My new toy and project

Re: My new toy and project

Postby scaro » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:26 pm

I have asked what it is a prototype for. Sinking feeling here ... but let's see.
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Re: My new toy and project

Postby Zs12 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:18 pm

Here's a better picture of the art&detail model.
Grain box car 06.jpg
And voilà, the ends and roof are the well know 1937 AAR steel boxcar parts, but Michael does have correct ends included in his wood chip gondola kit. I guess, he will apply them to this boxcar, too. So unfortunately no early dreadnaught ends ...
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Re: My new toy and project

Postby Zs12 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:14 pm

The holes below the doors are there to mount etched slide rails, I would say.
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Re: My new toy and project

Postby scaro » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:30 pm

Michael sent me some pics. It's very specialised, a CP boxcar. But it appears to align with a prototype.

Doubt I need one, but I'll order one to encourage more of this kind of thing.
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Re: My new toy and project

Postby j p » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:08 pm

That is a question for Michael.
My guess is that someone else made the 3D file for H0 or N and this is only rescaled to TT. It would be much harder to find a 3D file for a standard car because those are available as RTR models in H0 or N.

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Re: My new toy and project

Postby Richard-B » Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:00 pm

Bernd wrote:Didn't realize "jp" had posted a picture of it earlier. Here they are together.
Ok... I'll receipt for the fact that an intended prototype exists:
Here is another view of a car from that series: Notice the ends, roof, and side seams...
CP 143164_San Diego CA_Steven Vincent_1980-03-17_70006.jpg
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Re: My new toy and project

Postby Tom Dempsey » Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:59 pm

Those look like terminating Pullman Standard ends to me.
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Re: My new toy and project

Postby Richard-B » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:34 am

Bernd wrote:So it's a rebuilt 1937 AAR boxcar, not a genuine AAR 1937 boxcar.
Looking at this again... I don't see any '37 AAR heritage.

The Railcar Photos site: http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=70006
says: "CP series 143000-143249 built by _____, Lot ____, Feb-54 to Nov-55. Equipped with grain loading doors."
...and I suspect the builder is either PS, or the CP shops using PS parts.

There is a 143xxx-class end view at http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=630667, which further supports the PS origins theory.
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Re: My new toy and project

Postby j p » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:16 am

One more picture is here:
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143247 (143000-143249) 40-foot box car with plug doors and grain loading hatches.

Michael has a car of this series in his catalog, just above the preview of the model. Richard's observation is correct. The roof and ends are wrong.
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Re: My new toy and project

Postby scaro » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:31 am

Hmmm. That is frustrating. I've pointed out the differences and the fact that I at least would order an accurate car - but not an inaccurate one.
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