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Silver City, Pinos Altos & Mogollon Ore cars
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 Posted: Tue Dec 29th, 2009 02:34 am
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I was briefly chatting with Woody about the  Silver City ore cars, and thought I had some better pics of them but none of the photos I have enlarge very well: I never have figured out what numbers were used on the ore cars, the flats and gondolas were numbered in the 50s. Personally I think Woody and Sullivans look outstanding, and look more proportional with the larger gauge







 



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 Posted: Fri Jan 1st, 2010 03:19 am
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Duane-my ore cars are painted "intermediate blue" from Model Master. This color looks similar to the hand-colored photo of the cars snaking through an "s" curve. At first I was a little concerned about the color, but it has grown on me and now, several other pieces of rolling stock have the same "company" color. A good friend of mine, Steve Beck, gave me one of the old postcards(reproduction) with that scene-whatta good photo! My caboose is painted in the red oxide color shown on the postcard. I am aware that some old dude colored the photos and they may not be anything like the real thing, but who cares anyway!



As shown eslewhere, here is Mogollon Railway #5 with some blue ore cars and the red oxide caboose. The place is the Pinos Altos creek trestle.

                      Woodie



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 Posted: Fri Jan 1st, 2010 05:42 am
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I like the color you choose for your cars, it looks like the right amount of light when compared to the black and white pics. A few years back ( I no longer live in Silver) I found the site of a derailment, with a brake shoe, a wheel bearing and some wood parts from what I believe was a flat or gondola. I looked at the wood pieces through a magnifying glass but could not find a chip of paint, so quien sabe?



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 Posted: Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 10:29 pm
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I have been wanting to build some wooden cars and after seeing the old photos of the Silver City wooden coal/flat cars I felt that these would make a nice addition to the fleet. Here are a couple of pictures of one coal car and one flat car which has removable sides to make it a coal car also.





The cars are built like the drawings in Silver City Narrow Gauge book. They are 15' long and have metal angle plates on the ends. These cars were used to haul coal to the mines and could be used as flats for equipment being shipped. Since the layout is covered up for bad weather, I just had to build something so here dey is...  Woodie



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