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Photos: Wabash Automobile Boxcar 47194

Chet
 

I had an interesting experience with this car.  I stopped a few times to look at the car when passing through Atlanta.  On one of these occasions, I stopped and noticed two men working on
the car.  They were drilling holes and putting grab irons on the left end of the side away from the elevator.  I noticed they had already put three grabs on the car and was beginning to drill holes for a fourth grab.  I quickly told them there should only be two grabs on that end.  They said it was a good thing I stopped as they were going to put them to the top of the side like the other end.  They said they would remove the third grab, but never did.  I also sent them a palnt and lettering blueprint for the car.   The photos appear to be of the car the first time it was painted.  Since then they have replaced the siding and repainted the car.

Chet French
Dixon, IL

Walter
 

There is also one located in Montrose, IA. I have been unable to find my pictures. From what I recall it’s in need of some paint and didn’t have a visible number. 

Lenny Ohrnell

Greg Martin
 

All,

In my collection I have a mold/master that Richard Hendrickson had made of a 3-3-3 end for West Rails. I will dig it out and see the spec's on it, but it will have to be after Cocoa Beach.

Greg Martin 

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it.
Norman Maclean



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In a message dated 1/4/2020 6:22:27 PM Pacific Standard Time, richtownsend@... writes:

I wish a good 3/3/3 end were available.



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Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin 

Richard Townsend
 

But it would be so much easier to just tear open a plastic baggie!

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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richard:
do what the old timers did, slice & dice
:-)
mel perry

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020, 6:22 PM Richard Townsend via Groups.Io <richtownsend=netscape.net@groups.io> wrote:
I wish a good 3/3/3 end were available.




Richard Townsend
 

I'll have to look and see if I can find one of those cars to take a look at the ends. Train Miniature did some 3/3/3 ends but they are way short. 

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR

Tim O'Connor
 


It's a Miner "Ideal" lever hand brake.

A co-worker of mine at BB&N Technologies (Cambridge, MA) was a descendent of the Miner family.
We used to talk trains sometimes...


On 1/4/2020 8:59 PM, Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io wrote:

Photos: Wabash Automobile Boxcar 47194

Three photos taken in Atlanta, Illinois from the Railroad Prototype Modeler blog:

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9117-1.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/dscn9113.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9114.jpg?w=676

Notice the lever-style handbrake.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

mel perry
 

there must be two of these cars in
museums, i remember another photo,
except that car had loading doors on
the "A" end
mel perry

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020, 5:59 PM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photos: Wabash Automobile Boxcar 47194

Three photos taken in Atlanta, Illinois from the Railroad Prototype Modeler blog:

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9117-1.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/dscn9113.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9114.jpg?w=676

Notice the lever-style handbrake.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Richard,

I'm not sure they are up to even the lowest standards of today, but a 3/3/3 Dreadnaught was used on Tyco 50' plug door boxcars. Why I don't know. I cut some away for possible later use from cars found in a box of stuff I acquired, (they are still in my parts box). Since these ends have ladders and brake detail cast on, I suggest getting a pair of cars at a train show and using only the A ends, which would require less carving. 

I think I've also got some really clunky cast lead 3/3/3 ends, probably from an ancient Red Ball kit. These would be best used as interior weights where they would never be seen again.

Remember, never throw anything away. You can always find some use for it. Someday. Maybe. Well . . . .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆


On Sat, Jan 4, 2020 at 9:22 PM Richard Townsend via Groups.Io <richtownsend=netscape.net@groups.io> wrote:
I wish a good 3/3/3 end were available.



Armand Premo
 

Hmmn,And no end numbers,Armand Premo

william darnaby
 

This is very likely one of the cars that for years sat along the back of the Alcoa Aluminum plant in Lafayette, Indiana and that I saw on my trips to and from Purdue 50 years ago.  They got scattered in the late 1980’s when Alcoa gave them up.  A handful ended up at the Indiana Transportation Museum in Noblesville, Indiana.  A couple still had their Evans Auto racks in them when I shot them up for an article that I did on upgrading an F&C kit for MR…or was it MM…I don’t remember.

 

Bill Darnaby

 

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Photos: Wabash Automobile Boxcar 47194

Three photos taken in Atlanta, Illinois from the Railroad Prototype Modeler blog:

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9117-1.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/dscn9113.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9114.jpg?w=676

Notice the lever-style handbrake.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

mel perry
 

richard:
do what the old timers did, slice & dice
:-)
mel perry

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020, 6:22 PM Richard Townsend via Groups.Io <richtownsend=netscape.net@groups.io> wrote:
I wish a good 3/3/3 end were available.



Richard Townsend
 

I wish a good 3/3/3 end were available.

mel perry
 

and a radial roof to boot
mel perry

On Sat, Jan 4, 2020, 5:59 PM Bob Chaparro via Groups.Io <chiefbobbb=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Photos: Wabash Automobile Boxcar 47194

Three photos taken in Atlanta, Illinois from the Railroad Prototype Modeler blog:

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9117-1.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/dscn9113.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9114.jpg?w=676

Notice the lever-style handbrake.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Wabash Automobile Boxcar 47194

Three photos taken in Atlanta, Illinois from the Railroad Prototype Modeler blog:

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9117-1.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/dscn9113.jpg?w=676

https://railroadprototypemodeler.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/dscn9114.jpg?w=676

Notice the lever-style handbrake.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA