B&O SF13 and SF43: Both
were used by the B&O and Chessie to remove snow from the
tracks, where snow falls didn't warrant a full sized
plow. They are scratchbuilt off hand drawn
Scale Test Car B&O X4914: This little
car is a unique piece of Maintenance of Way equipment.
Used to test the scales for accuracy, this car was usually
restricted to riding just in front of the caboose on a
train. This Walthers kit comes all
black. I painted the grab irons, brake wheel stand and
squares yellow. I added Kaydee couplers, rusted up the
wheels and whallah, you're done.
Bunk Car B&O 911522: This Walthers kit came decorated all green and had the appropriate MofW door,
but had the pre-1982 road number. I had a very good
photo of the real 911522 in Cumberland, MD,
so had to model that car. This car would be used for
MofW personnel to sleep at the work site.
Chessie-B&O 913821: This Walthers kit came
decorated as is, I just weathered it. This kit is a good match for the B&O Difco cars, which were smaller than
the C&O Difco cars.
These cars were used to dump ballast or fill
trackside. They are very common, unique looking, and one of the few
classes of car that has existed in Chessie
paint well into the CSX era.
Wheel Car WM 950448:
Although almost all MofW equipment on a B&O line would have
B&O reporting marks, the WM did give alot of their equipment
to the B&O in 1975 when the parts of the WM were
abandoned. I model this as one such car. I used the
Athearn blue box gondola as the starting
point. Use this link
to see how I made this car.
Jordan Spreader Chessie-B&O 914072: There is a whole page on how to modify the Walthers kit to make this car on the modeling tips page. It is a nice first kit modification project and is a real conversation piece on any layout. Use the link here to see that page. Unlike most Jordan Spreaders, the B&Os examples had the large snow plow removed, hence the need for me to model the Snow Flangers.
Sand Covered Hopper Chessie-WM 951237: This
homemade conversion is an old revenue class hopper with a WM
shop made top and hatches added. It was used in company
sand service. What is rare
is this car received a full Chessie
paint job. You can see a photo of
the real car in the WM Color Guide. I built mine
off a Stewart 2-bay "fish belly" covered hopper.
Ballast Hopper Chessie-B&O 964346:
Originally revenue cars numbered
in the 64XXX series, these hoppers quickly
became MofW hoppers used to discharge ballast
trackside. Notice the unique
dumping hatches on the bottom. This allows for easy
dumping of ballast or fill on either side of the car. It
is seen here wearing a MofW road number, which
just added a "9" preceding the revenue road number. I used a Roundhouse hopper as a starting point.
See how I made this car through this