"Stuck in the 1930s"

nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Sat Mar 26 22:03:43 EST 2005

The last wood passenger car (except for 2 business cars) was burned at 
Roanoke in 1934. To enable this purge, N&W bought a number of cars from 
PRR in 1934, obviously for branchline service. Wood cars probably 
disappeared from mainline trains sometime in the 1920's. What models to 
use? Good question. Unfortunately, the best models which resembled N&W 
cars were made by Northeastern (Ambroid or LaBelle) and are no longer in 
production. MDC (Roundhouse) did a couple of series of wood cars in 
styrene which are still available, but only a few of them are resonably 
close to the N&W cars. Of course, you could kit-bash or scratchbuild.  
Jim Nichols

nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org wrote:

> I notice Mark Lindsey's interesting tag line, "Stuck in the 1930s."
> Good for you, Mark !  I'm glad you aren't ashamed to admit it.
> Have you ever thought about what came before the 1930s?  Specifically, 
> when do you think the N&W stopped running wooden passenger equipment?  
> And if a guy wanted to have some wooden N&W cars on his HO pike, what 
> products would he start with?
> -- abram burnett
>NW-Modeling-List at nwhs.org

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://six.pairlist.net/pipermail/nw-modeling-list/attachments/20050326/99e873d3/attachment.html

More information about the NW-Modeling-List mailing list