Re: Essential freight cars in RMC

Thomas M. Olsen <tmolsen@...>


Martin Lofton already has the new masters for the X29B and X26C from
Frank Hodina on hand. Frank passed them to Martin prior to Martin's
California trip. They will be offered as flat kits, but he has not yet
poured the casting rubber for molds. If everyone on this list that has
an interest in getting Martin to put these cars out this year, then they
should drop him or Tricia Lofton a note requesting them.

It has taken me almost 6 years to convince him to reissue these cars
which had originally been Unibody kits. The Unibody kits was made up
of a C&BT body and Sunshine castings and underframe parts.
Unfortunately, you had a lot of work to do to build them and almost
everyone that I know who bought them, still hasn't built them.

So if you want the X29B and X26C, write or call Martin and ask him to
begin casting and releasing them!

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

Andy Miller wrote:

If this is a poll, you have my vote. Hear, hear, K8s, K8s, K8s!

And how about X29Bs. There are rumors that F&C will do one this year. It
appears that C&BT is long forgotten.


Andy Miller

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Thomas M. Olsen
Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 10:48 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Essential freight cars in RMC

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

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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