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Matt G

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FVM February Announcements
« on: January 26, 2008, 01:23:35 AM »
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Howdy Everyone,

Here's some stuff to talk about for the Amhearst Show. Sorry I can't make it this year, but fliers will be at the DPH table. Thanks for your continued support.

Best regards,

Matt
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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2008, 04:27:57 AM »
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Cool Matt! BNSF Hoppers..The start of my first coal train.




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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2008, 05:17:56 AM »
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mmm.....time to make the hard decisions about whether I really need those BNSF hoppers!

The SP/SSW boxcars are a given  ;D
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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2008, 08:46:49 AM »
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SSW yet the car has "Cotton Belt" in big letters on it. Wassup?

This is out of my era and geographic location, just curious.

Brian

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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008, 09:18:17 AM »
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SSW yet the car has "Cotton Belt" in big letters on it. Wassup?

This is out of my era and geographic location, just curious.

Brian


Not exactly the same scheme but 1973 me thinks:



found the link here:

http://www.nmra.org.au/conventions/Clinics/Box_cars_101/Box%20Cars%20101v2-2.html
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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2008, 09:37:33 AM »
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SSW yet the car has "Cotton Belt" in big letters on it. Wassup?

This is out of my era and geographic location, just curious.

Brian

The St. Louis~Southwestern Railway (SSW) went by the nickname "Cotton Belt" for a century or more, like the New York, Chicago & St. Louis was better known as the "Nickel Plate Road".

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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008, 12:00:47 PM »
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Hi everyone!

Good news :) , because I was to late for the last SP ones. But now I just placed my order for the SP Boxcars at Feather River Trains. Early enough I hope  ;D

Matthias
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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008, 01:38:33 PM »
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Can I get some input from an Espee man on whether those  cars are good for me, in that scheme, in 85?

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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 02:09:31 PM »
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4-SP (599 proto cars) and 3-SSW (399 proto cars) for my own 1985 layout.  Not certain if I qualify as an expert Espee man and will defer to greater knowledge, but these are excellent cars that look the part of a SP lumber box to me.  As long as these keep coming, they will continue to displace MDC stand ins.

http://www.railgoat.railfan.net/spcars/byclass/box/b070-74.htm

Built 1973 I would expect to find it in the original paint (or what was left of it) to still be there in 1985...

Of course its still not a PC&F, those could bankrupt me...
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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2008, 03:33:37 PM »
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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2008, 05:14:47 PM »
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The St. Louis~Southwestern Railway (SSW) went by the nickname "Cotton Belt" for a century or more, like the New York, Chicago & St. Louis was better known as the "Nickel Plate Road".

Ah hah, that makes sense. Of course this is from someone who always thought it was the Nickle Rate Road for years  :-\

Guess I'll just stick with roads I know at least a bit about.

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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2008, 05:24:37 PM »
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Can I get some input from an Espee man on whether those  cars are good for me, in that scheme, in 85?


They've got wheel dots, so they're definately post 03/31/1978...

Does this imply that the series was built post 3/78, or the scheme depicted is post 3/78?

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Re: FVM February Announcements
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2008, 06:11:48 PM »
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