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• Milwaukee template shows the trolley pole 10’ from center line and 24’ 2” to the trolley wire and at a angle of 5 deg. from the track.
• Locate location and angle and scaled height.
This is a set of 12 catenary poles. There are 5 poles without the secondary half support pole, primarily for bridges, although they can be used on the ground as well. Each catenary features a built-in hole for support cables from the pole to the extended catenary support, and from the pole to the ground….
Grain Doors for a 40’ box car. Grain was shipped in box cars prior to the covered hopper. Also, as late as the mid 70’s box cars with grain doors were used by elevator owners that hadn’t retrofitted for the covered grain hoppers.
The Milwaukee Railroad had high voltage power lines that parallel the track, in Montana, to provide power to the substations so as to energize the catenary. These would have been set about 28’ from the center line of the rails and spaced from 75′ to as much as 150′ apart. There are 12 power poles…
I’m sorry I don’t have the exact year and model of the engine other than it was a SP SD-40, and these were lost while trying to change the gears on the drive wheels. They should fit most KATO HO engines.
Milwaukee Spark Arrester (N Scale)
• Walls and doors located as required
• Pantry and bar in the center of the car
• Round and half round tables
• 11.g car weight suggested (not provided)
• Complete with battery boxes
• Air conditioning system
• Tanks & air bottles
The Milwaukee Railroad like most railroads, had telegraph lines that paralleled the track in Montana, to either communicate with the next station or send signals to the light blocks or switches as needed. They were set at a minimum of 18’ from center line and 50’ to 100’ apart depending on the terrane. The telegraph…
- Olympia Hiawatha and Olympian featured the Tip Top Tap car
- The Tip Top Tap is partially divided into 2 sections by a central pantry
- Note the radio antenna on the roof
- the vents mimic the actual vents on car #165
- 11 g car weight suggested (not provided)
- Be sure to wash parts with a light mix of dish soap and water, rinse and dry before painting.
• The crane boom guard was added to cranes to protect them from touching the trolley lines.
• Crane boom guard fits Bachman wrecking crane and others
• 1″ long x .26″ in back x.237″ front x .286 deep and unpainted
• HO Available upon request
Adding to the lounging and recreation space for all passengers on the Olympia Hiawatha the Tip Top Grill was a full car as delightful in atmosphere as it was distinctive in details.
The Tip Top Tap Grill is partially divided into 2 sections by a central pantry and curved a bar. Though the car served a dual purpose, the restaurant end was intended primarily for those who wish a light meal or snack. In the cocktail lounge your favorite beverage was expertly mixed and served.
With a radio and concealed loudspeakers to provide music and entertainment, the Tip Top Tap Grill was a cheerful gathering place where you could get acquainted with fellow passengers and relax comfortably over a light meal, refreshments or bedtime snack. The car was open throughout the day and the evening hours.
• For use with building the set of 3 Boxcab Motors the EF-3
• Two full size/length units on each end, and a cables unit in the center.
• This can be used as an EF-5 as well because the Milwaukee Railroad was not above breaking a set to have a full size set of running motors.
• Size 2.67”lx .53”wx .254”h Material: Smooth Fine Detail
- This frame is for use with building the set of 2 or 4 Boxcab Motors as shown as an EF-1 or EF-5.
- Two full size/length units on each end are required for 1 EF-1 set., or 4 full size/length units on each.
- Frosted Ultra Detail, is required for production material
- Do care should be taken not to break the springs off while mounting the side frames.
- Use an EH-10 (Japanese donor engine) for the power.
- Be careful not to take too much existing side frame off when fitting the new Milwaukee side frame.
- Also note: there are ladders for the front and center side of the cab.
This is a HO scale device. In Montana and Eastern Idaho the Milwaukee Railroad used creosote treated poles for trolley support on the electrified regions. When they crossed a long bridge, Blacktail Trestle outside of Butte, Montana for example, these devices were riveted on the side of the bridge to support the trolley poles. See…
- creosote poles trolley support for viaduct.