As I get closer to completeling the CN Point St Charles vans and the PC transfer cabs I’m starting a batch of CB&Q waycars. I’m building the 30’ wood NE-7 and I have 12 of the NE-12 waycars on the cutting table now. I’m be always been a big fan of the Burlington do these will be fun.

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As I get closer to completeling the CN Point St Charles vans and the PC transfer cabs I’m starting a batch of CB&Q waycars. I’m building the 30’ wood NE-7 and I have 12 of the NE-12 waycars on the cutting table now. I’m be always been a big fan of the Burlington do these will be fun.

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The real problem will be finding the correct/proper trucks for your CB&Q waycars.

Yes, sources for CB&Q waycar trucks have come and gone:  All Nation (kinda clunky, modest detail), Mullet River - excellent, but gone, Division Point made outstanding  C&NW wooden waycars with very similar trucks - of excellent quality, but don't know if any trucks were brought in "loose", Overland did some wooden UP cabooses with similar trucks - again, any loose?, and finally Sunset 3rd rail did CB&Q waycars with pretty good trucks - - again, any loose?  The "Q" did put a couple of old wood waycars on Allied Full Cushion trucks - kinda wierd, but prototypical!

Trucks, lack thereof, is one reason l have not built that Q combine coach caboose kit. May be forced to put some Walthers four wheel passenger trucks under it.  The Q and subsidiaries had a variety of sidedoor and combine cabooses, as Q fans know.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

Brother Love: you are a true Model Master to the highest degree. I am sure it took many years to achieve the level of detail you do. Being a fan, modeler and railroadiana collector of Q, I admire your workmanship. Do you have any plans of selling any of the Q waycars?

Ray

VGN64 posted:

Des Plaines Hobbies bought the Mullett River line of products and plans on reintroducing them.  I wonder if he will be doing the trucks or could be encouraged to do the trucks?

I wonder if this will happen within our lifetime.


There are many mysteries in this universe, big and small. Like, why do clowns make us laugh? Why do we love puppy dogs? And why, why do little blue midgets hit me with fish?

Ken,

I bend it gradually with a set of pliers and it does kink a little but my small hammer and anvil straighten it right out. I may have to bend and then beat it into submission several times before I get the bend I’m looking for. The hard part is getting all of them to match.

Thanks much, Malcolm

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