Bill Lenoir freight set Chicago Great Western RR 1930's

Discuss All Facets of 2-Rail, 1/48 Scale, Model Railroading
Carey Williams
Posts: 505
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:10 pm

Bill Lenoir freight set Chicago Great Western RR 1930's

Postby Carey Williams » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:09 pm

Hello all Bill Lenoir was one of the most instrumental designers of early O scale . Lenoir designed cars for Walthers , engines and cars for Scale Model Railways , Saginaw , Hines , Simmons , Hawk ...and in later years was a master builder of custom locomotives . Lenoir in the early 30's was living in Wheaton, Illinois and admired the Chicago & Great Western Railroad . Lenoir's first layout pieces were patterned after the Chicago & Great Western .
Here is video link to see a Chicago & Great Western E7 460 designed by Lenoir for Scale Model Railways 1935-40...this engine was a kit built by Meridth of Wisconsin in 1939, cars are built by Lenoir 1934-7 for use on his layout ..hand lettered .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlCX09ZN4WU


PS Bob Zinn thank you very much for the lead ...

bob turner
Posts: 11407
Joined: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:57 pm

Re: Bill Lenoir freight set Chicago Great Western RR 1930's

Postby bob turner » Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:39 am

I really like the "still" photos on OGR. That, plus I was jealous of those who do good hand lettering until I saw the Lenoir closeup. I can do that.

One of the modern secrets is the "Pilot" pen - a paint-filled #0 lettering pen. I mostly use them for striping.

User avatar
rogruth
Posts: 24242
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:32 pm
Location: pembroke,ga

Re: Bill Lenoir freight set Chicago Great Western RR 1930's

Postby rogruth » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:11 pm

The train looks really nice and seems to run very well to me.
roger

I support thread drift.
If God didn't want women to be looked at, He would have made 'em ugly. RAH


Return to “O-Gauge, 2-Rail, Model Railroading”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests