Re: Essential freight cars in RMC


Thomas M. Olsen <tmolsen@...>
 

It would be nice to see if we can get a resin kit maker such as Al
Westerfield or Martin Lofton to do the PRR K8 stock cars as a flat kit.
This was the last wood body car that the Penn had prior to their
converting the X31 box cars into steel stock cars. It was also almost
as numerous as the ubiquitous K7a's which Broadway Limited brought out
recently.

I am sure if Al or Martin did the K8's that we would not have had the
problems that came with the BLI K7a's.

Tom Olsen
7 Boundary Road, West Branch
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7479
(302) 738-4292
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Richard Hendrickson wrote:

On Apr 22, 2005, at 11:16 AM, Clyde Williams wrote:


Is this a new poll? If so, how about a decent styrene 36' stock car,
open or solid ended, both would be better. As in other cars, the MDC
just doesn't cut it.
Bill Williams

Bill, AFAIK a 36' stock car in styrene isn't high on any manufacturer's
priority list for future production. However, resin kits ar ethe
subject ofTed's series in RMC, and Westerfield makes fine resin kits
for the SP/T&NO/NWP etc. 36' stock cars, which were the most numerous
cars of that type during the steam era, as well as for the MILW's 36'
stock cars, of which there were more than 3,000.

Other RRs that had large numbers of 36' stock cars were the Burlington
and the C&NW, and some day it would be nice to have resin kits for
those as well (the Q cars have been done in HO, but only in brass).

Richard Hendrickson





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