Westerfield USRA SS Ann Arbor boxcar


Charlie Duckworth
 

When Rapido announced they were going to make the USRA SS boxcars RTR two Westerfield kits showed up on eBay for $20 each.  I built one as a Milwaukee Road and the other for the Ann Arbor.  Just completed the AA last night. 


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


O Fenton Wells
 

Well done Charlie and the background building is very nice too.  I like the weathering on it especially
Fenton

On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 8:16 AM Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51=duck.com@groups.io> wrote:

When Rapido announced they were going to make the USRA SS boxcars RTR two Westerfield kits showed up on eBay for $20 each.  I built one as a Milwaukee Road and the other for the Ann Arbor.  Just completed the AA last night. 


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



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Fenton Wells
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Paul Doggett
 

Charlie 
Very nice .

Paul Doggett 

On 21 Jun 2022, at 13:16, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:



When Rapido announced they were going to make the USRA SS boxcars RTR two Westerfield kits showed up on eBay for $20 each.  I built one as a Milwaukee Road and the other for the Ann Arbor.  Just completed the AA last night. 

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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Robert kirkham
 

Those kits build into a nice looking model. 

The Ann Arbor lettering always seems more modern to my eyes that most of the other lines.  I wonder why they had the large name so early . . .

Rob    

On Jun 21, 2022, at 5:16 AM, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:

When Rapido announced they were going to make the USRA SS boxcars RTR two Westerfield kits showed up on eBay for $20 each.  I built one as a Milwaukee Road and the other for the Ann Arbor.  Just completed the AA last night. 

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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.



Charlie Duckworth
 

Fenton
I scratch built the feed mill based on field measurements and photos.  The center structure was missing due to a fire but the current owner had some old calendars and photos that showed me how it looked.  The basement was a chick hatchery.  I’ve found paper flour sacks on eBay from the mill.   Here’s a few images. 


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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Paul Doggett
 

Charlie 

I really like the mill.

Paul Doggett 


On 21 Jun 2022, at 16:34, Charlie Duckworth via groups.io <Worth51@...> wrote:



Fenton
I scratch built the feed mill based on field measurements and photos.  The center structure was missing due to a fire but the current owner had some old calendars and photos that showed me how it looked.  The basement was a chick hatchery.  I’ve found paper flour sacks on eBay from the mill.   Here’s a few images. 

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Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Robert Allan
 

Lots of good modeling here: AA car, building, and other freight cars. I like the SLSF box with the sacks inside. Reminds me of my sojourn in Atchison.

Bob
Omaha


Tim O'Connor
 


did this lettering change come at the behest of the Wabash ?

On 6/21/2022 11:13 AM, Robert kirkham wrote:
Those kits build into a nice looking model. 

The Ann Arbor lettering always seems more modern to my eyes that most of the other lines.  I wonder why they had the large name so early . . .

Rob   

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Robert kirkham
 

I really don’t know, but the resemblance in style makes that a reasonable hypothesis.

Rob

On Jun 27, 2022, at 8:14 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


did this lettering change come at the behest of the Wabash ?

On 6/21/2022 11:13 AM, Robert kirkham wrote:
Those kits build into a nice looking model. 

The Ann Arbor lettering always seems more modern to my eyes that most of the other lines.  I wonder why they had the large name so early . . .

Rob   

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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Craig Wilson
 

Lettering practices at the time the AA single sheath cars were built were based on Wabash drawings, so yes.  That said there were some minor variations in placement of the lettering, the 14-inch "ANN ARBOR" roadname in particular, between the different builder's cars.  Note that the post-WW2 steel boxcars were built with essentially the paint same scheme and the Ann Arbor "pennant" herald did not appear until after 1950.

Craig Wilson