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B&O Sentinel 40' box at Taylor Yard, LA CA 1958


Andy Carlson
 

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Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


Eric Hansmann
 

IIRC, there about a dozen of these B&O M-55 cars wearing this paint scheme. Many others were in the more typical red with B&O lettering. More info starts on page 29 of this B&O Modeler issue. 

On Jul 17, 2020, at 11:41 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

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Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
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Tim O'Connor
 


M-55C built by General American in 1945. Sunshine produced an M-55 kit but is that the same as this car?

Does anyone make good decals for this Sentinel paint scheme?


On 7/18/2020 12:41 AM, Andy Carlson wrote:

Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Kenneth Montero
 

Tim,

Here are some current sources of such decals:

Microscale: Item # 48-401 (O scale)

Protocraft Item #B&O M55s (O scale)

Tichy Item # 10074-O (O scale), #10074 -HO (HO scale), #10074-N (N scale)

Ken Montero


On 07/18/2020 10:03 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



M-55C built by General American in 1945. Sunshine produced an M-55 kit but is that the same as this car?

Does anyone make good decals for this Sentinel paint scheme?


On 7/18/2020 12:41 AM, Andy Carlson wrote:
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Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Rich C
 

Ryan Mendell of National Scale Car is working on the M-55s. I believe he is doing a full kit aside from the end castings. I am sure a variety of decals will be coming from other sources.

Rich Christie

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, 10:35:33 AM CDT, Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:


Tim,

Here are some current sources of such decals:

Microscale: Item # 48-401 (O scale)

Protocraft Item #B&O M55s (O scale)

Tichy Item # 10074-O (O scale), #10074 -HO (HO scale), #10074-N (N scale)

Ken Montero


On 07/18/2020 10:03 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



M-55C built by General American in 1945. Sunshine produced an M-55 kit but is that the same as this car?

Does anyone make good decals for this Sentinel paint scheme?


On 7/18/2020 12:41 AM, Andy Carlson wrote:
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Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Tim O'Connor
 


the operative word being "good" ... Not at all happy with Tichy


On 7/18/2020 11:35 AM, Kenneth Montero wrote:
Tim,

Here are some current sources of such decals:

Microscale: Item # 48-401 (O scale)

Protocraft Item #B&O M55s (O scale)

Tichy Item # 10074-O (O scale), #10074 -HO (HO scale), #10074-N (N scale)

Ken Montero


On 07/18/2020 10:03 AM Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



M-55C built by General American in 1945. Sunshine produced an M-55 kit but is that the same as this car?

Does anyone make good decals for this Sentinel paint scheme?


On 7/18/2020 12:41 AM, Andy Carlson wrote:
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Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Schuyler Larrabee
 

I was under the impression that these cars were originally intended for on-line LCL service.  Any truth to that?

Schuyler

 

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IIRC, there about a dozen of these B&O M-55 cars wearing this paint scheme. Many others were in the more typical red with B&O lettering. More info starts on page 29 of this B&O Modeler issue. 

https://borhs.org/ModelerMag/Modeler-46-201803.pdf

 

Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN


On Jul 17, 2020, at 11:41 PM, Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote:

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Even with its very low mounted bottom door track the Yougstown door still is a 5/6/5-Short. Along with the ends, the color scheme makes for an interesting, well-travelled Eastern box car.

-Andy Carlson

Ojai CA

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Edward
 

They were painted that way to advertise a B&O customer service.
The special paint job was initially done by the builder, ACF.
Yes. they were used in LCL service at times, but not dedicated to it like NY Central's "Pacemaker" cars of the same period. 
These paint jobs were no longer maintained after 1953 (?) but it could be seen much later on any such car that was in good condition and had not been in an accident.
Repaints were B&O oxide red, sometimes with a white Sentinel slogan.
The rarer orange comet "Time Saver" box cars, of which only 7 or so have been counted in photos, were also advertising specials.
They seem to have been randomly done and often first seen at state fairs in B&O territory. 
This paint job disappeared quickly, with repaints  done in oxide red and a white Time Saver stencil, which like the Sentinel Service stencil, was used on other box cars as well.
In B&O service, any box car that was clean, tight and in good condition was used for LCL service.

Ed Bommer