Boxcar question

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Sat Aug 23 05:16:31 EDT 2014

Hi Bill
Thanks for chipping in on this one, yes I am well aware of the Gold Coast 
offerings and have a lot of them myself. However I thought Bob was referring 
to ready to run manufactured N&W cars of which there are none. I tried the 
manufactures of the NWHS decals and microscale of the possibility of 
re-sizing some decal sheets to TT scale however the price was far too high. 
That said specialist decals are getting produced for TT but unfortunately in 
our happy band there are not so many N&W/VIRGINIAN fans. To be honest though 
right now decals are the last thing on my mind as I am drawing a track plan 
of the Island Yard which I want to reduce in size and start building in hand 
laid track. This is a big big task, I can get TT track no problem but of 
course it is German and not American pattern and sleeper spacing for track 
and switches is not correct and best is code 70.
So at least everything I am using is American produced items Code 55 Track 
from micro engineering and timber ties and other extras from Clover house. 
Unashamed advert for Clover House is the fact that Tom Dempsey is TT 
sympathetic is is an extremely nice and helpful chap. Anyway apologies chaps 
for wandering of the topic a bit but you guys are so helpful over there that 
I get carried away with myself.

Thanks and regards to all

-----Original Message----- 
From: NW Mailing List
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 9:49 PM
To: NW Mailing List
Subject: Re: Boxcar quesion

On 8/22/2014 3:25 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> And, since I brought up multiple scales; I have a display I take to shows 
> which has several N&W boxcars with half moon herald. One each in Z, N, HO, 
> S, O, and G.  If anyone has any knowledge on whether or not there was ever 
> one in TT I would appreciate the information.
> Bob Huston
> Hi Bob
> Not to my knowledge and even it there was it would have been a wood and 
> card kit from around the Forties or Fifties and not like any of todays 
> superb HO offerings. I have a lot of these types of models and to my 
> knowledge the only N&W car is a covered hopper with printed Norfolk & 
> Western logo but no Heralds. Should I come across one you will be the 
> first to know

Howdy Bob & Richard

Actually, a very nice plastic TT boxcar kit was introduced several years
ago by Gold Coast Models in Or.  The line has now been sold to a German
company, but the undec kit is still available.   Go to   and scroll down.

Decals might be cobbled together from some of the older Walthers sets
which were often in the wrong size.

Take care

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