Jerry Brown's HIAWATHA Set #3

After several hours of digging, I finally found my JB HIAWATHA cars, set #3.   Here is my first crack at posting some photos of the four car consist.  From the rear to the front the cars include: CEDAR RAPIDS observation car, SOUIX FALLS parlor car, DINER car, and RED RIVER VALLEY coach car. 

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The craftsmanship and finish on these cars is unmatched by anything I have seen on any other Standard Gauge cars except other Jerry Brown sets.

If anyone knows who has Jerry Brown Hiawatha sets #1 and #2, please let me know!

I can take and post more photos if there is any interest.  Just let me know what you would like to have me shoot.

Bob Nelson

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Hi Bob, Very nice--thanks for posting. These cars have a much more refined look to them than the JAD cars, I think mostly due to the interiors. The trains these craftsmen put together always amaze me. The one question I wish I could ask Jerry Brown is why he didn't go with the beaver-tail observation car. 

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BlueComet400 posted:

Hi Bob, ...... The one question I wish I could ask Jerry Brown is why he didn't go with the beaver-tail observation car. 

Given more time, had he not been busy building M-10000s and M-10005s, and had his three Hiawatha sets attracted more orders, I think it is quite likely he would have made a beaver-tail observation car.  Unfortunately, he passed before that could happen.

Bob Nelson

Carey Williams posted:

Hello all...

 

Beaver tail .... everyone knows the real train was wrong ..they should have copied Lionel ......when Lionel was approached about "getting" it right for  the reissue ....no way ,collectors would never buy it ..as it has the wrong rear end ....IMG_2543

There must be an interesting story around this piece. Would you share it, please?

RoyBoy

RoyBoy posted:
Carey Williams posted:

Hello all...

 

Beaver tail .... everyone knows the real train was wrong ..they should have copied Lionel ......when Lionel was approached about "getting" it right for  the reissue ....no way ,collectors would never buy it ..as it has the wrong rear end ....IMG_2543

There must be an interesting story around this piece. Would you share it, please?

I too would like to learn the story behind this piece! 

Bob Nelson

navy.seal posted:
RoyBoy posted:
Carey Williams posted:

Hello all...

 

Beaver tail .... everyone knows the real train was wrong ..they should have copied Lionel ......when Lionel was approached about "getting" it right for  the reissue ....no way ,collectors would never buy it ..as it has the wrong rear end ....IMG_2543

There must be an interesting story around this piece. Would you share it, please?

I too would like to learn the story behind this piece! 

Bob Nelson

I would like to know the story on this mod too.

Carey Williams posted:

Hello all...

 

Beaver tail .... everyone knows the real train was wrong ..they should have copied Lionel ......when Lionel was approached about "getting" it right for  the reissue ....no way ,collectors would never buy it ..as it has the wrong rear end ....IMG_2543

Carey - where did you get that part??

Jim

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navy.seal posted:

After several hours of digging, I finally found my JB HIAWATHA cars, set #3.   Here is my first crack at posting some photos of the four car consist.  From the rear to the front the cars include: CEDAR RAPIDS observation car, SOUIX FALLS parlor car, DINER car, and RED RIVER VALLEY coach car. 

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The craftsmanship and finish on these cars is unmatched by anything I have seen on any other Standard Gauge cars except other Jerry Brown sets.

If anyone knows who has Jerry Brown Hiawatha sets #1 and #2, please let me know!

I can take and post more photos if there is any interest.  Just let me know what you would like to have me shoot.

Bob Nelson

Thanks indeed for posting these photos, really marvelous. I have a JAD Lines M-1000 set and have always been a fan of his work. Not sure about the Hiawatha car sets, but on a related note this interesting JAD Lines Hiawatha locomotive (a 4-6-2 instead of the 4-4-2 on the other JAD Lines standard gauge Hiawatha locos) is currently for sale by a fellow TTOS SWD member. 

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Carey Williams posted:

Wow very neat conversion ... assume a JAD Hiawatha  was cut and lengthened ? ..Looks like a very good job .

Super  motor with another axle added?

What is the price of the engine ?

 

Thank you for posting the photos

 

Cheers Carey 

 

I think it's actually one of his standard Hiawatha shells, just with the different drive; it appears to have two McCoy drive units blended together- here are a pair of photos. 

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