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I have a few Seaboard PS1 boxcars that I had to make new doors for.  I bought some PSC Youngstown and Superior door hardware, but realized some/most of the SAL PS1 cars used something completely different:

 

 

8' 7-panel superior

 

I've had a difficult time identifying this but spotted what I think is the actual hardware in the Railway Prototype Cyclopedia #13.  #13 featured the SAL "Turtle-Back (round roof) cars, but they used Camel fixtures.  However, #13 also featrues the Milwaukee Road Ribbed-Side cars and the drawings for these cars shows the same type of fixtures as on the SAL photo above.  They call it out as nothing more than a "Handle with Automatic Take-Up" and "Opening, Closing, and Locking Mechanism".  Some of the captions identify this type of fixture as "Creco" door fixtures.

 

Are these Creco and if so, who makes them in O scale?

 

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The door has Superior hardware.  Superior bought out the Creco door hardware in the early 1940s.  They were referred to as Superior door hardware.
There has been an effort recently to fill this void. A modeler in Austria has done 3D CAD designs based upon information I sent her.  
I have included a couple pictures of Sarah’s beautiful parts

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Hi folks, I am just about to start with exactly the same type of door. Thanks Gene for all the information! I've just finished Camel lift fixtures for the Intermountain plastic boxcars and will now start with the Superior door itself. As you have seen above I've already drawn the CRECO hardware for that type of door and will let you know when they are ready.

The Youngstown door with lift fixtures is available on my website www.trainkitchen.com/downloads

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Originally Posted by Bob Delbridge:

I have a few Seaboard PS1 boxcars that I had to make new doors for.  I bought some PSC Youngstown and Superior door hardware, but realized some/most of the SAL PS1 cars used something completely different:







Dear George, I would like to thank you for the excellent info about the PS-1 cars on your website. The roster really helps a lot. THANKS!

Sarah

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