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What manufacturer made this car with the open end?

Ron

Ron. That is a scratchbuilt car and the end doors are 3D printed. I use MTH PRR box car when i start this project. 

Johan

Johan, that is really great how it came together and the doors very nice concept

About 10 years ago I took on a project of reverse engineering a box car complete with trucks and built it in CAD, I have never 3D printed it but might do that some day and may even have a door on the end.

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Ray. Thank you. This was a really nice project. It's fun made it something different. The idea came from my friend Joey. Ray i really like your layout and everything what you 3D printed.

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Johan, even the prototype was scratch-built.  Nice job as usual.

coach joe posted:
BAR GP7 #63 posted:
sidehack posted:
BAR GP7 #63 posted:
PRRronbh posted:
BAR GP7 #63 posted:

20200124_170048

What manufacturer made this car with the open end?

Ron

Ron. That is a scratchbuilt car and the end doors are 3D printed. I use MTH PRR box car when i start this project. 

Johan

Johan, that is really great how it came together and the doors very nice concept

About 10 years ago I took on a project of reverse engineering a box car complete with trucks and built it in CAD, I have never 3D printed it but might do that some day and may even have a door on the end.

Box Car cad_3RR Truck chrome_1

Ray. Thank you. This was a really nice project. It's fun made it something different. The idea came from my friend Joey. Ray i really like your layout and everything what you 3D printed.

Johanreceived_2477226079230122

Johan, even the prototype was scratch-built.  Nice job as usual.

Joe. Thank you my friend. 🤝

Johan

GP7 #63 : What a super modeling job on the end door (automobile) box car.  I noted lots of folks in this thread interested in this type of car.  For your information, the 2019 Kalmbach Book ,"Railroading & the Automobile Industry" by Jeff Wilson , Chapter 3 , "Automobile Boxcars", shows lots of pictures of actual cars of this type.  While they were not numerous till the early 30's there is a picture of one made by Pullman as a 40 ft steel, outside braced car with steel ends and an end door.  It went to the Chicago & North Western in 1929!  According to the text, Auto racks started appearing in 1960 and the transition out of Auto Box cars to open racks was fast.  Many of the Auto Box cars were converted into Parts cars and stayed in service for moving auto parts. 

Really great model !

Regards, Don

 

 

Don McErlean posted:

GP7 #63 : What a super modeling job on the end door (automobile) box car.  I noted lots of folks in this thread interested in this type of car.  For your information, the 2019 Kalmbach Book ,"Railroading & the Automobile Industry" by Jeff Wilson , Chapter 3 , "Automobile Boxcars", shows lots of pictures of actual cars of this type.  While they were not numerous till the early 30's there is a picture of one made by Pullman as a 40 ft steel, outside braced car with steel ends and an end door.  It went to the Chicago & North Western in 1929!  According to the text, Auto racks started appearing in 1960 and the transition out of Auto Box cars to open racks was fast.  Many of the Auto Box cars were converted into Parts cars and stayed in service for moving auto parts. 

Really great model !

Regards, Don

 

 

Don. Thank you very much. This car was a speeder box car. I build inside the car rails & winch and put there speeder too. Very nice & interested project.

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This AM the crew got an early start so are done switching the East End. Two pick-ups and two set-outs:

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For today's blast-from-the-past, Centipede on the Hill:

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Super-power of it's day at 6000hp, Baldwin touted them as fast passenger power but Pennsy had to quickly re-gear and downgrade them to Pusher service from Altoona to Gallitzin.

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