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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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Re: Union Pacific, Western Star, Pullman interior upgrade, K-Line, K4690

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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Re: Pullman Interior Upgrade, National Border 18" passenger car

Pingman ·
Thanks for another terrific report on your detailing of the National Border Pullman. You certainly achieve a very high degree of faithfulness to the prototype in your modeling.
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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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Re: Pullman Interior Upgrade, National Border 18" passenger car

VistaDomeScott ·
Absolutely stunning work!
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Martin Dougherty ·
I just bought the K Line National National Border car to add to my Union Pacific "City of St. Louis" consist. If my research is correct the National Border was one of four passenger cars painted in UP livery that were owned by the Wabash and used on the "City of St. Louis". Do you have any suggestions for my attempts to discover what the name National Border and the other three cars means or refers to?
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BobbyD ·
"National" series? National Frontier, National Progress, National Scene, National View
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stangtrain ·
This is a great project. So good to see this kind of detail work and creativity. Thanks for sharing!
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Hancock52 ·
WOW again. I think that your work is going from strength to strength; same applies to the historical research. Seeing those small upper berth windows reminded me that I have one UP car that has them. It's an MTH car that I think came as part of a Dealer Appreciation Program set when the PS2 version of MTH's monster DDA40X was first issued, which I think was about 10 years ago. This is the only streamliner car I have with what are "clerestory" windows but I was too lazy/unmotivated before now...
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BobbyD ·
Excellent work and information!!
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Martin Dougherty ·
Thanks for the information concerning the Wabash UP cars.
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T.Albers ·
Thank you Hancock. This was a fun build because I got to visit 3 of these National series cars in person. After posting this topic the other day and only showing 3 of the sleeping cars it made me want to finish the set and built the 4th missing car. Since I run my trains (a lot) I really wasn't looking for a perfect mint condition example of the Placid Haven in an unopened box. So, I dug into some old posts in this forum and I made up my mind on how to do the missing Placid Haven sleeping...
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Re: Pullman Interior Upgrade, National Border 18" passenger car

T.Albers ·
Hi Martin, On the Utah rails website https://utahrails.net/pass/nam...eper-national-border they list all the sleeping cars built in the National series. National Border UP 1201 National Colors (Wabash) National Command UP 1202 National Consulate UP 1203 National Domain UP 1204 National Embassy UP 1205 National Emblem UP 1206 National Forum UP 1207 National Frontier UP 1208 National Homes (Wabash) National Progress UP 1209 National Scene UP 1210 National Shores UP 1211 National Unity (Wabash)...
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T.Albers ·
Hi Martin, Here's more information from the museum I visited regarding your question above. You wanted to know which of the National series cars ran on the Union Pacific's "City of St. Louis" consist. According to the last paragraph of museum's sign (that was taped to the side of the National Scene) they said all 12 of National series cars were originally used on the City of St. Louis train. Thanks,
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Pullman Interior Upgrade, National Border 18" passenger car

T.Albers ·
This will be my third Pullman that's getting a new interior. The sleeping cars that have been updated are the K4690-30003 Western Star, K4690-31305 Ocean Sunset, and now the K4690-30002 National Border. If you have been following this series you may have noticed that K-Line manufactured all their 18" Pullman sleeping cars in this Union Pacific set with windows in the exact same locations. I read K-Line did this to help lower the manufacturing costs of their aluminum cars. This made it an...
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Martin Dougherty ·
I appreciate your providing the information as it has been helpful in my efforts to at least partially recreate the "City of St. Louis" and the "City of Los Angeles" consists. My train club has a very large layout each Christmas at the B&O RR Museum in Baltimore. Last year when I set up the MTH Wabash E-8 A&B units and the L Kine UP aluminum cars, one of the club members immediately stated the with the Wabash diesels and the UP cars the train could only be the City of St. Louis. I...
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