@coach joe posted:
Johan that's a great backdrop. Somewhere in Finland?
Joe. Thank you. I took a that picture a couple of miles from my home.
Van Rail, Thank you for posting pictures of the two Weaver box cars. I can understand why they are two of your favorites.
DETROIT, Your D. and H. and Hooker Chemical tank cars are very sharp. Thank you for posting these.
Boomer0622, I'm not sure.
@boomer0622 That is in fact a Weaver car. Weaver and Ace Hardware seem to have had a working relationship as there are several Ace Hardware freight cars that they produced. I have seen that boxcar, a tank car, and a four-bay centerflow hopper, but there might be others. As to your car, if you search "weaver ace boxcar" on the bay, you will see a listing with your boxcar there in a Weaver box.
Weaver was the ultimate contractor. Promotional cars, like the one pictured, were done in house, usually a minimal limit of 100 cars. There may have been sub-contractors also.
Weaver did a lot of custom runs, and as Mike CT mentioned, they had a 100 car minimum plus 5%, while the other manufacturers' required 500, . They did runs for Bloomsburg University, Buffalo Creek, and of course, our former groups annual offering. They also did printing for other manufacturers. I forgot about these two hoppers. Both were from the scrap bin at Weaver that I used as templates for loads.
Back when we were doing custom runs they wanted three hundred. You could do two hundred but that meant the price per car was higher. A lot of times I would take 300 but would spilt the run. I would have them do 150 one way and another 150 painted different.
I would do150 all lime green
and another 150 lime green with dark green roof and underframe.
Very cool @jim sutter and good strategy with that split down the middle and thus getting more variety in paint schemes for the same price.
Speaking of custom runs- this was actually my first Weaver freight car. Not the NYC hopper.
Iron Heritage Festival Stock car. Produced for the Iron Heritage Festival in Danville, PA-I believe from 2004
theres no point in prefacing “one of my favorites” I love them all! PS-1 Penn Security Box Car, with a “return to Scranton when Empty”.
think this was also a limited run, came with a certificate(no #s on bottom like above) that gave the history of Penn Security- a bank that had served in the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Area where the hobby shop at which I bought this car is located
StevefromPA, Thank you, for posting pictures of two custom run cars from Weaver. The iron Heritage Festival stock car and the Penn Security box car. Both of them I have never seen. Once again thanks for posting. Take care and have a safe night. Also, there was a small price increase when I did it this way.
Where still had a good stock of Weaver cars?
Beth Marshall one of our forum sponsors still has a large inventory of Weaver freight cars. The name of her business is Public Track Delivery.
I'll post pix of some stuff u've prob never seen before, when i have a chance.
This thread has become gloriously long, but here are two Weavers that I believe have not been posted. Below is a quickie shot of a G2010-L brass PRR N6B cabin car and a G23002 B&O wagontop box car. They are two pieces of rolling stock that I like a lot. The N6B is mislabeled as a "caboose".
Good Afternoon everyone,
Sorry, I have been away for a couple of days but now I am home.
Freight Train Jim, Thank you for posting pictures of two of your Weaver cars. Your Iroquois Beer car is really sharp.
Beth that's a great idea. I'm sure a lot of people would like to see them. I know I would. So post away.
Bob Bubeck, I can understand why you like those cars.
Mark, Thank you for posting pictures of your Southern hoppers and your Beacon Feeds PS-2 covered hoppers.
Jim , I have really been enjoying this thread with all the different Weaver cars and everyone good memories of Weaver
Here are a few of my favorite Weaver cars
The PRR box I custom painted to go with a PRR wreck train
I painted the LNE caboose for my dad and then 20 years later found the factory painted one!
The PRR C1 is from my dads collection. He had me paint out Masonic emblems. She is great runner but fast,
I latter added ERR cruise commander to it and it runs slow enough to use it for a switcher!
Anyone remember the neat display layout Weaver took to York show in the late 1990's I really liked the way the train would snake through the display . Does anyone have a picture of it ?
The Weaver crew were always great folks to deal with if you needed parts or had questions.
David, Thank you, for sharing pictures of your Weaver Trains. I love your paint jobs. Especially the Pennsylvania box car. I remember, the Masonic engine.
Jim, you’ve started 2 great threads - Weaver, and MPC. Thank you. Not the first time, won’t be the last, but I wish I were still able to pick up the phone, and talk to you in Jim’s Train Shop, and, I know I’m not alone.