bogman102
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3:04 PM - Jan 31, 2018 #11

Bill Sample wrote:
jkasey wrote: I have posted a photo of a troop sleeper that I did over a year ago & decaled with Rail Details set. The sides are from Model RR Warehouse using a Walthers car as a start. The doors on these sides are a little too wide but can be narrowed using some styrene on each side. For the most part I followed Joe Smith's on his website.

Hunter Green was used on passenger cars from 1930-1948 & on locomotives from 1945-1948 & since they came to NH in 1945 its a good bet they were #212 Hunter Green.
The photo of NH 3040 was posted to show the color Hunter Green & how it deteriorates to a blue-ish hue over time.  

Bill Sample, would you know where that photo of 3040 was taken? At Essex perhaps?

JohnIMG_3519.JPGNH Troop sleeper 3040.jpg
Close, John -  RMNE / VRR Saybrook Yard.  That was paint that we (then the CVRM) applied back c1985, IIRC using NHRHTA information.  We found a couple of other car numbers stenciled inside the car may have been 36xx series.
Great information on the troop cars! John that is an excellent model you created and thanks for the pictures!
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8:41 AM - Feb 01, 2018 #12

Thank you both, Jim & Bill!
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nhhe52
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4:59 PM - Feb 02, 2018 #13

Anyone have two sets of trooper express car prototypical replacement sides they want to part with?  There was one set of Red Ball sides on eBay that I just missed, most likely because someone here read my post.  That will teach me to act first and post afterwards.😀

Ed
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Ron High
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6:42 PM - Feb 02, 2018 #14

nhhe52 wrote: Anyone have two sets of trooper express car prototypical replacement sides they want to part with?  There was one set of Red Ball sides on eBay that I just missed, most likely because someone here read my post.  That will teach me to act first and post afterwards.😀

Ed
Ed they are available  from Model Railroad Warehouse

http://www.mrrwarehouse.com/?page_id=35#conversion

scroll down to
#772.2-4004  New Haven Express /Baggage & Mail Cars HO                  $46.95

 
 
#772.2-160-4004  New Haven Express & Mail Car sides N scale            $21.95

 
 
Includes 2 panel riveted door
NH had some other door style(s)
Express/Baggage cars #3700-3762; Storage mail cars #3600-3686 and #3700-3762
 I have ordered these kits from them .I do find their website not the easiest to use
Ron High
I have started a couple of these using Joe and Johns suggestions ,it seems to be going well.
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nhhe52
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10:57 AM - Feb 03, 2018 #15

Ron High wrote:
nhhe52 wrote: Anyone have two sets of trooper express car prototypical replacement sides they want to part with?  There was one set of Red Ball sides on eBay that I just missed, most likely because someone here read my post.  That will teach me to act first and post afterwards.😀

Ed
Ed they are available  from Model Railroad Warehouse

http://www.mrrwarehouse.com/?page_id=35#conversion

scroll down to
#772.2-4004  New Haven Express /Baggage & Mail Cars HO                  $46.95

 
 
#772.2-160-4004  New Haven Express & Mail Car sides N scale            $21.95

 
 
Includes 2 panel riveted door
NH had some other door style(s)
Express/Baggage cars #3700-3762; Storage mail cars #3600-3686 and #3700-3762
 I have ordered these kits from them .I do find their website not the easiest to use
Ron High
I have started a couple of these using Joe and Johns suggestions ,it seems to be going well.
Thank Ron,

Ed
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11:38 AM - Feb 07, 2018 #16

What is the square white surface box to the right of the sliding door?
Thanks,

Ed
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8:48 AM - Feb 08, 2018 #17

That's called a tack board

John
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9:07 AM - Feb 08, 2018 #18

Thanks John:

What was its purpose?

Ed
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PJ McArdle
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9:46 AM - Feb 08, 2018 #19

When I was a kid climbing over freight cars that were parked in the small yard in my home town, sometimes I would see a piece of paper with some printing or writing  on it stapled to those little blocks of wood; some blocks were  on the sliding door; there were also lots of old staples in the boards. Some boards were bigger than others.
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9:52 AM - Feb 08, 2018 #20

Instructions or special messages were posted on tack boards (a small, metal-framed wooden board on which such things could be stapled, or tacked).  "DO NOT HUMP", "OPEN OTHER SIDE" or other such instructions were usually placed on the tack board.  For REA cars it could be the car's destination.
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