Thursday the 5th. Got MOW?

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by TomPM, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Good morning folks

    I weathered the farm house and began weathering the CNJ caboose. I also began decaling a Reading Atlas ARHS two-bay hopper. I finally made the bases for nine coal loads.

    Do you have any MOW equipment as part of your modeling or on your layout?

    I have a MOW train that is made from Athearn blue box kits. It is all B&O equipment. I have a 200 ton crane, RPO, baggage car, flat car, boxcar, gondola, two tank cars, and a caboose/crane tender.
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Yes I do have some MOW equipment, but no very much of it, well ok, I only have 2 cars:

    HO Scale:
    • PRR track maintance car; has a bunk with a bunch of railroad ties and on the flatcar deck has a bunch of rusty rails
    N-Scale
    • Santa Fe 200 ton crane with a gondola
    That is it for now.
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yup - just the outhouse engine and the Signage cars :)

    and the plow :)
  4. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Don't have much, a couple of cranes. Here's a shot of them working on a bridge repair job:
  5. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    That's a good shot there

    No, I do not have any MOW at this point
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    MOW is interesting - all kinds of opportunity for odd-ball and one-of-a-kind cars there. My current "fleet" includes:

    - tie & rail car
    - small scratchbuilt crane on a 30' flat
    - tool car (box car)
    - 25 ton Brownhoist crane with no hook (supposed to get a bucket)
    - kitbashed rotary plow (still working on the tender)
    - unassembled crane tender

    Andrew
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    That is a great picture Don, I like it!!:thumb: :thumb:
  8. KCS

    KCS Member

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    Well, I have a UP 200 ton crane, not sure who the maker is but it does have brass pulleys so I know it's not one of the cheaper models. Then I have two IT flat cars from P2K, a RailGon gondola, also don't know who the maker is but wish I could find more of them in this road. One day I hope to buld a 1/4 mile rail train but I haven't had any good pictures and info to build from. I have a track mobile on back order but probably won't see it until next year. I do have plans on starting a collection of the entire track MOW equipment from the Walthers catolog.

    I don't have any picture's of my equipment as of yet. I tried taking some but the hardest one to ake is of th 200 ton crane. I custom cut some reflective stripes to marks corners sids and all that other god stuff for "safety". They show p great when you have a layouy with a section the comes and goes from the sun but other types of light work pretty good. I just can't get the flash on the camera to work with it very well.

    I'll figure it out one day.
  9. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    --one crane and boom tender
    --one Russell plow
    --one rotary plow
    --one clearance car
    --one Jordan Spreader
    --one side dump ballast car
    --one tie and plate car
    --one welder's car
    --one inspection car

    Need to buckle down and build another speeder as I gave my other one to the club.
  10. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    We have a few MOW cars. Jordan spreader, flats, gons, 200 ton crane and boom car, retired 40ft boxcars, retired pax equipment, heavy weight dinner, sleeper and baggage car, air dump car, side dump ballast hopper, and have a couple of ex troop cars, kitchen and sleeper, still need to paint and decal the troop cars.
  11. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

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    I have some all lettered for Santa Fe. Includes two flatcars w/home-bashed rails and ties, a tool car, a sleeper, 200 ton crane, one crane and boom tender, three tankers-oil, diesel, and water, and a gondola. One of the flatcars is Walthers, the tankers are Roundhouse, the rest are Athearn. I haven't done any weathering yet.
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I just have two of the heavy duty cranes. One from Athearn decorated in Santa Fe marked for Kansas City, the other an IHC, painted in Amtrack MOW orange.I think the IHC is going to become CNE wreck crane. The Santa Fe(Paint nice...Can't ruin it) is headed for CNE's "Antique" roster.
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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  14. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    My MOW fleet is mostly a Hornby Dublo crane (with 2 idler cars and a boom support). I also have an Athearn rotary snowplow.
    However, I do commandeer all my open wagons to carry supplies when I do track construction.