GregM posted:
lee drennen posted:
DBF568EA-073F-46CD-9569-148C6A47A80Ejim sutter posted:

Mr Drennen,

On your Weaver Penna box car #28057, is there any wording on that car as to where to return it when empty?

Jim 

I took a pic for you of where to return pretty cool thanks for pointing this out.

Jim, does this special wording indicate it was a custom run for your store?

I have a Weaver PRR "Coal Goes To War" 2 bay ribbed coal car that was a "Custom run for Jim's Train Shop."

Jim,

I sure wouldn’t mind finding another #28057 custom run Mechandise Service Boxcar with the return to Jeannette Gass on it. I grew up in Jeannette PA, the Glass City, and knew plenty of people who worked at Jeannette Glass. 

Dave

jim sutter posted:

NC Dave,

I believe Weaver did 150 of those box cars with Jeannette Glass Jeannette, PA and 150 with Westmoreland Glass Grapeville, PA

Oh wow! Two of my aunts were decorators at Westmoland Glass. I definitely need to search and find these cars. Thanks for the information Jim!

Dave

jim sutter posted:

Lee Drennen,

Thank you for that information. 

 

Greg M. Yes, that was one of my custom run cars.

 

 So Jim I have one of your custom made cars that Weaver did for you correct? it’s one of my favorite pieces now that I know that  I will definitely will take extra care of it.

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I have 3 diesels, 2 steam engines, about 40 freight cars and 1 passenger car left. I had 15 engines, 89 freight cars and 5 passenger cars. My heart died for O scale when Weaver closed, I took my kids up every year for 13 years. Last trip was just Joe there, we left with our heads down and said goodbye. That was the quiet ride home.....

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Thanks for great memories Weaver Models.....

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Tom. Thanks for stopping by and posting some great look cars and I like that RS power unit 

Jim.  Thanks again for posting some more of your beautiful cars I’m glad I got to  acquire one of your custom run cars 

Pete. Thanks for posting. I felt the same way when I heard that Weaver was closing I went back to HO but I left my heart in O Scale after a year or so of struggling in HO I gave O Scale another try and it’s been great, stay in there my friend I’ve found that getting active on this forum helps me and motivates me to work more in this scale. There some great people here to support your hobby. 

Joe. I’m glad I started this thread I’m learning a lot about Weaver and there history glad I can take you down memory lane 

I have a 2 Weaver engines, both RS units in Army livery with TMCC. Here is one....

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Weaver engines with TMCC were a great value.....I'd love to know where the light consolidation molds went.....I never got around to getting one.....

What I also loved about Weaver engines was the packing...it was fantastic! I always would say that one would be fortunate to be buried in a Weaver box.....

I have a few TOFCs and army flats that I have put loads on and 2 box cars, both of which I treasure.....

A B&O round roof box car and a Delta Lines box car....Here's a pic of the Delta Lines car....it happens to be out on the layout....

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Peter

 

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Awesome thread. I miss Weaver. I have 47 of the "coal goes to war" PRR 2 bay hoppers from Jims train shop. I am always looking for road #'s that I don't have. If anyone out there has any for sale, let Me know. Also, does anyone know how I access the complete list of freight cars that Weaver ever made. I have seen this list in the past, but now I cant seem to locate it now.

lee drennen posted:
DBF568EA-073F-46CD-9569-148C6A47A80Ejim sutter posted:

Mr Drennen,

On your Weaver Penna box car #28057, is there any wording on that car as to where to return it when empty?

Jim 

I took a pic for you of where to return pretty cool thanks for pointing this out.

Interesting thing, I have a Merchandise car road numbered "28057" also but mine is paint all a silver.  In fact also have another one numbered 28053.

Ron

Open coal hoppers by Weaver. Some I've weathered some not yet. IMG_2519IMG_3976IMG_3994IMG_4017

Cheers and Happy Railroading,

Patrick W  

CEO - The Free State Junction Railway 

" Where the music is sweet and the trains always run on time"

Home Office - Patsburg, Maryland 

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I may have two custom run cars from Jim's Train Shop.  I remember purchasing this Curve Beer Reefer (phone order) when Jim was closing his shop.  It is numbered 1602 while the illustration posted by Jim previously is 1603.

Weaver Curve Beer Reefer 2    Weaver Curve Beer Reefer 3

 

Here are a few pictures of the Coal Goes to War hopper car mentioned previously. Purchased it and the coal load during one of our visits to Jim's store many years ago.

Weaver PRR Hopper 2   Weaver PRR Hopper 3

Weaver PRR Hopper 4

The coal load was from Blue Mountain Hobbies.

 

Greg

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Peter. Thanks for stopping by and posting great looking Weaver power and rolling stock.

JINI5. Glad you enjoy this thread. Do you have any pics for your Weaver Models  you can post?

Allen. Great video thanks for sharing I liked it.

Ron. Do you have any pics of your car? I would like to see it

Patrick. Great looking Hoppers nice weathering too I just got some more Hoppers the other day in the mail hope to get some pics of them soon. Thanks for posting. 

 

Rail.  Thanks for posting those pics at Weaver nice pics but very sad.

Pete. Thanks for more pics of your collection. I like the Western Maryland FA the best

Joe.  You are right for 3 rail the sit low for that right look and the were affordable. Thanks for stopping and posting some pics 

lee drennen posted:

 

Ron. Do you have any pics of your car? I would like to see it

 

Lee the only pictures I have are silver hydride not digital.  The box car body is silver with a wide red band like the grey & silver merchandise band with large printing "Express" at the far left and "Service" at right.  And then a large red keystone.

Ron

DL&W Pete posted:

Most of what I still have, still some in other boxes yet to be dug out.20190210_13174020190210_133512

The North Shore RR is just south of the former Weaver facility in Northumberland PA. Knobles Grove is an amusement park in nearby Elysburg PA

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The thing I like most about Weaver open hoppers, is that no matter the style, the inside dimensions were the same. No need to make several different bases for coal loads like Lionel MTH and Atlas. I started making loads for Weaver 2 bay hoppers for a club car project in 2011. Our group did a Reading 2 bay hopper.

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lee drennen posted:

Ron. Thanks I’ll have to search for a pic of that one.

Joe. That’s ok I hope this post will still be here whe you get some more.

Rail. Thanks for the info and that’s a nice pic of the Switcher. Is the old Weaver building still there just wondering. 

Lee, it is, and it was sold. One of the strangest entrances to a building I ever saw; had to drive through the parking lot for the VFW, and then turn right to get to the Weaver building. I had a hard time finding it the first time I went down. Here is another pic of the switcher. I thought I had pics of the other one.

 

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