Middle Division who had cars made by Atlas - did a PRR X29 Express version.    The cars converted to Express for passener service had different grab iron configuration dictated by the FRA and heavier truck bearings to run at higher speeds.    They were also equipped with steam and communication lines used by passenger equipment.     I think Middle Division/Atlas did at least 6 different numbers.    They did put different truck details and all the outside stuff needed.     I don't know if PRR converted any other boxcars to express passenger service and I know of no other accurate models of any.

Another signature PRR car that  built and used in passenger service was the R50B reefer which MTH of which did a very nice model.    This is a 50 ft steel side car with a round roof with sloped ends.    While built as a reefer it evolved into dry express service also.      Since these were built for passenger service from the start, they have passenger trucks and essentail details.

http://www.publicdeliverytrack...ar-3-rail-or-2-rail/

http://www.publicdeliverytrack...rea-x-29-40-box-car/

The Weaver car is available with either plastic or diecast trucks.  My opinion is that it goes better with williams stuff...comparable detail.   The Atlas car is highly detailed, moreso than williams.

beth

Beth Marshall-The Public Delivery Track posted:

http://www.publicdeliverytrack...ar-3-rail-or-2-rail/

http://www.publicdeliverytrack...rea-x-29-40-box-car/

The Weaver car is available with either plastic or diecast trucks.  My opinion is that it goes better with williams stuff...comparable detail.   The Atlas car is highly detailed, moreso than williams.

beth

Wow, just ordered mine. You guys are in Paso?! I used to live in shell beach, now I’m 4 hours south. Thank you for posting the links!

It can always be fixed

I like it here in paso...5 acres and a big house in a wooded/semi desert area.  We used to have a live stream that flowed all year, but it dried up when the water table fell with the drought.  I think I can still dig down to water, but it doesnt come up high enough to flow anymore.  IDK if it ever will again in my lifetime.

Wish I lived closer to LA tho...  Started in the performing arts about 6 years ago, and im down in LA as much as i can, cause that's where the jobs are.

Beth,

Since oldO27collector bought his cars, I thought I would chime in and ask some questions (I'm looking for more PRR express X-29s).

Are the Atlas cars you are selling old (Middle Division) cars or just released cars?

How do the Williams cars compare to the Atlas.  Are they noticeably different that the Atlas when coupled together?  

Thanks.

Ron

 

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Either the Atlas cars or the weaver will be fine with williams passenger cars.  The Atlas cars just have a lot more detailing...so it you're looking from closer than 2 feet, you might notice the difference.  The weaver cars are comparable in detailing to the williams pax cars, so I think they are more approriate.  Just my opinion. 

The PRR Atlas X-29's I have here most are the plain X-29 versions . The REA express version..I have the recently released ones, and maybe 1 or 2 of the middle division ones.

beth

 

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