Ribside Car Kits


Bill Welch
 

Did the "Ribside Car" Kits Lineup include the MILW's 50-ft single door version? I know the owner of this line is ill and kits are hard to obtain. If this kit does exist, does anyone have one they can spare? Is there a dealer that stocked this line?


Thank you!

Bill Welch

 


SUVCWORR@...
 

I have no knowledge of him being ill.  The website is up and he still runs ads in the magazines -- usually small ads in the back.

The 50' car is listed on the website as new

http://ribsidecars.com/

Rich Orr


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Did the "Ribside Car" Kits Lineup include the MILW's 50-ft single door version? I know the owner of this line is ill and kits are hard to obtain. If this kit does exist, does anyone have one they can spare? Is there a dealer that stocked this line?

Thank you!
Bill Welch
 



armprem
 


Meanwhile,I am seeking a StL&SF without the "Frisco Fast Freight logo".A .Premo

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Did the "Ribside Car" Kits Lineup include the MILW's 50-ft single door version? I know the owner of this line is ill and kits are hard to obtain. If this kit does exist, does anyone have one they can spare? Is there a dealer that stocked this line?


Thank you!

Bill Welch

 

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Bill Welch
 

Armand, I did not realize The Frisco owned any Rib Side cars. Oh maybe you meant a completely different type of car from a completely different manufacturer. Hard to tell.

Bill Welch


armprem
 


AFAIK,The Frisco didn't.Just thought I could also get a "Needed Car" In the mix.Sorry 'bout that.Armand Premo

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Armand, I did not realize The Frisco owned any Rib Side cars. Oh maybe you meant a completely different type of car from a completely different manufacturer. Hard to tell.

Bill Welch

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Bill Welch
 

Just mess'in with you Armand. It never hurts to be specific however, i.e. PS1, 1937, 1937 Improved, 1944. rebuild, woodsheathed, 40-ft, DD single door, . . .

Bill Welch


Ted Schnepf
 

Hello,

Ribside Car has been out of business about a year. His closing was a surprise, as he did not give his dealers a chance to stock up before closing. He now has no email or phone.  I sold my last kits in January.

Ted

At 07:47 PM 3/9/2016, you wrote:


I have no knowledge of him being ill.  The website is up and he still runs ads in the magazines -- usually small ads in the back.

The 50' car is listed on the website as new

http://ribsidecars.com/

Rich Orr


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Did the "Ribside Car" Kits Lineup include the MILW's 50-ft single door version? I know the owner of this line is ill and kits are hard to obtain. If this kit does exist, does anyone have one they can spare? Is there a dealer that stocked this line?

Thank you!
Bill Welch

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armprem
 


Any or all.Just checking my roster and noticed a void.KCS also.A

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Just mess'in with you Armand. It never hurts to be specific however, i.e. PS1, 1937, 1937 Improved, 1944. rebuild, woodsheathed, 40-ft, DD single door, . . .

Bill Welch

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Jon Miller <atsfus@...>
 

On 3/10/2016 8:03 AM, Ted Schnepf railsunl@... [STMFC] wrote:

Ribside Car has been out of business about a year.

    I believe I have some of these kits I'm willing to part with.  They are at my other location and I will be back there in a few days, assuming I don't get flooded out here in N CA!  Send me an email to remind me and will check the closet there!

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Michael Aufderheide
 

Des Plaines Hobbies has a few dozen kits and might have what you need.

Mike Aufderheide


Tim O'Connor
 


I think the WP acquired some ex-MILW ribside cars


AFAIK,The Frisco didn't.Just thought I could also get a "Needed Car" In the mix.Sorry 'bout that.Armand Premo
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From: fgexbill@... [STMFC]
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Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Ribside Car Kits

Armand, I did not realize The Frisco owned any Rib Side cars. Oh maybe you meant a completely different type of car from a completely different manufacturer. Hard to tell.

Bill Welch


james murrie
 

WP bought some of these cars as their contribution to a pool hauling appliances from Amana Iowa.
Jim Murrie


Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Friends,

Indeed, the WP owned two rib-side cars, 3416-3417. The cars were rebuilt with 9' doors, nailable steel floors and Spartan Easy Loaders. They indeed were used in Amana appliance service as Jim notes. Sadly, they were purchased in 1962, which puts them out of our group's time-frame. WP 3417 still exists at the Portola Railroad Museum as WP MW0209. This car can be seen on page [27] of Jim Eager's WESTERN PACIFIC COLOR GUIDE TO FREIGHT AND PASSENGER EQUIPMENT.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff, Your Resident WP Guy

On 3/10/16 2:19 PM, bi291@... [STMFC] wrote:
 

WP bought some of these cars as their contribution to a pool hauling appliances from Amana Iowa.
Jim Murrie



Bill Welch
 

I was able to ascertain that indeed Rib Side Car did do a 50-ft 6-ft Single Door car and a very kind member from this group is selling me one. Sorry to hear via Ted that these kits have disappeared as the basic body moldings are quite good I think. The RSC website still works so kits numbers can be accessed and there is a dealer page that could be useful in tracking down more kits.

I was inspired to try to find one when I saw a photo of the prototype on Ted Culotta's current Ebay Photo Auction. The long car with the relatively narrow 6-ft. door is visually interesting to me.

Good Modeling!
Bill Welch