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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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Atlas O Scale 3 Rail 16 Section California Zephyr Sleeping Cars

The Portland Rose ·
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Re: Union Pacific Pullman Sleeper Interior Upgrade, K-Line Passenger Car 1305, K4690

Hancock52 ·
First of all, I am amazed at your commitment to prototypical accuracy and at the speed with which you are getting through a whole series of cars. Excellent job all around. Second, I have been there - I don't mean doing a 3rail sleeping car but starting over when the result of detailing an interior is not what you want. FWIW, my theory is that 3rail passenger cars, even the 21" versions, are really only a representation of the real thing, not a true scale model, so everything we do with them...
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Re: Union Pacific Pullman Sleeper Interior Upgrade, K-Line Passenger Car 1305, K4690

T.Albers ·
Thanks Hancock, I have 6 passenger cars in this K-Line set. In the beginning I only planned on posting the RPO car. But after all the positive comments from this O-Gauge forum on the RPO car it gave me the encouragement to post the rest of the cars on the forum. I have been an unregistered guest on this forum for over 2-years but only joined last month because I wanted to give back to the O-gauge community. I have seen posts from beginners like me to 1/48 scale master builders in this forum.
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Re: Sleeper dome question

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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Re: Sleeper dome question

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

T.Albers ·
Hancock52, did you convert your silver Texas Special passenger cars to overhead LED’s?
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Re: Union Pacific, Western Star, Pullman interior upgrade, K-Line, K4690

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

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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Union Pacific Pullman Sleeper Interior Upgrade, K-Line Passenger Car 1305, K4690

T.Albers ·
All was going well with upgrading my K-Line Union Pacific semi-scale passenger car fleet until I got to this Ocean Sunset sleeper part# K4690-31305. I thought this sleeper car was going to be easy. All I had to do was follow the same formula I used when upgrading my other passenger car interiors. Step.1, Start by removing the existing K-line interior from the shell. Step.2, Separating the benches seats and passengers from the plastic base. Step.3, Put down a new floor and start making walls.
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