Re: Ex-GPEX Cars to Chateau Martin
Donald B. Valentine
My expertise lies with the GPEX cars, not Chateau Martin. Thattoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
said, however, I don't think the OMI model "Type C" is the one you
want, particularly for the 1950's era stated. In my nearly forty
years of research of GPEX cars I have not seen any of those
constructed with the large, jacketed steam lines along the car sill
on which those lines survived beyonds the early 1930's, if that late.
Presumedly this is the type of steam line you are refering to. I have
two of the "A" version in HO scale and that version would probably
serve your needs better, though I suppose the line could be removed.
The other thing that troubles me is your use of the term "ice
hatches". I have yet to see a GPEX car with ice hatches as they were
never needed. The earliest of these cars utilized Elyria and Pfaudler
porcelin lined tanks. Pfaudler then bought out Elyria and soon
changed to stainless steel tanks. The milk was cooled to 40 degrees
before the tanks were filled and the insulation around the tanks
could hold that temperature for hours.....at least twenty four...even
with outside temperatures in the 70's.
Since your model would not have run in the configuration described
in the 1950's I cannot recommend a paint scheme for it. In the 1920's
I could suggest a couple.
Hope this is of help, Don Valentine
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