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Posted by doctorwayne on Thursday, February 6, 2020 11:35 AM

Here's my scratchbuilt 1932 ARA 40' boxcar...

Wayne

Please show me a non-revenue car...company service, MoW, etc.

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Posted by BRVRR on Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:11 PM

Wayne: "Please show me a non-revenue car...company service, MoW, etc."

Pennsylvania N-5 Caboose.

How about a Vista-dome car. Any road.

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:36 PM

BRVRR
How about a Vista-dome car. Any road.

Here's the Capitol Limited with "The Only Vista-Dome in the East".

 IMG_5970_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

More dome cars, please.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:04 PM

 

Burlington had many dome cars. 

 

More dome cars, please. 

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Posted by dti406 on Thursday, February 6, 2020 7:04 PM

The Wabash ran a dome train daily between Chicago and St. Louis.

Rule 1: This is my railroad.

Rule 2: I make the rules.

Rule 3: Illuminating discussion of prototype history, equipment and operating practices is always welcome, but in the event of visitor-perceived anacronisms, detail descrepancies or operating errors, consult RULE 1!

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:31 PM

dti406
More dome cars please!

Super idea for a Super Dome!

 Super-Dome-tight by Edmund, on Flickr

Show me a weathered, wooden structure.

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Posted by G Paine on Thursday, February 6, 2020 10:46 PM

An abandoned tower on my layout as an B&M GP-7 in a Bicentennial paint scheme passes by

Show me another diesel with a special paint scheme

George In Midcoast Maine, 'bout halfway up the Rockland branch 

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, February 7, 2020 2:55 AM

G Paine
Show me another diesel with a special paint scheme

The General Electric More Power To America locomotives:

 IMG_5491_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

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More special paint jobs on steam, electric or diesel locomotive, please.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, February 7, 2020 7:30 PM

gmpullman
More special paint jobs on steam, electric or diesel locomotive, please.

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Here is an N scale STRATTON AND GILLETTE E unit all decked out for the bicentennial celebrations.

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Show me something else red, white, and blue.

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-Kevin

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, February 7, 2020 7:57 PM

SeeYou190
Show me something else red, white, and blue.

A pair of Amtrak "Meatballs" or toasters, your preference. Some were built by EMD Cool

 AEM_911-901_2k by Edmund, on Flickr

More red-white & blue, please.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, February 7, 2020 11:30 PM

gmpullman
More red-white & blue, please.

Some red, white, and blue, with some dirt thrown-in, too...

Wayne

Please show us a freight car with lettering in more than one colour.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:13 AM

doctorwayne
Please show us a freight car with lettering in more than one colour.

This Air Liquide liquid nitrogen car has yellow and white lettering:

 UTLX_80006 by Edmund, on Flickr

Another freight car, please, with more than one color of lettering.

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Posted by chatanuga on Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:31 AM

Triple Crown trailers with black, blue, and red lettering

Another car, freight or passenger, with more than one color of lettering.

Kevin

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Posted by doctorwayne on Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:28 AM

chatanuga
Another car, freight or passenger, with more than one color of lettering.

That's a nice-looking scene, Kevin.

How about some green, white, and yellow on this old Bachmann car...

Wayne

Show us some more multi-coloured lettering, please.

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Posted by Heartland Division CB&Q on Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:14 AM

Reefers and the SD7 have multi colors. 

 

 

Please show more rolling stock or locomotives with multi colors. 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:22 AM

Heartland Division CB&Q
Please show more rolling stock or locomotives with multi colors.

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This CENTRAL ATLANTIC AND SOUTHERN boxcar has lettering in both yellow and white.

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Show me a wooden outside braced boxcar.

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:23 PM

SeeYou190
Show me a wooden outside braced boxcar.

Built to the Mather Patent:

 PH-D_Mather by Edmund, on Flickr

Another wood, outside braced car, please.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:36 PM

gmpullman
Another wood, outside braced car, please.

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This TEXAS AND OHIO boxcar was built from a resin kit.

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Show me another outside braced wooden boxcar.

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-Kevin

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Posted by doctorwayne on Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:54 PM

SeeYou190
Show me another outside braced wooden boxcar.

This is a somewhat modified Train Miniature car, with its original Howe truss bracing and custom decals from Rail Graphics...

...and this one, a similar TM car, but with the Howe truss diagonals removed and replaced with ones in Pratt truss format, to better-match its prototype...

Lettering is from Speedwitch Media.

Wayne

Show us some more single sheathed freight cars, please.

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:30 PM

doctorwayne
Show us some more single sheathed freight cars, please.

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Here is one on Mr. Muffin's Lionel Layout in Atlanta, Indiana.

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Show me a steel boxcar.

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-Kevin

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Posted by doctorwayne on Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:07 PM

SeeYou190
Show me a steel boxcar.

Sure thing, keedo...

This is, I think, a car kit from Tichy, representing a single sheathed wooden boxcar that has had the wood siding removed and new metal cladding added to the exterior side of the bracing.  Remnants of the bracing shows at the sidesills...

Wayne

Show us some more steel boxcars or reefers, please.

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:24 AM

doctorwayne
Show us some more steel boxcars or reefers, please.

These P30a and P78 PRR steel boxcars were pressed into troop sleeper service at the beginning of the War:

 Troop-Sleeper4_edited-1 by Edmund, on Flickr

 Troop-Sleeper by Edmund, on Flickr

After the War they returned to merchandise duty, some lasting into the late 1960s.

Show me a freight car with six axles, please.

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, February 9, 2020 4:57 PM

gmpullman
Show me a freight car with six axles, please.

Perhaps not exactly what you ordered, but it's the only freight car I have with more than four axles...

...although there are some similar 50'ers, too...

Wayne

Please show us some freight cars riding on six axles.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:11 PM

Thanks Wayne. 

I didn't feel like getting out my camera and taking a fresh one.

A little out-dated as it was a Christmas time picture two years ago.

More six wheel trucks please.

 

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:21 PM

Track fiddler
More six wheel trucks please.  

Well, well, how about a PRR F33 well car?

 IMG_9796_fix by Edmund, on Flickr

Please show me another flat car, loaded or empty.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:44 PM

Sweeeeet!

I actually have never seen a depressed center heavy hauler well car Ed.  And that's a heck of a large Cog it's hauling.

How many few inches does that thing ride above the rails in the center anyway?

 

Carry on.

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:14 PM

Track fiddler
And that's a heck of a large Cog it's hauling.

They used to make 'em BIG back in the day!

 Mesta-Cog by Edmund, on Flickr

Track fiddler
How many few inches does that thing ride above the rails in the center anyway?

I believe I read the specs on these cars and it was 4½". That may have been the even bigger Queen Mary FD2 depressed-center car. ([edit] I just checked the diagram and the car floor has a 7-5/8" clearance above the rail).

Some well cars were open on the bottom. This is actually a shop car in the photo but there were several styles of open cars.

 Mesta-Cog_0001 by Edmund, on Flickr

Then another animal were the Schnabel cars where the load was actually part of the car structure. Bachmann made a pretty decent representation.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled Show Me Smile

Regards, Ed

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:50 PM

Wow, ... Thanks for getting back to me Ed.  I find this kind of stuff really interesting.

And that picture of that bigger Cog with the guy standing next to it.  Man!  he does look small in comparison.  I hope you don't mind I copied that oneSmile, Wink & Grin

 

Thanks Ed

 

Okay then,  let's carry on with our regular scheduled programSmile

 

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:17 PM

gmpullman
Please show me another flat car, loaded or empty.

Here's a little of both.

First the flatcar, from a Tichy kit, with the beginning of a load...

...some progress...

...getting loaded, not out of a bottle, but with the barrels from Bic pens...

...second course of pipe...

...and fully-loaded...

I still need to add some wedges, as used on pipe loads of this type, to keep things from rolling around, but the prospect of doing several cars keeps it from being at the top of my to-do list.

Wayne

Please show us some more open loads, whether on open cars, or in cars with open doors.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, February 9, 2020 8:34 PM

gmpullman
They used to make 'em BIG back in the day!

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They still do. Check out the ring gear on this MAN diesel engine!

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OK... back to our normally scheduled Show Me Something...

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doctorwayne
Please show us some more open loads, whether on open cars, or in cars with open doors.

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Show me another blue automobile.

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-Kevin

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