Re: Flat cars


Michael Aufderheide
 

Ben,

A similar car (i.e. Monon low sided gon with the sides
removed) exists at the Monon Society in
Linden,Indiana. It is one of a few cars which were
purchased from the Monon by a stone quarry and
languised in the weeds until the society saved it.
See:

http://www.monon.org/restorations2.html

Also, Bob Schultz, ex Monon carman has built an O
scale model. See:

http://www.monon.org/2004pixs/10-05contest7.jpg

Rest assured Bob's model is accurate as he only builds
models of cars he repaired while with the Monon or
owned afterward!

I've finished everything but the paint on the first of
my two kits. The size looks quite a bit different
than ever a 42' Red Caboose flat, so it may satisfy
your desire for variety.

Regards,

Mike Aufderheide
Chicago
Modeling the Monon in 1947-8


--- Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...> wrote:

Mike (?) wrote:
"Another use for these [Tichy 40 ft flat] cars is to
build Monon flats
7501-7510 which were converted from low sided gons
in 1945. Though few in
number, these cars were in wide circulation carrying
larger finished
limestone pieces. Monon society member Chad Boas
has made cast resin
replacement side and end sills for the conversion."

Mike, could you point me towards a photo of these
cars? Another flat car
model would be welcome to increase the variety of
kits on the market, even
if it only models 10 cars.


Ben Hom



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