Siggis 50ft High-Cube

Re: Siggis 50ft High-Cube

Postby RodTT » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:37 am

All done, with just light weathering applied.
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The decals are excellent, and were easy to apply. You can hardly see the backing film at all. (The eagle-eyed will notice the missing door open/close arrows. Unfortunately I managed to lose both of them on the cutting room floor!)
The long vertical door bars weren't supplied so I made my own. Ditto for the side ladders - only two were supplied and they were too wide. Fortunately I had a spare length of ladder left over from a 3mm kit, which I cut down. It's maybe a little narrow.
Although there were screws to fit the trucks, there were no corresponding nuts so again I supplied my own nut/screw combination.
So what with the above omissions and a missing brakewheel gearbox, the detail components for this kit leave a bit to be desired. As it's not cheap I would have expected everything to be there. Having said that, the main moulded parts are very nice and went together well, and I like the low-profile wheels. Overall I'm very pleased with it.
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Re: Siggis 50ft High-Cube

Postby Rich1853 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:50 pm

I've seen a 60 foot version of this boxcar. TBOX 667558
Located on a Florida East Coast (FEC) siding along US-1 about 1.2 miles north of where I live in the Eau Gallie section of Melbourne Florida. I don't remember seeing this type of car before.
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60 foot, double doors, 16 foot wide door opening
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Re: Siggis 50ft High-Cube

Postby Marquette » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:50 pm

RodTT wrote:All done, with just light weathering applied.
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That's so cool to see, models of my own "home road"... I grew up a stone's throw from the shops and main yard of the Southern Railway of British Columbia and its predecessor the BC Hydro Railway.

You should do a string of these, and paint an mtb SW in SRY colours to pull it! :)
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Re: Siggis 50ft High-Cube

Postby RodTT » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:21 pm

Marquette wrote:
RodTT wrote:All done, with just light weathering applied.
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That's so cool to see, models of my own "home road"... I grew up a stone's throw from the shops and main yard of the Southern Railway of British Columbia and its predecessor the BC Hydro Railway.

You should do a string of these, and paint an mtb SW in SRY colours to pull it! :)

Well, you never know...though somehow I seem to have a liking for acquiring one of any particular company/colour scheme combo. The only duplicate in my 'fleet' of 16 cars is two SP black 40ft boxcars (different numbers obviously). So maybe it's time to do something completely the same.
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Re: Siggis 50ft High-Cube

Postby RodTT » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:26 pm

Rich1853 wrote:I've seen a 60 foot version of this boxcar. TBOX 667558
Located on a Florida East Coast (FEC) siding along US-1 about 1.2 miles north of where I live in the Eau Gallie section of Melbourne Florida. I don't remember seeing this type of car before.
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Not too far removed from this...
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Re: Siggis 50ft High-Cube

Postby MacG » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:37 am

Rich1853 wrote:I've seen a 60 foot version of this boxcar. TBOX 667558
Located on a Florida East Coast (FEC) siding along US-1 about 1.2 miles north of where I live in the Eau Gallie section of Melbourne Florida. I don't remember seeing this type of car before.
20191123_102908.jpg

20191123_102924.jpg

20191123_103018.jpg

https://www.flickr.com/photos/view2share/13095880555/

60 foot, double doors, 16 foot wide door opening


These are modern cars. Built in 2013 by National Steel Car as a series TBOX 667000-667724. The TTX class is XNH61. Inside, the car is 60'9" long and 13' high - really huge.

Your SRY car looks good.
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