Re: History of Prototype Freight Car Modeling

Frank Pearsall

If I remember correctly, they had ads in the old "Builders Compendium" that was issued in the early 70s.

The company was (or still is) owned by Edward J. Petras). The last address I saw for him was 73 Barcelow St., Port Jervis, NY 12771-2122. Don't know how cooperative he would be about providing information.

Frank Pearsall
Brevard, N.C.

On May 9, 2012, at 12:39 PM, lnbill wrote:

As some of you will remember from posts I made in the fall of 2011, I want to put together materials to create a history of modeling freight cars more accurately and more prototypically. I now have some good materials about the early offerings of Al Westerfield and the materials that publicized the releases of Westrail and Dennis Storzek. F&C is putting some materials together for me and I will be talking w/Martin about Sunshine's initial offerings.

Here are somethings I need your help with.

Materials related to Roller Bearing models--instructions, ads, kit lists, etc. It would especially be helpful to know when they started advertising. Also photos of built-up models.

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