These web pages provide a history of the meet cars that have been offered by OSW.
Note OSW in a move, OSW has discovered its archive of meet cars. 21 cars are in the archive. OSW has decided to sell the archive. You can see the cars that are for sale here.
The cars offered at the OSW meets were:
The S scale meet car was the Pacific Rail Shops PFE reefer. It was RTR, a first for Pacific Rail Shops. There were two paint schemes. Each scheme had four road numbers available. The paint schemes are the PFE double herald with a black and white UP herald, and the PFE double herald with the color UP herald. OSW is sold out of these cars.
The scheme on this car went into use during the late steam era and lasted for the rest of the lives of those cars.
3-rail cars may be available from Petersen Supply; pricing is shown with the car image.
OSW is sold out of the 2-rail cars.
The S scale meet car was the Pacific Rail Shops PFE reefer, ready to run, painted in the double herald (black and white UP herald) scheme and with three new road numbers. OSW is sold out of the S scale cars.
There were two O Scale meet cars. One is the Weaver double door low inside height steel boxcar painted two tone gray and lettered for UP express service (1946-1952). A photo of the prototype is here.
Note: the meet cars will not have the trucks shown in the photo. The trucks will be the AAR/Bettendorf style truck. Allied full cushion trucks are available from
Weaver. The amount of work to adapt those trucks to this car is unknown.
These cars have been documented to roam off line. In one instance the car appeared in Chicago. In another the car was in the consist of SP train 26, the Odgen - Oakland mail train.
This car was available in three numbers, 75 cars total. The cars were available with either Delrin or die-cast trucks. The price for the delrin-trucked car is $42.00. The die-cast trucked car will cost $10 more. Both prices include couplers.
The other O scale car was the Red Caboose wood reefer lettered for PFE - WP. This car differed from from the previous runs by RC of the PFE - WP car in that this car had orange side hardware instead of black side hardware (1952). This car was available in 12 numbers. OSW had two sets of 12 numbers plus one other car for a total of 25 cars. These cars were $55 each which includes metal wheelsets and KD couplers. OSW is sold out of the PFE reefers.
The S scale meet car was the S-Helper Service USRA 40 foot double sheathed box car painted and lettered for Northwestern Pacfic. It was available in four numbers, 50 cars of each number. These cars are sold out.
One car was lettered for GN/WFEX. Five cars were available at the meet, and all are sold.
The other car was lettered for PFE in the post-1952 scheme which was a black and white UP herald (in addition to the SP herald) with all side hardware painted the body color instead of black. There were 95 of these cars available at the meet. OSW is sold out of these cars.
Still available. There were two S scale meet cars. One was a kit for a Southern Pacific class F-70-7 53'6" flat car. The other was the Southern Pacific class F-50-16 40 foot flat car. The kits were available with or without trucks and couplers (T&C); there was a choice of scale trucks and KD 802 couplers or hi-rail trucks and AF compatible couplers. A bulkhead kit is also available for $13.00. The S scale cars that remain are available from Howard'S Trains.
One was the Red Caboose wood reefer that was available at the 2009 OSW; this car sold out at the 2010 combined OSW and O Scale National convention.
Another was the Weaver UP Express Service box car that was available at the 2008 meet. For images and photos of these cars click here.
The third O Scale meet car is the AtlasO trainman 53 foot gondola painted black and lettered for the Southern Pacific in the steam era scheme, who had 50 of these cars. Another version of this car is painted freight car brown and lettered for the SP in the diesel era scheme; SP had 300 of these cars. To view the artwork for these cars click here. Note: the OSW cars are 2-rail cars, e.g., they have KD compatible couplers and 2-rail wheelsets in the trucks; other than that they are identical to the car shown in the artwork.
The S scale meet car was produced by S-Helper Service. It represents a Southern Pacific class B-50-12A rebuild 40' box car; "represents" since it is not an exact model. There will be 4 different road numbers available. Availability of the cars is TBD.
There were two S scale meet cars. One was the S-Helper service 40' steel boxcar lettered for the SP B50-12A rebuild. The other was the Pacific Rail Shops 40' double door box car lettered for WP.
The O scale meet cars available at the 2012 meet were the Weaver UP express box car and the AtlasO gondola decorated for SP (accurate) in both red and black. The S scale meet cars are described in 2011 section above.
The cars are available by order from O Scale West or at the next O Scale West meet assuming the cars don't sell out before then. They are priced at $75 not including S&H; the SRP for other paint schemes in the same run is $89.95 (those cars are not available from O Scale West).
The S Scalers developed a nice SP prototype small powerhouse kit in both S and O scale. It is now is available here. Check with SandyPointModels regarding availability of the kits.
For the AtlasO PFE reefer, if you want to purchase one or more, please contact Errol Spangler at "Oscalerr at yahoo dot com" or by post at seven oh four Lakebird D r i v e, Sunnyvale, CA 94089; you can also call him at area code = 408 prefix = 734 number = 2832 (see the Contact link below for help in decoding the preceding phone number information). Note: the S & H charge will vary with how many cars you purchase and how you want them shipped to you.
For the S scale cars, if you want to purchase one or more of the cars, please contact Rod who can put you in touch with the S scale coordinator for S West.
Unsold meet car from previous meets, if we have any, are available for purchase at subsequent O Scale
West/S West meets.
Note: In a move OSW has discovered an archive of meet cars, one of each for many of
the preceding years, including as early as the 1991 meet car. We have decided to sell
them. Those not sold before will be available at future OSW meets. To order now
see the ordering information above.
The following cars are available with pricing not including S&H (complete descriptions can be found above):
TO CONTACT O SCALE WEST
Because it was so difficult to print the doors separately from the sides and have the stripes align, Intermountain made just one run of these cars - that which O Scale West got. This makes this scheme relatively rare.
Interested in learning more about 2-rail O scale? Please visit the O Scale Kings web pages.
These web pages were designed and implemented by Rod Miller.
Note: In a move OSW has discovered an archive of meet cars, one of each for many of the preceding years, including as early as the 1991 meet car. We have decided to sell them. Those not sold before will be available at future OSW meets. To order now see the ordering information above. The following cars are available with pricing not including S&H (complete descriptions can be found above):
TO CONTACT O SCALE WEST