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A minor temptation... well a small one anyway...
« on: February 25, 2007, 09:40:22 AM »
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A z scale offering that caught my eye.  If they do the F units in WM, I may be in jeopardy.

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Re: A minor temptation... well a small one anyway...
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 09:44:34 AM »
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better get a 2nd job Lee ... ;)

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Re: A minor temptation... well a small one anyway...
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 10:27:14 AM »
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Lee, that looks like the PennZee car with a HayBros load.  Very nice.


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Re: A minor temptation... well a small one anyway...
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 08:57:14 AM »
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Actually, the grey cars were purchased in 1963 specifically for stone service between Bittinger, PA and Sparrows Point, bringing in limestone for fluxing at the steel mill.  The grey load is the right color.  They ran in dedicated trains daily, a service which continues under CSX, only with less handsome equipment.  I have photos from as late as 1987-88 with the WM cars still in this use.


After Chessie the Knife wrecked everything, some of these cars were pressed into coal service, I have photos from 1989 somewhere of a few of them in a coal drag at Magnolia cutoff, so if you're of that "ilk" you could do a black load.

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Re: A minor temptation... well a small one anyway...
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007, 10:18:40 AM »
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Bachmann makes a real nice version of this car in HO as part of their Silver Series, also with a grey load and six different numbers!

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Re: A minor temptation... well a small one anyway...
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007, 10:21:18 AM »
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And I am thinking of leaving model railroading all together ...

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Re: A minor temptation... well a small one anyway...
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 10:42:29 AM »
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Not again!  What did you do, drop an X-acto knife in your lap again?  Or did you grab the wrong end of the soldering pencil? :o

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Re: A minor temptation... well a small one anyway...
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 12:19:20 PM »
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And I am thinking of leaving model railroading all together ...

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