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The L&N cabs were acquired by the L&NHS, I’ll ask what their plans are for them. We were told the ACL/SALHS was not interested but SRHA does not have those items, (The MD&S low side gon is particularly nice.)
SRHA was supposed to get, most of the other WrightTrak items but, offhand, I remember only the TC box car. Rick Bell has the entire inventory, I’ll ask him to give us the details…. We will follow up with Gary but…..
As I mentioned, SRHA is interested in preserving and promoting accurate Southern Railway models. Even though we are not a “modeling” organization, we believe that there is a considerable cross-over between SR historians and modelers and both are important to the Association. (Not to mention, the SRHA archives are the best possible source to model anything “Southern”.)
Do you know what happened to non-Southern Wright Trak models? I had an order in for several kits (Seaboard ventilator boxcars and NYC caboose), but it looks like I won't be getting them from Wright Trak themselves.
We intend to have the Southern bay window cab available in the next month or so. To keep the price down SRHA will provide only the resin castings (possibly not including the interior as it is very difficult to appreciate through the windows) and the etched end railing, ladder and roof walk parts from Plano. Modelers can provide their own trucks, couplers and decals.
Instructions and history will be on the SRHA web site and the complete package of 11" x 17” Stencil, General Arrangement and Brake drawings will be re-issued and available from the SRHA Company Store.
My personal second model to produce is the 52’-6” gondola but no decision will be made until we have feedback from modelers.
On Aug 5, 2019, at 6:46 PM, Glen Bole via Groups.Io <sgbole@...
Is there a expected date that we will see these ex Wright Track kits available again from SRHA?
From: George Eichelberger <geichelberger@...
Sent: Mon, Aug 5, 2019 3:39 pm
Subject: Re: [SouthernRailway] Southern dining car 3307 and OC 5 to TVRM
Re: Jim’s model of the Southern 40’ lo side gons….
May I add that I believe, and have told many people, that it is one of the best, most accurate HO models ever made!
It is just one of the reasons SRHA acquired all of the Southern prototypes from WrightTrak. The Association will make the resin castings of as many of the WrightTrak models available to Southern modelers as possible. We never expect to recover SRHA's purchase cost but felt simply preserving the masters and molds was something the group needed to do.
-- Jim Kingwww.smokymountainmodelworks.com<Eastern Shore 583 Little Creek VA 8-3-2002 R. Underwood Kodachrome lo rez.jpg><Eastern Shore 581 Little Creek VA 8-3-2002 R. Underwood Kodachrome lo rez.jpg>
I’m always thrilled when Southern history is saved, especially for future service. The 2 gons have particular interest to me because I’ve produced the 1945 PS rebuild in HO, S and O (shipping now). I know TVRM is very good when it comes to accurately restoring equipment. The gons, possibly from Eastern Shore RR, have a very diverse history. ESHR had, I think, 5 of these low sides in service as ferry idlers. Attached are pix of 2. They appear identical (PS end with darts is a clue) 11-rib style from the 1945 rebuild program. It’s doubtful a car number is still visible on the centersill but that would be all that’s needed to determine a car’s history. Glad they are saved … likely the only ones to be so.