Railroad Regalia

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Jodam, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Jodam

    Jodam Member

    Hats for Railway Workers

    Can anyone help with a pattern for Hats for rail workers of the Steam and or Diesel transition era ?
    For Either Station staff, yard workers, engine men or conductors
    I've searched the web and ebay, and so far found nothing close.
    Thanks in advance,
    Cheers, Damien.
  2. Jodam

    Jodam Member

    More info

    A sewing pattern would be good or perhaps a sketch with measurements, and of course if anyone knows where to purchase these hats, at a reasonable price. Contact details would be most welcome.
    Cheers, Damien
  3. glenn railey

    glenn railey Member

    You can order one for less than $8.00 from H&R Trains in St Pete, Florida. I bought one a few weeks ago when I was in the store. They are really nice and have great quality.
  4. Jodam

    Jodam Member

    Thanks glenn,
    Do they have a web site ? and what did yours look like ?

    Cheers, Damien.
  5. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    The traditional engineer's hat Looks to me to have been made from a square of cloth, folded up into a box, with the surplus cloth inside, with a 1" band of material run around the bottom edge, then a peak added in from (not sure how). Inside hat band added.
    Material is "hickory stripe" -- blue and white 1/16" stripes. This would be matched by the overalls.
    (Note: this is not the hat shown by LisaP4 on RMWeb).
    Conductors and such wore a stiff cylindrical hat with peak, with gold braid. Other working staff would have hats resembling military officers, while officials wore civilian hats.
    Current railway wear seems to be "baseball" or "tractor divers" caps, with various inappropriate symbols.
  6. Jodam

    Jodam Member

    Thanks David, great info.
  7. glenn railey

    glenn railey Member

    Jodam: They have a website. I believe it is HRTraines.com. You can do a search for H and R Tains and it will come up.
    They have an extensive library and classes on all aspects of train modeling. They probably have the patterns that you are looking for.

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