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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2021, 08:28:36 PM »
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Me too.    I've asked about undec cars, and will post an update when I get a response.
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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2021, 10:08:23 PM »
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Well I can definitely get one of these to paint up for the Golden State.
From Lowell's last FB chat session,  it looks like a Golden State consist will be added to the lineup soon, so painting may not be as necessary.
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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2021, 07:37:02 PM »
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Wait. Shouldn't a "blunt end" car be numbered 420?

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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2021, 09:11:02 PM »
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I'm so tempted to do the triple sleeper pack and the blunt end sleeper. But what holds me back is the Cascade Club triple set.

I know Union Station Products make the sides, but what could be used for the core? Could a Kato Daylight kitchen set be cannibalized for use?
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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2021, 03:43:01 AM »
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I am planning to use the Union Station sides on a Des Plaines Hobbies DPN 1514 SP Shasta Daylight Triple Unit Diner kit $79.99.
It includes trucks with FVM wheels, and is the right lengths for the Shasta Diner or the Cascade Club. It is the basis for the Centralia Car Shops Triple Diner as well.
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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2021, 03:04:21 PM »
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Sorry to ask, but City of Los Angeles and Southern Pacific seems odd. At least to me.

Shouldn't it be Union Pacific?

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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2021, 04:17:46 PM »
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It is unusual.  In their product literature, Railsmith has a photo of one of these cars on the tail end of COLA.  UP Paint but lettered for SP.
https://lowellsmith.net/product/railsmith-sp-cosf-obs-9041/ 

Apparently it was leased/swapped to the UP in 1960 and 1961.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2021, 04:34:15 PM by nickelplate759 »
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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2021, 04:35:21 PM »
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Anybody ever pre-order from them? I'm trying to figure out if they want payment up front.

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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2021, 05:22:56 PM »
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You do have to pay up front. They can take a while, but they do deliver.

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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2021, 05:28:08 PM »
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Anybody ever pre-order from them? I'm trying to figure out if they want payment up front.

Yes and yes, you pay when you pre-order.

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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2021, 06:09:14 PM »
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Isn’t the COLA and COSF very similar if not exact consists?  I thought I read conversations where Kato could easily do a COSF   upon the release of of the COLA.
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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2021, 08:23:13 AM »
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Sorry to ask, but City of Los Angeles and Southern Pacific seems odd. At least to me.

Shouldn't it be Union Pacific?

   Javier

Union Pacific train for sure, but pool cars from various roads were painted in UP colors.  You'll find cars with roadnames in the letterboard including Southern Pacific, Chicago & Northwestern, Wabash, Norfolk and Western, Pennsylvania, etc.  And of course Milwaukee Road when they matched paint schemes.

This Southern Pacific owned car is correct in UP colors with SP letter board, for service on the COLA.

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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2021, 08:27:58 AM »
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Isn’t the COLA and COSF very similar if not exact consists?  I thought I read conversations where Kato could easily do a COSF   upon the release of of the COLA.

Similar yes, and many of the same cars.  But not exact. 

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Re: SP Blunt End Sleeper from Railsmith
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2021, 11:30:53 AM »
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Wait. Shouldn't a "blunt end" car be numbered 420?

I'll see myself out...

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