Re: Roundhouse milk car (was Milk car photo)

James Fellows

I modified the Roundhouse cars to more closely resemble the Whiting cars used in New England. Here are a couple of shots of my models:

There are shots on the IM and Walthers cars as well.

Jim Fellows

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger Hinman
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2009 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Roundhouse milk car (was Milk car photo)

The Roundhouse milk car is based on the 1928 MDT Pfaudler car.
Drawings for this
car are available througth the NYCHS. I have a couple of the cars but
have never taken the time
to check them against the drawing. Lionel did this car in O scale
prior to Roundhouse and I heard
through rumor that both companies had access to prototype drawings.

Roger Hinman
On Jul 13, 2009, at 1:39 PM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

> Garth
> There were 40' wood milk tank cars, e.g. Abbotts (photo RMJ 10/1990)
> and GPEX/Pfaudler. Overland imported models of these (calling them
> Type A and Type B). I've never seen the new Roundhouse/Athearn car so
> I can't say if it's based on a prototype. I think Precision Scale
> imported a 40' wood milk car but I have no further info on that one
> either. Perhaps Athearn's ancient milk/express reefer was based on
> the General American 53' milk tank car (not the same as the more
> common 50' express reefer). Overland also imported this car (#3061).
> Tim O'Connor
> At 7/13/2009 12:42 PM Monday, you wrote:
> >Tim and friends,
> >
> >I don't remember ever discussing the Roundhouse/Athearn 40' wood milk
> >car on this group. This is the recent one they brought out just
> before
> >Roundhouse was taken over a few years back, not the much older 50'
> car.
> >Does this car have an actual prototype?
> >
> >I have two, which I planned to letter for a real local dairy to run
> on
> >the freelanced Virginia version of my layout. To my eye the casting
> was
> >not bad for mass production, though the brake system is rudimentary
> at
> >best (just the major components unconnected by any piping).
> >
> >Kind regards,
> >Garth G. Groff

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