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« Reply #140 on: Nov 27th, 2013, 11:51pm »
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Another True Scale MofW car the Harts gondola.  
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This is what you were talkin' about over the phone!!! LOL  
 
Interesting car. the Harts Gondola.....didn't they have like "trap doors" or something under the bottom of them? (Trying to figure this one out a bit as I've found it quite interesting.....


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« Reply #141 on: Nov 28th, 2013, 10:44am »
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Frank,
This is what you were talkin' about over the phone!!! LOL  
 
Interesting car. the Harts Gondola.....didn't they have like "trap doors" or something under the bottom of them? (Trying to figure this one out a bit as I've found it quite interesting.....

 JOHN first Happy THANKSGIVING DAY !!
 Now what I was talking about is the 5 Maintenance of Way cars in the last 5 posts. the drivers your tender, and whatever else we spoke of.
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« Reply #142 on: Nov 29th, 2013, 12:21am »
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 JOHN first Happy THANKSGIVING DAY !!
 Now what I was talking about is the 5 Maintenance of Way cars in the last 5 posts. the drivers your tender, and whatever else we spoke of.
frank

 
Frank,
I have to look through to see what I may have for drivers for the 4-4-2.....The Tender I have when I can get pictures of it for you to see..... Its painted...Black, un-sure of the paints condition at this point.
 
Anything else we were talking about that you needed/wanted? Let me know!


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« Reply #143 on: Dec 2nd, 2013, 10:24pm »
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  Here is a late 1930's to late 40's Gilbert Sinclair tank car. It is all die cast metal. It is #116. It still has the original couplers. these I will change.
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« Reply #144 on: Dec 18th, 2013, 8:45am »
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Lets go back to 1976 when this car came out with 14 others, to make a set celebrating the beginning of Our Country. It is the only one that has no history from 1776 and the Revolutionary War period. Trainminature released cars for each of the 13 original Colonies a car for old Williamsburg VA, and one for the District of Columbia.  
 Here is the District Of Columbia, Bi-Centennial Car. I have no idea why this car is a part of that set.
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« Reply #145 on: Dec 25th, 2013, 9:48am »
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Here is the other Bi Centennial car that was a non original colony car.  
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« Reply #146 on: Dec 31st, 2013, 11:06am »
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** Time for a flat with trailer load made by Ulrich. A Southern Pacific trailer.


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« Reply #147 on: Dec 31st, 2013, 11:00pm »
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It seems that the Ulrich SP flat with trailer has found a friend.  
 


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« Reply #148 on: Jan 1st, 2014, 10:01am »
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***  HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!  ***
 
 
 Here is a very old Varney Reefer. Illinois Central. A all metal bodied car with the original wood car bottom. This is how they were first made. A picture in the 1950 catalog of the " Model RR Equipment Co." on page 40 shows the exact same car. Then speaks of it a being as very new release from Varney.
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« Reply #149 on: Jan 3rd, 2014, 9:34am »
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**  Here is the other IC reefer that can be partially seen. It is a old Athearn/Globe all metal reefer. You can it needs a few parts and some cleaning up.  
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« Reply #150 on: Jan 14th, 2014, 9:02am »
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A Budweiser Beer car of the good old days. Recently acquired and in need of new ice hatches this car cleaned up well and runs good also. It was made by Train Miniature.  
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« Reply #151 on: Feb 15th, 2014, 11:28am »
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I have done some work and indexed all photos in this topic and added it to post 1. Now people finding this topic and more easily find the info posted here.
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« Reply #152 on: Feb 15th, 2014, 5:47pm »
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* Gilbert NYC outside braced operating box car #33819.  
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Here is a Gilbert ( American Flyer ) # 502 MKT, stock car. The previous one is a NYC outside braced wood box car. Gilbert called it a Hay ejector car. The hay bales looked like wood crates. To me this MKT no 502 is a stock car, and no 33819 is a OB box car. I have 3 of the OB box cars. Wabash in blue, Great Northern in Red, and NYC in green ( Jade Green). These were at a time the Railroads mentioned corporate color.  
 
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*  Here is a car I got back in January at a Greenburg train show.
* The Globe to Bowser, 50', double door , round roof, Auto and furniture car.
mine is ; Seaboard Railway # 10038. it is of sheet metal construction, all metal except for the floor which is wood. I think ACL modelers will like the use of "The Orange Blossom Special" reference used in the printing on the cars sides.
* You can see to the right of the car another of the same construction. It is SR 10096. A second of the same type. Time has not been so kind to it as 10038.  
The roof walk is there but bent up between the fastening points. Also some detail is missing.
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« Reply #155 on: Feb 18th, 2014, 8:41am »
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Frank -  
 
Great find! We are all agreed, are we not, "ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL" was a Seasonal, Premier schedule on SEABOARD, yes?  
Out of Winter Season, equipment known to have run on other lines, Summer Season schedules.
 
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« Reply #156 on: Feb 18th, 2014, 6:55pm »
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Vern I didn't know that the the name is a seasonal name.

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« Reply #157 on: Feb 18th, 2014, 8:25pm »
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That is a nice car. Wouldn't mind traveling to Florida by SAL Ry.
 
Talk about your traveling, she's the fastest train on the line..  
 
It's that Orange Blossom Special , rollin down the Seaboard line !


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« Reply #158 on: Feb 18th, 2014, 8:29pm »
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Frank - you mentioned that "Seaboard Railway # 10038. it is of sheet metal construction, all metal except for the floor which is wood."
 
I haven't seen many with metal sides and wood floors. Would you know what companies made them this way and what years?


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« Reply #159 on: Feb 20th, 2014, 8:22pm »
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Frank - you mentioned that "Seaboard Railway # 10038. it is of sheet metal construction, all metal except for the floor which is wood."
 
I haven't seen many with metal sides and wood floors. Would you know what companies made them this way and what years?

 
 If you are familiar with the old Globe line of HO kits. They had 40' and 50' boxcars also. the line went to Athearn, then Menzies, then Bowser. I don't know if Bowser is still making the cars now.
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