Re: HO scale EJ&E Box Car decals


Rob & Bev Manley
 

Elden,
I went to Larsen's Hobby yesterday for orner Bill's birthday sale / celebration. I found some ( maybe 3) Champ HN-58 White steam era roadname sets. They have 2 versions of the CHICAGO OUTER BELT rectangle framed logo and 2 sizes of the more contemporary double framed and a "AROUND NOT THROUGH" map with E.J.& E. and spelled out reporting marks and numerals. $3.

I also found about 6 or so Kevin Piper / Rail Graphics sets for the 8ft door car. They are in Orange for the green car and he has a little data sheet. Those are complete sets and I have uses rail graphics sets that I bought for some Q rolling stock that are still great after 10 years.

For any other decal hunters, he has a number of GN sets. I also spotted some original RC X29s and Branchline kits.
You can reach Bill at
Larsen Hobby, 2571 E Lincoln Hwy Ste 5
New Lenox, IL 60451 (815) 485-1991

Merry Christmas,
Rob Manley

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From: Gatwood, Elden J SAD
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Sent: Monday, December 17, 2007 6:41 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: HO scale EJ&E Box Car decals


Rob;

Thanks for the info! I will look for one.

I was also surprised about the 1952 date. It seems awfully early for such a
colorful scheme. I will keep after this and let you know what I find.

Thanks,

Elden

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From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Rob
Manley
Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2007 12:31 AM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: HO scale EJ&E Box Car decals

Elden,
I have one of the split Orange & Green cars. I think Desplaines Hobbies did
that as a custom run. 1952 eh? I thought that would have been a later 50's
scheme.
Rob Manley

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From: Gatwood, Elden J SAD
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Sent: Friday, December 14, 2007 6:32 AM
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Rob;

Thanks very much for all the info!

I will look for that set. I was reading a few of the references, and saw one
that said the split green-over-orange scheme with billboard EJ&E and the
banner herald on the left was introduced in 1952, which would be a great set
for a lot of modelers, but you look through the decal catalogs and offerings,
and it is amazing how many pretty common, or at least popular, box car scheme
have not been done (at least well), in comparison with all these oddball
one-of-a-kind schemes that folks have done.

One could make a sideline out of doing good decals for things like the
numerous B&O, EJ&E, NYC, PRR, RI, WAB classes (and other RRs), that have not
been done, particularly if one were to build the car and present it in a
magazine (and get everyone drooling).

Thanks again,

Elden Gatwood

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Robert MANLEY
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 4:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: HO scale EJ&E Box Car decals

Elden,
Walthers also had a "one size fits all" set of freightcar decals. I can't
remember exactly what they had in thier set but I remember it didn't have the
Jumbo EJ&E or the correct single line version of thier herald. They also
looked like they were rubber stamped. I was going to letter up a Robins Rail
PS 50'er. Oh well, out of era anyway.
Try Larsen Hobbies in New Lenox, IL for anything J,except the 3 mini-kits I
bought him.

Happy Modeling,
Rob Manley

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Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 1:59:46 PM
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Rob;

Thanks very much for the reply!

I now realize that in my haste, I was not very clear about what I was looking
for, which is the decals in HO for the lettering schemes following the bigger
"map" herald of which you speak (and which Sunshine provided in their
mini-kit and old EJ&E USRA steel rebuild).

The ones I specifically would like to find are the large billboard letter
schemes in either orange on green over orange, or vice versa, the earlier of
which has the small "around not thru.." banner herald, And the latter ones of
which only have the big billboard letters.

There are a number of pictures of these cool schemes, but unless you have a
mini-kit or like to bash things (shorty 8-foot Superior door...ends. ..body)
you would not have an accurate car.

Perhaps these guys just have never been done...

B&LE did a lot of coil shipment on pallets in these 8' door box cars, like
the P&WV with its AC&F 8'-door cars, and I would also be interested in who
else might have done this.

Thanks for looking into it!

Elden Gatwood

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From: STMFC@yahoogroups. com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Rob
Manley
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 4:26 PM
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: HO scale EJ&E Box Car decals

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups. com <mailto:STMFC% 40yahoogroups. com> , "Gatwood,
Elden J SAD "
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Eldon,
Sunshine did these cars as a mini kit in both the boxcar red and
Green w/ Orange lettering schemes. There is a model brown car on the
STMFC site. I heard Martin doesn't sell the mini kits through the
mail but I saw quite a few of them at Naperville this past year.You
get new ends, sill,door and frame parts to upgrade a Branchline car.

Happy Hunting,
Rob Manley

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8' door 40
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> Thanks,
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> Elden Gatwood
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