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Coil cars in N
« on: January 28, 2013, 07:42:51 PM »
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Since we N scalers are starting to get much needed gondolas I was just wondering how many would like to see some new early coil car tooling down the road. We have the Red Caboose Evans car (which I'm not sure just how accurate it is, it looks to ride high and could use etched walkways)  but  there are still some other designs out there such as these http://www.railyardmodels.com/nyc122fple154f.html which would allow for a decent number of schemes.
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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 07:55:39 PM »
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Those would fit my ear nicely, Id bite for a few.
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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 08:03:23 PM »
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That's a little too vanderbilty for my taste, but it's better than nothing.

What I'd like to see is the PRR G41A:

http://thecrhs.org/ConrailEquipment/FreightCars/CoilCars/G41A
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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 08:08:16 PM »
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Hi Bob,

Railyard made the G41 in N Scale but because of lack of sales dropped the line and have not done anything N Scale since. I have two of the kits and find them to be fantastic in their finish and detail.

If you read their news you will find that they are closing down manufacturing.

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Al
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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 08:10:46 PM »
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Hi Bob,

Railyard made the G41 in N Scale but because of lack of sales dropped the line and have not done anything N Scale since. I have two of the kits and find them to be fantastic in their finish and detail.

Regards

Al

Thanks, Al.  I thought I there was one, but couldn't remember who made it, since it's been awhile.   I'll have to search the bay for one.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2013, 08:44:23 PM »
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I'd bite but then again I bite for anything that fits the 50s era in northeast pa
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 08:48:57 PM »
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Looks like a job for Bryan, in between every other thing he's doing!  :D :D :D He might have time somewhere around 2020 or so.
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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 08:50:30 PM »
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Hi Bob,

Like rockin horse do dos,

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 08:52:11 PM »
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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2013, 09:38:58 PM »
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Since we N scalers are starting to get much needed gondolas I was just wondering how many would like to see some new early coil car tooling down the road. We have the Red Caboose Evans car (which I'm not sure just how accurate it is, it looks to ride high and could use etched walkways)  but  there are still some other designs out there such as these http://www.railyardmodels.com/nyc122fple154f.html which would allow for a decent number of schemes.

Red Caboose Coil cars as far as I can tell don't ride high and they are correct Evans coil cars.

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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 09:55:51 PM »
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Probably not interested in this because it is a west coast thing...but the Western Pacific in the 50's built their own coil car, basically a 29' gondola dedicated to coil service that was pretty unique. A kit bash of this is on my to do list.

I posted this on that other forum.

http://people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/gon.html

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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2013, 09:58:27 PM »
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...Western Pacific in the 50's built their own coil car, basically a 29' gondola dedicated to coil service that was pretty unique.
http://people.virginia.edu/~ggg9y/gon.html


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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2013, 10:08:58 PM »
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Hi Steve,

I have been one eyed Pennsy for a long time but that has caused a problem. I now have a freight car roster with Keystones just about all over it. Thankfully I always had a bit of an interest in the GN as well as the B&O  so there is some variety there. Those Western Pacific units look just great considering they are less than 40' in length. That si one of the things I like about the G41. The biggest problem I find with the G41 is the cushioned underframe and the space between the models.

Did these cars see service all over the US and in what time period?

Do you have any plans of the model?

If so I would not mind looking at it as a prospective project.

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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2013, 10:34:31 PM »
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Al,

These cars were in captive service on the WP hauling coils from the Geneva Steel Mill in Utah to Pittsburg, CA from 1953 to late 70's. As far as I know they never made it past Utah.

I do not have any plans, now just on a list of future projects.

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Re: Coil cars in N
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2013, 12:07:34 AM »
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Hi Steve,

Buggar. Would have made great little short cars.

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Al
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