READING BLUE MOUNTAINS & NORTHERN

The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (reporting mark RBMN) (a.k.a. Reading and Northern Railroad) is a regional railroad operating in eastern Pennsylvania. Website: http://www.rbmnrr.com/

READING BLUE MOUNTAINS & NORTHERN

Postby Reading Company Crusader » Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:56 pm

Bad enough that when Mikes Train House (M.T.H.) produced an O Scale version of the R&N 100 ton coal hopper they misspelled the name as READING & NORTERN.

Now Weaver Models produced an O Scale model of the R&N "Short Route To Canada" boxcar. Not only did they letter the car as READING BLUE MOUNTAINS & NORTHERN but it was done on a 40' single door boxcar. Where as the R&N's one and only Short Route To Canada boxcar is a 50' double door boxcar.

They also have produced four different numbers (1996,1997,1998 & 1999), even though this is not prototypically correct M.T.H. produced two different numbers as well (1998 & 2001). The actual R&N boxcar number is 1998.

This is not intended to be a jab against Weaver or MTH but rather to inform the RBM&N community and fans. I have purchased all the misspelled cars and consider them to be collectors items. Both companys produce quality cars especially the ones that are still made here in the U.S.A.

CEW
Reading Company Crusader
 

Postby RDG Mallet » Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:29 pm

Silly mistakes, but it's the thought that counts. :wink:

Mike

READING LINES "BEE LINE SERVICE"
RDG Mallet
 

Postby yutzk » Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:51 am

Eh at least Aristocraft in G Scale got it right :-D :-D :-D
yutzk
 

Postby Skip » Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:30 pm

Reading Crusader,

You don't have all the misspelled cars.

Try Atlas for a correct model of the 50' boxcar #1998
Skip
 


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