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Kisatchie

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Who Built This Box Car?
« on: June 18, 2013, 03:36:02 PM »
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Does anyone make this style box car in N scale (or in a pinch, HO)? Who?

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I was under the impression that this style box car didn't hit the rails until 1972 or later, but the build date showing 1971 is clearly visible.


Hmm... it must be due
to a time warp...




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Re: Who Built This Box Car?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 04:07:53 PM »
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Atlas ACF® Precision Design Box Car seems in the ballpark.   EDIT: although maybe in the nosebleed section of the ballpark.   I think different ends, and not sure about roof.  Bottom sill is also different.   Effff...   In my minds eye it looked close.   ;)
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Re: Who Built This Box Car?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 04:10:25 PM »
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Close but....  it's a Pullman Standard car....

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Re: Who Built This Box Car?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 04:39:17 PM »
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"Close but....  it's a Pullman Standard car...."

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Re: Who Built This Box Car?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 07:16:13 PM »
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It looks almost identical to FVM's PS (Pullman Standard) 5344 cu ft box car.

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Re: Who Built This Box Car?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 07:34:53 PM »
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Take a 5277 waffle car and remove the waffles... and you have these.   Southern has dozens of classes, with varying internal load restraints (so you had 5219s as well)

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Re: Who Built This Box Car?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 08:00:34 PM »
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It looks almost identical to FVM's PS (Pullman Standard) 5344 cu ft box car.

The sill is different, and the Southern car has two extra ribs per side. That was enough of a difference, so I stopped looking for them.


Hmm... Kiz doesn't know
enough about box cars to
spot other differences...


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Re: Who Built This Box Car?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 11:43:26 AM »
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The old MDC 'Berwick' boxcar is probably your closest model in N scale presently.  You'll just have to modify the sill a bit.  Nothing major.
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Re: Who Built This Box Car?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 10:48:36 PM »
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It looks almost identical to FVM's PS (Pullman Standard) 5344 cu ft box car.

Not even close, although they're both Pullman-Standards. The 5344 has that very distinctive rounded roof edge above the eaves. And a flat roof otherwise. And different end corrugations and different side sill.

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Re: Who Built This Box Car?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 10:55:11 PM »
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The old MDC 'Berwick' boxcar is probably your closest model in N scale presently.  You'll just have to modify the sill a bit.  Nothing major.

Strangely enough, that's not that far-fetched. That model's pretty much anything but a Berwick. It has a Pullman-Standard style roof, and the ends are a little funky but clearly based on exactly this style of P-S end (although the top might need a little modification). The doors need to be removed and replaced, the side sill profile modified, and the rivet detail removed from the inside of the corner post, but the number of side posts matches.