Wafflesided boxcar kit

I want the Wafflesided car!

No thanks. Don't want it, won't buy it.
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I'll buy 1
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I'll buy 2
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Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:02 pm

As mentioned in the "other" thread, the car will be based on the Southern version. However, two extra "waffles" will be included in the kit to be added by the modeler to make it proto for other roads.

So, we're trying to get an idea of how many kits to manufacture. Please vote.
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Re: Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby Rob M » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:26 pm

ConducTTor wrote:However, two extra "waffles" will be included in the kit to be added by the modeler to make it proto for other roads.


Do you mean two extra sides? I checked a few prototypes and I'm a little confused :think:
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Re: Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby sacto-tt » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:50 pm

SP only had semi-waffle cars, but I DON'T CARE!!! Seen plenty of Southern (and other East Coast roads) cars on the West Coast.

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Re: Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:57 pm

The Southern car is different from the others by missing an indentation on the side of each door - you can take a look at the difference in the pictures below. Those "waffles/indentations" will be included in the kit to be added to the model if you choose to do so.

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Re: Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby Rob M » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:23 pm

Ah ok.
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Re: Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:31 pm

So far, you can count on at least one order from us, the only problem I see with the car is that applying decals will be a pain in the tailfeathers.
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Re: Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby Marquette » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:38 pm

I selected 1, though I may get more. However, one is certain.
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Re: Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby railtwister » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:12 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:So far, you can count on at least one order from us, the only problem I see with the car is that applying decals will be a pain in the tailfeathers.


Which is the reason I chose "no thanks", though it caused me pain to do so. I ordered the Railbox car from Rob in spite of the problems involved in decaling over the ribs, but the waffles put it over the top for me! Also, the waffle box is really too recent to be visually compatible with any existing commercially available TT locos, unless you are modeling your layout as a RR museum (actually, not a terrible idea). If and when the EMD switcher comes out, it will then be somewhat more compatible if you seriously weather the switcher and paint the waffle box is "as new" condition.

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Re: Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby CSD » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:21 pm

railtwister wrote:... the waffle box is really too recent...


This does beg the question: When was this type of boxcar introduced?
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Re: Wafflesided boxcar kit

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:04 pm

The Southern prototype is from 1974. There were earlier ones but the waffle pattern was different.

The waffles are basically an externally braced box with internal indentations for rigging to secure the load.
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