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#2651 Feb 6, 2009

This is a well-researched post about modeling cattle from my Railway

Bullshippers Group

( ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- ). The

author is well-known Santa Fe modeler Jared Harper.

If you are modeling an era before about 1972, then you may have a

reason to include livestock operations (cattle movements by rail,

packing plants, hide shipments) on your model railroad. Some of

these activities continued on a reduced scale after 1972 but the real

heydays were before then.

Bob Chaparro

Moderator

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Several years ago I did research on various model cattle available at

the time in HO scale. The Walthers cattle represent immature cattle

about 6-7 months old. If you catch them on sale the price per cow is

pretty good. I purchased a couple of hundred for about 10 cents each.

The Revell/Campbell cattle represent yearling Herefords or mature

Angus. The Life Like cattle are very nice and represent mature

Herefords, but are too large for Angus. I purchased two Life Like

stock pens, kept the cattle and got rid of the pens. As cattle go the

price per cow was not bad. The Musket Miniature calves are about the

only source for calves of any kind, but are kind of pricey in cast

metal. They also have some right-on Longhorns. Depending on when you

model Longhorns will fit. I model May 1943 and plan to have some

Longhorns in my stock pens. I got some OO scale dairy cattle made in

England. These cattle are painted as dairy cattle. The Model Scene

cattle can be repainted to represent mature Herefords, but are too

large for Angus. Cattle by Countryside models can represent Hereford

males, but are too tall for Hereford females and are way too tall for

Angus. I have purchased some N scale and Z scale cattle to do forced

perspective in some pastures.

Jared Harper

Athens, GA







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#2652 Feb 7, 2009

Just wanted to say how much I enjoy being a memberof this group. Thank you everyone, very much, for all that you share withus!

Rex Miller

----- Original Message -----From:BobChaparroTo: Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California@yahoogroups.comSent: Friday, February 06, 2009 2:28PMSubject:[Model_Railroads_Of_Southern_California] Modeling CattleThis is a well-researched post about modeling cattle from my Railway

Bullshippers Group( ---Links-Are-Forbidden--- yahoo.com/ group/Railway_ Bull_Shippers_ Group/). The author is well-known Santa Fe modeler Jared Harper.

If youare modeling an era before about 1972, then you may have a reason toinclude livestock operations (cattle movements by rail, packing plants,hide shipments) on your model railroad. Some of these activities continuedon a reduced scale after 1972 but the real heydays were beforethen.

BobChaparroModerator============ ========= ========= =Severalyears ago I did research on various model cattle available atthe time inHO scale. The Walthers cattle represent immature cattleabout 6-7 monthsold. If you catch them on sale the price per cow ispretty good. Ipurchased a couple of hundred for about 10 cents each.The Revell/Campbellcattle represent yearling Herefords or matureAngus. The Life Like cattleare very nice and represent matureHerefords, but are too large for Angus.I purchased two Life Likestock pens, kept the cattle and got rid of thepens. As cattle go theprice per cow was not bad. The Musket Miniaturecalves are about theonly source for calves of any kind, but are kind ofpricey in castmetal. They also have some right-on Longhorns. Depending onwhen youmodel Longhorns will fit. I model May 1943 and plan to havesomeLonghorns in my stock pens. I got some OO scale dairy cattle madeinEngland. These cattle are painted as dairy cattle. The ModelScenecattle can be repainted to represent mature Herefords, but aretoolarge for Angus. Cattle by Countryside models can representHerefordmales, but are too tall for Hereford females and are way too tallforAngus. I have purchased some N scale and Z scale cattle to doforcedperspective in some pastures.Jared HarperAthens,GA






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