Thanks. The Walthers cars are even on sale right now. I wonder how accurate the p/l is on the Reading model (number aside).
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Richard Hendrickson <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sep 1, 2005, at 8:02 PM, benjaminfrank_hom wrote:
Richard Townsend asked:
"I have come into possession of a pair of Taylor trucks. ï¿½My
understanding is that Taylors were used exclusively (or almost so) by
the Reading. ï¿½My question is this: what series of cars, if any, would
have had Taylor trucks in 1958?"
"I'm looking for a good modeling candidate, which in my case is a carBen got so absorbed in the problems of modeling the Reading's box cars
that I can model with an available kit."
Oy. ï¿½From a modeling standpoint, Reading's pre-WWII boxcars are a pain
in the ass.... etc. etc.
that he overlooked a much easier solution. ï¿½One series of Reading GML
USRA-design 70 ton mill gondolas had Taylor trucks, series 23500-24499
built in 1926. ï¿½Those cars can be modeled with Westerfield resin kits
or, if you're willing to fix some minor shortcomings, Walthers styrene
models, and many of them were still in revenue service in 1958. ï¿½In
fact, I have a Col. Chet McCoid photo of RDG 24198 still going strong
and in excellent condition in December, 1957. ï¿½Of course, the Reading
gons had 70 ton, not 50 ton, Taylor trucks, but since the journal boxes
on most model trucks are oversize anyway, I'll bet the trucks Richard
Townsend has would represent the gondola trucks quite convincingly.
Lincoln City, Oregon
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