trumptrain posted:

Here are some more of my Weaver freight cars.  I weathered all the open top hoppers.  The N&W covered hopper is partially eclipsed by the Shay.  The bottom photo is of an open hopper I purchased off e bay ( as is ... due to fire damage .. resulting in melted ends of the car. ) for $5.00.  I wanted the trucks/couplers because Weaver had gone out of business.  When I received the car, I thought why not weather it ... and create a "damaged freight car scene" for photographic purposes before harvesting the trucks.  IMG_6348

This would make a good flat car load. Weaver did this several years ago with a 3 bay shell upside down on a flat car, minus the bulged ends and bent bottom, which by the way, add more realism.

Happened to be in the attic and decided to take pics of a couple of Weaver cars...................Paul 2

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Greg. Thanks for posting your Switcher very nice

Robert. That’s a nice little Steamer and thanks for posting 

Paul. Glad you took the time to post those nice cars I guess I’ll be adding a few more now to the collection 

jim sutter posted:

Lee, that wasn't part of my collection. Those Weaver cars, were on display in our store to sell.

Sorry Jim 

Here are a few of my Weaver cars.  I'm kind of partial to CNW. 20190715_11344620190715_11343320190410_112055Cmo 20032Cnw 83524Cmo 1732Cnw 10654220190410_11033220190410_110212

 Bill T.

There's no scale but O scale

CEO Overbeider Iron and Steel Company,  Crapton Works

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third rail posted:

Here are a few of my Weaver cars.  I'm kind of partial to CNW. Cmo 20032

Bill, Is this one of the McDonald series? John

jim sutter posted:

Yes Lee, that box car is one I had Weaver paint.  They also, did one in the reverse colors for me. Jim's%20Train%20Shop%20017[1]

Thanks Jim That is my next one on my list 

third rail posted:

Here are a few of my Weaver cars.  I'm kind of partial to CNW. Cnw 83524

Bill,

I've been looking for a CNW car like this for my Friendship Train.  I didn't know Weaver made one.  Add it to my buy list.

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My photo from the PRRT&HS convention.

 

Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

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Two Weaver cars are sitting on a siding as a train of Atlas cars passes.

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I normally don't get fantasy cars but I could not pass up the Playboy Automotive boxcar.  At least I think it is fantasy since I could not find a picture anywhere.  However, the 1948 Playboy Coupe is real.  My brother was a car buff and we went to an auto show in San Fransisco many years ago and there were maybe five Playboys there.  Strange little cars, but ahead of their time with innovative engineering similar to the Tucker.  Unfortunately, like the Tucker, it did not last long.

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I'm getting ready to sell my 40+ AltasO and similar K-Line reefers and found this Weaver among them.  Nice car but, like the other reefers, if the prototype was not around in the late 40s it must go.

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Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!  Author Sherry Anderson

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phlashgrdon posted:

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I have this one I picked up as part of a lot of cheap cars for parts.  It was in surprisingly good shape and I ran it at National Capital Tracker shows.  It is at the Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona. I have not found any photos of this car in actual service, so I assume it has always been at the museum.

Ron

 

TCA, TTOS, NCT, LCCA, PRRT&HS

 

Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!  Author Sherry Anderson

lee drennen posted:
Mike CT posted:

MIke did you lower the wheels on that Campbell trailer? I’ve lowered one of my trailers so far 

 

No.  As pictured, from Weaver.  

They're at the tail end of this train. They're the 57-foot mechanical reefers (no sound) with scale wheels and shock-control couplers. Kadee came out with a shock-control draft box a couple of years back for use with Kadee 800/700 series couplers. They're still showing up on eBay from time to time mostly in 3-rail. These particular cars run on 36" wheels. Lionel has re-issued the cars in the LionScale line, but they haven't done the Santa Fe's yet. When/if they do I'll definitely get a set and convert them.

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This is how they started out:

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Matt Jackson
"The best service you can provide for the hobby is to pass on what you have learned."

 Angels Gate Hi-Railers San Pedro, California

"Celebrating over 20 years of moving freight and passengers from Point A to Point A!"
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This is a Weaver contract-painted Athearn HO car. This is a test shot to check the registration of the graphics using a D&RGW shell from a previous run. The production Titanium Pigments cars are white. He let me have it from the "scrap pile" along with the Amoco car:IMG_0671IMG_0672

 

 

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

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WM - Western Maryland Troop sleeper, WM boxcars, Reading gondola & Burlington covered hopper, tank cars, WM caboose. IMG_1562IMG_1564IMG_1565IMG_1566IMG_1568

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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Yes Jim, Mr. Peterson painted them both color schemes. I bought those & others from him at York back in 2002/03. Here are the CSX Weaver cars he painted. 

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My contribution: The train is all Weaver. The engines are custom painted. The video is from Trainstock3.

 

Chris

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Great thread...wish these guys were still around...or, at least, Lionel would produce more of their LionScale line using the Weaver molds.

I, especially, liked the 50' tank cars...they were (are) great cars at a fraction of the price.

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