1956 SP Lark project

SP-Wolf May 31, 2018

  1. SF Chief

    SF Chief TrainBoard Member

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    Well, Rick H., I'm guessing that by the time Centralia gets around to re-running the cars I want and I get around to building the 3-unit piece, the Kato Lark should be just about hitting the shelves. We'll see. Rick
     
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    The 4-4-2, 13, 6-6-4 and 10-5 are open for reservations with IM. The 10-5 is current, but the other 3 are not in production yet so should still be reservable.

    Who knows when they will go to production
     
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  3. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Rick,

    Very good. So, yeah, the Centralia cars are great for what you are wanting to do. They are perfect for a pre 1949 Lark.

    This is great -- getting a few different Larks going!!

    Wolf
     
  4. Mike Madonna

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    Hey Wolf,

    Regarding "time frame" of modeling; I know that the Lark cars were shopped between May 1949 & May 1952. I believe this involved the "Pullman" name being removed and replaced by "Southern Pacific" in the letter board. At this time, they were also included in SP's car numbering system. I don't believe there was any color (as in shade) change to the TTG (Two-Tone Gray) scheme. I'm sure you knew this based on your reply. Just wanted to elaborate a bit further..... ;)
     
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  5. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, Mike

    Sorry, I should have clarified a bit -- I was referring to the separation stripes (I haven't confirmed if they were silver or lettering gray from the start - I believe them to be silver - but, I don't know for sure) . The upper (At the roof line) and the lower (Just above the skirting) had been removed sometime during or after 1948 (Possibly during the post '49 shoppings- and, this is when I believe the lettering and stripes to have been painted in lettering gray). I have photos of cars in 1948 with the upper and lower stripes and photos of cars in 1949 with them removed. Sometimes it's a bit tough to nail down some of these time lines as it happened during shoppings - and, that can take a little while. The shirts were also removed starting after 1949.

    Thanks again,
    Wolf
     
  6. SP-Wolf

    SP-Wolf TrainBoard Member

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    Stripes and some lettering added (I need to add the road numbers) - The numbers I have are to big.

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  7. SF Chief

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    So, Wolf and others who have been putting together n-scale models of the Lark: What kind of sides do/did you use for the 3-unit Lark Club? And where did you get them? I am looking into Brass Car Sides--if they are still available. (Mods: I don't want to break any dealer rules here, but do want the info.) Rick
     
  8. SP-Wolf

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    This weekend's project - decaling the 66-ACW/ACM-1 articulated coach.

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  9. vince p

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    Very nice there Howler.
     
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  10. Cajonpassfan

    Cajonpassfan TrainBoard Supporter

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    Vey cool, Wolf.
    Can't wait to see it done.
    You know, SP ran an occasional passenger detour over Cajon.... You can bring itovr anytime...:)
    Otto K.
     
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  11. SP-Wolf

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    Thanks, Otto!!

    Yeah - running the Lark over Cajon would be awesome. This will happen - I promise.

    Wolf
     
  12. SP-Wolf

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    Back at it - after a wonderful weekend with our granddaughter (The previous weekend)

    Added grabs and steps

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    Baggage express
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    Got started on the 10-6 Pullmans
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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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  13. vince p

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    Those cars are turning out nicely there Moonlight Howler.

    Those photo etch sides make a real difference.

    Looks like it'll be a healthy train.
     
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  14. SP-Wolf

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    Thanks Vince!!

    They sure do - and, yeah, it'll be 18 cars when all said and hopefully done!! - LOL

    Wolf
     
  15. SP-Wolf

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    Making progress -- The 10-6 sleepers are coming along.

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
  16. JMaurer1

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    ...about time for an update. :)
     
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  17. SP-Wolf

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    10-6's primed and ready for paint

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    1 of the 13 double bedrooms ready for primer.

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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  19. BNSF FAN

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    That is going to be one really sharp looking passenger consist when it's complete. (y)(y)(y)
     
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  20. SP-Wolf

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    A little progress report.

    I pretty much have the mechanics worked out for the Lark club -- A little more tweaking ---

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    Thanks,
    Wolf
     
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