The Joma Gondola

Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby Marquette » Fri May 30, 2014 9:49 am

Not sure how I managed to miss the Pere Marquette car...
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Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby j p » Fri May 30, 2014 10:10 am

areibel wrote:Some (blurry!) pics here-
joma-brass-gondola-t339.html


one more is here:
http://www.ttnut.com/resources/image/3510
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Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby Richard-B » Fri May 30, 2014 11:26 am

Marquette wrote:Not sure how I managed to miss the Pere Marquette car...

...because it's a 40ft car, not a 45ft like the ERIE.
http://www.pmhistsoc.org/pmfrrost.shtml

Look at the right truck on the ERIE car drawing: the left side of the wheel is lined-up with the 2nd rib.
On the PM car the wheel is half-way to the 3rd rib, indicating a shorter car.

That makes it either a stand-in or a foobie depending on your tastes.
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Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby j p » Fri May 30, 2014 12:17 pm

OK, my bad. I only noticed that it looked similar and that the number of pannels was correct. I have not checked the dimensions.
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Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby Richard-B » Fri May 30, 2014 12:36 pm

j p wrote:I only noticed that it looked similar and that the number of panels was correct. I have not checked the dimensions.
That said... the PM car does make an attractive stand-in...
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Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby Richard-B » Fri May 30, 2014 12:59 pm

Shipsure wrote:SP had some shorty 40' copper gons that this would nake an ok stand in for. What does the model look like?
The non-GS (side dump) SP gons are a bit different, and much more modern:
G-50-25 is a 41ft-6 14-panel car:
SP-300282 G-50-25_cRBerg.jpg
41ft-6 14-panel
The G-50-26 copper concentrate cars were only 34ft-6 and 12-panels
SP-161050-G-50-26_35ft-6_copperConc_spfcV1s.jpg
34ft-6 12-panel
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Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby Shipsure » Fri May 30, 2014 3:52 pm

Yes...it's shorter...that's what they make Razor Saws for :lol: Thought was this would be easer to convert to a copper gon than a ACF Boxcar. :P I just saw one of these go for $18.00 on Ebay. Was this a limited Brass model or something in more wide spread production.

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Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby j p » Fri May 30, 2014 5:13 pm

Shipsure wrote:Yes...it's shorter...that's what they make Razor Saws for :lol: Thought was this would be easer to convert to a copper gon than a ACF Boxcar. :P I just saw one of these go for $18.00 on Ebay. Was this a limited Brass model or something in more wide spread production.

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It was made in Japan. Just a normal wide spread production, stamped brass. It needs M2 metric screw for the bolster.
I think it would be easier to make new sides than to cut and solder the old ones together again.
I go for the Erie.
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Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby Marquette » Fri May 30, 2014 8:39 pm

Richard-B wrote:
Marquette wrote:Not sure how I managed to miss the Pere Marquette car...

...because it's a 40ft car, not a 45ft like the ERIE.
http://www.pmhistsoc.org/pmfrrost.shtml


Okay, that makes sense! Otherwise I'm /sure/ I would have spotted it in my PM Revenue Freight Cars book and my other PM stuff... good thing, this, otherwise I might've had to change my username :P
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Re: The Joma Gondola

Postby j p » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:55 pm

First picture.
Missing corners added, grabirons on the 1st panel added, inner sides fixed, old paint removed, oxides removed, painted and decorated. The artwork is © TT-West. I have not replaced the ends and ladders.
The picture is bad, I need daylight for better pictures, I'll try on Saturday or Sunday.

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