Re: Practical use for model box cars


I understand that Canada can only grow spring wheat. Because of their very cold winters. I worked for International Milling Co in Salina Ks. Most of the wheat grown in the good ol US of A is winter wheat. If you want a good patent flour you use winter wheat with about 10% of spring wheat in it. So if Canada is going to grind good flour they need to import winter wheat.
The difference in the two wheats you may ask is winter wheat is planted in the fall and the spring wheat is planted in the spring of the year. Winter wheat is the better of the two
Thank you
Larry Jackman
Boca Raton FL

On Dec 20, 2006, at 4:06 PM, cj riley wrote:


I don't know for a fact, but I would be very surprised if
the US would be shipping grain to Canada, one of the world's major grain
producers. Canada has been exporting grain for probably a hundred years. Anyone
have the facts on this?

CJ Riley

--- rockroll50401 <cepropst@...> wrote:

CN 475916 Box Paper Incline IM/Sylvan
CN 414593 Box Lumber Builders/MC L Westfld
CP 236378 Box Lumber Builders/MC L Tichy

To put all these recent information to practical use I currently have
three Canadian box cars out of a fleet of over 100 box cars. The
first model is numbered for an actual car that was on the RR with a
load of paper. It is an Intermountain car with a Sylvan flat panel
roof and the ends that are similar to those on a PS1, but with
vertical strap like protrusions. The second model (Westerfield) 36'
SS, I most have picked up at a swap meet because I have no info on
that number series, so I gave the car a load of lumber. The last car
(Tichy) single sheath is also numbered for a car that was on the RR
with the correct load.

I have two lumber yards I can spot the cars of lumber at to unload
and a ramp to unload the paper. Big question: Then what? Do I reload
them with cement, feed, fertilizer, or grain and send them back
north? If so, do I weigh them? The cement, feed, fertilizer are all
bagged, I know they didn't weigh the bagged cement, how `bout the
grain? Probably not. Or, do I send them north empty?

Thanks to all who answer,
Clark Propst

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