PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby Rob M » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:38 pm

After far too long I finally have the waffle sided boxcar ready to go. These, along with the railboxes, will come with trucks and wheels. Decals are not included.

I've also setup a new webpage for the stuff I'm making along with a few new additions:
http://www.cabinetplanner.com/Midwest_TT.php

For those wondering how well making decals with white decal paper and color matching around white letters works, it doesn't work very well. Though this was a half-hearted attempt to show how it looks when decaled.
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Re: PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby Rob M » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:41 pm

It was made with my cnc router. I've not had much luck with casting.
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Re: PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby ctxmf74 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:31 pm

"After far too long I finally have the waffle sided boxcar ready to go. These, along with the railboxes, will come with trucks and wheels.'

What kind of trucks and wheels will you be supplying with these waffleside cars? ..Regards , Dave Branum
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Re: PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby Rob M » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:48 pm

The trucks are the ASF 70 Ton trucks I am making. They are a little low on detail but they roll very well.

For the wheels I am using the Modmueller 7mm regular profile.
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Re: PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby ctxmf74 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:09 pm

"The trucks are the ASF 70 Ton trucks I am making. They are a little low on detail but they roll very well.'

Thanks, Sounds interesting. I'd like to build one of these cars, I sent you an email .....DaveB
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Re: PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby milwrd1 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:19 pm

Rob

Several very interesting items on your list. :thumbup: Please keep us informed and updated. I find the sprung trucks especially interesting, including the 6 wheel passenger versions. I don't know if sprung trucks have ever been done before in TT. Maybe Christoph (?) from many years ago.

Hopefully etched parts (roofwalks) will be available soon from Sazmodel, when the Gold Coast parts (now made by Lok n Rol) become available.
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Re: PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby Rob M » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:48 pm

milwrd1 wrote:...I find the sprung trucks especially interesting...

To be clear the trucks are not sprung. I am using copper coils for the springs because I can not machine them. They are just for looks.
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Re: PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby jmass » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:57 pm

Very nice. I just bought a bunch of 8.5mm wheels on ebay. will they be to large for the trucks?
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Re: PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby Rob M » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:38 pm

So far as I know these trucks were used with 33" (7mm) wheels.
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Re: PS 50' Waffle Sided Boxcar

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:11 pm

The car looks really good Rob! I won't be making another order from you for another month or so but I'm already looking forward to the package!!
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