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hubert mask
 

Mask Island Decals Inc.is pleased to announce a new decal added to our line up.

We now offer the EJ&E decal designed for the green forty footer. This is the systems map scheme. You may view this set on maskislanddecals.com . Look under freight and find this set in the EJ&E group.

The set does two cars and sells for $7.00.

Thank you. Hopefully see you in Chicago.

Hubert Mask

Tim O'Connor
 

On 10/5/2019 7:10 PM, hubert mask wrote:
Mask Island Decals Inc.is pleased to announce a new decal added to our line up.

We now offer the EJ&E decal designed for the green forty footer.  This is the systems map scheme. You may view this set on maskislanddecals.com .    Look under freight and find this set in the EJ&E group.

The set does two cars and sells for $7.00.

Thank you.    Hopefully see you in Chicago.

Hubert Mask

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Bill Welch
 

Very glad to see these EJ&E decals. Notice they are not offering the set for the Green & Orange cars.

The EJ&E had very interesting steel cars. In addition to their USRA steel rebuilds, they build 10' 6" IH car with Dreadnaught ends and 8-foot doors, essentially the 1937 improved design with wider doors. Curiously they followed these with lower 10-ft IH cars with 8-foot doors and improved Dreadnaught ends, essentially the 1944 AAR car.

Here is my attempt at an EJ&E 10-ft IH boxcar w/improved Dreadnaught Ends using a C&BT kit. The roof was sawed off and I then added styrene on the inside across the door opening to add rigidity. The body lowered by six-inches by sanding on a flat plate and then the roof was re-attached. Look closely and there is a sage in the middle, Ugh. I kept going. The kit door was modified. The bracket grabs are Detail Associates which I now know are too long but the look pretty good. I think I could do a better job 20+ years latter but now I am lobbying Yarmouth to add this car to there Steel car offerings since they are doing such interest steel variations.

The decals are Walthers. The orange decals were not opaque so I wrote them and ordered two more sets and layered them on which worked pretty well. When I ordered I included a note about why I needed more and what I planned to do. The two decal sets included a note that said the sender had to do the same thing.

Bill Welch

Paul Doggett
 

Bill 

That’s a really great looking model, I like your idea with the decals.

Paul Doggett.   England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 6 Oct 2019, at 17:04, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

Very glad to see these EJ&E decals. Notice they are not offering the set for the Green & Orange cars.

The EJ&E had very interesting steel cars. In addition to their USRA steel rebuilds, they build 10' 6" IH car with Dreadnaught ends and 8-foot doors, essentially the 1937 improved design with wider doors. Curiously they followed these with lower 10-ft IH cars with 8-foot doors and improved Dreadnaught ends, essentially the 1944 AAR car.

Here is my attempt at an EJ&E 10-ft IH boxcar w/improved Dreadnaught Ends using a C&BT kit. The roof was sawed off and I then added styrene on the inside across the door opening to add rigidity. The body lowered by six-inches by sanding on a flat plate and then the roof was re-attached. Look closely and there is a sage in the middle, Ugh. I kept going. The kit door was modified. The bracket grabs are Detail Associates which I now know are too long but the look pretty good. I think I could do a better job 20+ years latter but now I am lobbying Yarmouth to add this car to there Steel car offerings since they are doing such interest steel variations.

The decals are Walthers. The orange decals were not opaque so I wrote them and ordered two more sets and layered them on which worked pretty well. When I ordered I included a note about why I needed more and what I planned to do. The two decal sets included a note that said the sender had to do the same thing.

Bill Welch

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O Fenton Wells
 

Nice looking car Bill.  It's fun, I think and go back and look at 'Older' models we have built.
Fenton

On Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 12:10 PM Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:
Very glad to see these EJ&E decals. Notice they are not offering the set for the Green & Orange cars.

The EJ&E had very interesting steel cars. In addition to their USRA steel rebuilds, they build 10' 6" IH car with Dreadnaught ends and 8-foot doors, essentially the 1937 improved design with wider doors. Curiously they followed these with lower 10-ft IH cars with 8-foot doors and improved Dreadnaught ends, essentially the 1944 AAR car.

Here is my attempt at an EJ&E 10-ft IH boxcar w/improved Dreadnaught Ends using a C&BT kit. The roof was sawed off and I then added styrene on the inside across the door opening to add rigidity. The body lowered by six-inches by sanding on a flat plate and then the roof was re-attached. Look closely and there is a sage in the middle, Ugh. I kept going. The kit door was modified. The bracket grabs are Detail Associates which I now know are too long but the look pretty good. I think I could do a better job 20+ years latter but now I am lobbying Yarmouth to add this car to there Steel car offerings since they are doing such interest steel variations.

The decals are Walthers. The orange decals were not opaque so I wrote them and ordered two more sets and layered them on which worked pretty well. When I ordered I included a note about why I needed more and what I planned to do. The two decal sets included a note that said the sender had to do the same thing.

Bill Welch



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Bill Welch
 

I forgot to mention that the inspiration for this model came from one of two "Rail Model Journal" reprints did where they compiled several of their freight car articles. I think Richard Hendrickson did the article. Of the now gone magazine I miss RMJ the most!

Bill Welch

Ryan Mendell
 

Here is my effort in creating the 10’6 EJ&E car with 8’ door.  I kit bashed it, as I did not have one of the sunshine mini kits. There was an article a few years back in RMC on modelling this car.  It would be great a very interesting car with the new decals.

Ryan Mendell

Bill Welch
 

Very nice model Ryan, I really like the grime.

Bill Welch

Tim O'Connor
 


Here is the (1950) ORER entry for the EJ&E cars

  the 60400 to 60899 were 10'6" cars
      60900 to 61399 were 10'0" cars

doors were of course all 8'0" wide




On 10/6/2019 2:36 PM, Ryan Mendell wrote:
Here is my effort in creating the 10’6 EJ&E car with 8’ door.  I kit bashed it, as I did not have one of the sunshine mini kits. There was an article a few years back in RMC on modelling this car.  It would be great a very interesting car with the new decals.

Ryan Mendell

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

Paul Doggett
 

Ryan 

That’s a great looking build and I like the weathering as well.

Paul Doggett.    England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 8 Oct 2019, at 02:09, Ryan Mendell <ryan.mendell@...> wrote:

Here is my effort in creating the 10’6 EJ&E car with 8’ door.  I kit bashed it, as I did not have one of the sunshine mini kits. There was an article a few years back in RMC on modelling this car.  It would be great a very interesting car with the new decals.

Ryan Mendell

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O Fenton Wells
 

Good job Ryan, the finish is excellent with the weathered look.
Fenton

On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 9:09 PM Ryan Mendell <ryan.mendell@...> wrote:
Here is my effort in creating the 10’6 EJ&E car with 8’ door.  I kit bashed it, as I did not have one of the sunshine mini kits. There was an article a few years back in RMC on modelling this car.  It would be great a very interesting car with the new decals.

Ryan Mendell



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...

Ryan Mendell
 

Thanks Guys.  As Tim’s post about the correct car numbers points out, the number on my car is wrong.  This was caused by a cascade of errors induced by my method of applying decals.  I like to apply the car numbers as they come in the set even if I plan to use a different number.  This makes it much easier to keep things lined up.  After they are down I lightly score the decal and peel up the number to be changed and replace it with the new digit.  In this case the first ‘9’ was going to be changed to an ‘8’.  Well the decals are from Tichy and as others have pointed out they can be somewhat stubborn when trying to get them to settle down.  After many attempts with all sorts of setting solutions I finally had some luck with a q-tip dipped in boiling water.  While the decal settled down, the paint had started to soften with all the heat and different solvents I was subjecting it to, so  I decided to leave it and not risk running a fine paint job by trying to peel up the digit.

Bill top mark for doubling up the up the two sets of decals on your scheme. A fine looking car.