Modeling the Soo Line

Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:20 pm

Arseny wrote:Nevertheless, I still do not know a lot about the real SOO Line railroad.

Well, I guess that I will try to fill you in on the history of the Soo Line. When I was growing up, it was not uncommon to see Soo Line trains while out and about.
The Soo Line was my first real "Railroad Love", and I am tickled by the fact that I ended up on a farm not but a few miles from the former Soo mainline through southeastern North Dakota.
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Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby Richard-B » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:36 pm

An overview of SOO and DSS&A box cars... from HO manufacturer Resin Car Works.
Soo-DSS&A modeling_data.pdf
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Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby areibel » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:56 pm

Arseny wrote:My first TT scale American locomotive was the old HP Products 2-8-0 "Consolidation" steam locomotive, painted for DSS&A, the predecessor of the SOO Line. I have bought it on Ebay; do not remember who painted it. Chris Happe?

Nice Locomotive! I don't think that would have been Chris (It's not painted CN!) but I'd bet it was Jim O'Brien. I think he modeled the DSSA,he was the the owner of Coastal Engineering that made resin TT cars a long time ago, along with the NMRA style gauges for TT- a nice piece of history!
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Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby Arseny » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:59 pm

areibel wrote:Nice Locomotive! I don't think that would have been Chris (It's not painted CN!) but I'd bet it was Jim O'Brien.


Aha! Yes, I remembered - you are right, it was Jim O'Brien, of course.
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Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby Rich1853 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:25 pm

There is a modeling section in the attached SOO LINE Historical and Technical Society
http://www.sooline.org
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Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby Richard-B » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:09 pm

...and to match the modern-era SazModel-MTB SW-1200... you will need a lot of white and red paint!
SOO-19000 XM-xp-PD_SOO-bDec1974_WarrenCalloway~.jpg
SOO boxcar

SOO-63348 GBS-14panel_-1984~.jpg
SOO Gon

SOO-178444 RBL-xp-PD_Colormark_-bSep1969_slhs.jpg
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Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:53 pm

Richard-B wrote:...and to match the modern-era SazModel-MTB SW-1200... you will need a lot of white and red paint!
SOO-19000 XM-xp-PD_SOO-bDec1974_WarrenCalloway~.jpg

SOO-63348 GBS-14panel_-1984~.jpg

SOO-178444 RBL-xp-PD_Colormark_-bSep1969_slhs.jpg

I will definitely try to replicate some of those cars in TT scale.
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Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby MacG » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:02 am

Here the working link to Siggis Shop: http://siggis-modellbahn-shop.eu/TT-KBS ... on-Caboose

and a picture of my bulkhead flatcar and trailer train built by Lok-n-Roll. An Alco FA-FB in at his gallery.
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Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:10 pm

Here is a former Soo Line locomotive that is in limited service near Rollg, MN:
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Re: Modeling the Soo Line

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:32 pm

Here is a set of photos of a Soo Line caboose on display in nearby Hankinson, ND:
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Here are some other items on display with the caboose:
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