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Schnabel Car
« on: August 16, 2011, 10:25:51 PM »
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In the back page of N-scale railroading there is a photo of a resin Schnabel car by Elgin Locomotive Works.  I've looked around and can't find anything about this - indeed, I didn't see any more than the photo in the magazine - no write up.

Anyone know the scoop.....   Of course the B-mann may shrink his HO car for us next year, so who knows...

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The kit includes resin parts (47 pcs), a wire reinforced drawbar, etched metal details (2 frets) for railings, ladders, stirrups and more, decals for 4 paint schemes, instruction sheet and paint/decal guide.
Kit does not include trucks and couplers. Proper trucks are 70 Ton ASF with 33" wheels, currently available from BLMA (catalog # 9025 I believe).
Schnabel CEBX 800 kit, $165.00  Shipping $7.00
Also available are the Scnabel Caboose Collection Decals for 5 different cabeese for $6.00 and can be shipped with the Schnabel kit for no extra shipping costs of course.
I still have to resolve getting a PayPal account. So, for now, sales will be thru the normal mail.
Send check payable to : Elgin Locomotive Works
Send to : 1000 Morton Ave, Elgin, IL 60120
« Last Edit: March 28, 2012, 06:37:20 PM by Ian MacMillan »

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 10:54:25 PM »
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Elgin Locomotive Works is Mark Runyan from (you guessed it) Elgin, IL.  The masters for the Schnabel are stunning and it will soon be offered as a resin kit with photo-etched details.  First up is an unloaded version with simply a drawbar connecting the two halves.  Loads are in the plans also, as well as the support cars that travel with the Schnabel.

This is another great example of rapid-prototyped masters being used for resin copies, and Mark has been dialing in this model over the past few years. 

Start saving for trucks and wheelsets now!
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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 10:57:33 PM »
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Is the Schnabel the 36-Axle CEBX #800?

If so, I know who is behind the car.

Edit: Looks like Skibbe beat me to the keyboard.
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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 11:16:23 PM »
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Awesome news!!  Yes, I believe it's the CEBX 800...

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 12:58:25 AM »
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Here is  Schnabel Car BBXC 1000  that I shot a few years ago on the former Maine Central Mountain Division in Harts Location, NH.

« Last Edit: August 20, 2011, 12:53:11 AM by Ian MacMillan »
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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 11:49:11 AM »
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Don't see the picture Ian, does anyone else?
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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 12:14:25 PM »
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Fail! No pictures!
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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 01:32:08 PM »
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Fail picture has failed.  ;D

Success video has success!

(the picture was actually a video!  ;D)
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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 06:48:03 PM »
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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011, 11:01:45 PM »
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You have to admit the "DO NOT HUMP" stencil is a little understated on a car that is carrying a 600 metric ton load.  "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT HUMPING THIS MOTHER"  would be more like it...

I guess this car pretty much limits whatever large thing can possibly be shipped in the US/Canada at this point. Supposedly, you can carry any weight imaginable, if you can put enough wheels under it (in the right places, I guess to avoid collapsing bridges) and making it fit through tunnels.

Can you imagine a bigger car than this or the need for one?



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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 06:39:15 AM »
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Here's a video of the car in question by Elgin Locomotive Works.  Its a very cool car and tracks really well.  When the car was put on the tracks its looked great, but I was not too confident in it staying on the track.  There are a lot of trucks/wheels.  But it stayed on the rails confidently without any derailments. I've included a picture, too.



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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 12:48:12 PM »
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WOW!

Thanks for the photo/video!


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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2011, 05:35:36 PM »
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Elgin Locomotive Works here, yes the kit is of the Schnabel CEBX #800, 36 axles!. I have been working on this beast for years and researched it heartily. Daryl kindly let me test my first assembled unit on his Rochelle Sub and it ran just fine, push and pull, through diamonds and crossovers, and over humps and dips. Naturally I found ways to even improve the running and the looks. I will be getting the last of the masters for cast parts tomorrow. I will be adding a crew chair with raised floor and the onboard diesel engine housing (for hydraulic and electric power) to the interiors of the cabs, and a slightly longer drawbar for curves tighter than 18" radius. The unit in the video did not have the brass details yet. Decals are in the works and will cover the 4 paint schemes/owners, the support flat cars and the KRL cabeese.
The kit will be 47 cast parts including a wire reinforced drawbar and removable resting posts that support the main arms when empty, 2 sheets of brass details, 16 parts each. Decals and instructions. At present, no trucks or couplers, and loads will be separate. It is set up to accept MT couplers and covers under the end porches.
Release date: very soon.
Also very near to release are the support flat cars. One, the 85' tool flat car (KRL #89121) that accepts a spare set of trucks on top and a 20' corrugated and 40 hi cube corrugated container. And two, the 8 axle heavy duty flat car to carry the tension beams when returning from a delivery. (i.e. KRL #70851)

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 11:07:25 AM »
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WECX 200 built 1957 is the only one I could use , and die for .

http://southern.railfan.net/schnabel/cars/ptdx200/wecx200_1.html

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Re: Schnabel Car
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2011, 01:24:58 PM »
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Mark,
These look to good to be real. You have peaked my curiosity...
What price range will they be selling in?
Karl
CEO of the Skally Line, an Eastern MN Shortline.