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Evemodel HO flat cars


Steven D Johnson
 

Gents,

 

I stumbled upon these on eBay today:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-2pcs-3pcs-5pcs-HO-Scale-52ft-Flat-Car-1-87-Rolling-Stock-Freight-Car/193206684745?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711100440%26meid%3D570f039d9b89433088a1993b4f8ea179%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D3%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D142358706013%26itm%3D193206684745%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplRVIAMLv5WebWithPLRVIOnTopCombiner&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

 

I’ve had never heard of this company, “Evemodel,” before. 

 

Note the one “LEHIGHTON, PA 18235”…What the…?  That’s the zip code for that city…

 

I thought these were oddities and wanted to share with the group.

 

Looking forward to the comments!

 

 

Steve Johnson

Nashville, TN

 

 

 

 


Bruce Smith
 

Kindergarten rule! (if you can't say something nice, don't say anything...)

"Oddities" is hardly the word I would use... It's way too nice 😉

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Steven D Johnson <tenncentralrwy@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:13 PM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars
 

Gents,

 

I stumbled upon these on eBay today:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-2pcs-3pcs-5pcs-HO-Scale-52ft-Flat-Car-1-87-Rolling-Stock-Freight-Car/193206684745?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711100440%26meid%3D570f039d9b89433088a1993b4f8ea179%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D3%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D142358706013%26itm%3D193206684745%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplRVIAMLv5WebWithPLRVIOnTopCombiner&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

 

I’ve had never heard of this company, “Evemodel,” before. 

 

Note the one “LEHIGHTON, PA 18235”…What the…?  That’s the zip code for that city…

 

I thought these were oddities and wanted to share with the group.

 

Looking forward to the comments!

 

 

Steve Johnson

Nashville, TN

 

 

 

 


Tony Thompson
 


vapeurchapelon
 

I think the cars may be Chinese prototype but lettered for "everything"?
 
Don't know...
 
Johannes
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953
 
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 23. April 2020 um 02:35 Uhr
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An: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars


Richard Townsend
 

These cars appear to be improved versions of the old AHM/Tyco/Model Power 50' flats (not 52'6"). Same side configuration, same number of stake pockets, same length. Detail on the sides seems to be somewhat better, and there are endsills and buffers, which were lacking on the old model. That is a vast improvement. The underframe and brake system are completely different and IMHO somewhat imaginary, though maybe there are Chinese or other cars with brake systems like that.. 

The Roco cars Tony refers to are longer. They essentially are stretched versions of the 50" (not 52'6") flats. The Roco flats are good starting points for the US Army 6-axle flats, as Tony has pointed out elsewhere. The 50' flats have no prototype that I am aware of. 

So my bottom line, at least for now, is they are better versions of a car with no prototype.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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pgrace
 

Looking at their other cars, they appear to be European in prototype, there is a small 4 wheel box car in Norwegian livery which is somewhat odd!. ( I am not sure that the Norwegians marked their cars "40 men and 8 horses" as well)

The brake gear under the cars also looks odd and I wonder if the models are of a European or Chinese flat car.


Kai Solvei
 

I couldn’t find that car, but old Norwegian boxcars used by the military (collapsible benches) had the marking “40 men or 8 horses” like this car built in 1899 and in traffic until 1960.
https://njk.no/kroderbanen-rullende-materiell/godsvogner/75-rullende-materiell/materiellpresentasjon-godsvogner/4769-g2-8121

By US standard a tiny car, 24 feet over the buffers, and would probably fit inside a US 40ft boxcar 😊

 

Kai Solvei

Norway

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of pgrace via groups.io
Sent: torsdag 23. april 2020 18:07
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars

 

Looking at their other cars, they appear to be European in prototype, there is a small 4 wheel box car in Norwegian livery which is somewhat odd!. ( I am not sure that the Norwegians marked their cars "40 men and 8 horses" as well)

The brake gear under the cars also looks odd and I wonder if the models are of a European or Chinese flat car.


Richard Townsend
 

Google "40 and 8" and find out more than you want to know about these cars.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Kai Solvei <kai@...>
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Sent: Thu, Apr 23, 2020 10:24 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars

I couldn’t find that car, but old Norwegian boxcars used by the military (collapsible benches) had the marking “40 men or 8 horses” like this car built in 1899 and in traffic until 1960.
https://njk.no/kroderbanen-rullende-materiell/godsvogner/75-rullende-materiell/materiellpresentasjon-godsvogner/4769-g2-8121

By US standard a tiny car, 24 feet over the buffers, and would probably fit inside a US 40ft boxcar 😊
 
Kai Solvei
Norway
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of pgrace via groups.io
Sent: torsdag 23. april 2020 18:07
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars
 
Looking at their other cars, they appear to be European in prototype, there is a small 4 wheel box car in Norwegian livery which is somewhat odd!. ( I am not sure that the Norwegians marked their cars "40 men and 8 horses" as well)
The brake gear under the cars also looks odd and I wonder if the models are of a European or Chinese flat car.


John Barry
 

Aw shucks, they got the number wrong on the bottom car, the prototype is 

PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000


John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736


On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 07:51:01 PM EDT, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:


Kindergarten rule! (if you can't say something nice, don't say anything...)

"Oddities" is hardly the word I would use... It's way too nice 😉

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Steven D Johnson <tenncentralrwy@...>
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:13 PM
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars
 

Gents,

 

I stumbled upon these on eBay today:

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-2pcs-3pcs-5pcs-HO-Scale-52ft-Flat-Car-1-87-Rolling-Stock-Freight-Car/193206684745?_trkparms=aid%3D555021%26algo%3DPL.SIMRVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711100440%26meid%3D570f039d9b89433088a1993b4f8ea179%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D3%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D142358706013%26itm%3D193206684745%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplRVIAMLv5WebWithPLRVIOnTopCombiner&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

 

I’ve had never heard of this company, “Evemodel,” before. 

 

Note the one “LEHIGHTON, PA 18235”…What the…?  That’s the zip code for that city…

 

I thought these were oddities and wanted to share with the group.

 

Looking forward to the comments!

 

 

Steve Johnson

Nashville, TN

 

 

 

 


Tom Madden
 

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 01:26 PM, John Barry wrote:
Aw shucks, they got the number wrong on the bottom car, the prototype is 

PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000

No dashes in PRR numbers. Besides, it's 

PENNSYLVANIA SIX FIVE OH OH OH

Tom Madden

 

 


Charles Peck
 



 
No dashes in PRR numbers. Besides, it's 

PENNSYLVANIA SIX FIVE OH OH OH

Tom Madden
Which will STILL get you the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC.
Chuck Peck 

 

 


Douglas Harding
 

IIRC The saying came about because the car would hold 40 men or 8 horses. Useful information for the military planners needing to move men and materials.

 

 

Doug  Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kai Solvei
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:24 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars

 

I couldn’t find that car, but old Norwegian boxcars used by the military (collapsible benches) had the marking “40 men or 8 horses” like this car built in 1899 and in traffic until 1960.
https://njk.no/kroderbanen-rullende-materiell/godsvogner/75-rullende-materiell/materiellpresentasjon-godsvogner/4769-g2-8121

By US standard a tiny car, 24 feet over the buffers, and would probably fit inside a US 40ft boxcar 😊

 

Kai Solvei

Norway

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of pgrace via groups.io
Sent: torsdag 23. april 2020 18:07
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars

 

Looking at their other cars, they appear to be European in prototype, there is a small 4 wheel box car in Norwegian livery which is somewhat odd!. ( I am not sure that the Norwegians marked their cars "40 men and 8 horses" as well)

The brake gear under the cars also looks odd and I wonder if the models are of a European or Chinese flat car.