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Sleeper dome question

pittsburghrailfan ·
Hello, I know that several railroads had or have domed sleeper cars. That meaning, cars with an upper level dome deck and sleeping accommodations down below. Did any railroad put sleeping accommodations actually on the dome deck? A sort of "Sleep under the stars" roomette or bedroom.
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aterry11 ·
For what I know the dome area was always seating..
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Number 90 ·
No sleeping under the stars unless you fell asleep in one of the dome seats after dark. All sleeping accommodations were at floor level.
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Two23 ·
The domed area seems to be premium space. I think VIA in Canada has a nearly refurbished car that has private rooms in a domed car, but the dome is separate and is a community space. Kent in SD
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jaygee ·
The homemade Espee domes has long sofas, where you could stretch out after dark, and kinda get the effect of a true sleeper dome. In the summer of '69, I did just that going from Oakland to Ogden, on the City of Everywhere. Great sleep, and nobody kicked me out !
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Re: Union Pacific, Western Star, Pullman interior upgrade, K-Line, K4690

Hancock52 ·
Great work yet again and thanks for the curtain and sign graphic. That original K-Line interior surprises me because they also made some more detailed ones that found their way into 21" cars even though they are only 18" length. Although this is ostensibly a Lionel sleeping car interior it comes from K-Line parts: But this is not even close to what you have done. Sleeping cars have so many internal partitions that duplicating the prototypes is a real challenge, especially in Lionel and...
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T.Albers ·
You are right, that’s definitely a K-Line interior. I only have the 18” passenger cars and all of mine have came with all white plastic interiors from the factory. It’s nice to see some of the premium 21” cars came fully painted.
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T.Albers ·
Hancock52, did you convert your silver Texas Special passenger cars to overhead LED’s?
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Hancock52 ·
I did not convert the first car of this aluminum set I did (the observation car) to LEDs because I mistakenly thought that the original incandescent lighting was in a ceiling moulding that reproduced the original car. I am sure that you know the part I mean, which is nicely detailed. I adapted it to the additional lighting I installed in the car, which was all LEDs from Evan Designs with a GRJ constant voltage power supply. I later learned that that the ceiling part is generic in K-Line...
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T.Albers ·
Yes, I see what you mean. The first part shown below was K-Line’s overhead lighting strip I removed from a 2005 passenger car. The bottom part was K-Line’s lighting strip removed from a 1999 passenger car. The 1999 version had 12 bulbs. I heard those old incandescent bulbs could pull as much as 75 milliamps each. If that’s correct, then it’s drawing .9 amps per passenger car. Times ten passenger cars and that’s it’s 9 amps. Yikes! The newer K-Line boards do have the nice ceiling details you...
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Union Pacific, Western Star, Pullman interior upgrade, K-Line, K4690

T.Albers ·
I thought I had finished doing interior upgrades to my K-Line Union Pacific City of Los Angeles passenger train. I completed the interiors of a Rail Post Office, REA-Baggage car, Dome Diner, 5-2-2 Pullman Sleeper, Dome Coach and two Observation cars. That was until I found a great deal on a 18" K-Line Western Star 4-12 Pullman sleeper. As other have said in this forum, I think this hobby might be addictive. Before I began, I went back through my other post of the problems when upgrading a...
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