--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Cyril and Lynn Durrenberger <durrecj@...> wrote:
Have you thought about doing one of the early Harriman F-50-1,2,3 or 4 series?Â A 40' 10" steel flat car with fishbelly sideframe (Harriman), 12 stake pockets, and a wood nailing strip between the stake pockets.Â Used in revenue service from about 1904-1908 until the late 1950's on both the SP and UP in large numbers.Â They remained in service and MW service for a long time.Â A model of this car has never been done in HO scale before as far as I know.Â See the SP freight car bookVol 3 on flat cars for photos, diagrams etc.Â I think I have measurements of one.Â Many were delivered with wood side boards.Â Many had beet racks and some had low wood sides and were even moved to gondola numbering.
F-50-1Â Â 1000 for SP.,200 for UP
F-50-2Â Â 2100 for SP, 850 for UP
F-50-3Â Â 700+ for SP
F-50-4 Â 2100 for SP etc
I think there would be a large market for these from SP modelers.
Right on Cyril. I need a bunch of Harriman 40 footers. Your picture in Tony's book (Vol 3) of an F50-2 at Kingsland quarry sometime after 1931 is super...beings I model that quarry. Any of the above mentioned flats would thrill me. Hopefully, we can see those freight cars someday soon. Count me in for a least a dozen.
Modeling the TNO in 1940.