WESTERFIELD MODELS Newsletter, Vol 7, No 3 , July/August, 2018
Hello Steam Era Modeler:
We are pleased to announce that Westerfield Models has several new Kits available now:
Our newest HO Kit release is the
#12800 Series B-50-15 single sheathed box car with steel sheathing, Murphy radial roof and AB brakes for Southern Pacific and subsidiaries.
We now have available:
Kit #12801, SP Original Wood Sheathed version, Op Era 1925-1973
Kit #12862, SP Pacific Motor Trucking version, Op Era 1935-1944
Kit #12863, SP Overnight Service version, Op Era 1946-1955
Our One-Piece Body Kit covers series #14480-15229, 750 cars built in 1925 by Standard Steel Car Co. The original single wood sheathed box cars differed from previous SP types in that they used hat section side posts of the 1924 design in a Pratt truss arrangement. In 1935, SP began converting the cars to steel sheathing, first for Pacific Motor Trucking (PMT) service, then for Baggage Express (BX) service in 1942. Freight versions of these cars also began receiving steel sheathing in this period and by the beginning of WWII, 930 cars in freight service had been converted (Total of all B-50-15 built versions was 3900 cars). Beginning in 1942, the cars began receiving AB brakes as well.
Many of the Original wood sheathed cars survived until the late 1960's with their original wood sides. PMT cars were used until the early 1940's, being discontinued for World War II. After the war, SP started a new service in 1946, called Overnight Service. They used new box cars and B-50-15 cars. This service lasted until the mid-1950's.
We have also posted photos on our Facebook page.
Our unpainted HO Kits include detail parts appropriate for the B-50-15, including the following details:
Improved Cast Urethane One-Piece Body Construction with Fine Details.
Urethane Castings of detail parts, including many car specific parts.
Detailed Hi-Tech rubber air hoses.
Yarmouth Etched Bronze Corner Steps and Carmer uncoupling levers.
Proprietary Multi-Color Decals covering all freight, PMT and Overnight versions of the car.
Detailed Step by Step Instructions and History Sheets with assembly and finished model photographs.
Recommended Trucks: Tahoe Model Works TMW-109 or TMW-209 Barber Lateral Motion Trucks.
Tahoe TMW-109 or TMW-209 Barber Lateral Trucks available separately or with Kit (See below).
Kadee Couplers are available separately.
These are now available direct from Westerfield Models. Most of our Kits do not include trucks or couplers. We do offer Tahoe Trucks and Kadee Trucks & Couplers for this Series of Kit and separately for our other Kits. See the Kit versions listed below. Operating Era for B-50-15 box cars covered by #12800 Series Kits: 1925-1973.
Original Version Era: 1925-1942 (some 1973) Modern Version Era: 1935-1973
PMT Version Era: 1935-1944 Overnight Version Era: 1946-1955
AVAILABLE NOW ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER "New Kit Releases".
12801 B-50-15 SS Box Car, Wood Sheathed, Murphy Radial Roof, No End Doors, K Brakes, Original, SP Freight $45.00
12851 B-50-15 SS Box Car, Steel Sheathed, Murphy Radial Roof, No End Doors, AB Brakes, Modern, SP Freight $45.00
12862 B-50-15 SS Box Car, Steel Sheathed, Murphy Radial Roof, No End Doors, K/AB Brakes, SP PMT Version $48.00
12863 B-50-15 SS Box Car, Steel Sheathed, Murphy Radial Roof, No End Doors, AB Brakes, SP Overnight Version $47.00
12881 B-50-15 SS Box Car Kit w/ Kadee #511 T Section Bettendorf OR Tahoe TMW-109 Trucks w/ Code 110 Whls $52.00
12882 B-50-15 SS Box Car Kit with Tahoe TMW-209 Trucks with Semi-Scale Wheels $52.00
Link to our Website "New Kit Releases" page: https://id18538.securedata.net/westerfieldmodels.com/merchantmanager/index.php?cPath=262
All of the above Kits are available through our website:
We are also glad to accept orders via Mailed in Order Form or phone.
Westerfield Kits include new HO scale unpainted urethane castings, and are complete with quality details, detailed instruction/history sheets
and proprietary decals covering all versions of the prototype car. Trucks and couplers are not included but are available separately.
Westerfield Models is available for custom casting work. We can make castings from your patterns, both from your custom masters or your 3D printed masters. Please see our Website, Main Page "Custom Castings" for more information. Link to page: http://westerfieldmodels.com/116622.html