CPR Wood Boxcar


Gavin
 

I found this boxcar at my local hobby shop, and was wondering if anyone could provide identification. To my knowledge, it appears to be a CPR Fowler, and it's wood based. The only identifying marks are a kadee underframe. Any help would be greatly appreciated.image.png


O Fenton Wells
 

Westerfield made one.  Is it resin or wood?


On Sun, Aug 14, 2022 at 2:28 AM Gavin <senftgav@...> wrote:
I found this boxcar at my local hobby shop, and was wondering if anyone could provide identification. To my knowledge, it appears to be a CPR Fowler, and it's wood based. The only identifying marks are a kadee underframe. Any help would be greatly appreciated.image.png



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Benjamin Hom
 

Fenton wrote:
"Westerfield made one.  Is it resin or wood?"

Look again at the photo.  This is clearly a traditional wood craftsman kit, with thick grabs, stamped ladder stock, and printed lettering on the sides.  It's actually a rather nice build aside from the misaligned door.


Ben Hom

On Sun, Aug 14, 2022 at 2:28 AM Gavin <senftgav@...> wrote:
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mrvant@rogers.com
 

Looks like a George Taylor wood craftsman kit. They had prepainted sides with lettering.


mrvant@rogers.com
 

Canadian Express Line online hobby shop still has a TH&B kit for sale. Originally there were gondolas, boxcars and a horse car in the series.

https://canadianexpressline.com/boxcar-kit-36-outside-braced-th-b-3294-boxcar-red-white-letg/

These photos are from one I have unbuilt. I think I bought it about 5 years ago. He was still making some kits then. IIRC the kits date back to late 60s. 


O Fenton Wells
 

Good catch, I had forgotten about them


On Sun, Aug 14, 2022 at 10:08 AM mrvant@... <mrvant@...> wrote:
Looks like a George Taylor wood craftsman kit. They had prepainted sides with lettering.



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Tim O'Connor
 


Probably a Silver Streak wood craftsman kit. Silver Streak was a competitor of Ambroid but given
the number of oversize details I think it's more likely to be Silver Streak. Very nicely built, however.


On 8/14/2022 2:28 AM, Gavin wrote:
I found this boxcar at my local hobby shop, and was wondering if anyone could provide identification. To my knowledge, it appears to be a CPR Fowler, and it's wood based. The only identifying marks are a kadee underframe. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


mrvant@rogers.com
 

Here is a late 60s catalog page with the kit. It is George Taylor B-201 with AB brakes - car number 178588.