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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2019, 06:25:11 AM »
Could you consider carpet samples contributed by a Carpeting Contractor covering Coach 8's couch?

They are the correct size - might be gotten at no cost? - easy replaceable - and are softer than bare wood.

Several joined end to end would make a long runner.


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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2019, 02:31:43 PM »
There is a company with a dealer in Minnesota I have purchased through the makes custom foam mattresses and pads. The one I bought was fabric covered but it I knew the length, width, and desired thickness , I could check on covering material and price. The one I bought was around $100.
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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2019, 02:38:57 PM »
One thing I have noticed is that in addition to the better seats, the passenger car trucks on 3 make for a much more comfortable experience. The other coaches have a pretty hard ride and the lack of seat cushions exaggerates that harshness, especially for those patrons with poorly padded posteriors.  ::)
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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2019, 04:00:00 PM »
When the new flip over seat frames for new coach #9 ( a copy of #3) are cast. More frames should be cast for use in coach #8.

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Re: Coach 8 Seating
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2019, 04:33:47 PM »
When the new flip over seat frames for new coach #9 ( a copy of #3) are cast. More frames should be cast for use in coach #8.

I agree. Although, I could be convinced that we should keep the bench-style seating in the Baggage/Handicap section of the car (possibly providing posterior pew-style padding for passengers.)
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