NSS gondolas.


Brian Carlson
 

A few years ago, I Purchased one of Richard Hendrickson’s Newburgh & South Shore 40 ft gondolas. I plan to leave the car mostly as is to honor my friend. The Kadee #5s have been replaced by scale couplers, and since I don’t use magnetic uncoupling I cut the pin off. I’d like to add a hi-tech details air hose to finish the car off, which I don’t think existed when Richard built the car.

In order to know how to mount the hose I’m in need of a photograph of an NSS gon in the 1200 series. The car number on the model is 1245. Any help is appreciated.




Brian J. Carlson


Tim O'Connor
 

The photos I have of NSS gondolas show the brake hose perfectly in line
(seen from the side) with the middle of the coupler. Since the couplers
emerge from the end sill, the hoses just emerge from a hole in the end sill.

Tim O'

A few years ago, I Purchased one of Richard Hendrickson’s Newburgh & South Shore 40 ft gondolas. I plan to leave the car mostly as is to honor my friend. The Kadee #5s have been replaced by scale couplers, and since I don’t use magnetic uncoupling I cut the pin off. I’d like to add a hi-tech details air hose to finish the car off, which I don’t think existed when Richard built the car.

In order to know how to mount the hose I’m in need of a photograph of an NSS gon in the 1200 series. The car number on the model is 1245. Any help is appreciated.

Brian J. Carlson
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*Tim O'Connor*
*Sterling, Massachusetts*


Brian Carlson
 

Thanks Tim. In lieu of other information that was what I assumed.

Also, I was asked off list what model Richard used to model the car, and I am not really sure of the Provenance of the model. Any guess? A photo is attached. (Sorry it’s a work cradle, not layout shot )


Brian J. Carlson

On Sep 17, 2018, at 1:53 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@comcast.net> wrote:


The photos I have of NSS gondolas show the brake hose perfectly in line
(seen from the side) with the middle of the coupler. Since the couplers
emerge from the end sill, the hoses just emerge from a hole in the end sill.

Tim O'


Bill Welch
 

Styrene or resin? Walthers (or Westy) USRA mill gon? Maybe a Bowser PRR gon done as NSS?

Bill Welch


rwitt_2000
 

If one goes back far enough it could be from a cut down Athearn Blue Box 50-ft gon.

Bob Witt

P.S. Although I do recall Richard stating nothing could be built from this model.


Tony Thompson
 

Bob Witt wrote:

If one goes back far enough it could be from a cut down Athearn Blue Box 50-ft gon.

P.S. Although I do recall Richard stating nothing could be built from this model.

   You must have misunderstood him. He had a two-part article in _Prototype Modeler_ about all the cars that could be built FROM this model. What he did often say is that the stock model has no prototype. You just gotta work with it <grin>. We even have a Shake 'n' Take model from that gondola.

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Tim O'Connor
 


Richard DID make use of the Roundhouse cast metal 41 foot low side gondolas.

Could it be one of those? If not, Tyco and Mantua and AHM all made "40 foot"
gondolas. Perhaps Richard used those as kitbash fodder?

Tim O'Connor


 If one goes back far enough it could be from a cut down Athearn Blue Box 50-ft gon.
 Bob Witt
 P.S. Although I do recall Richard stating nothing could be built from this model.

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Charles Tapper
 

Is it the old Marx/Model Power 10 panel gon?
I think it would work for the 10 panel gon. 

I think B&LE had one or a few. I have a car diagram for an Ex-NSS car in my B&LE set. I am not sure if it is a 10 panel car or not. The diagram is awaiting unpacking right now and not at my fingertips. Sorry for being vague, I spent the day building a stone wall in the heat and I’m a bit fried. 

Charles Tapper


On Sep 20, 2018, at 12:15 PM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


Richard DID make use of the Roundhouse cast metal 41 foot low side gondolas.

Could it be one of those? If not, Tyco and Mantua and AHM all made "40 foot"
gondolas. Perhaps Richard used those as kitbash fodder?

Tim O'Connor


 If one goes back far enough it could be from a cut down Athearn Blue Box 50-ft gon.
 Bob Witt
 P.S. Although I do recall Richard stating nothing could be built from this model.

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts