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Author Topic: April 15, 2020, the OST Forums will be shut down
Martin
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Post April 15, 2020, the OST Forums will be shut down
on: March 13, 2020,
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At midnight on April 15, 2020, the OST Forums will be shut down for the last time. Over the lifetime of this website, the company that wrote the original forum software has gone out of business, and there are no updates available. Unfortunately, this has caused a conflict with the underlying systems that run the main OST web site, preventing us from easily updating the site in a timely manner. While the forums will go away, we will continue to share news about upcoming national and regional meets in the “OST News” section. You will not need to login to access any portion of the web site, and all content will be available to everyone for free. Thanks for your support over the years, and we look forward to serving you better in the future.

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Ed Bommer

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Post Re: April 15, 2020, the OST Forums will be shut down
on: March 16, 2020,
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To be honest, I've felt for some time now, that the last stop for this forum would be made.
I have enjoyed participating here since it first began, learning from fellow O scalers through their photos and projects.
Also, in sharing some things I have done.
l will surely miss it.

Ed Bommer

Ed Bommer

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Post Re: April 15, 2020, the OST Forums will be shut down
on: March 20, 2020,
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With the closeout soon approaching here, I offer this, a Walthers 9101 observation that someone gave me a few years ago.

A fellow O scale modeler, he suffered a stroke and had done some work on the kit earlier.
He wanted it to be a B&O car, but when I looked into the matter of 4 compartment/lounge /observations, I learned that it was a rather small group of 15 or so built in 1925.

All had names of buildings and locations that were along the Boston - DC corridor. Further checking showed most had PRR Tuscan red paint.
A few others were green, with names in the area served by the New Haven.

Some were sold by Pullman in the late 1930's, others taken over by the government in the WW II years. Several were ice air-conditioned in the 1930's, a PRR favorite.

The remaining cars were stored, having limited accommodations at a time of heavy passenger traffic.

After the War, "Federal Hall" and a few sisters resumed service until 1948, when PRR got them from Pullman after its divestiture and converted them into coaches.

Here is "Federal Hall", as it likely appeared between 1946 and 1948. A narrow window to be sure and a last performance for a classic, Pullman design.

This model has interior details, passengers, a porter, a pair of movable markers that can be prototypically hung at either end and LED lighting.

Ed Bommer

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