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Re: CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks Justin, that has been pointed out to me and is one of the reasons I enjoy this Yahoo group.  I probably should have checked my resources first but failed to do that.  Many eyes are better than two, at least the way mine seem to be connected.
By the way, did these first versions come with "The Right Way" slogan or was that added later?
Thanks to all who replied.
Fenton Wells


On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Justin May <jmay59@...> wrote:
 

> Will you do the C of G in the original lettering? Some of us are
> OLD and model the 1950's.

Fenton,
There is no need to reinvent the wheel as the Microscale set has all
of the variations of the appropriate monogram, four different "THE
RIGHT WAY" slogan for both two and three bay covered hoppers with and
without center posts, four different reporting marks styles used by
the Central, the appropriate dimensional data for the 1958, 2003, and
2893 cuft covered hoppers, several loading stencils for both clay and
feed service, caution data for removal of lading, and many different
reweigh stations and dates. All in all, there is not much more one
could want in the way of as delivered Central of Georgia covered
hopper decals, and what Microscale does not offer, Mask Island does
for the post-'63 paint schemes. The Microscale Central of Georgia
covered hopper and boxcar sets are some of the best Microscale sets to
date.

Justin May




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Re: CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

Justin May <jmay59@...>
 

Will you do the C of G in the original lettering? Some of us are OLD and model the 1950's.
Fenton,
There is no need to reinvent the wheel as the Microscale set has all of the variations of the appropriate monogram, four different "THE RIGHT WAY" slogan for both two and three bay covered hoppers with and without center posts, four different reporting marks styles used by the Central, the appropriate dimensional data for the 1958, 2003, and 2893 cuft covered hoppers, several loading stencils for both clay and feed service, caution data for removal of lading, and many different reweigh stations and dates. All in all, there is not much more one could want in the way of as delivered Central of Georgia covered hopper decals, and what Microscale does not offer, Mask Island does for the post-'63 paint schemes. The Microscale Central of Georgia covered hopper and boxcar sets are some of the best Microscale sets to date.

Justin May


Re: CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks for the input, I'll check it out.
Fenton Wells


On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Todd Horton <toddchorton@...> wrote:
 

The CGRHS worked with Microscale to produce a set for the C of G covered hoppers in the original lettering scheme. They are still available as far as I know.
 
 
 
Todd Horton
 
From: O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:14 AM

Subject: Re: [STMFC] CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

Hubert I would be glad to but I would like to have you do the 1954 cu ft
decals as well.  I'll send those photos and lettering diagrams in a
separate email.  Will you do the C of G in the original lettering?  Some of
us are OLD and model the 1950's.
Here you go;


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 4:43 PM, Hubert Mask <maskisland@...> wrote:

>
>
> Fenton, would you mind sending me those photos also.  I have a decal set
> of the CofG 1000. 1970 rebuild.
>  Looking for additional information for other series of the cars.
>
> Hubert Mask
>
> ------------------------------

> To: STMFC@...
> From: srrfan1401@...
> Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:26:32 -0500
> Subject: Re: [STMFC] CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)
>
>
>
> John, I have some I took in 1983 on a visit to Saluda NC.  I'll send them
> off line.
> fenton wells
>
>
> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM, John Evans <jtevans53@...>wrote:
>
>
>
> John,
>
> Have you tried the Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery?  freight.railfan.ca
>
> They have builders photos of CofG 970, 1000, and 1475.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> John Evans
> Easton, PA
>
>
>  On Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:20 AM, "Scaler164@..." <
> Scaler164@...> wrote:
>
>  Looking for a few good reference photos to use for modeling some CofG
> PS2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers from the following series :
>
> *    CG 960-999 (blt 1960, Pullman)*
> *    CG 1000-1199 (blt 195760, Pullman)*
> *    CG 1475-1499 (blt 1956, Pullman)*
>
> I have found that the S-Helper Service (S scale) model of this car appears
> to be an out-of-box *EXACT* (or darn near so) representation of these

> cars (based on the only 4 photos I have), so it looks like a quick and easy
> job with near perfect results.  I already have decals for them, so I'm good
> and ready to go.
>
> Click the link below for an image of the model :
>
>      www.trainweb.org/seaboard/TEMP/SHSPS2CoveredHopper.jpg
>
> Would like to know what other roads (especially southeastern roads) had
> these cars in the same configuration as this CofG car (round hatches,
> etc)...?
>
> Who says S scale has nothing to offer?!?  >wink<
>
>
> John Degnan
> Scaler164@...
> Scaler187@...
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Fenton Wells
> 5 Newberry Lane
> Pinehurst NC 28374
> 910-420-1144
> srrfan1401@...
>
>   
>



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Re: Wheelset demo train performance

John Sykes III
 

Like to see a video of that operating on Ken McCorry's layout in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.  950 ft mainline with 2 or 2.5% grade.  We've used mid-train and end-of-train helpers on that layout with 64+ ore cars with live loads.  Makes for a challenging evening.


-- John


Re: C of G 1958 cu ft covered hopper (LO) photo

Todd Horton
 

Fenton, there are small differences in the lettering of each lot of these cars. I have builders photos of 1340, 1350, 1314, and 1379.  I also have several in service shots of some of the cars from various lots.
 
The CofG used three different style reporting marks plus a few other minor differences from 1940 through 1960 so depending on what year and car you are interested in these change with time.
 
I am traveling now but I will be happy to dig out what I have one these cars if I can be a help to you.
 
The Microscale CofG covered hopper decal set has a lot of info on these cars as well.
 
Todd Horton

From: "srrfan1401@..."
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 12:15 PM
Subject: [STMFC] C of G 1958 cu ft covered hopper (LO) photo
 
Doe anyone have a good photo of the original lettering scheme and also for the 1950's, if they are different for the C of G 1958 cu ft cars in the 1300-1339 series, built by Pullman in 1940 and 1340-1374 as built by AC&F in 1944.
Thanks in advance
Fenton Wells


Re: CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

Todd Horton
 

The CGRHS worked with Microscale to produce a set for the C of G covered hoppers in the original lettering scheme. They are still available as far as I know.
 
 
 
Todd Horton
 

From: O Fenton Wells
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

Hubert I would be glad to but I would like to have you do the 1954 cu ft
decals as well.  I'll send those photos and lettering diagrams in a
separate email.  Will you do the C of G in the original lettering?  Some of
us are OLD and model the 1950's.
Here you go;


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 4:43 PM, Hubert Mask <maskisland@...> wrote:

>
>
> Fenton, would you mind sending me those photos also.  I have a decal set
> of the CofG 1000. 1970 rebuild.
>  Looking for additional information for other series of the cars.
>
> Hubert Mask
>
> ------------------------------
> To: STMFC@...
> From: srrfan1401@...
> Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:26:32 -0500
> Subject: Re: [STMFC] CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)
>
>
>
> John, I have some I took in 1983 on a visit to Saluda NC.  I'll send them
> off line.
> fenton wells
>
>
> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM, John Evans <jtevans53@...>wrote:
>
>
>
> John,
>
> Have you tried the Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery?  freight.railfan.ca
>
> They have builders photos of CofG 970, 1000, and 1475.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> John Evans
> Easton, PA
>
>
>  On Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:20 AM, "Scaler164@..." <
> Scaler164@...> wrote:
>
>  Looking for a few good reference photos to use for modeling some CofG
> PS2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers from the following series :
>
> *    CG 960-999 (blt 1960, Pullman)*
> *    CG 1000-1199 (blt 195760, Pullman)*
> *    CG 1475-1499 (blt 1956, Pullman)*
>
> I have found that the S-Helper Service (S scale) model of this car appears
> to be an out-of-box *EXACT* (or darn near so) representation of these
> cars (based on the only 4 photos I have), so it looks like a quick and easy
> job with near perfect results.  I already have decals for them, so I'm good
> and ready to go.
>
> Click the link below for an image of the model :
>
>      www.trainweb.org/seaboard/TEMP/SHSPS2CoveredHopper.jpg
>
> Would like to know what other roads (especially southeastern roads) had
> these cars in the same configuration as this CofG car (round hatches,
> etc)...?
>
> Who says S scale has nothing to offer?!?  >wink<
>
>
> John Degnan
> Scaler164@...
> Scaler187@...
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> Fenton Wells
> 5 Newberry Lane
> Pinehurst NC 28374
> 910-420-1144
> srrfan1401@...
>
>   
>



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Re: C of G 1958 cu ft covered hopper (LO) photo

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks John,
fenton wells


On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 12:23 PM, John Evans <jtevans53@...> wrote:
 

ACF builders photos of CG 1340 in RPC Vol. 27 page 38.

John Evans
Easton, PA





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Re: C of G 1958 cu ft covered hopper (LO) photo

John Evans
 

ACF builders photos of CG 1340 in RPC Vol. 27 page 38.

John Evans
Easton, PA


C of G 1958 cu ft covered hopper (LO) photo

O Fenton Wells
 

Doe anyone have a good photo of the original lettering scheme and also for the 1950's, if they are different for the C of G 1958 cu ft cars in the 1300-1339 series, built by Pullman in 1940 and 1340-1374 as built by AC&F in 1944.

Thanks in advance
Fenton Wells


Re: CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

O Fenton Wells
 

I'm with you let me see what I can do.


On Sun, Dec 15, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Hubert Mask <maskisland@...> wrote:
 

Sure if I can read all the data off the photo. You know I like to get as much as 95 percent of the data detail correct or preferably 100. Thanks. Hubert



> On Dec 15, 2013, at 10:14 AM, "O Fenton Wells" <srrfan1401@...> wrote:
>
> Hubert I would be glad to but I would like to have you do the 1954 cu ft
> decals as well. I'll send those photos and lettering diagrams in a
> separate email. Will you do the C of G in the original lettering? Some of
> us are OLD and model the 1950's.
> Here you go;
>
>
>> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 4:43 PM, Hubert Mask <maskisland@...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Fenton, would you mind sending me those photos also. I have a decal set
>> of the CofG 1000. 1970 rebuild.
>> Looking for additional information for other series of the cars.
>>
>> Hubert Mask
>>
>> ------------------------------

>> To: STMFC@...
>> From: srrfan1401@...
>> Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:26:32 -0500
>> Subject: Re: [STMFC] CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)
>>
>>
>>
>> John, I have some I took in 1983 on a visit to Saluda NC. I'll send them
>> off line.
>> fenton wells
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM, John Evans <jtevans53@...>wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> John,
>>
>> Have you tried the Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery? freight.railfan.ca
>>
>> They have builders photos of CofG 970, 1000, and 1475.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> John Evans
>> Easton, PA
>>
>>
>> On Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:20 AM, "Scaler164@..." <
>> Scaler164@...> wrote:
>>
>> Looking for a few good reference photos to use for modeling some CofG
>> PS2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers from the following series :
>>
>> * CG 960-999 (blt 1960, Pullman)*
>> * CG 1000-1199 (blt 195760, Pullman)*
>> * CG 1475-1499 (blt 1956, Pullman)*

>>
>> I have found that the S-Helper Service (S scale) model of this car appears
>> to be an out-of-box *EXACT* (or darn near so) representation of these

>> cars (based on the only 4 photos I have), so it looks like a quick and easy
>> job with near perfect results. I already have decals for them, so I'm good
>> and ready to go.
>>
>> Click the link below for an image of the model :
>>
>> www.trainweb.org/seaboard/TEMP/SHSPS2CoveredHopper.jpg
>>
>> Would like to know what other roads (especially southeastern roads) had
>> these cars in the same configuration as this CofG car (round hatches,
>> etc)...?
>>
>> Who says S scale has nothing to offer?!? >wink<
>>
>>
>> John Degnan
>> Scaler164@...
>> Scaler187@...
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Fenton Wells
>> 5 Newberry Lane
>> Pinehurst NC 28374
>> 910-420-1144
>> srrfan1401@...
>
>
>
> --
> Fenton Wells
> 5 Newberry Lane
> Pinehurst NC 28374
> 910-420-1144
> srrfan1401@...
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
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>
>




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Re: CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

hubert mask
 

Sure if I can read all the data off the photo. You know I like to get as much as 95 percent of the data detail correct or preferably 100. Thanks. Hubert

On Dec 15, 2013, at 10:14 AM, "O Fenton Wells" <srrfan1401@gmail.com> wrote:

Hubert I would be glad to but I would like to have you do the 1954 cu ft
decals as well. I'll send those photos and lettering diagrams in a
separate email. Will you do the C of G in the original lettering? Some of
us are OLD and model the 1950's.
Here you go;


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 4:43 PM, Hubert Mask <maskisland@hotmail.com> wrote:



Fenton, would you mind sending me those photos also. I have a decal set
of the CofG 1000. 1970 rebuild.
Looking for additional information for other series of the cars.

Hubert Mask

------------------------------
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: srrfan1401@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:26:32 -0500
Subject: Re: [STMFC] CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)



John, I have some I took in 1983 on a visit to Saluda NC. I'll send them
off line.
fenton wells


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM, John Evans <jtevans53@verizon.net>wrote:



John,

Have you tried the Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery? freight.railfan.ca

They have builders photos of CofG 970, 1000, and 1475.

Hope this helps.

John Evans
Easton, PA


On Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:20 AM, "Scaler164@comcast.net" <
Scaler164@comcast.net> wrote:

Looking for a few good reference photos to use for modeling some CofG
PS2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers from the following series :

* CG 960-999 (blt 1960, Pullman)*
* CG 1000-1199 (blt 195760, Pullman)*
* CG 1475-1499 (blt 1956, Pullman)*

I have found that the S-Helper Service (S scale) model of this car appears
to be an out-of-box *EXACT* (or darn near so) representation of these
cars (based on the only 4 photos I have), so it looks like a quick and easy
job with near perfect results. I already have decals for them, so I'm good
and ready to go.

Click the link below for an image of the model :

www.trainweb.org/seaboard/TEMP/SHSPS2CoveredHopper.jpg

Would like to know what other roads (especially southeastern roads) had
these cars in the same configuration as this CofG car (round hatches,
etc)...?

Who says S scale has nothing to offer?!? >wink<


John Degnan
Scaler164@comcast.net
Scaler187@comcast.net







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Re: CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

O Fenton Wells
 

Hubert I would be glad to but I would like to have you do the 1954 cu ft
decals as well. I'll send those photos and lettering diagrams in a
separate email. Will you do the C of G in the original lettering? Some of
us are OLD and model the 1950's.
Here you go;


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 4:43 PM, Hubert Mask <maskisland@hotmail.com> wrote:



Fenton, would you mind sending me those photos also. I have a decal set
of the CofG 1000. 1970 rebuild.
Looking for additional information for other series of the cars.

Hubert Mask

------------------------------
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
From: srrfan1401@gmail.com
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:26:32 -0500
Subject: Re: [STMFC] CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)



John, I have some I took in 1983 on a visit to Saluda NC. I'll send them
off line.
fenton wells


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM, John Evans <jtevans53@verizon.net>wrote:



John,

Have you tried the Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery? freight.railfan.ca

They have builders photos of CofG 970, 1000, and 1475.

Hope this helps.

John Evans
Easton, PA


On Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:20 AM, "Scaler164@comcast.net" <
Scaler164@comcast.net> wrote:

Looking for a few good reference photos to use for modeling some CofG
PS2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers from the following series :

* CG 960-999 (blt 1960, Pullman)*
* CG 1000-1199 (blt 195760, Pullman)*
* CG 1475-1499 (blt 1956, Pullman)*

I have found that the S-Helper Service (S scale) model of this car appears
to be an out-of-box *EXACT* (or darn near so) representation of these
cars (based on the only 4 photos I have), so it looks like a quick and easy
job with near perfect results. I already have decals for them, so I'm good
and ready to go.

Click the link below for an image of the model :

www.trainweb.org/seaboard/TEMP/SHSPS2CoveredHopper.jpg

Would like to know what other roads (especially southeastern roads) had
these cars in the same configuration as this CofG car (round hatches,
etc)...?

Who says S scale has nothing to offer?!? >wink<


John Degnan
Scaler164@comcast.net
Scaler187@comcast.net







--
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5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@gmail.com




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Re: double sheathed & single sheathed - most common in the early 1950s???

Charles Peck
 

Rather than the score and rod method, it might be easier to use Archer weld lines. 

It'll need repaint either way.

Chuck Peck


Re: double sheathed & single sheathed - most common in the early 1950s???

Bill Welch
 

Richard, now that you mention it...


Alternatively and w/o removing the running board and latitudinals I could use my favorite tool, the single edged razor blade as a wide chisel, cleave off the roof ribs or seam caps and then the scoring and lay down the .010 rod material. The roof is black which is easy to match of course.


Bill Welch


Cocoa Beach

Spen Kellogg <spninetynine@...>
 

I am looking for a roommate to shares expenses with for the Prototype Rails 2014.

I have a reservation at the Cocoa Beach Hilton Oceanfront and will be flying in to Orlando arriving Thursday Jan. 9 at 12:24. I am departing Monday Jan. 13 at 1:04.

Spen Kellogg
spenkellogg at centurylink dot net


Re: GATC stock cars

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Dec 12, 2013, at 9:32 AM, cepropst@q.com wrote:

I’ve got photos of an Armour and M&StL stock cars I will assume were leased from General American. The cars appear to be of the same design. I’m curious to know if other roads or companies lease cars of this same design.
Clark, I’m sending you off-list scans of some photos of others:  Chicago Great Western (double deck), General American (GASX), and Swift (double deck).  I also have photos of AESX 107, 109, 143, and 244 if any of those are of interest.

Richard Hendrickson



Prototype Rails 2014 Update

Scott Dam
 

Hi, Friends of Prototype Rails

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Name (for badge); address; phone number; e-mail; Spouse or Guest name, (if attending)

 
Notes:
 
An update on Prototype Rails.To benefit from the discounted early registration (saving $10), please ensure your registration is received by Marty Megregian by January 1, 2014.
 
Due to some renovations going on at the Cocoa Beach Hilton while we are holding the meet, we are now planning a Saturday night group dinner at a nearby restaurant, Florida’s Fresh Grill, located 2 blocks north of the hotel and across the street. We have a set menu with choices of Fish, Steak, or Chicken with salad, vegetables, dessert, soft drinks. All inclusive for $28.00. You must reserve in advance with your meal choice. If you have already registered, please pay when picking up your badge. Please email your dinner reservation with meal choice to me (Scott Dam) by December 31st (direct, not through a Yahoo Group). If you have not yet registered and want dinner included, please include the diner payment with your registration and indicate your meal choice. Please have your registration and dinner request in by the early registration date. Space at the restaurant is limited so reserve early. Directions and menu will be posted at the meeting registration desk.
 
Our list of Clinicians has firmed up as shown (see schedule attached). We are still working to finalize our organizations, manufacturers and dealers who will be participating this year. Our tentative list is on the flyer.
 
While we do not have an official registration form on the most recent flyer, we are asking for the basic information (name, address, phone, email), if you wish to be included on future emails and so we have contact information should we need to contact you. This information is for our committee use only and will not be made available to others. If you have a Spouse or Guest attending but not participating in the clinics, please provide the name for a complimentary badge, which will allow access to the displays and showroom areas.
 
If you don’t receive this message directly but only from one of the Yahoo groups, then we don’t have your email address. Please send it in to Scott Dam for future updates.
 
We are also preordering Prototype Rails embroidered pocket shirts—royal blue, with white letters—from Port Authority, embroidery by Space Shirts of Merritt Island. Sizes S, M, L, XL for $25.00 and XXL for $28.00. To have the shirts available at the meeting, we need your shirt reservation by December 31st. Please send your email request directly to Scott Dam (not through a Yahoo group, please) including the size. Cash payment is due when picking up your shirt.
 
To make it handy, here are some important contacts:
 
Mike Brock, Chairman, Boss and Grand PooBah (The one with the target on his back)
brockm@...
321-453-4140
 
Marty Megregian, Registrar and Ballroom Floor Boss
480 Gails Way
Merritt Island, FL 32953
($35 received before 1/1/14, $45 on 1/1/14 or after, including walk-in registrations)
 
Hotel:
Cocoa Beach Hilton Oceanfront
800-526-2609 or 321-799-0003
Refer to Prototype Rails for $100 room rate.
 
Website:  www.prototyperails.com
 
We look forward to seeing you at the meet.
 
Scott Dam, Assistant Registrar
scott.dam@...
321-338-2150 
 
PS: Sorry if you get multiples of this message. S.
 


Kits for Sale

Keith Jordan
 

To All,

The following freight car items are offered for sale:

Sunshine Models MK.11D C&I/Montour AAR hopper conversion 2001 $10
Funaro & Camerlengo 6560/61 SP A-50-6 SS 1½ door autobox. $25
Funaro & Camerlengo 3701/02 GN 40 ft. truss rod boxcar $25
Wright Trak BO-01 B&O M53/53A wagontop boxcar $25
AMB/Laserkit SP C-30-1 caboose, laser-cut wood $15

If interested, please go to www.losangelesdivision.com and contact me through the website. I will not respond through this list. In addition, several plastic freight car kits are offered, as well as locomotives, passenger cars and a selection of brass equipment.

Keith Jordan


Re: CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

hubert mask
 

Fenton, would you mind sending me those photos also.  I have a decal set of the CofG 1000. 1970 rebuild.
 Looking for additional information for other series of the cars. 

Hubert Mask


To: STMFC@...
From: srrfan1401@...
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2013 10:26:32 -0500
Subject: Re: [STMFC] CofG PS-2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers (Revisited)

 

John, I have some I took in 1983 on a visit to Saluda NC.  I'll send them off line.
fenton wells


On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 10:10 AM, John Evans <jtevans53@...> wrote:
 

John,
 
Have you tried the Canadian Freight Railcar Gallery?  freight.railfan.ca
 
They have builders photos of CofG 970, 1000, and 1475.
 
Hope this helps.
 
John Evans
Easton, PA


On Saturday, December 14, 2013 8:20 AM, "Scaler164@..." <Scaler164@...> wrote:
 
Looking for a few good reference photos to use for modeling some CofG PS2 2-Bay Covered Hoppers from the following series :
 
     CG 960-999 (blt 1960, Pullman)
     CG 1000-1199 (blt 195760, Pullman)
     CG 1475-1499 (blt 1956, Pullman)
 
I have found that the S-Helper Service (S scale) model of this car appears to be an out-of-box EXACT (or darn near so) representation of these cars (based on the only 4 photos I have), so it looks like a quick and easy job with near perfect results.  I already have decals for them, so I'm good and ready to go.
 
Click the link below for an image of the model :
 
 
Would like to know what other roads (especially southeastern roads) had these cars in the same configuration as this CofG car (round hatches, etc)...?
 
Who says S scale has nothing to offer?!?   >wink<
 
 
John Degnan
Scaler164@...
 






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Fenton Wells
5 Newberry Lane
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-1144
srrfan1401@...


Re: double sheathed & single sheathed - most common in the early 1950s???

Richard Hendrickson
 

On Dec 13, 2013, at 6:39 PM, fgexbill@... wrote:

Hi Richard, I am not sure what you are referring to. My Speedwitch model was decaled using one of the photos from my collection for placement and car number, likewise the Tichy model, but the Tichy model has the wrong style of peaked metal roof.
Sorry for the confusion, Bill.  You are correct that the Tichy roof is wrong.  The peaked roofs on these cars were home made of flat sheet metal with welded seams.  It would be relatively simple to model correctly by simply removing the running boards, filing off the seam caps on the Tichy roof, scoring at the locations of the weld seams, and cementing small styrene rods (e.g., .010) into the score marks to represent the seams.  Whether you want to go that effort is, of course, your call.


Richard Hendrickson


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