Re: 50' Mather stock car.
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The January 1998 issue of MR had an article by Jim Teese on building a car from 2 P2K kits. The prototype shown was a Nickel Plate car photographed in May 1966. I have an almost unreadable copy downloaded from the MR website during one of their "free" days. The CB&Q also had 40, #50200-50239. The cars were spliced Circa 1952 and the Burlington leased them in 1963. A photo appears in the Bukrlington Bulletin #25 which is dedicated to Bukrlington Live Stock operations. The articles says the NYC also had some of these cars and that they were often see on the Q. If I had a better copy of the MR article, I might try to build one.
J. Stephen Sandifer
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Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 8:27 PM
To: Stm Frt Cars
Subject: [STMFC] 50' Mather stock car.
Browsing thru my unfinished stock, I opened a P2K Mather stock car kit which contained a Mather kit which I had sliced and spliced into a 50' car. Also in the box were a set of resin doors for it. It didn't take me long to find that Stan Rydarowicz sold a kit for this car back around 2010-11. Did anyone buy one of these? Were there any instructions? What was in his 'kit'? Did he just do the slicing and cast a new roof, or??? Did he include or direct you to a source for decals?
I found a photo of a model of Stan's on display at Naperville or Cocoa Beach in NYC's NISX markings but so far I haven't found any prototype pictures or info.
And that brought up another question. Whatever happened to Stan's decals? Was he sourcing them with someone else?