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Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:41:42 PM »
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Trying to find out what the small text says under the "RYLAND" lettering on this gon.  The number is  5446 and is set up for drop bottom container cars.  Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 02:09:29 PM »
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I'll go through the library tonight to see if I can find anything. May want to try reaching out to Lee Weldon, wm3798 on TRW.

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2013, 03:33:22 PM »
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I believe there's a MM issue that has everything you need.  I'll check tonight when I get home.
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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2013, 05:32:38 PM »
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I'll check with Jack Brown, the author of the outstanding color guide book.  I'm sure that somewhere in his exhaustive photo library there's something there...

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 07:43:57 PM »
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I bet its one of those stencils that says something like subject to trust agreement

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2013, 07:52:44 PM »
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Nah.It says if you can read this you are to damn close. Get back on the other side of the crossing gate.  :scared:
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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2013, 08:11:36 PM »
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I think one says "When empty, return to Lee Weldon by nearest Restore".

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2013, 08:14:59 PM »
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Just "greek" it. What, we have electron microscopes now?  :D

Actually, you should do the proto lettering, but misspell one of the words. Will drive the rivet counters crazy and make for a good 30 page thread!  :P

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2013, 10:41:33 PM »
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If it was set up for drop bottom containers it is probably directions for some type of captive service to and from a cement mill on the line.  That would be a typical 'Return When Empty to Union Bridge/Security, MD via Reverse Routing' or something cryptic like that.

And BTW, Mr. Wallet is getting itchy with this discussion.........

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2013, 10:54:59 PM »
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Your photo is the same one on the bottom of page 51 of the Jack Brown WM Color Guide.  That pic also has neat lettering under the ribs declaring a DROP BOTTOM CONTAINER CAR.  Right above it is a pic of 5433 declaring a FLOW CONTROL CONTAINER CAR.  Virtual 2-pack maybe? :D

Both container and non-container gons pictured in that book show the text box, so I'm guessing it is routing info.  The printing is not sharp enough to pick out what it says with a loupe.  Hope Lee has better luck dealing directly with Jack!

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2013, 11:25:06 PM »
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From another gondola class with visually identical but legible stencil:



"THIS CAR PROVIDED WITH HOLD DOWN CLIPS AND HOLES IN TOP CHORDS. DO NOT CUT ADDITIONAL HOLES IN CAR."

This class (G16) had 7 cars and three different descriptions at the bottom of the car depending on when painted/shopped:

DROP BOTTOM CONTAINER CAR (cars 5445-5447, 10 containers)
FLOW CONTROL CONTAINER CAR (cars 5441-5444, 8 containers)
CONTAINER CAR (5447, possible others, date unknown)

Cars 5441 through 5445 were (re)built in Dec. 1960, and the final two cars were (re)built in Jan. 1961. These cars were previously G13 class cars (54243, 54428, 54270, 54313, 54302, 54318, 54340).



I'll take 7 of them!
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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 08:11:20 AM »
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And BTW, Mr. Wallet is getting itchy with this discussion.........

Bruce


Why? Remember Joe doesn't represent Microtrains here, so this must be for his own personal modeling, right?

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 09:06:02 AM »
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This only solves RY not LA and ND  :)

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 09:27:34 AM »
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This only solves RY not LA and ND  :)

Sorry sleep called, it happens.

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Re: Help with Western Maryland fussy stuff
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 10:38:00 AM »
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Thats for the help...much appreciated.  And Ed, your right, I'm not representing MTL here...but I am moonlighting :).  Again, thank you!

Joe