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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Help wanted, post-war American OO

Following up on the previous post, for my book project I am also looking for good photos and information on the following post-war items. 

  • Scale craft kits/instructions/models of any of these based on Boxcar, 50’ single door: 50’ 6” refrigerator car, 40’ 6” box car, 40’ 6” automobile car, 50’ 6” automobile car. Or these based on die cast coach/baggage: OOP-653, MU passenger car OOP-654, MU baggage car, OOP-655, MU combination car
  • Transportation models – any passenger car – I do not think these were produced
  • Eastern switches or figures
  • Exacta – freight cars in copper: 40’ gondola, Mill gondola, Hopper, Caboose, C&O C-10
  • Guild of the Iron Horse—any models beyond the PRR 4-4-2 and 4-6-2 (the other reported models in sheet and spun brass, which include a SP 2-8-2, B&A 2-8-4, NYC 2-8-4, SP P-13 4-6-2, PRR 4-8-2, and perhaps more, may only be pre-production samples). Don’t even need photos, just need to know if any are out there.
  • Cussewago Valley Railroad “OO” Gauge Scale Models (Myron P. Davis), photos of these models: 2-8-8-0, PRR HC-1, 4-8-8-4, UP “Big Boy.” 6-4-4-6, PRR S-1, and these cars: Tank car, triple dome, 19,000 gallon, Wrecking crane, 250 ton. Also any communications from Davis that reference the model we’ve been calling the “Streamlined caboose,” as that may not be how he visualized the model. 
  • Kemtron – examples of the no. 4 long and a no. 5 short arch bar truck, preferably with the packaging. Also any Scale-Craft item with Kemtron packaging (I’ve only found one part so far packaged this way).

To close, this photo is of that lone part, a late Scale-Craft 4-8-4 lead truck, packaged as Kemtron. Were there others? There are many small mysteries to explore still in working on the book. 

I'm still optimistic that I'll have this ready around the end of the year, any help on these postwar items or the prewar items in the previous post will be appreciated. 

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