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SirTainly

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50' MILW Ribside
« on: April 07, 2007, 07:26:54 AM »
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Since this just arrived in the mail, and I'm quite excited by it, I was wondering if anyone has good in service dates for this type of car?



thanks in advance

Simon

(Who is now going to finish his WC projects as MILW :) )


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Re: 50' MILW Ribside
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 08:40:09 AM »
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Sorry I don't know the dates, but did you order that direct?

I could use another plus a few B&O wagontops from Fine-N-Scale.

This site may be some help:
http://users.foxvalley.net/~railsunl/Models/milwboxcars.html
http://users.foxvalley.net/~railsunl/Models/mil-extra.html

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Re: 50' MILW Ribside
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 08:55:49 AM »
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They're good until the mid-70s (some even later), amazingly enough. 

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Re: 50' MILW Ribside
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2007, 09:30:39 AM »
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Chris - Got it from Walthers, and thanks for the links.

Tom, thanks, those that ran say post '75, did they run without roof walks or were they in captive service ?

Simon

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Re: 50' MILW Ribside
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2007, 09:41:37 AM »
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Chris - Got it from Walthers, and thanks for the links.

Tom, thanks, those that ran say post '75, did they run without roof walks or were they in captive service ?

Simon

I don't know about the 50 footers, but the 40 footers did have ladders shortened and the roofwalks removed.

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Re: 50' MILW Ribside
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2007, 10:07:57 AM »
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The Milwaukee cars with full length horizontal ribs were constructed prior to World War II, which for the USA did not begin until December 1941. I'd estimate in the 1938-1941 period. And they lasted until the late 1970's. Running boards were supposed to be entirely removed by 1974, but all weren't.

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Re: 50' MILW Ribside
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2007, 05:39:52 PM »
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Does anyone have an idea of where to get decals for these cars ?

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Re: 50' MILW Ribside
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2007, 09:06:24 PM »
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Does anyone have an idea of where to get decals for these cars ?

I swear this was answered before here (perhaps it was the Atlas forum though).

One option, not decal but dry transfer, is CDS, the Canadian company that's no longer making new runs but is still selling off existing stock (sort of like Champ decals). Sold by TMR Distributing. I've ordered from him before, service is reasonable, considering it must be mailed from Canada to the US.

http://www.canadasouthern.com/tmr/CDS.htm

Here is the whole MILW selection, 40' & 50' cars, since I believe CNJ also makes a 40' car casting along with the 50' you have:

159 MILW 40' steel box-horizontal rib & regular cars, circa 1944 #21188-28534
160 MILW 50' steel auto-horizontal rib, circa 1941 #50000-50999
161 MILW 40' double door auto-horizontal rib, circa 1942 #6500-7224
162 MILW 50' double door auto-horizontal rib, circa 1937 #13500-13999

http://www.canadasouthern.com/tmr/images/cds-159.jpg
http://www.canadasouthern.com/tmr/images/cds-160.jpg
http://www.canadasouthern.com/tmr/images/cds-161.jpg
http://www.canadasouthern.com/tmr/images/cds-162.jpg