Question : Double Cab Cargo Coal Trolley.

Picked this up at local Club meet this past weekend. It is a Double Cab Cargo Coal Trolley. O Scale 2 Rail. Is anyone familiar with this ? Is it an old kit or was it a production model?
What was the prototype? I saw online that in coal mines they use double cab coal haulers
but of a more modern appearance.

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The model you have is a Differenttial Dump car. The company became DIVCO. The prototype was a versital piece of work equipment owned  by many Trolley companies. The model was produced years ago  in White metal if my memory serves me correctly by Miller Models. It is a very nice kit and yours looks like it was put together well. Enjoy it.

 

Yes, it's a side dump car. They were a handy utility vehicle for a lot of trolley lines, carrying everything from ballast and cobblestones to coal for the trolley company power plant.

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I built an O scale 2-railer on an Atlas switcher chassis years ago. It was patterned after the Bucks County Electric single-trucker that carried coal; there's pictures in a Jim Richards article in a decades-old NMRA bulletin. I sawed one end off and ran it as a 4-wheeler, and the box sides were high enough to hide the motor.

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Nate posted:

The model you have is a Differenttial Dump car. The company became DIVCO. The prototype was a versital piece of work equipment owned  by many Trolley companies. The model was produced years ago  in White metal if my memory serves me correctly by Miller Models. It is a very nice kit and yours looks like it was put together well. Enjoy it.

 

Pretty much nailed it -Differential Dump Car.  There were two different kits of these produced and as I recall Ashland was one of the 2 and I thought the other was Copetown.  I have 1 assembled to be powered and another to build.  You could get these as a single cab or as an unpowered trailer.  Looks like there's a 2-rail Wagner drive under it so the odds are pretty good that it's set up for DC overhead wire operations.


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This, however, is a traction coal motor that was scratchbuilt and is now the restoration queue in my shop.  Needs a little TLC (paint), some detail parts, poles, and a drive....


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mwb posted:

This, however, is a traction coal motor that was scratchbuilt and is now the restoration queue in my shop.  Needs a little TLC (paint), some detail parts, poles, and a drive....

I think in one of Dr. Cox's books on PRT/PTC work cars there is a prototype for this car.

Bill Robb posted:
mwb posted:

This, however, is a traction coal motor that was scratchbuilt and is now the restoration queue in my shop.  Needs a little TLC (paint), some detail parts, poles, and a drive....

I think in one of Dr. Cox's books on PRT/PTC work cars there is a prototype for this car.

The PRT/PTC cars are similar and I'll be doing one of their ash cars in the future in my column in OST.

This model actually is a near perfect match for Androscoggin & Kennebec Railway 645 as pictured in Bulletin 129 of the Central Electric Railfans’ Association, Not only Passengers: How the Electric Railways Carried Freight, Express and Baggage on page 47. Given what I know about the model's origin, that prototype becomes even more probable.

 


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