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New '37 AAR box cars with Deco and NSC-2 ends

Andy Carlson
 

Hi everyone-

I have had some extra Intermountain cars shipped to me just this week. I have one each of the B&O Deco end car and one each of the Canadian NSC-2 end cars; A CN and an O.N. car.

This A&EC and D&LW cars seem to be standard '37 AAR cars, I have one each.


One each are available. Priced for $29 each plus buyer to pay $7 and up shipping to the US. I accept checks and money orders. With a small fee PayPal is welcomed. Contact me off-list (Please) for details at: <midcentury@...>
Thanks,
-Andy


Curt Fortenberry
 


Good news that the deco end cars are shipping. Last time I looked at their website they’ve been listed as in production for a while.  Now maybe the C&O cars I’ve had reserved for years will arrive.  

Curt Fortenberry 

Jon Miller
 

On 3/14/2020 4:40 PM, Curt Fortenberry wrote:
Now maybe the C&O cars I’ve had reserved for years will arrive.  

    I've had two reserved for so long I forgot and almost ordered another.  But my friendly dealer reminded me.

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Richard Townsend
 

I wonder if I will hear from Caboose Hobbies. I put an order in before they closed down on Broadway.

Larry Wolohon
 

I rather doubt that you would hear from the new Caboose as the ownership is all new & all the personal there are all new. Larry Wolohon

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From: Richard Townsend via Groups.Io
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Sent: March 14, 2020 at 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] New '37 AAR box cars with Deco and NSC-2 ends

I wonder if I will hear from Caboose Hobbies. I put an order in before they closed down on Broadway.

golden1014
 

I don't intend for this to be a criticism, just an observation.  I ordered an Intermountain C&O box car with Deco ends about eight months before I moved to Germany.  That was in early 2015.  It's taken five years for those models to come to market!

John Golden
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany

Clark Propst
 

I built a C&O model years ago using a Des Plaines Viking roof kit. I used Keith Reterrer (sp) ends and doors. Also used his 3 panel doors on M&StL auto cars. Talked to Kieth about his castings at CCB. Sounded like he can still produce them. I think his are better looking than the IM model myself.
CW Propst

gtws00
 

Looking good Clark! Like the black doors, ends and roof
Nicely done.
George Toman

Paul Bizier
 

Clark:

Do you have contact info for Keith?  Or can you act as go between?

I also had a reservation with Caboose...no joy...

Thanks,
Paul Bizier

rdgbuff56
 

Clark,
How do I find out if ends are available?

Francis A. Pehowic, Jr.

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10:18:00 AM EDT, Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com> wrote:


I built a C&O model years ago using a Des Plaines Viking roof kit. I used Keith Reterrer (sp) ends and doors. Also used his 3 panel doors on M&StL auto cars. Talked to Kieth about his castings at CCB. Sounded like he can still produce them. I think his are better looking than the IM model myself.
CW Propst

Clark Propst
 

That model was built 20/25 yrs ago? I remember an article in MainLine Modeler? where a guy modeled a bunch of C&O cars. I believe that's how I contacted Keith at the time. About that time Keith got ahold of a freight car photo collection. Then he died! We come out of the grave for CCB this past January. I'm sure someone has his new contact info? I don't.
CW Propst 

Richard Townsend
 

I may be mistaken, but as I recall, at the time of the changeover the new owners said old orders would be honored. I'm sure that was well-intentioned, but I never really thought that would happen. I don't hold it against them and I go to Caboose whenever I get to Denver. I had covered my bets later by ordering through my "local" (90 miles away) hobby shop (the Whistle Stop in Portland) and they called me yesterday to say my order had come in. It's all good.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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From: Larry Wolohon <larrywolohon@...>
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Sent: Mon, Mar 16, 2020 10:36 pm
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I rather doubt that you would hear from the new Caboose as the ownership is all new & all the personal there are all new. Larry Wolohon

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------ Original Message ------

From: Richard Townsend via Groups.Io
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Sent: March 14, 2020 at 9:33 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] New '37 AAR box cars with Deco and NSC-2 ends

I wonder if I will hear from Caboose Hobbies. I put an order in before they closed down on Broadway.

Bob Chapman
 

Clark Propst writes:
I built a C&O model years ago using a Des Plaines Viking roof kit. I used Keith Reterrer (sp) ends and doors....


A bit later, Sunshine issued the car as a kit, an enticing prototype to lighten my billfold at Naperville. No five-year wait, and the modeling opportunity -- priceless.    :)       I did the transition era paint/lettering scheme -- the as-delivered black was pretty much gone by then. And yes, it has avoided weathering shop so far....

Regards,
Bob Chapman


Clark Propst
 

On Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 11:03 AM, Bob Chapman wrote:
No five-year wait, and the modeling opportunity -- priceless.    :)  
Nice model Bob.
Caboose Stop Hobbies in Cedar Falls Ia. had one or two of the kits from a collection for $25 for a couple years! I didn't see them last time we were there...Although there was so much other stuff stacked in front of where they were it's hard to tell? Guess I shouldn't have passed on them?
CW Propst

al.kresse <water.kresse@...>
 

For your reference . . . 

On March 17, 2020 at 2:03 PM Bob Chapman <chapbob611@...> wrote:

Clark Propst writes:
I built a C&O model years ago using a Des Plaines Viking roof kit. I used Keith Reterrer (sp) ends and doors....


A bit later, Sunshine issued the car as a kit, an enticing prototype to lighten my billfold at Naperville. No five-year wait, and the modeling opportunity -- priceless.    :)       I did the transition era paint/lettering scheme -- the as-delivered black was pretty much gone by then. And yes, it has avoided weathering shop so far....

Regards,
Bob Chapman



 

Randy Hammill
 

From the catalog of photos he gave me at CCB:

Keith Retterer
1442 East Bank Dr.
Marietta, GA 30068

Now I’m curious as to what else he has...

Randy
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Prototype Junction
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Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
http://newbritainstation.com

Schuyler Larrabee
 

And if he can be contacted by email . . .

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randy Hammill
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:57 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] New '37 AAR box cars with Deco and NSC-2 ends

 

From the catalog of photos he gave me at CCB:

Keith Retterer
1442 East Bank Dr.
Marietta, GA 30068

Now I’m curious as to what else he has...

Randy
--

Randy Hammill
Prototype Junction
http://prototypejunction.com

Modeling the New Haven Railroad 1946-1954
http://newbritainstation.com

rdgbuff56
 

Does anyone know if the IMRC model has Viking roof and 3 panel doors? Maybe someone could post a few photos.

Francis A. Pehowic

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10:18:00 AM EDT, Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com> wrote:


I built a C&O model years ago using a Des Plaines Viking roof kit. I used Keith Reterrer (sp) ends and doors. Also used his 3 panel doors on M&StL auto cars. Talked to Kieth about his castings at CCB. Sounded like he can still produce them. I think his are better looking than the IM model myself.
CW Propst

Andy Cich
 

Yes to the Deco end model having a Viking roof and 3 panel doors. I took the attached photo last week to show a friend the end. It doesn’t show the door or roof well and I’m away from my car now.

 

Now that IMRC has tooled the 3 panel door, they have C&O and C&EI cars with dreadnaught ends and 3 panel doors on advanced reservation.

 

Andy Cich

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of rdgbuff56 via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] New '37 AAR box cars with Deco and NSC-2 ends

 

Does anyone know if the IMRC model has Viking roof and 3 panel doors? Maybe someone could post a few photos.

Francis A. Pehowic

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 10:18:00 AM EDT, Clark Propst <cepropst@q.com> wrote:

 

 

I built a C&O model years ago using a Des Plaines Viking roof kit. I used Keith Reterrer (sp) ends and doors. Also used his 3 panel doors on M&StL auto cars. Talked to Kieth about his castings at CCB. Sounded like he can still produce them. I think his are better looking than the IM model myself.
CW Propst

Jon Miller
 

On 3/19/2020 10:17 AM, rdgbuff56 via Groups.Io wrote:
Maybe someone could post a few photos.

    My dealer says his shipment should arrive next week.  Then he has to ship to me.  I will post a shot of my C&O if nobody has posted before.

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Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
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