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    I am doing research for a Funaro & Camerlengo car that I will be building. In looking through an online magazine index, I discovered a couple articles that may be of interest to me and help with my project.

    I am looking for scans of articles from RMC:

    Feb 1986 - To Market by Rail Part 1 (I have Part 2 in Mar 1986)

    May 1986 - There is an article on milk in this issue, but the title was not provided.

    May 1988 - To Market by Rail; Milk Containers on Flat Cars by Bob Mohowski

    May 1988 - Mr Fitch and his Milk Tanks by Bob Mohowski

    July 1989 - Milk Container Flat Cars - Product review

    If anyone has these issues and are willing to scan them for me, please PM me.

    Thanks,

    Chuck

  • #2
    Chuck here is an interesting article you can download and save as a PDF.

    https://riverraisinmodels.com/librar...milktrains.pdf

    Rick Jesionowski

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    • #3
      Thanks, Rick! I downloaded it.

      I guess I should add that not only am I searching for history, but also plans. Specifically of the COFC cars. I have plans of the side and end. But, what I really need are plans of the top deck and the underside.

      Chuck

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      • #4
        Several volumes of milk cars here, I don't know if these would help; https://www.arizonahobbies.com/Railw...ol-1_p_83.html


        Louis
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #5
          I sent you a PM.
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          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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          • #6
            Thank you to everyone that provided input. I have scans of the articles, now. And, while they did not have plans of the Container on Flat Car, there are some great photos of the car and text that will help me in my build of the model. Thanks, again!

            Chuck

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            • #7
              quote:


              Originally posted by Michael Hohn


              I sent you a PM.


              As did I....

              Pete

              in Michigan

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              • #8
                Are these the types you are looking for???

                See here; http://whiteriverdivision.blogspot.c...prototype.html

                And maybe help here; https://dairymarkets.org/PubPod/Refe...Pratt.2003.pdf






                Louis
                Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                • #9
                  Thanks, Louis.

                  I downloaded the PDF from the dairy markets website. That will be interesting reading.

                  Interesting enough on the White River blog. That is by George Dutka. Last night, I opened up my July 2020 issue of NMRA Magazine, and there is an article by George about building several butter dish cars. Michael also gave me a heads up on this article. Some good information in there. I added a couple items to my next Walthers order to be used on my own F&C version of the butter dish.

                  But, for now, I think the only thing I am missing is a drawing of the container car's underside. I just do not think it exists. But, using Chuck Yungkurth's drawing of the car's side and the cast-in detail on the F&C frame, I have a good idea of what it may look like. I also have an email out to Steve at F&C to see if he has a better picture or drawing of the underside. If I do not hear back, I will use the very dark photo included in the instructions to place the brake components. What you cannot see is the piping, rods, and levers. I will be making my best effort to figure out where they go, if there is no information provided.

                  Chuck

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    Originally posted by desertdrover


                    Several volumes of milk cars here, I don't know if these would help; https://www.arizonahobbies.com/Railw...ol-1_p_83.html


                    I have all five of those books. Very informative with very nice pictures.

                    Bernd
                    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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                    • #11
                      See if this scratch build helps you any.

                      Part #1 here; http://dandhcoloniemain.blogspot.com...ar-part-1.html

                      Part #2 here; http://dandhcoloniemain.blogspot.com...ar-part-2.html

                      Part #3 here; http://dandhcoloniemain.blogspot.com...ar-part-3.html







                      Louis
                      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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