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Lackawanna XM 1950 and 1955


Schuyler Larrabee
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Welch
Subject: [STMFC] Those Pesky Offset Twin hoppers
In writing about Offset Twin Hoppers, Bill wrote in part:

What really bugs me is that model companies do not see the
possibilities if they would adopt a modular approach to what they are
doing.
Thanks, Bill, for a nice intro to talking about the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society's latest run
of XM cars suitable for the STMFC era. Readers with an reasonable attention span will recall that I
posted here when we (the ELHS) released the later paint scheme applied to these 1950 cars in 1955.
We have now released the original paint scheme from 1950. The difference is that the original,1950,
scheme had the word "LACKAWANNA" in small lettering over the slogan "The Route of Phoebe Snow" on
the right end of the side. The 1955 version has a billboard "LACKAWANNA," much larger lettering, on
the left side of the door, with the same "Route of Phoebe Snow" to the right of the door.

The relevance of Bill's note is that the combinations of roof, sides and ends utilized by
Intermountain in producing this car are correct, and had not been previously combined by
Intermountain in any of their commercial kits to date. This is a great example of combining modular
mold parts. This combination potential was noted by some Society members, and we were able to work
with IM to get this project done.(I will say that while IM comes in for its share of criticism on
these pages, they were good to work with; this project took several iterations of samples of the
lettering to reach perfection.)

When I announced the 1955 version of these cars, there were a few that said they were interested,
but that 1955 was too late for their purposes. I wanted to let those who can use a car, 1950 and
later, know that these are available.

You can find these at www.erielack.org The photo shows both the 1955 and 1950 versions.

Thanks

Schuyler Larrabee
Erie Lackawanna Historical Society
Board Member and Past Chairman





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Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Schuyler Larrabee wrote:
When I announced the 1955 version of these cars, there were a few that said they were interested,
but that 1955 was too late for their purposes. I wanted to let those who can use a car, 1950 and
later, know that these are available.
Thanks, Schuyler. I am among those waiting for the 1950 version, and I've just ordered one.

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cornbeltroute <cornbeltroute@...>
 

Schuyler, hi,

Just explored the IRC site but I'm not sure . . . might I ask you if this box car modular model is exclusive to ELHS, or does IRC offer the model perhaps as an undec? I'm in the market for the latter.

Thanks much, Brian

Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa

. . . Society's latest run of XM cars . . . the combinations of roof, sides and ends utilized by Intermountain in producing this car are correct. . . . This is a great example of combining modular mold parts. <


Schuyler Larrabee
 

Brian, the model is an ELHS exclusive.

SGL


Schuyler, hi,

Just explored the IRC site but I'm not sure . . . might I ask you if this box car modular model is
exclusive to ELHS, or
does IRC offer the model perhaps as an undec? I'm in the market for the latter.

Thanks much, Brian

Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa

. . . Society's latest run of XM cars . . . the combinations of roof, sides and ends utilized by
Intermountain in
producing this car are correct. . . . This is a great example of combining modular mold parts. <




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Brian Carlson
 

You can get all the parts from IRC to do it yourself. Alternate doors are
available from Southwest scale models.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY



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Schuyler Larrabee
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:49 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Lackawanna XM 1950 and 1955






Brian, the model is an ELHS exclusive.

SGL

Schuyler, hi,

Just explored the IRC site but I'm not sure . . . might I ask you if this
box car modular model is
exclusive to ELHS, or
does IRC offer the model perhaps as an undec? I'm in the market for the
latter.

Thanks much, Brian

Brian Chapman
Evansdale, Iowa

. . . Society's latest run of XM cars . . . the combinations of roof,
sides and ends utilized by
Intermountain in
producing this car are correct. . . . This is a great example of combining
modular mold parts. <

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Tim O'Connor
 

Ah, but where will you get the decals?

Tim O'

At 10/14/2009 08:36 PM Wednesday, you wrote:
You can get all the parts from IRC to do it yourself. Alternate doors are
available from Southwest scale models.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Schuyler Larrabee
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:49 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Lackawanna XM 1950 and 1955






Brian, the model is an ELHS exclusive.

SGL


Brian Carlson
 

True, but the Brian in question, Not I, was asking for an undecorated
version. I assume he had decals covered.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Tim
O'Connor
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:21 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Lackawanna XM 1950 and 1955






Ah, but where will you get the decals?

Tim O'

At 10/14/2009 08:36 PM Wednesday, you wrote:
You can get all the parts from IRC to do it yourself. Alternate doors are
available from Southwest scale models.



Brian J. Carlson, P.E.

Cheektowaga NY



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Of
Schuyler Larrabee
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:49 PM
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Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Lackawanna XM 1950 and 1955






Brian, the model is an ELHS exclusive.

SGL