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 Posted: Wed Mar 27th, 2013 12:52 am
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Hey guys...
I'm posting this for a couple of reasons, first, I just wanted to share it, I always thought this was a pretty cool old wagon... Second, I am wondering if anyone has ever seen another like it? I have had this a few years, and have always thought it very odd that it had "stockrack" type sides on it. I always wondered if it had a special use, or just as a regular baggage wagon? Love to hear from you if you have seen another or have seen old photo's of another with this type of sides on it....
 
I am sure it originally had steel wheels like most you see, the steel "rim" was cut off and F&H rims mounted with rubber tires at some point. With them being F&H rims I am thinking that most likely happened back in the 30's or 40's.....
 

 
 



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Most cool! It would make a great modeling project.

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Mark,

 

I found this:



Looks like your cart to me don't you think?

How about this version?




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Shawn...
I've been watching for the past 4 or 5 years and never did see anything like mine and you found two in one day... thanks! That satisfy's my curiosity about whether or not others were built....
I'd never seen any with racks on the side until now, what do you guys think they were used for, just regular baggage carts?
Woodie, it would make an interesting project I thought some day...the big one sure has been fun working on....I have it to the point where I'm ready to do the wood part but I set it aside for awhile until I get caught up on a few other things...

Here is a photo during rebuilding






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And here is where I'm at right now....hope to get back to the woodworking part later this summer. The only thing I changed was the wheel color, otherwise the red and green's are correct although I don't know exactly what "shades" they were originally, but I found enough red and green under certain are's to know that was the original color. I'm not sure if they would have originally painted something like this up to match the RR's colors? Lots of questions I'm sure I'll never get answered.... 




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Wow... that looks great Mark! Once its completed will you be keeping it?



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I think that the colors that you picked are pretty typical, except that red was common for the wheels.

Great job!

If I remember right, Railway Express had some wagons like that. Their packages were kept separate from baggage.

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Shawn...
One of my favorite things in the world is old wagons, especially old wagons with spoke wheels...can't explain it, I just like them! So I can't see myself parting with this one anytime soon...although never say never I suppose.


Herb...Thank you, I'll definately check into Railway Express stuff...Normally when I restore old things I like to keep them exactly like they were originally although I took a couple liberties on this wagon. But I'd like to find perhaps some literature or old pics, not so much for colors because that kind of stuff may have never existed to begin with, but I'd like to see if there was any fancy pinstriping on old wagons like this. Below here is the reason I did not paint the wheels red like they were originally, I tried to match the main colors of a Massey Harris Pony Tractor I have all fixed up...figured some day I'll get brave enough to enter it in a parade or something!

I am holding off on the woodwork because I have an old barge box wagon with a neat old running gear that has spoke wheels, going to narrow & shorten that one and actually use it for hauling firewood. Thought I'd do the woodwork on both at the same time...
Here is the tractor to match the wagon:



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Neat little tractor!!

We (sons and I) have a Holder articulated, two Gibsons, and a Porsche.

Nothing painted that nice, though----

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some where in the 90's rmc had an article and plans for a couple of wagons like you have too lazy to hunt it up right now



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