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    Default Mt Tahoma & Pacific RR: Freight Cars

    Moose found some photos of freight cars that were in use on the MT&P RR in the late 1930's!

    Here are a few of the convertible* stock cars, used to transport both horses and merchandise.

    1_MTnP_StockCar_20200117_161000.jpg 2_MTnP_StockCar_20200117_161140.jpg 3_MTnP_StockCar_20200117_161312.jpg 4_MTnP_StockCar_20200117_161451.jpg

    Records indicate that these were built and delivered to the MT&P RR around 1929.

    * See this link for an explanation of these stock cars.
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    Wow, you're on a roll and the weekend has only just started !

    I like the light weathering on #60168
    Thanks, Tom

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    Moose had the crew take ole' No. 1005 out for spin up to town and back down to West Port ... And the train included a new boxcar!

    1_NewBoxcar_20200223_155119.jpg 2_NewBoxcar_20200223_155137.jpg 3_NewBoxcar_20200223_155520.jpg

    (Still need to paint the trucks, couplers and wheels)
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    Had to chuckle at "Mooseward Bound, Mountain to Sound."

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    Moose had a wee bit of surprise today when rail-fanning [in the dining room?] a short N&W freight consist...

    1_MTnP_StockCar_No50588_20200322_153226.jpg 2_MtnP_StockCar_No50588_20200322_153326.jpg

    Yep, the fifth and last convertible* stock car built and delivered to the MT&P RR waaay back in 1929.

    These were used to transport both horses and merchandise.

    Had to replace the road name board as the stock board was too small for the road name decal...

    * See this link for an explanation of these stock cars.
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    Hey, lookin' good. Keep up the neat work
    Thanks, Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    a short N&W freight consist...
    Norfolk & Way-Far-Out-West-ern!

    Any layout, even a kitchen table, looks good with a Class J running on it.

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    @WP&P

    Thsnks! Moose no know how a N&W ended out here...
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    Would guess that a cuzin moose from over on that side of the Mighty Mississip MAY have borrowed it to come over to this side of the river and visit a Moose?? Then gracefully forgot yo return it to it's previous owners? So, would this then be a Nanook & Wallumpa loco?

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    Moose had the crew take one of the mighty 2-8-2 Mikado's, No. 9505, out for spin down past Westport and back to town ... And the train included six spankin'-new boxcars!

    4_MTnP_HvyMikado_18CarTrain_20200413_113120.jpg

    Two outside braced boxcars painted PRR Caboose Red:
    1_MicroTrains_MTnP_Boxcar_20200413_112114.jpg

    2_MicroTrains_MTnP_Boxcar_20200413_112154.jpg

    Four double-sheathed boxcars painted Boxcar Red:
    3_MicroTrains_MTnP_Boxcar_20200413_112217.jpg 4_MicroTrains_MTnP_Boxcar_20200413_112920.jpg

    5_MicroTrains_MTnP_Boxcar_20200413_112256.jpg 6_MicroTrains_MTnP_Boxcar_20200413_112909.jpg

    7_MicroTrains_MTnP_Boxcar_20200413_112330.jpg 8_MicroTrains_MTnP_Boxcar_20200413_112841.jpg

    9_MicroTrains_MTnP_Boxcar_20200413_112352.jpg

    (Still need to paint the trucks, couplers and wheels)
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

    "Beware the Train of Thought that Carries no Freight..."

    "Reading is for morons who can't understand pictures..."

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    I really dig the logos, Moose, especially "Everywhere Northwest" and "Heart of the Salish Sea."

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    @Paul Schmidt

    Why thank you, good sir!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I really dig the logos, Moose, especially "Everywhere Northwest" and "Heart of the Salish Sea."
    I like the logos and slogans too, though "It rains here" is the one that made me laugh out loud. Nice setup you have going there. Now I'm being nit picky, but the decal around the slogans is more visible, while the other ones (moose logo and data) are not - are the slogans more recently applied and maybe not sealed yet? Just curious.

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    @OTFan

    Thank you, picker of nits...
    All sealed. Logos are easier to trim close to image. Other decals, not so much...
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    Well, I like the custom cars, and close up photos bring out flaws that you'd never see at normal viewing distances. You've applied more decals for what's in that picture than I have overall.

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    @Moose2013
    Moose those are awesome!
    The logos and slogans give your railroad a very personal touch and sets your line apart.
    It also gives it a personality all it's own and fits in nicely within the local of the railroad your modeling and most of all..... tells a story.

    I remember you asking about using multi slogans a while back. You made a good choice.
    They're believable, not overdone, and nothing fancy.

    My favorite is "Where the Sasquatch roams" and "It rains here..."

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    @Allen H.

    Thank you, good sir! Your kinda words and helpful advice are very much appreciated!
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

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