ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby therudycometh » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:52 am

Steve F45 wrote:Can anyone tell me where M&E stores this boxcar? I've emailed the m&e to ask about its dimensions for the signs on the sides but never got a response. I'de like to know if it is legally accessible so I can take a fewe measurements of those signs. If not i'll call the m&e and see if they can help.

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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby Steve F45 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:19 pm

i'de appreciate it. and if youc an a pic of each sign if its not to much. I never heard back from the decal guy in time to make this car.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby waldwickrailfan » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:25 pm

i saw the boxcar today and got a photo of the height. the photo thing isnt working for me so here's what was on the boxcar:

height is 14 foot 6 inch on the exterior.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby Steve F45 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:59 pm

i have the model I need. What i need are the sizes of the signs on it.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby waldwickrailfan » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:32 am

Steve F45 wrote:i have the model I need. What i need are the sizes of the signs on it.


toys for tots sign is about 3 and a half feet high, and about 2 and a half feet long
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:38 pm

See photo here or this shot (view large). You can see all signs and specs/measurements in large size.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby ns3010 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:54 am

waldwickrailfan wrote:
Steve F45 wrote:i have the model I need. What i need are the sizes of the signs on it.


toys for tots sign is about 3 and a half feet high, and about 2 and a half feet long


I think you have those sizes reversed. The TFT sign is about 2' high and 4' long. The sponsor sign is about 4' by 4'.

Steve, I got head-on shots of both sighs, so I'll post photos when I get home from school and have an actual computer.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:59 pm

Anyone know the heritage of ME 1775? It was built 10/65 and rebuilt 8/92.
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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby ns3010 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:49 am

R36 Combine Coach wrote:Anyone know the heritage of ME 1775? It was built 10/65 and rebuilt 8/92.


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Re: ME 1775 boxcar, what kind

Postby Irongrave » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:42 pm

I've been lucky enough to work with the MTA and the toys for tots 3 years in a row with the members of the North Jersey Jeep Club.

a few photos of the car that I've taken at events

2009

http://stillwater-photoworks.smugmug.co ... 4u9C-L.jpg

http://stillwater-photoworks.smugmug.co ... aiuN-L.jpg

http://stillwater-photoworks.smugmug.co ... dEwV-L.jpg

2011
http://stillwater-photoworks.smugmug.co ... 6167-L.jpg

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