Re: N&W class C13 and C14 Cabeese


Mont Switzer <ZOE@...>
 

MR. REED: I THINK YOU ARE REFERRING TO THE 1300 SERIES NKP "BOXCAR
CABOOSES." DIAGRAMS ALL STATE THE ROOFS WERE "WOOD, CANVAS COVERED." ALL
WERE CONVERTED DURING WWII AND MANY WERE STILL IN USE AT THE TIME OF THE
NKP/WAB/N&W MERGER IN 1964. MOST WERE SCRAPPED BEFORE BEING REPAINTED N&W,
BUT A FEW DID GET THE HAMBURGER HERALD.

OVERLAND IMPORTED 2 VARIATIONS OF THESE CABOOSES IN BRASS 10 - 15 YEARS AGO.
ONE WAS OF 1366 OF THE 1366-1367 SERIES WHICH HAD VERTICAL STEPS. THE
OTHER VARIATION REPRESENTED THE REMAINDER OF THE 1300 SERIES WHICH HAD STEPS
LIKE FOUND ON STEAM LOCOMOTIVE TENDERS. OVERLAND MODELED THE FISHBELLY
UNDERFRAME AND THE AB BRAKE SYSTEM ON BOTH CARS, BUT THAT IS ALL THE DETAIL
THERE IS UNDER THERE.

CAN'T FIND ANYTHING ON THE NKP 10000 SERIES BOXCARS FROM WHICH THEY WERE
CONVERTED, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE JUST ABOUT AS EASY TO SCRATCHBUILD
VS. A KIT MODIFICATION.

THE NKP PAINTED MOST OF THEIR WOOD CABOOSE PLATFORMS AND STEPS SOMETHING
CLOSE TO FLOQUIL BOXCAR RED. THE N&W CAR I SAW HAD THIS FEATURE ALSO,
PROBABLY A CARRY OVER FROM THE NKP DAYS BY THE NKP SHOP (FRANKFORT) THAT
PAINTED IT.

HOWARD AMELING HAS LOTS OF PHOTOS OF THESE CARS. MONT

----- Original Message -----
From: Scott A. Reed <lildiggr@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 1:56 PM
Subject: [STMFC] N&W class C13 and C14 Cabeese


I know these cabeese are "War Babies" from the NKP and they were built
from surplus 10000 series boxcars. Is there a "high quality" kit that is
"dead on" or even close to the NKP 10000 series box cars? If not, any idea
of the type of roof these cars had ?
Thanks,
Scott A. Reed






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