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CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« on: January 19, 2012, 06:15:47 AM »
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I saw this on the net today:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/399670/50__coal_gondola_4_pack.html?gid=sg88137

It has 13 ribs like a PS 4000CF gon, but the ends don't match and the model's ribs extend below the sides.
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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 09:38:37 AM »
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I saw this on the net today:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/399670/50__coal_gondola_4_pack.html?gid=sg88137

It has 13 ribs like a PS 4000CF gon, but the ends don't match and the model's ribs extend below the sides.

The 4000 cuft gon's don't have ribs extending below the sides?  Or is this a later version?

http://www.jeffstrainsite.com/railfan_pics/Industrial_Railcars/gondolas/wfcx/wfcx_gondola_81003.jpg
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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 12:02:56 PM »
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Neither is a P-S 4000 cu ft gon.




The picture Skibbelicious linked looks like a later Thrall/Trinity design
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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 02:38:08 PM »
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The 4000 cuft gon's don't have ribs extending below the sides?  Or is this a later version?

http://www.jeffstrainsite.com/railfan_pics/Industrial_Railcars/gondolas/wfcx/wfcx_gondola_81003.jpg

That's an Ortner car, not P-S.

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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 04:14:06 PM »
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I believe that's Mark Watson over on Trainboard.  Perhaps ask him???

His forklift kit when over pretty well from TB members.

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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 04:21:45 PM »
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Yes, that's Mark Watson's work.
What's really cool is his pre-1900 Ventilated Boxcar off a V&T car.
http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?139225-CG-N-Scale-Ventilated-Boxcar
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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 05:26:00 PM »
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Would love to have a ventilated boxcar but would prefer an ACL or SAL one.

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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 08:51:05 PM »
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That's pretty neat stuff. I think the CG to 3D-Printing folks have quite a future.

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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2012, 08:27:13 AM »
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Neither is a P-S 4000 cu ft gon.

The picture Skibbelicious linked looks like a later Thrall/Trinity design

LOL, what did that say before Gary changed it to Skibbelicious?  :)
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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2012, 09:28:54 AM »
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Wasn't edited... I've called you Skibbelicious before  :P

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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2012, 09:58:31 AM »
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Wasn't edited... I've called you Skibbelicious before  :P

Not according to Search. OH MY GOD YOURE TALKING ABOUT ME BEHIND MY BACK.   :scared:
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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2012, 10:13:29 AM »
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THE HORRORS!!!!!!!!!!!  I could have sworn I've used that before...

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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 01:37:28 PM »
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The picture Skibbelicious linked looks like a later Thrall/Trinity design

I wouldn't normally presume to argue with the man, but it's definately an Ortner. You can sorta see the builder's logo in the centre of the car, and while it's too small to read, the shape is right.

Here's an identical car, the Ortner logo is a bit more visible (and very clear in the original image from my camera):
http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=mwcx100620&o=mwcx

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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2012, 01:43:48 PM »
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I wouldn't normally presume to argue with the man, but it's definately an Ortner. You can sorta see the builder's logo in the centre of the car, and while it's too small to read, the shape is right.

Here's an identical car, the Ortner logo is a bit more visible (and very clear in the original image from my camera):
http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=mwcx100620&o=mwcx

And here's a closeup of a Ortner logo from another site:
http://www.trainweb.org/nwrp/bldr/ofc1.jpg

Minus the "Rapid Discharge" bit at the top left, you can see the outline is exactly the same as what appears on the photographed car above.

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Re: CG N Scale 50' coal gon
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2012, 01:50:00 PM »
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I wouldn't normally presume to argue with the man, but it's definately an Ortner. You can sorta see the builder's logo in the centre of the car, and while it's too small to read, the shape is right.

Here's an identical car, the Ortner logo is a bit more visible (and very clear in the original image from my camera):
http://canadianfreightcargallery.ca/cgi-bin/image.pl?i=mwcx100620&o=mwcx


Ortner it is!  Makes perfect sense too... Trinity bought Ortner in 1987 (long before they acquired/merged with Thrall) and built alumunim cars very similar to the Ortner design.