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Essential freight cars in RMC
Tim Gilbert <tgilbert@...>
Andy Miller wrote:
Tim,1) I live in Mount Carmel PA.
2) I model the B&M.
3) The subject is "essential (sic.) freight cars." The K8 was not essential according to Ted Culotta's definition.
4) That there are enough SPF's to warrant a K8 model is irrelevant to the subject of the discussion.
Doug Brown <brown194@...>
Reading this thread makes me wonder why BLI made the K7s. The same logictoggle quoted message Show quoted text
should apply, strengthened by the fact that the K7 was unique to the
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Andy Miller wrote:
and I believe there are enough Pennsy fans alone to warrant a PRR carnot
yet available except in brass.1) I live in Mount Carmel PA.
2) I model the B&M.
3) The subject is "essential (sic.) freight cars." The K8 was not
essential according to Ted Culotta's definition.
4) That there are enough SPF's to warrant a K8 model is irrelevant to
the subject of the discussion.
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Thomas M. Olsen <tmolsen@...>
Andy,toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Martin Lofton already has the new masters for the X29B and X26C from
Frank Hodina on hand. Frank passed them to Martin prior to Martin's
California trip. They will be offered as flat kits, but he has not yet
poured the casting rubber for molds. If everyone on this list that has
an interest in getting Martin to put these cars out this year, then they
should drop him or Tricia Lofton a note requesting them.
It has taken me almost 6 years to convince him to reissue these cars
which had originally been Unibody kits. The Unibody kits was made up
of a C&BT body and Sunshine castings and underframe parts.
Unfortunately, you had a lot of work to do to build them and almost
everyone that I know who bought them, still hasn't built them.
So if you want the X29B and X26C, write or call Martin and ask him to
begin casting and releasing them!
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Andy Miller wrote:
If this is a poll, you have my vote. Hear, hear, K8s, K8s, K8s!
Ted Culotta <tculotta@...>
On Apr 26, 2005, at 12:52 AM, Thomas M. Olsen wrote:
Martin Lofton already has the new masters for the X29B and X26C fromThe X26C is imminent. I did artwork for decals and had an in-progress casting of a side that was used to confirm fit of the artwork to the model. I don't know anything about the X29B, and while I appreciate its value to many, its release is of little value to me as I can't use any. I'll say a prayer for the rest of you, though.
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List, Jim or Ted- is the referred to complete list posted somewhere.
I have searched the message archives and STMFC web page and could not
locate? TIA, Chris Sawicki
--- In STMFC@..., "Jim and Lisa Hayes"
For historical interest, here, minus the ones already covered, isTed's
original Essential Freight Cars list from 2 years ago.Yankee
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I remember the article in (I think) RMJ several years ago. Thetoggle quoted message Show quoted text
underframe for the X29B looked good. The problem was that the doors
on the C&BT body were too small and had to be enlarged somewhat to
represent the prototype's 7 footers. Seems that if someone has the
Sunshine kit, a good way to go would be to get a Branchline X43 or
undec 7'door kit and use it. Would save you a lot of time and work.
--- In STMFC@..., "Thomas M. Olsen" <tmolsen@U...> wrote:
The Unibody kits was made up
of a C&BT body and Sunshine castings and underframe parts.almost
everyone that I know who bought them, still hasn't built them.to
begin casting and releasing them!year. It
Behalf Ofappears that C&BT is long forgotten.
flat kit.Thomas M. Olsen
convertingThis was the last wood body car that the Penn had prior to their
numerous asthe X31 box cars into steel stock cars. It was also almost as
thethe ubiquitous K7a's which Broadway Limited brought out recently.
car,problems that came with the BLI K7a's.
the MDCopen or solid ended, both would be better. As in other cars,
manufacturer'sjust doesn't cut it.Bill, AFAIK a 36' stock car in styrene isn't high on any
ethepriority list for future production. However, resin kits ar
kitssubject ofTed's series in RMC, and Westerfield makes fine resin
numerousfor the SP/T&NO/NWP etc. 36' stock cars, which were the most
MILW's 36'cars of that type during the steam era, as well as for the
Burlingtonstock cars, of which there were more than 3,000.
forand the C&NW, and some day it would be nice to have resin kits
brass).those as well (the Q cars have been done in HO, but only in
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Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Phil Buchwald wrote:
I remember the article in (I think) RMJ several years ago. TheOdd, as CB&T made a 7-ft. door too. I have some.
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Yes... I did an X26c and used up some "junk" to build it (I'mtoggle quoted message Show quoted text
cheap!). It started as an Accurail 40' box car and I replaced the
doors with some C&BT Youngstown doors. They looked just fine. But on
the X29b that they built for the magazine article, they widened the
door with some strip. Personally, I wouldn't know the
difference, "seven feet" refers to the door opening, not the width of
the door panel, right? I guess that I could go back and measure those
cars some more.
--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@s...> wrote:
Phil Buchwald wrote:I remember the article in (I think) RMJ several years ago. TheOdd, as CB&T made a 7-ft. door too. I have some.
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