unidentified model

unidentified model

Postby WillYart » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:20 am

Greetings fellow TT'ers. The layout is coming along, have added scenery and ballast to part of it.

Anyway we're trying to put together this model, pictured, it's a Souther Pacific boxcar.

Trying to find a missing piece.. so, anyone know who retails this item? I think it was a guy in California. I need to connect with them so I they can hopefully mail me the missing part.

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Re: unidentified model

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:29 am

That is a Gold Coast boxcar.

What part are you missing?
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Re: unidentified model

Postby WillYart » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:02 pm

Definitely the ribs underneath, like the undercarriage. Later this afternoon my son and I will carefully inventory the bits and pieces to make sure nothing else is missing. We'll be using our own couplers.
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Re: unidentified model

Postby Arseny » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:56 am

It is the Gold Coast boxcar.
That guy in California is not in business now; he had sold the business to the German company Lok-n-Roll (www.lok-n-roll.de), and they still offer that boxcars.
Look here:
https://www.lok-n-roll.de/produkt-kateg ... 308c5d0596

It is the "Overnight" freight express car, isn't it? They were in use between San Francisco and Los Angeles, weren't they?
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Re: unidentified model

Postby WillYart » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:52 pm

Oh thanks. Either I'll try to cope with what I have or I'll just get another one, thanks for pointing me in the direction of some remaining units Arseny.

I don't know exactly when or where they were used but they fit in since I have the MTB Southern Pacific loco and we're loosely modeling the Pacific side since we're in Hawaii now. I'm from the Baltimore area so as a child, I saw some B&O, Chessie, and Conrail (the latter two are are actually combinations or holding companies of smaller companies) growing up as well as Amtrack and the DC Metro for passengers.
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Re: unidentified model

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:49 pm

There are ways around the missing part: you could try to order the parts from Lok-N-Roll or you could build a frame for the car out of strip styrene and wood.
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Re: unidentified model

Postby WillYart » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:15 pm

Yeah. I don't want the existing model to go to waste it's actually really nice, the paint and decals look so good.
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Re: unidentified model

Postby Richard-B » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:21 pm

AstroGoat760 wrote:There are ways around the missing part.
Since the guys from Oregon (John & Felix Verser - NOT from California) sold Gold Coast to Lok-n-Roll in Germany...
It would probably be easier if you ask the guy who IS from California about spare parts for the GCR Cars...
Unhelpfully... he dos not have these listed on his web site...

WAIT! That's ME... <<!@#$%^&*>>

I have smallish stash of most GCR parts...
It appears you have a bare shell; and need:
  • Roofwalk
  • Brakewheel
  • Floor
  • Weight
  • AB Brake set
  • Bettendorf Trucks (2)
  • Truck screws (2)
  • Wheel sets (4 axles)
  • Couplers (2 - Kadee 714 or Micro-Trains)

PM me to discuss...

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