Boxcar Diagrams

Boxcar Diagrams

Postby richardedmonds » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:33 am

Does anybody know of any reasonable websites that might carry boxcar diagrams etc etc. Can't seem to find anything here at all
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Re: Boxcar Diagrams

Postby Marquette » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:33 am

If you're looking for anything more than relatively crude dimensional diagrams, then no. In that case the only one I know of is here: http://www.cptracks.ca/cpdocs/main.asp ... they have a few freight car diagrams of CP-specific equipment, including related railways.

Is there anything specific you need? If so I could look through my own stuff on the off chance I have something...
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Re: Boxcar Diagrams

Postby richardedmonds » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:11 pm

Thanks M
AAR boxcar general details really, bolster detail and roof details are the main problem for me. Things like how the roof sections marry up to the riveteted side panels etc etc. I have some rather nice resin boxcar sides that were donated to me by Elmer some time ago and I wanted to try to make them into a reasonably accurate model. Probably another of my hairbrained schemes at never finishing anything but enjoying trying.
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Re: Boxcar Diagrams

Postby Rob M » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:55 pm

Ebay can be a great source for photos. If you set the search to show the highest priced ones first, they usually have larger photos like this one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Precision-Scale-Co-40ft-AAR-50-Ton-Box-Car-15531-O-Scale-Model-Railroad-/190640673644?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item2c6311d36c

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Re: Boxcar Diagrams

Postby areibel » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:31 pm

Hey Rob!
Welcome! I was admiring the beautiful work on the HP loco in your avatar, then it hit me who you are!
Glad you're here!
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Re: Boxcar Diagrams

Postby Rob M » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:59 pm

Hey there yourself Al! I guess the words ebay and Rob helped you figure out who I was pretty quick.

I'll post some photos of the one in my avatar and a few others in the Models section.
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Re: Boxcar Diagrams

Postby Marquette » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:21 pm

Richard: I might just have something for you!

I'll check through my own archives, if I don't have anything, I know for certain my friend has something in a book that will definitely be of use for you.
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Re: Boxcar Diagrams

Postby richardedmonds » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:30 pm

Marquette wrote:Richard: I might just have something for you!

I'll check through my own archives, if I don't have anything, I know for certain my friend has something in a book that will definitely be of use for you.


Thanks M I really appreciate your help on this one
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Re: Boxcar Diagrams

Postby AstroGoat760 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:32 am

Some issues of model railroader have diagrams of various cars in them, especially ones from the 1950's and 1960's. I remember an issue in 1998 that had diagrams of a modern insulated boxcar with photos of the prototype, for example.

I would have to find it again, but one of the GN and/or NP historical groups has a number of rolling stock diagrams online.
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Re: Boxcar Diagrams

Postby Marquette » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:37 am

http://www.gn-npjointarchive.org/default.aspx - An invaluable resource for anything GN or NP related. Thanks for reminding me, Sailor!
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