Looking For Westerfield Flat Kit Version USRA Double Sheath Boxcar Kits


S. Busch
 

Good morning and thanks very much to my request for these kits.

 

I now have enough to get to work on them!

 

Thanks to all!

 

Steve Busch

 

Here one of the Pere Marquette 8500 series cars that was sold to the Piedmont and Northern - -

 

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of S. Busch
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:08 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Looking For Westerfield Flat Kit Version USRA Double Sheath Boxcar Kits

 

Hello - -

 

The recent discussion about resin kit stashes prompts me to enquire,

 

I am wondering where I might obtain an unbuilt “Flat Kit” version of Westerfield’s (present number) 3800 series USRA Double Sheath “as built” boxcar kit? 

 

My plan is to use these with some 3D printed special ends to come up with a Pere Marquette 8500 series car.  I have the one piece body kits that Andrew sells now, but removing the ends from the one piece kit is a lot of work which might easily ruin the kit if not done exceedingly well.  Using individual sides makes life a lot easier I would like to think.

 

I would prefer the gray resin sides, but might even go with the old brittle brownish material from way back when.

 

All told, I’m hoping to find two of them, and I’ll be willing to pay Westerfields’ current price of $40 each?

 

Thanks, everyone!

 

Regards,

 

Steve Busch

Duncan, SC

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Kenneth Montero
 

Steve,

I forgot to mention that the kit is no. 3811 and has gray resin parts.

Ken Montero

On 07/19/2022 6:29 PM Kenneth Montero <va661midlo@...> wrote:


Steve,

I have one from the Crossville TN production. Please contact me off-line: va661midlo [at] comcast [dot] net

Kenneth Montero

PS I think Al Westerfield did the 3800 series with one piece bodies just before he sold the line to Andrew (I have 2 kits with one-piece bodies), so anyone looking to fulfill Steve's request should check the contents of the kit box before responding.
On 07/19/2022 4:07 PM S. Busch <scsbusch@...> wrote:


Hello - -

 

The recent discussion about resin kit stashes prompts me to enquire,

 

I am wondering where I might obtain an unbuilt “Flat Kit” version of Westerfield’s (present number) 3800 series USRA Double Sheath “as built” boxcar kit? 

 

My plan is to use these with some 3D printed special ends to come up with a Pere Marquette 8500 series car.  I have the one piece body kits that Andrew sells now, but removing the ends from the one piece kit is a lot of work which might easily ruin the kit if not done exceedingly well.  Using individual sides makes life a lot easier I would like to think.

 

I would prefer the gray resin sides, but might even go with the old brittle brownish material from way back when.

 

All told, I’m hoping to find two of them, and I’ll be willing to pay Westerfields’ current price of $40 each?

 

Thanks, everyone!

 

Regards,

 

Steve Busch

Duncan, SC


Kenneth Montero
 

Steve,

I have one from the Crossville TN production. Please contact me off-line: va661midlo [at] comcast [dot] net

Kenneth Montero

PS I think Al Westerfield did the 3800 series with one piece bodies just before he sold the line to Andrew (I have 2 kits with one-piece bodies), so anyone looking to fulfill Steve's request should check the contents of the kit box before responding.

On 07/19/2022 4:07 PM S. Busch <scsbusch@...> wrote:


Hello - -

 

The recent discussion about resin kit stashes prompts me to enquire,

 

I am wondering where I might obtain an unbuilt “Flat Kit” version of Westerfield’s (present number) 3800 series USRA Double Sheath “as built” boxcar kit? 

 

My plan is to use these with some 3D printed special ends to come up with a Pere Marquette 8500 series car.  I have the one piece body kits that Andrew sells now, but removing the ends from the one piece kit is a lot of work which might easily ruin the kit if not done exceedingly well.  Using individual sides makes life a lot easier I would like to think.

 

I would prefer the gray resin sides, but might even go with the old brittle brownish material from way back when.

 

All told, I’m hoping to find two of them, and I’ll be willing to pay Westerfields’ current price of $40 each?

 

Thanks, everyone!

 

Regards,

 

Steve Busch

Duncan, SC


S. Busch
 

Hello - -

 

The recent discussion about resin kit stashes prompts me to enquire,

 

I am wondering where I might obtain an unbuilt “Flat Kit” version of Westerfield’s (present number) 3800 series USRA Double Sheath “as built” boxcar kit? 

 

My plan is to use these with some 3D printed special ends to come up with a Pere Marquette 8500 series car.  I have the one piece body kits that Andrew sells now, but removing the ends from the one piece kit is a lot of work which might easily ruin the kit if not done exceedingly well.  Using individual sides makes life a lot easier I would like to think.

 

I would prefer the gray resin sides, but might even go with the old brittle brownish material from way back when.

 

All told, I’m hoping to find two of them, and I’ll be willing to pay Westerfields’ current price of $40 each?

 

Thanks, everyone!

 

Regards,

 

Steve Busch

Duncan, SC