Re: NYC Steel Boxcars, New Models?


Tim,Have you tried Westerfield's NYC stock car?It is a really great kit and a nice looking car when finished.Armand Premo

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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: NYC Steel Boxcars, New Models?

>I wish he had done them in HO... especially the tall rebuilds!
> Consider the importer's cost vs list price, I wouldn't think two
> years is terribly burdensome at current interest rates. Usually
> the importer makes back his investment on the first 50% or
> less of the run and the rest is gravy....
> I have lots of NYC cars -- Greenville gons, 70ton AAR flat,
> Tichy rebuild (PMcK&Y), PS-1, AAR boxes, USRA clones,
> P2K box, others... all commercial HO scale kits. NYC is well
> represented in the fleet.
> Tim O'Connor
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>> In "O" scale, we have another data point on this NYC freight car
>> problem. Pat O'Boyle of Pacific Limited imported about 600 brass
>> freight car models of the steel USRA clone boxcars in eleven
>> different NYC/P&LE/MC/etc. configurations. Some with 8'-7" IH, some
>> with 9'-4" IH, some with 10'-0" IH, some with Gilroy doors, some with
>> Youngstown doors, some with double doors, some with single doors,
>> with various types of Murphy ends, some with even the diagonal panel
>> roof, etc. Lots of different cars for NYC and one each for Hannibal
>> Connecting RR and Northampton & Bath RR too.
>> It took him a LONG time (couple of years) to sell them for some
>> reason. NYC steam sells well in "O", but the freight cars did not do
>> as well. The cars were all great looking - no dogs. His other stuff
>> sold out immediately.
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