Raised panel roof replacements


Ken O'Brien
 

Gentlemen, thank you for your inputs. The LNE series that Speedwitch does is the 8201-8500 panel end cars. The railroad put raised, diagonal panel roofs on these cars in the late 1940's. I have one of these very nice models. Can't wait to pitch in to this one.

The series I want to replicate is the 8501-8750 cars with Dreadnaught ends and Standard Improved (raised panel?) roofs, purchased in 1934. These bodies were the ARA pattern, which I understand Red Caboose still does as an undec kit. I see this kit comes with a flat panel roof, so I want to get some replacement raised non-diagonal panel roofs. Are they made by somebody and can I get a couple?

Ken O'Brien


pullmanboss <tcmadden@...>
 

Well, Speedwitch offers them with their MEC re-roofed kits, but I don't know if Ted would sell them separately. You'll need new ends, too. Red Caboose doesn't offer the ARA body with dreadnaught ends, and the dreadnaught ends they do on the X29 body wouldn't be correct anyway. They're 3-3 inverse dreadnaughts, while the LNE cars used 4-4 dreadnaughts.

Tom Madden

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <kobrien1600@...> wrote:

Gentlemen, thank you for your inputs. The LNE series that Speedwitch does is the 8201-8500 panel end cars. The railroad put raised, diagonal panel roofs on these cars in the late 1940's. I have one of these very nice models. Can't wait to pitch in to this one.

The series I want to replicate is the 8501-8750 cars with Dreadnaught ends and Standard Improved (raised panel?) roofs, purchased in 1934. These bodies were the ARA pattern, which I understand Red Caboose still does as an undec kit. I see this kit comes with a flat panel roof, so I want to get some replacement raised non-diagonal panel roofs. Are they made by somebody and can I get a couple?

Ken O'Brien


Clark Propst
 

Ken, Red Caboose does/did sell their roofs separately. So, order some when you order the kit. I believe Detail West still makes a square corner 4/4 DE that should come close to fitting on the RC body.

Gentleman, Start your chainsaws ! It's time to whack and hack !!
Clark Propst

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <kobrien1600@...> wrote:

The series I want to replicate is the 8501-8750 cars with Dreadnaught ends and Standard Improved (raised panel?) roofs, purchased in 1934. These bodies were the ARA pattern, which I understand Red Caboose still does as an undec kit. I see this kit comes with a flat panel roof, so I want to get some replacement raised non-diagonal panel roofs. Are they made by somebody and can I get a couple?

Ken O'Brien


pullmanboss <tcmadden@...>
 

Clark Propst:
Ken, Red Caboose does/did sell their roofs separately. So, order
some when you order the kit.
Not anymore. This from Red Caboose's home page (typos and all):

"We dislike doing this but do to extremely poor individual parts sales it has been decided to pull all parts from inventory. Sales are very slow, one of this, one of that and almost no repeat for the same part, The cost to keep parts available is 100s of times greater than the sales. Therefore, parts in N, HO & O are no longer available. This does not effect undecorated kits."

Tom Madden


Andy Carlson
 

I have a good supply of Red Caboose '37 AAR roofs available for $1.75 each.
Contact me off-list if interested in particulars at <midcentury@sbcglobal.net>
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA




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From: pullmanboss <tcmadden@q.com>



"We dislike doing this but do to extremely poor individual parts sales it has
been decided to pull all parts from inventory. Sales are very slow, one of this,
one of that and almost no repeat for the same part, The cost to keep parts
available is 100s of times greater than the sales. Therefore, parts in N, HO & O
are no longer available. This does not effect undecorated kits."

Tom Madden


Ken O'Brien
 

Gentlemen, Thank you all for the inputs and re-directing me on the ends. Looks like the Red Caboose 7003 body will do the correct sides for the 8501-8750 series. I also see that Detail Associates makes a pretty close 4/5 Dreadnaught end for me. Hope its close to the correct height.

Ken

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "rockroll50401" <cepropst@...> wrote:

Ken, Red Caboose does/did sell their roofs separately. So, order some when you order the kit. I believe Detail West still makes a square corner 4/4 DE that should come close to fitting on the RC body.

Gentleman, Start your chainsaws ! It's time to whack and hack !!
Clark Propst


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <kobrien1600@> wrote:

The series I want to replicate is the 8501-8750 cars with Dreadnaught ends and Standard Improved (raised panel?) roofs, purchased in 1934. These bodies were the ARA pattern, which I understand Red Caboose still does as an undec kit. I see this kit comes with a flat panel roof, so I want to get some replacement raised non-diagonal panel roofs. Are they made by somebody and can I get a couple?

Ken O'Brien


pullmanboss <tcmadden@...>
 

Gentlemen, Thank you all for the inputs and re-directing me on the ends. Looks like the Red Caboose 7003 body will do the correct sides for the 8501-8750 series. I also see that Detail Associates makes a pretty close 4/5 Dreadnaught end for me. Hope its close to the correct height.
Ken, you'll need 4/4 dreadnaught ends for the LNE cars.

Tom Madden, remembering when the Alpha cement plant yards was full of 'em.


Andy Carlson
 

Greetings, fellow STMFC'ers....

If anyone is interested, I have a Red Caboose #7003 kit, and I have a Red Caboose '37 AAR roof, and a pair of 4/4 EDE (ends). The roof is a tad too wide, I would consider a lengthwise cut down the middle, the kerf may be enough material removal to allow a good fit to the RC body.The ends seem to right sized in both height and width.

$21.00, includes shipping. contact me off-list at <midcentury@sbcglobal.net>
-Andy Carlson

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <kobrien1600@...> wrote:

Gentlemen, Thank you all for the inputs and re-directing me on the ends. Looks like the Red Caboose 7003 body will do the correct sides for the 8501-8750 series. I also see that Detail Associates makes a pretty close 4/5 Dreadnaught end for me. Hope its close to the correct height.

Ken

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "rockroll50401" <cepropst@> wrote:

Ken, Red Caboose does/did sell their roofs separately. So, order some when you order the kit. I believe Detail West still makes a square corner 4/4 DE that should come close to fitting on the RC body.

Gentleman, Start your chainsaws ! It's time to whack and hack !!
Clark Propst


--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Ken" <kobrien1600@> wrote:

The series I want to replicate is the 8501-8750 cars with Dreadnaught ends and Standard Improved (raised panel?) roofs, purchased in 1934. These bodies were the ARA pattern, which I understand Red Caboose still does as an undec kit. I see this kit comes with a flat panel roof, so I want to get some replacement raised non-diagonal panel roofs. Are they made by somebody and can I get a couple?

Ken O'Brien