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WILLIAM PARDIE
 








The above cars represent wood craftsman kits that I did back in the 70’s.  These were my first efforts that I considered good enough to be a part of my permanent roster. The C&O well hole flat is a Quality Craft kit.  The Santa Fe Bx 3 is a Suncoast kit.  It is due for a few upgrades.  The NKP hopper is an Ambroid kit that suffered an accident and was rebuilt several years ago.

Fecently I visigted a great “O” scale AT&SF/SP layout in the Bay Area.  There was a string of BX-3 cars all Pecos River Brass with one Suincoast car.  One had to look very close to determine which was which.

Hope you enjoy:

Bill Pardie

Bill Pardie


Brad Andonian
 

 Bill, this is fine work!    If you saw an atsf bx3 in o scale it was one of two options.  they were done as a wood kit by a forgotten firm and in brass by rich yoder Models.   Pecos River did ATSF covered hoppers, cabeese, stock cars, composite gondolas and tank cars in brass o scale.   I have all mentioned...

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, 8:30 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:








The above cars represent wood craftsman kits that I did back in the 70’s.  These were my first efforts that I considered good enough to be a part of my permanent roster. The C&O well hole flat is a Quality Craft kit.  The Santa Fe Bx 3 is a Suncoast kit.  It is due for a few upgrades.  The NKP hopper is an Ambroid kit that suffered an accident and was rebuilt several years ago.

Fecently I visigted a great “O” scale AT&SF/SP layout in the Bay Area.  There was a string of BX-3 cars all Pecos River Brass with one Suincoast car.  One had to look very close to determine which was which.

Hope you enjoy:

Bill Pardie

Bill Pardie


O Fenton Wells
 

Good job Bill, I used to love the wood smell when I opened the Mainline and Ambroid kits kits.  Most of mine were sold as they didn't measure up to today's standards.
Fenton

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 11:30 PM WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:







The above cars represent wood craftsman kits that I did back in the 70’s.  These were my first efforts that I considered good enough to be a part of my permanent roster. The C&O well hole flat is a Quality Craft kit.  The Santa Fe Bx 3 is a Suncoast kit.  It is due for a few upgrades.  The NKP hopper is an Ambroid kit that suffered an accident and was rebuilt several years ago.

Fecently I visigted a great “O” scale AT&SF/SP layout in the Bay Area.  There was a string of BX-3 cars all Pecos River Brass with one Suincoast car.  One had to look very close to determine which was which.

Hope you enjoy:

Bill Pardie

Bill Pardie



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Paul Doggett
 

Bill

As usual your models are great.

Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 

On 15 Mar 2019, at 10:46, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Good job Bill, I used to love the wood smell when I opened the Mainline and Ambroid kits kits.  Most of mine were sold as they didn't measure up to today's standards.
Fenton

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 11:30 PM WILLIAM PARDIE <PARDIEW001@...> wrote:

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The above cars represent wood craftsman kits that I did back in the 70’s.  These were my first efforts that I considered good enough to be a part of my permanent roster. The C&O well hole flat is a Quality Craft kit.  The Santa Fe Bx 3 is a Suncoast kit.  It is due for a few upgrades.  The NKP hopper is an Ambroid kit that suffered an accident and was rebuilt several years ago.

Fecently I visigted a great “O” scale AT&SF/SP layout in the Bay Area.  There was a string of BX-3 cars all Pecos River Brass with one Suincoast car.  One had to look very close to determine which was which.

Hope you enjoy:

Bill Pardie

Bill Pardie



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


gtws00
 

Those are some great looking models Bill. 
Thanks for sharing
George Toman


Lester Breuer
 

Well done builds.  Thanks for sharing.
Lester Breuer


James E Kubanick
 

Bill,

I've built the ATSF and NKP cars, but yours look much better than mine. What did you use for rivets on them?


Jim Kubanick
Morgantown WV

On Friday, March 15, 2019, 9:08:05 AM EDT, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:


Well done builds.  Thanks for sharing.
Lester Breuer


vapeurchapelon
 

Wowser! Great looking cars! Have to admit that I love those old wood kits! They have so much charm, it is extremely satisfying to see a model arising out of a pile of sticks, and despite probably never being as accurate as a (well-built) resin kit, it's up to the builder and his skills to get a very nice result. You definitely succeeded!
I, too have about 20-25 wood kits, about 5 of them I have started but not completed up to date. But I will continue someday.
 
Many greetings
 
Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
 
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The above cars represent wood craftsman kits that I did back in the 70’s.  These were my first efforts that I considered good enough to be a part of my permanent roster. The C&O well hole flat is a Quality Craft kit.  The Santa Fe Bx 3 is a Suncoast kit.  It is due for a few upgrades.  The NKP hopper is an Ambroid kit that suffered an accident and was rebuilt several years ago.
 
Fecently I visigted a great “O” scale AT&SF/SP layout in the Bay Area.  There was a string of BX-3 cars all Pecos River Brass with one Suincoast car.  One had to look very close to determine which was which.
 
Hope you enjoy:
 
Bill Pardie
 
Bill Pardie
 


 

Seem to recall a metal kit version of this car from back in the 50s or 60s. Wasn't Varney and am thinking it could have been Red Ball or Ulrich, but then again it's probably another manufacturer.

Dave Strahlendorf
Erlanger,Ky


WILLIAM PARDIE
 

James the rivits on the Santa Fe car were done with an early rivit punch.   When I resurrected the NKP car I used brass rivits from Scale Hardware.  They are a bit oversized but so much better than the rivits on the white metal Z bars that came with the kit.  

For the Santa Fe car I plan to use punched rivet angles on the sides of the panels and a punched rivit strip on the sides of the ends when I redo this car.  I tried the brass rivits on the ends of the sides of a Tichy P& LE car but was not very satisfied.

Bill Pardie




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From: James E Kubanick <jekuban@...>
Date: 3/15/19 10:42 AM (GMT-10:00)
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Bill,

I've built the ATSF and NKP cars, but yours look much better than mine. What did you use for rivets on them?


Jim Kubanick
Morgantown WV

On Friday, March 15, 2019, 9:08:05 AM EDT, Lester Breuer <rforailroad@...> wrote:


Well done builds.  Thanks for sharing.
Lester Breuer


Richard Townsend
 

Red Ball. I've got unbuilt models of both the R7 and the X23.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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Seem to recall a metal kit version of this car from back in the 50s or 60s. Wasn't Varney and am thinking it could have been Red Ball or Ulrich, but then again it's probably another manufacturer.

Dave Strahlendorf
Erlanger,Ky