SOURCE FOR 4/4 DREADNAUGHT ENDS


billkeene2004 <wakeene@...>
 

Hello Group,

I am at the beginning of an effort to scratch build at least six MKT 47001-47500 series stock cars. I am in need of a source for 4/4 Dreadnaught ends for these cars that have an inside height of 8'-7".

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 13, 2009, at 3:29 PM, billkeene2004 wrote:

Hello Group,

I am at the beginning of an effort to scratch build at least six
MKT 47001-47500 series stock cars. I am in need of a source for 4/4
Dreadnaught ends for these cars that have an inside height of 8'-7".

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Bill, it sounds like the most obvious source for 4/4 square-cornered
Dreadnaught ends of that height might be a resin model of an ARA 1932
standard steel box car. Both Sunshine and Funaro & Camerlengo have
made such kits in the past, and if you could get (or borrow) even one
end, you could use it as a master to mold your own.

Richard Hendrickson


Andy Carlson
 

Details West no longer shows them on their catalog page for freight car parts, but they used to sell two versions of the early Dreadnaught ends, meant to be replacement parts for the Athearn Reefer. Available in either square corner ends, or "W"-corner end versions, most F&C and Sunshine EDE equipped kits "borrowed" this styrene end for their pattern needs. Shouldn't be too hard for someone to come up with an extra pair, perhaps even from someone viewing this list. I will be seeing Terry Wegmann in a couple weeks, perhaps I could get some from him (He makes the part for DW) if you are unsuccessful in your attempts.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

Anything happening this month of possible interest to Steam Era Freight Car Fans????


Tim O'Connor
 

Details West? I think they used to make two styles of 4/4
replacement ends for the Athearn R-40-23 reefer that might
be about that height... However I can't find them listed on
Walthers anymore. I know I have a couple of packages...

Tim O'Connor

At 10/13/2009 06:29 PM Tuesday, you wrote:
Hello Group,

I am at the beginning of an effort to scratch build at least six MKT 47001-47500 series stock cars. I am in need of a source for 4/4 Dreadnaught ends for these cars that have an inside height of 8'-7".

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


Andrew Miller <aslmmiller@...>
 

Bill,

Intermountain offers the ends from their PFE R40-23 in packages of four sets.

regards,

Andy Miller

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Hello Group,

I am at the beginning of an effort to scratch build at least six MKT 47001-47500 series stock cars. I am in need of a source for 4/4 Dreadnaught ends for these cars that have an inside height of 8'-7".

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA


Richard Hendrickson
 

On Oct 13, 2009, at 9:07 PM, Andrew Miller wrote:

Bill,

Intermountain offers the ends from their PFE R40-23 in packages of
four sets.
Yeah, but those are postwar Improved Dreadhaught ends, which aren't
what Bill needs.

Richard Hendrickson


William Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Richard, Andy, Tim, and group,

Thank you for your kind responses. As I am not an end-ologist, your
suggestions have been a great help.

Bill Keene
Irvine, CA

On Oct 13, 2009, at 8:21 PM, Richard Hendrickson wrote:

On Oct 13, 2009, at 3:29 PM, billkeene2004 wrote:

Hello Group,

I am at the beginning of an effort to scratch build at least six
MKT 47001-47500 series stock cars. I am in need of a source for 4/4
Dreadnaught ends for these cars that have an inside height of 8'-7".

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Bill, it sounds like the most obvious source for 4/4 square-cornered
Dreadnaught ends of that height might be a resin model of an ARA 1932
standard steel box car. Both Sunshine and Funaro & Camerlengo have
made such kits in the past, and if you could get (or borrow) even one
end, you could use it as a master to mold your own.

Richard Hendrickson





ed_mines
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "billkeene2004" <wakeene@...> wrote:
I am at the beginning of an effort to scratch build at least six MKT 47001-47500 series stock cars. I am in need of a source for 4/4 Dreadnaught ends for these cars that have an inside height of 8'-7".

Bill, the suggestions about Details West ends and the ends in various resin kits are most accurate but a good stand in for 4/4 dreadnaught ends (with ladders cast on) would be the old AHM double door, double sheathed box car, especially if you can use the roof (it has peaked seem caps and is flat between the seem caps).

Ed