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Budd RDC drawings

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 2:57 pm
by Murad
Hi there!

Looking for a good RDC drawing. Found some on the internet but they are pretty basic. Is there any source of high quality drawings?

Re: Budd RDC drawings

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:52 am
by TiTan downunder
My old magazine data index says there is a 5 part series of articles in Mainline Modeler, 1991, Jan, Feb, May, June & July issues. These usually have line drawings of sides, roof, underfloor and seating arrangements with some measurements for you to work things out.
Somewhere, somewhere in my buried archives I have drawings and articles on the 3 x RDC-1's that the Commonwealth Railways of South Australia imported in the early 1950's.
There is also the book " Budd Car, The RDC Story" by Chuck Crouse, published by Weekend Chief Publishing Co, Mineola NY, 1990.

Ian

Re: Budd RDC drawings

Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:43 am
by MacG
In the book "Loco 1 - The Diesel" is a Budd RDC-4 with a similar quality to Mainline Modeler. Also at the issues Model Railroader September 1953 and Railroad Model Craftsman January 1952. Unfortunately, all three are not in my possession.

A book I don't know, "Santa Fe Car and Locomotive Plans for Model Railroaders" lists Road Numbers DC-191 and DC-192. I think with drawings of the well know quality.

Otherwise, I also know only simple schemes at the CNRHA. RDC-2, RDC-3, and RDC-4.

Re: Budd RDC drawings

Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:04 am
by TheKnighTT
The H.P. Products catalogue has a drawing, it's already tt scale.
But I can't help you with a more detailed one, sorry.

Re: Budd RDC drawings

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:02 am
by Murad
TheKnighTT wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:04 am The H.P. Products catalogue has a drawing, it's already tt scale.
But I can't help you with a more detailed one, sorry.
Wow! didn't see this catalog! I have 1952 catalog, but there is no RDC there ))

By the way it was a great idea. Hal should put this model in production!

Re: Budd RDC drawings

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:02 pm
by Murad
MacG wrote: Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:43 am In the book "Loco 1 - The Diesel" is a Budd RDC-4 with a similar quality to Mainline Modeler. Also at the issues Model Railroader September 1953 and Railroad Model Craftsman January 1952. Unfortunately, all three are not in my possession.

A book I don't know, "Santa Fe Car and Locomotive Plans for Model Railroaders" lists Road Numbers DC-191 and DC-192. I think with drawings of the well know quality.

Otherwise, I also know only simple schemes at the CNRHA. RDC-2, RDC-3, and RDC-4.
Got the "Loco 1 - The Diesel" book. Google was more useful )) It's much easer and cheaper to find better quality drawing online )