Re: L&N and NKP gons and flat

Bill Welch


L&N 25884 from Bob's is a nice broadside shot in Wilson, NC on 2-2-1952 w/a reweigh date of 1950. The Ameling photos of L&N 25823 are 1957 in Sarasota, FL. Stenciling identical to 25884. These three include good views of each end. L&N 25800, the Builder's Photo, cataloged as PA 182717, is a 3/4 shot giving a good view of the "B" end.

BTW, Bob's is also the source for L&N 26371, which is a shorter gon also w/wood sides and stake pockets. Southern had a similar car, both of which resemble the PRR GR/GRa.

With Chad's new kit, virtually every gondola owned by the L&N into the 1950's can now be modeled in HO except the above small wood side gon. Athearn has their (and NC&StL's) 65-ft mill gon. Westerfield's 45-ft USRA mill gon can be used for the L&N's copy of these, Sunshine has their 40-ft gon kit (and NC&StL's) and InterMountain has their USRA 40-ft composite gon.

Life is good!

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., "Steven D Johnson" <tenncentralrwy@...> wrote:


What are the dates on the one from Bob's Photos and those from the Ameling


Steve Johnson

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Subject: [STMFC] Re: L&N and NKP gons and flat

Photos of the L&N gons are available. There is one available from Bob's
Photos and I think my MtV Builder's Photo came from the Merrilee's
Collection at the Archives of Canada. Then there is a group of 3 photos shot
by Howard Ameling from different angles of a car loaded w/coal. I think Mr.
Ameling's photos are now available through Cleveland St. Univ. where his
collection is deposited. My memory is I made these available to Chad to
assist his pattern making and the necessary decals.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@... <> , "Chad"
<chadboas@> wrote:

Yes it is. The flats are from the 22000-22249, 24300-24549, and
Chad Boas

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Johnson" <tenncentralrwy@> wrote:


Is your L&N gondola based on the 25800-25999 series cars built by Mt.
Car Mfg. Co. in 1928?

Steve Johnson

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Subject: [STMFC] Re: L&N and NKP gons and flat

Thanks, Bill
These are from your suggestion. I think there was a NKP flat car made
these. Still looking for conformation. There were some flats listed that
were 50'9".
Also, I added photos of the NKP. Should be able to get it painted over
Chad Boas

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<fgexbill@> wrote:

Okay, on 3 let's all chant Chad--Chad--Chad--you're the man--Chad--...

One, two, ...

Bill Welch

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<> , "Chad"
<chadboas@> wrote:

The next round of kits will be the wood side gons for L&N and NKP.
The L&N is a 46'9" and can be either a flat car or can be ordered
the sides parts. The NKP is a 50'9" wood side gon. The kits will include
Red Caboose pockets for the wood sides.
I have added a file called L&N and NKP gons and flat. The L&N car is
there and I am working on getting a picture of the NKP.
I will have these cars avalible for Naperville.
Contact me off list for more information.
Thanks, Chad Boas

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