Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: TCWX Tank Car 115 (1931)

Gatwood, Elden J SAD

Thanks, Garth!


I had forgotten who made them.


Elden Gatwood


From: <> On Behalf Of Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: TCWX Tank Car 115 (1931)


Elden and Friends,


The Taylor coil spring trucks are now offered by LaBelle Woodworking: Blocked . It is the last item on this page. These were formerly marketed by Bethlehem Car Works, and actually (I think) go all the way back to the old Red Ball days. Yes, they are a bit crude, but AFAIK they are the only game in town. At least you will not have to add quite so much weight to a freight car.  :~)


Yours Aye,



Garth Groff  🦆


On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 4:32 PM Gatwood, Elden J SAD <elden.j.gatwood@...> wrote:



I had a set of Taylor trucks in my truck box for a long time before giving them to a devout RDG modeler who kept begging me.  I didn’t think the quality of them was very good, but I know someone did make them in HO.


Elden Gatwood


From: <> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Friday, October 9, 2020 4:25 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Photo: TCWX Tank Car 115 (1931)


I wish Tahoe made Taylor trucks.  Does anybody?  



On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 9:28 AM Ben Sullivan <ben.sullivan75@...> wrote:

Just a minor side note, the RDG 100053 boxcar is of interest to me, only by coincidence. I model and research the Georgetown Branch of the B&O, with my layout set ca 1945-55. In one of the rare steam era photos I have in my files there is a car from the same series; RDG 100225. According to BlockedBlocked these cars were from the same series of 500 cars built 3/25 by ACF, class XMt.

Here is the photo, May 30, 1956, Bethesda, MD, by R. Mumford.
(click to embiggen)

As a modeler, of course, I'm interested in representing this on my layout so the search is on for me to find out more about these cars in the HO scale space. Anyway, thank you for sharing! 

Ben Sullivan
Brookeville, MD



Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd

Pinehurst NC 28374

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