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Hell Gate Models N Scale PRR B60b Baggage/Express Cars
« on: April 05, 2018, 11:27:47 PM »
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Friends:
Long time coming, but by popular demand, we have just restocked with a limited run of B60b kits.  Kits are $20.  Shipping is $7.00 per order.  These kits do not include trucks.  Trucks and roof ventilators are available from KeystoneDetails.com.  Let me know ASAP how many kits you would like and I will send a PayPal invoice for you to pay by credit card, debit card, or PayPal.  I think that the demand will outstrip supply, so do not delay.

To order:  send an email with the number of kits you would like to:  hellgatemodels@yahoo.com
I will respond with a PayPal invoice.

Thanks,
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 12:03:08 AM »
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Email sent.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 08:45:19 AM »
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Cool. 8)

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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 10:08:21 AM »
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Ordered. Paid. and shipped.   :D
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Re: Hell Gate Models N Scale PRR B60b Baggage/Express Cars
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 10:29:33 AM »
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I know that HGM has provided link information for the specially for HGM designed 2DP5 trucks (roller or friction) and the messenger vents (angled and straight), here they are at Keystone Details so you can order them mow and have them when your kit arrives?  (maybe, lol)  The truck frames are designed to work with 0.563" x 36" wheelsets of your choices.

These choices allow total flexibility for you to have variation in your kits.

2DP5 Roller bearing



2DP5 Friction bearing



Straight messenger vents



The angled messenger vents were placed here in error.  I cannot find any imagery with them on a B60b.


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Re: Hell Gate Models N Scale PRR B60b Baggage/Express Cars
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 11:09:19 AM »
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Ordered one more baggage car for the to-do list. 

Any PRR experts out there who like to paint with water borne or water based acrylics?  If so, any recommendations for this car circa 1955?
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Re: Hell Gate Models N Scale PRR B60b Baggage/Express Cars
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 06:41:30 PM »
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On the first day of availability, we have sold 75% of our stock, so if you want to order, do not wait.  Send an email stating how many you want to hellgatemodels@yahoo.com.  I will send a PayPal invoice for you to pay with credit card, debit card, or PayPal. 

A little history. Claus and I were bitching about the lack this car in N scale.  It is a very distinctive car, so there wasn't even a stand in.  You cannot model PRR passenger trains without the B60b, so we decided to stop bitching and do something.  We did it for ourselves, but we soon had many requests from friends, so we went into production.  That was back in 2001!  It is still unbelievable that no manufacturer has ever done this car as ready-to-run.  Walthers of course did the B60b in HO.  No surprise they never did it in N.  The B60b traveled all over the US and Canada, so you don't have to model Pennsy.  Maybe someday.  In the mean time, we are selling these kits by the hundreds.



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Re: Hell Gate Models N Scale PRR B60b Baggage/Express Cars
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 07:24:21 PM »
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E-Mail has been sent. This would be a cool addition to my SP mail train.

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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 07:33:01 PM »
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I sent an email as well.

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 09:39:43 PM »
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Email sent for 2 models!
Yup, i bought some more pennsy junk  :facepalm:

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 01:41:41 AM »
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Email sent for 2 models!
Yup, i bought some more pennsy junk  :facepalm:

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Good choice.  You definitely need PRR B60b cars for your ATSF Fast Mail.  :D

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Re: Hell Gate Models N Scale PRR B60b Baggage/Express Cars
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2018, 09:09:56 AM »
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Good choice.  You definitely need PRR B60b cars for your ATSF Fast Mail.  :D
OK, but you Pennsy guys desperately need ATSF 60' fishbelly mail storage cars, and some of the rebuilt 4000 series express reefers, in your mail trains. (It seems to be true in N scale that if the PRR demand something, it is much more likely to really happen.  Now, if I could just find a photo of an ATSF mail storage car in a NH train, we'll be set).

But seriously, Doug is right, ATSF modelers- actually just about anyone who models a train in the US with a lot of head end, needs a B60b.
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Re: Hell Gate Models N Scale PRR B60b Baggage/Express Cars
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2018, 01:12:55 PM »
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OK, but you Pennsy guys desperately need ATSF 60' fishbelly mail storage cars, and some of the rebuilt 4000 series express reefers, in your mail trains. (It seems to be true in N scale that if the PRR demand something, it is much more likely to really happen.  Now, if I could just find a photo of an ATSF mail storage car in a NH train, we'll be set).

But seriously, Doug is right, ATSF modelers- actually just about anyone who models a train in the US with a lot of head end, needs a B60b.


We do.  What are our options out there?
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Re: Hell Gate Models N Scale PRR B60b Baggage/Express Cars
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2018, 01:21:21 PM »
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OK, but you Pennsy guys desperately need ATSF 60' fishbelly mail storage cars, and some of the rebuilt 4000 series express reefers, in your mail trains. (It seems to be true in N scale that if the PRR demand something, it is much more likely to really happen.  Now, if I could just find a photo of an ATSF mail storage car in a NH train, we'll be set).

But seriously, Doug is right, ATSF modelers- actually just about anyone who models a train in the US with a lot of head end, needs a B60b.

Show me an NP or SP&S passenger train with a PRR B60b in the head end, and my Hellgate B60b is coming out of retirement!  I always liked that car.  It is  treasured piece of my collection.  Would be great to have an excuse to run it in the Northwest.

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Re: Hell Gate Models N Scale PRR B60b Baggage/Express Cars
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2018, 02:40:32 PM »
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Now if Hellgate would just do the B&O C-15.  It is actually pretty similar to the Pennsy B60, except that it is only 50' long and has just one, centered door per side.  It also has some rather unique trucks that aren't available anywhere in N scale, so maybe a source of C-15 models would motivate somebody to make those trucks. 
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