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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Two “Butter dish” Milk Cars

Back about a year ago I featured a vintage butter dish milk car that had originated from the layout of David Sacks. Today we feature another OO gauge version, this one from Bill Gilbert and currently owned by John Svensson. It is decorated for Bordens and is in their later red paint scheme, nicely built up and detailed. Click on the photo for a larger view.

The white one with the end fin is a TT scale version of the same car, built by John Svensson and it provides a good comparison of the two scales. For more a bit more of a comparison of OO and TT see this article.

This photo also gives another view of his layout and his hand laid track. He notes that “I only have a small section with any scenery installed at this point, note the lack of ballast!” John has a number of projects underway including building up one of the Worsley Works OO gauge SW-7 models. A photo of that model may be found in the March, 2011 issue of The OO Road and as it is completed we hope to feature it here as well.

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