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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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Thanks for the reply and the pic 

Mike McCutcheon posted:

I've been selling off my scale size stuff.   But I'm keeping these two Weaver boxcars.IMG_20190210_160520541

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The Maine 3 Railers custom run club car.   The last Weaver production run from 2015.

Mike

some nice looking cars. Glad you got the last Custom Weaver car wonder how many were made? 

Weaver 2-rail B&M 3713 `Constitution' Pacific 4-6-2, No Tender, NIB - Actual Photo1Weaver 1068L Amtrak # 926 Bloody-Nose GG1, Brass 80' scale [899 list) Sample PhotoBWeaver 1068L Amtrak # 926 Bloody-Nose GG1, Brass 80' scale [899 list) Sample PhotoCWeaver 1077L PRR K-4 TORPEDO # 3768, Brass 4-6-2 Pacific with QSI DCRU - ACTUAL PHOTO2Weaver 1081LP Southern TENNESSEEAN # 1380, Brass Pacific 4-6-2 with QSI Protosounds, MINT [1996, 1,270 list) - Sample Photo0Weaver 1561LP Milw Rd # 1688 - PROTOTYPE PHOTO2Weaver 1561LP MR # 1688 VO-1000 diesel with Sound, C7 [bent horn) Actual Photo1Weaver 1701-L B&O # 5501 CUSTOM Brass 4-8-2 w Vandy Tender [2000 Custom, 745 list) Actual Photo1Weaver G1088-L Frisco 1503 [Santa Valley Flyer) Prototype PhotoWeaver G1088-LP SF # 1369 Valley Flyer 4-6-2 Brass [Ltd run of 133) Sample PhotoAWeaver G1716 C&SS Little Joe Brass, TMCC, RS, EC [Fall 2014, 879 list) Stock PhotoWeaver G1716-LP C&SS # 802 LITTLE JOE Brass, TMCC, RS, EC, C9 - Actual Photo4Weaver xxxxx C&SS # 803 Prototype PhotoAWeaver G1095-LP Milw Rd HIAWATHA # 3 Atlantic 4-4-2, Brass with TMCC & RS, C7 - PROTOTYPE PHOTO2Weaver G1095-LP Milw Rd HIAWATHA # 3 Atlantic 4-4-2, Brass with TMCC & RS, C7 - ACTUAL PHOTO1Weaver G1713LP GTW # 6410 U4-B Streamlined Northern 4-8-4 w TMCC, RS, EOB, C8 - Actual PhotoAWeaver U5555-LP RI # 485 Factory Custom-Weathered RS-3 with TMCC, RS & EOB [459 list with weathering) Actual Photo1Weaver G1734LP Canadian National K5a Hudson w Vandy Tender - Prototype PhotoWeaver G1734LP Canadian National K5a Hudson w Vandy Tender [Weathered) Sample PhotoWeaver G1754-S 2-rail B&M # 3713 P-4 Constitution w-out Sound - Actual Photo2Weaver G1089-LP # 118 Reading Crusader - Sample PhotoBREADING CRUSADER #118 On Stone Bridge

Hard to know where to begin - or to end - with Weaver.  I always put off doing the factory tour for another year - big mistake!  A great loss to the hobby.  We were fortunate to have them for many years, and many beautiful engines, passenger cars, rolling stock, buildings ...

David

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I have a few Weaver items......... The banner is from the sale when joe closed the factory. I believe it is the one joe used for the booth he would setup at shows. Joe could answer this better. That fall after joe closed I moved to Louisiana. Most of my weaver stuff came with me which is what you see in these pictures. The original weaver factory started in town in northumberland on Wheatley Avenue. The test shot bodies are actually from the gentleman who started doing the injection molding for Bob originally. He was located just up old route 11 from the factory beside the VFW in a little garage. He had a small machine shop and at least when I met him two molding machines; like a 125 ton vandorn and another machine which I can’t remember the size. It was honestly just a little two car garage. I can’t remember his last name, but his first name I believe was Charley? Molding was also done by Boyer machine in Northumberland as well. I believe that is where the how it’s made footage was shot. The plastic sign was actually from when joe had donated some engines and rolling stock to our local club. He had done this for other clubs as well.

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PRRRONBH,

I think you might have a silver PRR Express reefer that Weaver did for me with red and black printing. I had the car done with four famous PRR passenger train names. I think the names on the cars were, The Broadway Limited, The Red Arrow, The Duquesne. and GG-1 Service. Each car, had three different town names on it were the train stopped. Like Jeannette, Greensburg, and Latrobe. Another one had  and Torrance, Bolivar and Johnstown. The Red Arrow had names Cresson, Gallitzin and Altoona. The GG-1 Service one had Harrisburg, Lancaster and Philadelphia. Sorry, But I do not have a picture of this express reefer.

jim sutter posted:

PRRRONBH,

I think you might have a silver PRR Express reefer that Weaver did for me with red and black printing. I had the car done with four famous PRR passenger train names. I think the names on the cars were, The Broadway Limited, The Red Arrow, The Duquesne. and GG-1 Service. Each car, had three different town names on it were the train stopped. Like Jeannette, Greensburg, and Latrobe. Another one had  and Torrance, Bolivar and Johnstown. The Red Arrow had names Cresson, Gallitzin and Altoona. The GG-1 Service one had Harrisburg, Lancaster and Philadelphia. Sorry, But I do not have a picture of this express reefer.

Hello Jim, it has been a while.  I think the last time we spoke is when I ordered my DAP NS ABBA OCS f-units and An UP 9000,

No these two cars I have are defiantly not reefers!  They are from the same molds as the Weaver PRR Merchantise  car you had made with box car doors and all my other 50 some Weaver box cars.  Plus I do have three Weaver steel body reefers so have a direct comparison.

Have not found any prototype  pictures.  But surmise that just maybe  Pennsy actually did this in the early 50's when SS passenger consist came in.  These may have been paint to somewhat the SS cars.  Silver bodies with the red band for front end "Express Service", only a guess.

Ron

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The locomotive is MTH; the cars are Weaver. Two are OGR commemorative cars I recently acquired and 2-railed, while the one on the end is an unusual one I picked up as an un-built Weaver kit about a year ago. I had been doing some track testing and sat them here temporarily as some visitors were curious about the OGR cars and UP1943.

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My wife and I went on the Weaver tour back in 2004.  Here is a picture of the special tour car we picked up during our visit to the factory.

Weaver 2004 Tour Car

This St. Mary's Brewing Co. car was in the process of being decorated while we were touring the factory.  We liked this car but we were told it wasn't available yet.  So of course when it became available we bought one.  Maybe from Jim's Train Shop?

Weaver Reefer 10047

 

Some time later at a train show the 2003 tour car was for sale.  Bought it too.  One of those purchases that later on you wonder why.

Weaver 2003 Tour Car

 

I have now posted pictures of all the Weaver cars I currently have.  There were others, but they were sold.

Greg

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One of the best engines on my roster is the Weaver Milwaukee Road 4-6-4 Baltic.  It is the smoothest and finest runner.  I LOVE it.  I also have a Weaver NYC 0-6-0, Reading 4-6-2, A C&NW 2-8-0, Milwaukee 4-4-2, all great engines.  ODD-D

R. E. Ottosen
GregM posted:

My wife and I went on the Weaver tour back in 2004.  Here is a picture of the special tour car we picked up during our visit to the factory.

Weaver 2004 Tour Car

This St. Mary's Brewing Co. car was in the process of being decorated while we were touring the factory.  We liked this car but we were told it wasn't available yet.  So of course when it became available we bought one.  Maybe from Jim's Train Shop?

Weaver Reefer 10047

 

Some time later at a train show the 2003 tour car was for sale.  Bought it too.  One of those purchases that later on you wonder why.

Weaver 2003 Tour Car

 

I have now posted pictures of all the Weaver cars I currently have.  There were others, but they were sold.

 Thank you Greg for taking the time and joining in on this thread and posting some great pictures 

Weaver wagon top boxcars in B&O IMG_1915All Weaver train except loco. IMG_1917Weaver TOFC  B&O IMG_1922DODX Flat car by WeaverIMG_2463Weaver TOFC right and left of tractor on rampIMG_2469Weaver N&W hopper that I weathered IMG_4062Weaver Pennsy hopper that I weatheredIMG_4060Weaver Pennsy RREA express boxcar IMG_4170IMG_4183

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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jim sutter posted:

PRRRONBH,

This is a picture of the car I'm talking about. Is this like yours?

pennsy silver box car

Jim that is it!  But this begs the question if these were made exclusively for you how did my local dealer , at that time, in Charlotte, NC have them in stock in the late 80's.

I also have two all silver PRR box cars from Weaver, have you seen them?

Ron

jim sutter posted:

Ron,

I sold cars to other dealers. Without seeing a picture of your all silver box cars I can't say for sure. Petersen Supply Co. and Buffalo Graphics did a lot of custom run cars from Weaver. 

The next time I see Rich and/or Exam I will ask if they recall buying from you.  I know he did buy from Petersen.

So does this mean that this paint scheme in the picture is a fantasy?

Ron

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Here are a couple of my favorite PS-2 hopper cars.ERIE PS-2 COVERED HOPPER BLACK WITH YELLOW UNDERFRAMEGRAIN TRAIN cr023IMG_1015 [2)Jim's%20Train%20Shop%20038[1]Jim's%20Train%20Shop%20039[1]Jim's%20Train%20Shop%20040[1]Jim's%20Train%20Shop%20052[1]Jim's%20Train%20Shop%20054[1]Jim's%20Train%20Shop%20055[1]Jim's%20Train%20Shop%20044[1]RALSTON PS-2 COVERED HOPPER RED AND WHITEJim's%20Train%20Shop%20037[1]RALSTON PURINA GREEN AND WHITE HOPPER - CopyWAYNE FEEDS YELLOW PS-2 COVERED HOPPER

Jim,  I have a few of those Weaver Grain Train hoppers.  I also have the Lionel and MTH versions.  I'd to post pictures of my Weaver cars (most of which are covered hoppers) but first I have to take the pictures.  The cars are in my garage which is too cold right now.  I could fire up the pellet stove but it would take half the day before it would be half way decent to be in there. 

 

Larry

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