Re: covered gondola help


Peter Ness
 

Hi Brian,
Thanks for the tip. I've checked out the order form photos on the web and there look to be some possiblities here. Now I have to dig out my equipment diagrams and reference photos.

Regards,
Peter Ness

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Carlson
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:54 PM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] covered gondola help



Um, a correct Bethlehem gon IS available. Sunshine.

70.1 Lehigh Valley Bethlehem Gondola with fishbelly side, wood floor and non-Duryea under frame (1940-50s), $36

70.2 CRP/CNJ Bethlehem Gondola with fishbelly side, wood floor and non-Duryea under frame (1944-50s), $36

70.3 Reading Bethlehem Gondola with fishbelly side, wood floor and Duryea under frame (1945-50s), $36

70.4 B&O O-59A Bethlehem Gondola with fishbelly side, steel floor and Duryea under frame (1940-50s), $36

70.5 WM Bethlehem 50 ton Gondola with straight sides, wood floor and Duryea under frame (1937-50s), $36

70.6 WM Bethlehem 50 ton Gondola with straight sides, steel floor and Duryea under frame (1937-50s), $36

70.7 NKP 48’6” Gondola with fishbelly side, wood floor, vertical brake staff and straight center sill under frame (1929-50s), $36

70.8 NKP 48’6” Gon w/ fishbelly side, stl floor, vertical brake staff or power hand brake, straight center sill u/f (1934-50s), $36

70.9 GTW 52’6” War Emergency Bethlehem Gon w/ fishbelly, composite side, wood flr, fixed Pressed Steel end (1944-50s), $36

70.10 MoP 52’6” 1949-51 company built Bethlehem Gon with fishbelly side, stl floor, fixed Dreadnaught ends (1949-50s), $36

70.11 B&O O-63 52’6” 1951 Bethlehem Gon w/ fishbelly side, steel floor, fixed D’naught ends, original decals (1951-50s), $36

70.12 B&O O-63 52’6” 1951 Beth. Gon w/ fishbelly side, stl floor, fixed D’naught ends, billboard B&O dec. (Sep ‘51-60s), $36

70.13 ATSF Ga 68, 69, 80 52’ IL riveted, fisbhelly side, drop end gondola with wood floor, white decals (1948, ’49, ’51), $36

70.14 ATSF Ga 87 52’ IL welded, fishbelly side, drop end gondola with wood floor, white decals (1954), $36

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga, NY

From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Peter Ness
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:13 PM
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [STMFC] covered gondola help

Hi Greg,

Thanks for the response - it's never too late.
Re: BOX SCALE, Urban Legend, etc - let's keep in mind that Uncle Irv got underbody equipment completely reversed in the molded part. I'm game to believe just about anything as to why the covered gon is less than 52'. I figure there's a 50:50 chance that Irv's response to the first modeler to point out the car is short was; "It is?!?!?"

I'm not sure how common the Bethlehem Steel Company version of the prototype was. The Athearn version will be my stand-in model until a correct commercial car is available or I clear a mess of projects off my plate to at least build some correct length sides.

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