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Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Depressed center flats

Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Elden, et al.,

F&C now also offers an F28 and an F34. I bought one of each at the NE Proto meet last month. I've to open either box, but they're anything like the P&LE F-7, they should be very nice.

Pax,


Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com

-----Original Message-----
From: Gatwood, Elden J SAD
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:48 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Depressed center flats

Ron;

I never finished my draft of who owned what (and it did change dramatically over time), but I started with the section called "heavy capacity and special type flat cars" (in my case p.972-977 of the ORER of Jan 1964). My intention was to put together as complete a list as possible. With kits/models.

Just as an example of kits, F&C does the B&M well flat with load (a very nice kit), F&C also does PRR F25 now (whoopee!), F29, F33 in resin, and also the P&LE F-7 six-axle with all-new sideframes.

Railworks did, with a little help, the PRR's F25, F28, F29, F31, F33, F34, F35, F36, F37/37A/37B, F42, F43, F44, and FD-1; heavy duty or "special" (well, well hole, etc.) flats. The GSC cast steel PRR flats were F30A, F30D, F34, F41/41A/41B (IIRC), F42, F43, F44 and F38??, FD1

Tangent has done a RTR PRR F47 and other HD GSC 60' flats. As always, VERY nice.

E&P did a GSC 6-axle that several roads bought, but I'd have to go through the ORER to make a guess on who. They varied in deck length, deck height and other dimensions.

Rail Classics and Alco, also did the F38 (former), and "Queen Mary" 16-axle, all very heavy duty.

Eastern Car Works did a NYC cast steel flat, that needs a lot of love.

Walthers and Tichy have done the 52' "Commonwealth" flats, though they both also need some work.

Red Ball did, once upon a time, a pot metal and wood PRR "f25", P&LE "heavy duty", and at least one more.

The brass cars are hard to find, but keep trying, especially on estate sales and big brass sellers.

And if someone doesn't find THIS cool, they are dead.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of mopacfirst
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:00 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Depressed center flats

Now for something completely different on the subject of heavy duty flats.

Thanks to the groups.io search function, I found a message by Elden Gatwood (43018) from 2005, plus 24 replies. Long after they were produced, I learned about the Railworks brass flatcars, which this message discusses, and I had forgotten or never knew that E&P Associates had also made some brass flatcar models.

I'm thinking specifically of the GSC six-axle flatcars, and I believe there is a rundown of which railroads owned the different versions of that car but I haven't found the reference yet. I've been haunting eBay and brasstrains.com, waiting to see one come up, but I'm not entirely sure what I would be looking for until I see it. My interest is specifically in the two MP ones. There was a flat-deck one also, cast steel, but it was quite different from the F34 with two three-axle trucks and a longer center section.

Ron Merrick


Re: does anyone collect unbuilt WestRail kits (or maybe even still builds them)?

Steve and Barb Hile
 

For what it could be worth, here is the list of what I have in my stash

B-301 ATSF Bx-37 Grand Canyon
B-305 ATSF Bx-37 Chief
B-3952 CN NSC 9 rib 45
B-3954 CN NSC 9 rib 54
F-101 AAR 50 ton Flat NP 62000 series
R-1030 PFE R-40-23
R-1101 PFE R-40-10

Most of these have Clover House dry transfer sets for lettering.

Steve Hile

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:49 AM
To: Tony Thompson; main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] does anyone collect unbuilt WestRail kits (or maybe
even still builds them)?


Tony, here is my list of Westrail kits (Athearn kitbash kits) -

R-1301   NP reefer
R-1201   ART reefer prewar 62000-62499 etc R-120    ART reefer 229790-24999
(?? that's what it says) R-1220   ART reefer 26000-28899 R-1010   PFE
R-40-10
R-1022   PFE R-40-14
R-1023   PFE R-40-20
R-1030   PFE R-40-23
B-202    ATSF Bx-34 Scout
B-3953   CN NSC 9-rib "1945"
B-3954   CN NSC 9-rib "1954"

Tim

=====================================

On 7/20/2019 10:24 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:


They were one of the few prototype model kits for a time, and probably more
than a few people have unbuilt kits. I still have 15 kits, with just a
couple of duplicates.


     I'd be interested to see a list of what you have. Greg Martin and I
have made a start
     on a production list, but neither of us has too much info. The kit
directions are sometimes
     prototype-specific, sometimes not.   Tony


--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: ARA 1932 Matches for Atlas Body Styles

Donald B. Valentine
 

Hi Garth,

    I have Ted's book and a few other photos of the 1932 cars. I have only five of the Atlas cars and may
have gotten confused on the Seaboard car becasue I juts brought it out and find it had never been opened.
It has been now and is the correct Type 2 car with the correct 11 panel flat roof. Mine has the "Route of
the Orange Blossom Special" lettering as road #18047 but Atlas has also offered the Seaboard car with
that nomenclatureand just the simple Seaboard lettering. I believe it is the N.C.&St.L. car that may have
the wrong roof as from your list it appears that should also be a Type 2 model but mine is a type 7 with
a Murphy 12 panel roof and flat, riveted end.. My next model of these cars is MEC #4499 which, as it is
supposed to be, is a Type 1. There were still a few of these around when I first became professionally
involved with the MEC 50 years ago, though bu that tinme they were painted green, not brown! Lastly I
have a pair of the Erie version, one with the original small diamond herald the other with the larger version.
To hell with this 'logo' nonsense and the lack of respect that infers, it is a herald or an emblem to me. New
England Yankee to the core that I am, these Erie cars are still the nicest part of the 1932 ARA cars from
Atlas IMHO. They are the only models I have ever seen with a correct Buckeye end and Atlas has done
a superb job with them, Having them with both sizes of Erie diamond heralds is simply the frosting on the
cake. I do not understand how Atlas could do such a superlative job with these 1932 ARA series cars and
fall flat on their faces as they did with the USRA rebuilds. I will own more of these 1932 ARA cars before
being done with them as they are a great addition to my 1948 car fleet.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Ghost White Toner Again

A&Y Dave in MD
 

Practice makes perfect. Get some black or blue construction paper and try printing some tests. White shows up well on it and it’s cheaper than decal paper. You can print thousands of decal sheets with one cart, so don’t be a miser and not practice with actual white toner.  Note the margins and how close you can print to paper edge—this varies by printer. You don’t want to resize to fit but print 100% to get scale right.

Dave

Sent from Dave Bott' iPhone

--
____________________________
David Bott, modeling the A&Y in '34


Re: freight car paint schemes was:[RealSTMFC] Funaro 1932 CP Boxcar

Charlie Vlk
 

Eric-

This is a nice reference.   Great for those of us that would like to know what cars are appropriate for our “cut-off date” without having to do extensive research for each of the hundreds of railroads that might be involved.

Thank you,

Charlie Vlk

_._,_._,_


Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Depressed center flats

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Ron;

I never finished my draft of who owned what (and it did change dramatically over time), but I started with the section called "heavy capacity and special type flat cars" (in my case p.972-977 of the ORER of Jan 1964). My intention was to put together as complete a list as possible. With kits/models.

Just as an example of kits, F&C does the B&M well flat with load (a very nice kit), F&C also does PRR F25 now (whoopee!), F29, F33 in resin, and also the P&LE F-7 six-axle with all-new sideframes.

Railworks did, with a little help, the PRR's F25, F28, F29, F31, F33, F34, F35, F36, F37/37A/37B, F42, F43, F44, and FD-1; heavy duty or "special" (well, well hole, etc.) flats. The GSC cast steel PRR flats were F30A, F30D, F34, F41/41A/41B (IIRC), F42, F43, F44 and F38??, FD1

Tangent has done a RTR PRR F47 and other HD GSC 60' flats. As always, VERY nice.

E&P did a GSC 6-axle that several roads bought, but I'd have to go through the ORER to make a guess on who. They varied in deck length, deck height and other dimensions.

Rail Classics and Alco, also did the F38 (former), and "Queen Mary" 16-axle, all very heavy duty.

Eastern Car Works did a NYC cast steel flat, that needs a lot of love.

Walthers and Tichy have done the 52' "Commonwealth" flats, though they both also need some work.

Red Ball did, once upon a time, a pot metal and wood PRR "f25", P&LE "heavy duty", and at least one more.

The brass cars are hard to find, but keep trying, especially on estate sales and big brass sellers.

And if someone doesn't find THIS cool, they are dead.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of mopacfirst
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:00 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Depressed center flats

Now for something completely different on the subject of heavy duty flats.

Thanks to the groups.io search function, I found a message by Elden Gatwood (43018) from 2005, plus 24 replies. Long after they were produced, I learned about the Railworks brass flatcars, which this message discusses, and I had forgotten or never knew that E&P Associates had also made some brass flatcar models.

I'm thinking specifically of the GSC six-axle flatcars, and I believe there is a rundown of which railroads owned the different versions of that car but I haven't found the reference yet. I've been haunting eBay and brasstrains.com, waiting to see one come up, but I'm not entirely sure what I would be looking for until I see it. My interest is specifically in the two MP ones. There was a flat-deck one also, cast steel, but it was quite different from the F34 with two three-axle trucks and a longer center section.

Ron Merrick


Depressed center flats

mopacfirst
 

Now for something completely different on the subject of heavy duty flats.

Thanks to the groups.io search function, I found a message by Elden Gatwood (43018) from 2005, plus 24 replies.  Long after they were produced, I learned about the Railworks brass flatcars, which this message discusses, and I had forgotten or never knew that E&P Associates had also made some brass flatcar models.

I'm thinking specifically of the GSC six-axle flatcars, and I believe there is a rundown of which railroads owned the different versions of that car but I haven't found the reference yet.  I've been haunting eBay and brasstrains.com, waiting to see one come up, but I'm not entirely sure what I would be looking for until I see it.  My interest is specifically in the two MP ones.  There was a flat-deck one also, cast steel, but it was quite different from the F34 with two three-axle trucks and a longer center section.

Ron Merrick


Pullman Library Policies - "Research"

Bob Webber
 

The bulk of the Pullman Library Collection (including Pullman Palace, Pullman, Pullman Standard, Standard Steel, Osgood Bradley, Haskell & Barker, Budd , Middleton Car,)and a few others is owned by the Bombardier Collection.

Bombardier Corp. requires a license to be signed with *all* of those receiving the reproductions noted. Reproduction rights are *NOT* part of the purchase (this is true whether you purchase photos, slide, books, etc. from anywhere) unless specifically stated (for instance authors or model manufacturers using materials for instructions). In order to receive items from the Pullman Library, you *MUST* have signed a license specifically stating that you do not own the reproduction rights (except for cases noted above).

We have never charged license fees or royalty fees. (We may have to change the License fee to $.01 to adhere to possible legal strictures).

If there are questions with regard to this, please contact me directly. Note - I can not change this policy. I can add to an existing license retroactively, people or organizations if it makes sense. But they must be on the license, and it must be signed with correspondence noting same.

Note - you may not, in the course of researching a given piece of equipment, offer that drawing to a manufacturer for his use (without that being stated in correspondence prior to the signing of the license). The license is non-transferrable and states as much.

Again, we do *NOT* place license or royalties fees on anything. And don't intend to (save for the possible penny noted above).

Those who do not abide by the License restrictions may not be allowed further access to the collection, and any manufacturer, organization or other researcher receiving materials without signing or being a party on a License may suffer the same fate. Again, this is a Bombardier stipulation.

Again, if any of the above is not understood, please contact me directly. If you have any research needs or questions pertaining to the above group of manufacturers, please contact us. We *DO* like to help manufacturers, authors, researchers, modelers, historians, private car owners, museums, libraries, archives, etc. [Lawyers & competitors (to Bombardier) will be directed to Bombardier's legal group, as required by our agreement with Bombardier.]

A new list of drawings will be available for download within a few weeks.

Thank you in advance for understanding,

Bob Webber


Re: does anyone collect unbuilt WestRail kits (or maybe even still builds them)?

C J Wyatt
 

A kit 101, Santa Fe SS WWII box car just sold on eBay a few days ago:


In my collection I have a Westrail F-1055 AAR 50 ton flat car (ACL decals). I believe later models have improved on the AAR 50 ton flat, but if anyone wanted this kit, it would not take much to persuade me to let it go. I also have a R-1021, " PFE R-40-14 Steel Reefer (W) as Rptd '42-'46 with SP Hrld L. and Late Style R/W/B UP Hrld. R." Same situation with that one.

Jack Wyatt

 




On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:48:49 AM EDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



Tony, here is my list of Westrail kits (Athearn kitbash kits) -

R-1301   NP reefer
R-1201   ART reefer prewar 62000-62499 etc
R-120    ART reefer 229790-24999 (?? that's what it says)
R-1220   ART reefer 26000-28899
R-1010   PFE R-40-10
R-1022   PFE R-40-14
R-1023   PFE R-40-20
R-1030   PFE R-40-23
B-202    ATSF Bx-34 Scout
B-3953   CN NSC 9-rib "1945"
B-3954   CN NSC 9-rib "1954"

Tim

=====================================

On 7/20/2019 10:24 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:


They were one of the few prototype model kits for a time, and probably
more than a
few people have unbuilt kits. I still have 15 kits, with just a couple
of duplicates.


     I'd be interested to see a list of what you have. Greg Martin and
I have made a start
     on a production list, but neither of us has too much info. The kit
directions are sometimes
     prototype-specific, sometimes not.   Tony


--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*




Re: does anyone collect unbuilt WestRail kits (or maybe even still builds them)?

Tim O'Connor
 

Tony, here is my list of Westrail kits (Athearn kitbash kits) -

R-1301   NP reefer
R-1201   ART reefer prewar 62000-62499 etc
R-120    ART reefer 229790-24999 (?? that's what it says)
R-1220   ART reefer 26000-28899
R-1010   PFE R-40-10
R-1022   PFE R-40-14
R-1023   PFE R-40-20
R-1030   PFE R-40-23
B-202    ATSF Bx-34 Scout
B-3953   CN NSC 9-rib "1945"
B-3954   CN NSC 9-rib "1954"

Tim

=====================================

On 7/20/2019 10:24 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:


They were one of the few prototype model kits for a time, and probably more than a
few people have unbuilt kits. I still have 15 kits, with just a couple of duplicates.


     I'd be interested to see a list of what you have. Greg Martin and I have made a start
     on a production list, but neither of us has too much info. The kit directions are sometimes
     prototype-specific, sometimes not.   Tony


--
*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Re: F&C PRR F34 heavy duty flatcar

Chuck Cover
 

RE:  . I am considering Walthers ore car trucks.

 

Andy and Elden,

 

I also used those Walthers ore car trucks on my kitbashed F34.  They look good and equally important to me is that they operate extremely well on my Shamokin Branch layout.  That F34 has been running around the layout for over 18 months without a derailment which is pretty good considering the truck arrangement.

 

When we model we are always making compromises.  I try to get as much prototype fidelity as I can while still building a model that operates well and will hold up to some handling. 

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] F&C PRR F34 heavy duty flatcar

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Bill;

They are 2F-F3 trucks that are pretty unique on the PRR. I am not sure of the manufacturer, since I don't have a decent close up, but it's that short 5'0" wheelbase that stymied me. After I painted mine, I switched them out for a Walthers truck that looks close.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill Welch
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 6:06 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] F&C PRR F34 heavy duty flatcar

In the CNW photo the trucks appear to be Two-Level Dalmans. The resin trucks with the F&C kit appear to be Two-Level Dalmans. If I am correct what not use Tahoe's Two-Level Dalmans?

Bill Welch


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] F&C PRR F34 heavy duty flatcar

Gatwood, Elden J SAD
 

Guys;

Those were the closest I could find, too.

Elden Gatwood

-----Original Message-----
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Andy Cich
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 8:08 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] F&C PRR F34 heavy duty flatcar

Bill,

The F34 needs 5' wheelbase trucks. I am considering Walthers ore car trucks. They do have 4 visible springs, but lack the two- level appearance.

Blockedhttps://www.walthers.com/rigid-trucks-w-33-quot-metal-wheels-axles-5-wheelbase-for-ore-cars-1-pair

Andy Cich


Re: ARA 1932 Matches for Atlas Body Styles

mopacfirst
 

Garth:

MP 31400-31499 also had Duryea underframe, as noted on Ed's list.  I buy your logic in not covering these, since Atlas didn't attempt to model them.

I've picked up a few of these on eBay, and I'd use this list to pick up a few more but most of my rolling stock is packed and I don't have records of what I own.

Side note -- I built several of the Sunshine MP cars, and still have one or two unbuilt ones from other railroads.  But I've picked up at least one each F&C and Yankee Clipper MP cars, so if I build those I'll have models of 1932 cars from four different builders/

Ron Merrick


Redux: ARA 1932 Matches for Atlas Body Styles

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

Here's the Atlas list again, with car block numbers. The D&H cars were all welded, so they have been removed. Note that only one of the three WM blocks matches Style 1 (and the tabs over the truck bolsters are actually much smaller than the Atlas model, but that's an easy fix; not so easy to do the Duryea underframe). The five ARA demonstrators used the Style 1 body, except with "short tabs" under the doors, another easy fix; three went to the C&O, and one each to the PRR and NYC. For space reasons I have consolidated blocks of identical design with consecutive numbers for SAL and MP.


Style #1 Long Tab Body,  Murphy Panel Roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught Ends:   CofG 4000-4499; CRR 5000-5249; I-GN 17001-17300; MEC 4248-4999; MVCMCX 9000 (1 Car), MP 30000-32499; M-I 4000-4249; NOT&M 17301-17500; UP 182500 (1 car); WM 27001-27500.

Style #2 Long Tab Body,  11-Panel Flat Riveted Roof, Riveted Ends:  L&A 15001-15150; NC&STL 18000-18499; SAL 17000-18999; WRT 900-919

Style #3 Short Tab Body, Hutchins Radial Roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught Ends:  C&O 7000-7649; NKP 13000-13499

Style #4 Short Tab Body, Viking Corrugated Roof, Buckeye ends:  ERIE 76500-76999

Style #5 Long Tab Body,  11-Panel Flat Rivet Roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught Ends:  SOO 41800-42798, 135800-135998 (even numbers only; both blocks 9' 2" IW)

Style #6 Long Tab Body,  Viking Corrugated Roof, 4/4 Dreadnaught Ends:  NS 25000-25499

Style #7 Long Tab Body,  Murphy Panel Roof, Flat Riveted Ends:  NONE THAT I CAN FIND

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff


Re: Ghost White Toner Again

Paul Woods <paul@...>
 

Eric, thank you for posting this info; I have recently bought the same printer and have been trying to learn everything I can before committing toner to film, so your post couldn't have come at a better time!

Regards
Paul Woods

Whangarei, NZ


---- On Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:01:00 +1200 Eric Bergh <ericbergh2@...> wrote ----

Garth,
I am using the Ghost cartridge on my HP Color LaserJet MFPM477fdw and like it. I did have to increase the density settings to get a better image. I use Tango Papa clear decal paper and set the printer for "Transparency".
FWIW, to change the density, below is the info I got from the folks at Ghost.
-Eric Bergh




Re: ARA 1932 Matches for Atlas Body Styles

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Don,

Indeed, according to Ed Hawkins' and Ted Culotta's list all four blocks of the D&H cars had welded sides. These were built by the D&H itself, the first block at Oneonta and the remainder at Green Island. They all had 4-5 Dreadnaught ends, which Atlas never tooled. They didn't belong on the list I submitted, and this will be been corrected shortly.

Atlas body style 2 is more or less correct for Seaboard, and this was the car used by John Golden and Justin May in their March 2009 SEABOARD COAST LINE MODELER article. They note that the roof has flat panels with rivet detail, but lacks the lap seams. I don't know what lettering did on production runs of this car. Are you saying they offered Seaboard lettering on the Style 1 body?

The only Atlas models I every bought were WM (lacking a Duryea underframe) and I-GN, both Style 1 bodies. My hobby dealer retired and went out of business about the time the decorated Style 2 was produced, and I never saw any Seaboard cars.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 7/22/19 10:06 PM, Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io wrote:
Hi Garth,

     While the seams in some made them look riveted I thoughr all the D&H cars had welded sides.
Is this not the case? These D&H cars all developed the same pattern of sinks and high spots on their
sides that gavce then a swallow waffle effect.What I don't understand is why Atlas didn't use the flat
panel roof on their Seaboard cars since they offered it on others.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Ghost White Toner Again

Dave Parker
 

Again, the question of Ghost cartridges for black-only laser printers has been addressed previously, and I believe that someone contacted Ghost (in Germany) and was told nein, it's not in the works.

Personally, I like having a color laser for decal work.  I don't need color often, but it has really helped with a couple of projects (like MDT reefer stripes).

Dave Parker
Riverside, CA


Re: ARA 1932 Matches for Atlas Body Styles

Bruce Smith
 

Don,


All of the D&H cars had welded side sheets, but some had varying degrees of riveting for other parts.


Regards,

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL




From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Donald B. Valentine via Groups.Io <riverman_vt@...>
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 9:06 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ARA 1932 Matches for Atlas Body Styles
 
Hi Garth,

     While the seams in some made them look riveted I thoughr all the D&H cars had welded sides.
Is this not the case? These D&H cars all developed the same pattern of sinks and high spots on their
sides that gavce then a swallow waffle effect.What I don't understand is why Atlas didn't use the flat
panel roof on their Seaboard cars since they offered it on others.

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: GM&O 40 ft Automobile Car

Schuyler Larrabee
 

George, having built up an underframe as you have, I am very impressed with the quality of your work, particularly photos -39 and -42,  You did all the rivets, decaled, I presume, which I kind of punted on when I did the ERIE Shake’n’Take.  Excellent work!

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gtws00 via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:24 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] GM&O 40 ft Automobile CAr

 

A newer project in the works is a GM&O 40 ft Automobile car from the 35200-35249 series. The base kit for this build started with a Speedwitch kit consisting of a Branchline 7 ft door body and new resin parts and decals.
After obtaining a General Arrangement and Brake diagram from the St Louis National Museum of Transportation, I decided to scratch build a new floor matching the drawings. I also bent some new lower boor tracks from .005 brass. Attached are a couple photos of it progress. Long way to go yet on this project. Prototype photo credits go to Ed Hawkins
George Toman