New boxcar available soon

Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby Marquette » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:02 pm

*cries a little, mumbles softly*

(if it was around in the year you model, you can use this car regardless of the railroad you're modelling)

But moving on from that, roadname suggestions from me? SSW, C&O, Seaboard and LS&I :)
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Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby Rob M » Sat Jun 06, 2015 1:09 pm

Marquette wrote:*cries a little, mumbles softly*


Don't worry Marquette, the next one I'm going to do is something you've requested in the past. :whistle:
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Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby areibel » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:30 pm

Richard-B wrote:NOTE: Al's ERIE car needs 7-ft doors... (close enough?)


You bet it is! If I really wanted to be anal I'd change it but for now it'll get decals if needed (for the boxcar red versions, they're already in stock!) and run.
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Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby Marquette » Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:03 pm

Rob M wrote:
Marquette wrote:*cries a little, mumbles softly*


Don't worry Marquette, the next one I'm going to do is something you've requested in the past. :whistle:


Hehe, I was more mumbling about the fact people seem to overlook that boxcars went just about *everywhere*, so with a relatively very few exceptions, if a given boxcar existed in a given year, it could plausibly turn up anywhere. So even if you're modelling the Georgia & Florida in 1965, you can plausibly have an LS&I boxcar turn up on your layout - if said car existed in 1965.

But a 40' PS-1 is also one I've noised about in the past, too! :)
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Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:35 pm

Rob M wrote:That's a good question. Along with "which railroads?"


Looks good. I'll take two with wheels, any road, as soon as they are ready.
Should be time to get them ready for August.
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Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby railtwister » Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:50 pm

You say these are flat kits, are they poured resin or injection molded? Are they significantly different from the Gold Coast boxcars? Being made in the USA is a definite plus!

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Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby Rob M » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:14 pm

These are poured resin kits. Most everything I do from here on will be resin kits. I can put much more detail/quality into a single master and make resin copies.

The Gold Coast cars are 1937 40' AAR's, these are mid-century 40' PS-1's. They are similar to each other but different enough to justify making them.
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Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby Marquette » Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:35 pm

Well they are enormously different, and with the 37 AAR cars made up a huge portion of the boxcar fleet in North America in the 50s and into the 60s.
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Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby sacto-tt » Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:30 pm

Richard-B wrote:Mandatory SP Content: As pointed out... the SP never rostered any 40ft PS-1s... BUT the SSW did! (Whew...)


Rich, thanks for noting that. :thumbup:

In case anyone is interested, they had an 8' six panel Superior Door and sported the Blue Steak logo.
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Re: New boxcar available soon

Postby Richard-B » Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:30 pm

sacto-tt wrote: <snip> they had an 8' six panel Superior Door and sported the Blue Steak logo.
Like this:
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