WESTERFIELD MODELS NEWSLETTER, VOL 4, NO 1, MARCH 2015


dahminator68
 

Hello Steam Era Modelers:

We are please to announce the release of our New Kits on March 1, 2015: Rock Island B-2 Conversion Stock Cars, Double Deck And Original Side Versions.
The Rock Island began converting B-2 Box Cars into Stock Cars in 1944 at its company shops. The B-2 Box cars were built in 1913-15 by various manufacturers (See our Kit Series #6400). The 1944 conversion covered 200 cars, #77000-77199. This original batch of conversions had a different side slat layout that the later conversions and are replicated by our New #12111/12112/12113 Kits. The later conversions, done 1948 to 1950, are covered by our Kit Series 12101/12102/12103. Also in 1944, the railroad converted 86 B-2 cars into Double Deck Stock cars. These are replicated by our New #12121/12122/12123 Kits. All conversions retained the original ends and underframes. The side sheathing was replaced with wood boards that lined up with the holes in the metal side framing. Some cars received Murphy XLA roofs, some had Hutchins Roofs and some, as they aged, had the metal roof removed, leaving the wood under roof exposed. All conversions also received AB Brakes and had Barber Lateral Motion cast side frame trucks. These Kits also feature our new One-Piece Roof Frame (Part #6440), which is available separately for $4.00 each. Please note that this One-Piece roof frame only fits the #12100 & 6400 series Kits. More One-Piece roof frames are being worked on; They will be available for #7300 & #5200/5300/5400 Series Kits next (See Below for more on One-Piece Roof Frames).

As usual, our Kits are HO scale unpainted urethane castings with quality details, detailed instructions/history sheets, and proprietary decals covering all versions of the prototype car
These are available direct from Westerfield Models for the below listed price plus shipping. Trucks and couplers are not included.
Operating Era for all #12100 Series Kits: 1944-1971

AVAILABLE MARCH 1, 2015:
KIT #12111:
B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Original Side & Door, Hutchins Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77000-77199 $40.00 each
KIT #12112: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Original Side & Door, Murphy XLA Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #7700-77199 $40.00 each
KIT #12113: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Original Side & Door, Single Board Wood Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77000-77199 $40.00 each
KIT #12121: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Double Deck, Hutchins Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #79701-79800 $41.00 each
KIT #12122: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Double Deck, Murphy XLA Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #79701-79800 $41.00 each
KIT #12123: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Double Deck, Single Board Wood Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #79701-79800 $41.00 each
PART #6440: One Piece Roof Frame for Kit Series #6400 & 12100.
Also Available:
KIT #12101: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Later Side & Door, Hutchins Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77200-77599 $40.00 each
KIT #12102: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Later Side & Door, Murphy XLA Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77200-77599 $40.00 each
KIT #12103: B-2 Stock Car COnversion, Later Side & Door, Single Board Wood Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77200-77599 $40.00 each

These are available direct from Westerfield Models. Kit includes HO scale unpainted urethane castings with quality details, detailed instruction/history sheets and proprietary decals covering all versions of the prototype car. Trucks and couplers are not included.
Also newly available are more of our new One-Piece Roof Frames for the following Kit Series:
1300/2700/3500/5500 Series Kits, now include a one-piece roof frame.
Also available separately: Item #1340: One-Piece Roof Frame $4.00 ea
1700/1800 Series Kits, now include a one-piece roof frame.
Also available separately: Item #1740: One-Piece Roof Frame $4.00 ea

All of our Kits are available at our secure website: westerfieldmodels.com
or you can use our mail in order form found on our website main page or the "links" page.

All items listed above are HO Scale Craftsman Resin Kits with Custom Decals. Trucks and couplers are not included.
We are have several new Kits in development. Watch for more announcements about these soon:
B-50-5 Box Car for SP roads. This will have a One-Piece Body.
F-50-1/2/3 Pressed Steel U/F Flat Car for Harriman roads (SP/UP).
S-40-1/2/3 Pressed Steel U/F Stock Cars for Harriman roads (SP/UP). These will be flat Kits with our One-Piece Roof Frame.
 
We will be attending the Western Prototype Modelers RPM show on Saturday, March 28, 2014. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Thank you,
Andrew Dahm
Westerfield Models, LLC
westerfieldmodels.com
westerfieldmodels@...


gary laakso
 

The Harriman flat cars will sell very well from all the expressions of interest from UP and ESPEE modelers.
 
gary laakso
south of Mike Brock
 

Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2015 3:06 PM
Subject: [STMFC] WESTERFIELD MODELS NEWSLETTER, VOL 4, NO 1, MARCH 2015
 
 

Hello Steam Era Modelers:

We are please to announce the release of our New Kits on March 1, 2015: Rock Island B-2 Conversion Stock Cars, Double Deck And Original Side Versions.
The Rock Island began converting B-2 Box Cars into Stock Cars in 1944 at its company shops. The B-2 Box cars were built in 1913-15 by various manufacturers (See our Kit Series #6400). The 1944 conversion covered 200 cars, #77000-77199. This original batch of conversions had a different side slat layout that the later conversions and are replicated by our New #12111/12112/12113 Kits. The later conversions, done 1948 to 1950, are covered by our Kit Series 12101/12102/12103. Also in 1944, the railroad converted 86 B-2 cars into Double Deck Stock cars. These are replicated by our New #12121/12122/12123 Kits. All conversions retained the original ends and underframes. The side sheathing was replaced with wood boards that lined up with the holes in the metal side framing. Some cars received Murphy XLA roofs, some had Hutchins Roofs and some, as they aged, had the metal roof removed, leaving the wood under roof exposed. All conversions also received AB Brakes and had Barber Lateral Motion cast side frame trucks. These Kits also feature our new One-Piece Roof Frame (Part #6440), which is available separately for $4.00 each. Please note that this One-Piece roof frame only fits the #12100 & 6400 series Kits. More One-Piece roof frames are being worked on; They will be available for #7300 & #5200/5300/5400 Series Kits next (See Below for more on One-Piece Roof Frames).

As usual, our Kits are HO scale unpainted urethane castings with quality details, detailed instructions/history sheets, and proprietary decals covering all versions of the prototype car
These are available direct from Westerfield Models for the below listed price plus shipping. Trucks and couplers are not included.
Operating Era for all #12100 Series Kits: 1944-1971

AVAILABLE MARCH 1, 2015:
KIT #12111:
B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Original Side & Door, Hutchins Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77000-77199 $40.00 each
KIT #12112: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Original Side & Door, Murphy XLA Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #7700-77199 $40.00 each
KIT #12113: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Original Side & Door, Single Board Wood Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77000-77199 $40.00 each
KIT #12121: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Double Deck, Hutchins Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #79701-79800 $41.00 each
KIT #12122: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Double Deck, Murphy XLA Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #79701-79800 $41.00 each
KIT #12123: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Double Deck, Single Board Wood Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #79701-79800 $41.00 each
PART #6440: One Piece Roof Frame for Kit Series #6400 & 12100.
Also Available:
KIT #12101: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Later Side & Door, Hutchins Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77200-77599 $40.00 each
KIT #12102: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Later Side & Door, Murphy XLA Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77200-77599 $40.00 each
KIT #12103: B-2 Stock Car COnversion, Later Side & Door, Single Board Wood Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77200-77599 $40.00 each

These are available direct from Westerfield Models. Kit includes HO scale unpainted urethane castings with quality details, detailed instruction/history sheets and proprietary decals covering all versions of the prototype car. Trucks and couplers are not included.
Also newly available are more of our new One-Piece Roof Frames for the following Kit Series:
1300/2700/3500/5500 Series Kits, now include a one-piece roof frame.
Also available separately: Item #1340: One-Piece Roof Frame $4.00 ea
1700/1800 Series Kits, now include a one-piece roof frame.
Also available separately: Item #1740: One-Piece Roof Frame $4.00 ea

All of our Kits are available at our secure website: westerfieldmodels.com
or you can use our mail in order form found on our website main page or the "links" page.

All items listed above are HO Scale Craftsman Resin Kits with Custom Decals. Trucks and couplers are not included.
We are have several new Kits in development. Watch for more announcements about these soon:
B-50-5 Box Car for SP roads. This will have a One-Piece Body.
F-50-1/2/3 Pressed Steel U/F Flat Car for Harriman roads (SP/UP).
S-40-1/2/3 Pressed Steel U/F Stock Cars for Harriman roads (SP/UP). These will be flat Kits with our One-Piece Roof Frame.
 
We will be attending the Western Prototype Modelers RPM show on Saturday, March 28, 2014. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Thank you,
Andrew Dahm
Westerfield Models, LLC
westerfieldmodels.com
westerfieldmodels@...


Tony Thompson
 

gary laakso wrote:

 
The Harriman flat cars will sell very well from all the expressions of interest from UP and ESPEE modelers.

      These are the early Harriman cars, with mildly fishbelly side sills of pressed steel, classes F-50-1 to -3. Though they lasted MANY years in MOW service, they were largely out of revenue service by World War II. What many SP and UP modelers have been clamoring for is the straight-side-sill cars, F-50-4 and thereafter, which were in revenue service well through the transition era. I believe those are also under study at Westerfield.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history





Tim O'Connor
 

Hear hear!!!! Hurray for Harriman flat cars!!!

Tim O'Connor

The Harriman flat cars will sell very well from all the expressions of interest from UP and ESPEE modelers.

gary laakso


Tim O'Connor
 


 > These are the early Harriman cars, with mildly fishbelly side sills of pressed steel,
 > classes F-50-1 to -3 ... What many SP and UP modelers have been clamoring for is the
 > straight-side-sill cars, F-50-4 and thereafter
 > Tony Thompson

Aaargh!! You are exactly right Tony. I hurrah'ed too soon without reading the fine print. Phooey on the fishbellies!!

Tim O'


paul.doggett2472 <paul.doggett2472@...>
 

SP F50-4 would be very welcome


Paul Doggett UK




Sent from Samsung mobile

"Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]" <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

gary laakso wrote:

 
The Harriman flat cars will sell very well from all the expressions of interest from UP and ESPEE modelers.

      These are the early Harriman cars, with mildly fishbelly side sills of pressed steel, classes F-50-1 to -3. Though they lasted MANY years in MOW service, they were largely out of revenue service by World War II. What many SP and UP modelers have been clamoring for is the straight-side-sill cars, F-50-4 and thereafter, which were in revenue service well through the transition era. I believe those are also under study at Westerfield.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705         www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, tony@...
Publishers of books on railroad history





 

Do you have plans to do kits of the B-2 box cars themselves?

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:06 PM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [STMFC] WESTERFIELD MODELS NEWSLETTER, VOL 4, NO 1, MARCH 2015







Hello Steam Era Modelers:

We are please to announce the release of our New Kits on March 1, 2015:
Rock Island B-2 Conversion Stock Cars, Double Deck And Original Side
Versions.
The Rock Island began converting B-2 Box Cars into Stock Cars in 1944 at its
company shops. The B-2 Box cars were built in 1913-15 by various
manufacturers (See our Kit Series #6400). The 1944 conversion covered 200
cars, #77000-77199. This original batch of conversions had a different side
slat layout that the later conversions and are replicated by our New
#12111/12112/12113 Kits. The later conversions, done 1948 to 1950, are
covered by our Kit Series 12101/12102/12103. Also in 1944, the railroad
converted 86 B-2 cars into Double Deck Stock cars. These are replicated by
our New #12121/12122/12123 Kits. All conversions retained the original ends
and underframes. The side sheathing was replaced with wood boards that
lined up with the holes in the metal side framing. Some cars received
Murphy XLA roofs, some had Hutchins Roofs and some, as they aged, had the
metal roof removed, leaving the wood under roof exposed. All conversions
also received AB Brakes and had Barber Lateral Motion cast side frame
trucks. These Kits also feature our new One-Piece Roof Frame (Part #6440),
which is available separately for $4.00 each. Please note that this
One-Piece roof frame only fits the #12100 & 6400 series Kits. More
One-Piece roof frames are being worked on; They will be available for #7300
& #5200/5300/5400 Series Kits next (See Below for more on One-Piece Roof
Frames).

As usual, our Kits are HO scale unpainted urethane castings with quality
details, detailed instructions/history sheets, and proprietary decals
covering all versions of the prototype car
These are available direct from Westerfield Models for the below listed
price plus shipping. Trucks and couplers are not included.
Operating Era for all #12100 Series Kits: 1944-1971

AVAILABLE MARCH 1, 2015:
KIT #12111: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Original Side & Door, Hutchins Roof,
AB Brakes, Car Series #77000-77199 $40.00 each
KIT #12112: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Original Side & Door, Murphy XLA
Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #7700-77199 $40.00 each
KIT #12113: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Original Side & Door, Single Board
Wood Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77000-77199 $40.00 each
KIT #12121: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Double Deck, Hutchins Roof, AB
Brakes, Car Series #79701-79800 $41.00
each
KIT #12122: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Double Deck, Murphy XLA Roof, AB
Brakes, Car Series #79701-79800 $41.00 each
KIT #12123: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Double Deck, Single Board Wood Roof,
AB Brakes, Car Series #79701-79800 $41.00 each
PART #6440: One Piece Roof Frame for Kit Series #6400 & 12100.

Also Available:
KIT #12101: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Later Side & Door, Hutchins Roof, AB
Brakes, Car Series #77200-77599 $40.00 each
KIT #12102: B-2 Stock Car Conversion, Later Side & Door, Murphy XLA Roof,
AB Brakes, Car Series #77200-77599 $40.00 each
KIT #12103: B-2 Stock Car COnversion, Later Side & Door, Single Board Wood
Roof, AB Brakes, Car Series #77200-77599 $40.00 each

These are available direct from Westerfield Models. Kit includes HO scale
unpainted urethane castings with quality details, detailed
instruction/history sheets and proprietary decals covering all versions of
the prototype car. Trucks and couplers are not included.
Also newly available are more of our new One-Piece Roof Frames for the
following Kit Series:
1300/2700/3500/5500 Series Kits, now include a one-piece roof frame.
Also available separately: Item #1340: One-Piece Roof Frame
$4.00 ea

1700/1800 Series Kits, now include a one-piece roof frame.
Also available separately: Item #1740: One-Piece Roof Frame
$4.00 ea

All of our Kits are available at our secure website: westerfieldmodels.com
<http://www.westerfieldmodels.com/>
or you can use our mail in order form found on our website main page or the
"links" page.

All items listed above are HO Scale Craftsman Resin Kits with Custom Decals.
Trucks and couplers are not included.

We are have several new Kits in development. Watch for more announcements
about these soon:
B-50-5 Box Car for SP roads. This will have a One-Piece Body.
F-50-1/2/3 Pressed Steel U/F Flat Car for Harriman roads (SP/UP).
S-40-1/2/3 Pressed Steel U/F Stock Cars for Harriman roads (SP/UP). These
will be flat Kits with our One-Piece Roof Frame.

We will be attending the Western Prototype Modelers RPM show on Saturday,
March 28, 2014. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you,
Andrew Dahm
Westerfield Models, LLC
westerfieldmodels.com <http://westerfieldmodels.com/>
westerfieldmodels@gmail.com <mailto:westerfieldmodels@gmail.com>








[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Steve and Barb Hile
 

Westerfield’s 6400 series are the original B2 boxcars.  (I don’t think that RI used the dashes, but they quit naming car classes, altogether, after the B2.)

 

Regards,

Steve Hile

 


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 3:25 PM
To: STMFC List
Subject: Re: [STMFC] WESTERFIELD MODELS NEWSLETTER, VOL 4, NO 1, MARCH 2015

 

 

Do you have plans to do kits of the B-2 box cars themselves?

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni



 

Thanks. I didn¹t realize the Fowler clones were the B2s. I have plenty of
those yet to build.

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 3:44 PM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [STMFC] WESTERFIELD MODELS NEWSLETTER, VOL 4, NO 1, MARCH 2015







Westerfield¹s 6400 series are the original B2 boxcars. (I don¹t think that
RI used the dashes, but they quit naming car classes, altogether, after the
B2.)

Regards,
Steve Hile



From: STMFC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 3:25 PM
To: STMFC List
Subject: Re: [STMFC] WESTERFIELD MODELS NEWSLETTER, VOL 4, NO 1, MARCH 2015



Do you have plans to do kits of the B-2 box cars themselves?

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni











[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]