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PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« on: January 13, 2013, 04:43:55 PM »
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I tried to post the picture of them, but can't, so here is the link,
http://www.kohs.com/PRR%20G22b%20Pages/G22b%20Update.html.
This might be good for the shapeways guys or ?.... I would love to have a bunch of these. Anyone else interested? Thanks
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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 04:56:57 PM »
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I want many .

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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2013, 04:58:36 PM »
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I`ve wanted to make these for a while think they would be great for the shapeway guys!
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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2013, 05:08:17 PM »
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Yes Yes Yes !!!!

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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 08:32:59 PM »
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Hi Folks,

Too much fine detail to get lost in the FUD and layering.

Would be better with a pattern done from brass etch.

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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2013, 08:35:54 PM »
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Hmmm...
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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2013, 08:56:01 PM »
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I never knew that they dumped from the bottom.  Makes sense.

I need some!
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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 08:59:14 PM »
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I would love quality ones, but yeah...I'm with Al on this one. If it looks better than that H10 tender, maybe.
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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2013, 09:42:29 PM »
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Very interesting bit of equipment. What's the history of the prototype? If it fits the early 50's timeframe, I'd be interested.
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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2013, 09:45:18 PM »
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are there drawings available?

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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2013, 09:49:53 PM »
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Very interesting bit of equipment. What's the history of the prototype? If it fits the early 50's timeframe, I'd be interested.

I think it was a way to ship dry, bulk commodities before covered hoppers.

are there drawings available?

Paul

I found this diagram:

http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?diag=db4.gif&sel=cont&sz=lg&fr=

Whole bunch of other PRR containers:

http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/PRRdiagrams.html?sel=cont&sz=lg&fr=
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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2013, 10:32:48 PM »
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The SD and DD container models would be an excellent stand-alone detail part. Though the containerized service didn't last very long, to this day there are still lots of those containers being used as storage sheds and whatnot in former PRR facilities.
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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2013, 08:47:41 AM »
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Believe they also shipped coke in those containers.  Their are other types which fit into regular gons and several railroads used them. 

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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 10:51:02 AM »
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Al's right - a master created from an etched brass wrapper around a FUD or styrene core would produce the best results.

Then you'd need a few of the TrainCat G22 gons to haul them in.
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Re: PRR DB4 containers Who wants to make'em?
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2013, 11:24:01 AM »
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Actually... etched brass around FUD may be overkill. Stand by for some possible news here...
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