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daniel_leavitt2000

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Roundhouse Hi Cube
« on: May 12, 2014, 03:07:51 PM »
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Does anyone know if the Roundhouse 50' Hi Cube box car sides resemble anything in real life? I am looking for new kit bash ideas and have a few. I know they are not correct in the current incarnation but wonder if they would be accurate with new roof and ends.
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Re: Roundhouse Hi Cube
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2014, 04:17:04 PM »
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I don't think so....  Isn't it a too tall version of a PCF car?

How about doing some gons?  For example make a replacement bulkhead end for the Roundhouse car.
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Re: Roundhouse Hi Cube
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 06:14:42 PM »
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That is on my to do list. I have a bunch of gondola ends but I have not found a match for the Thrall style sides and older ends.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2014, 01:48:46 AM by daniel_leavitt2000 »
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Re: Roundhouse Hi Cube
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 06:33:00 PM »
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Have you looked at the NW 52' gons?   Looks like a simple corrugated pattern from top to bottom.

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Re: Roundhouse Hi Cube
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 07:21:00 PM »
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Dan - another idea - bash those FVM canstock cars into the DODX 60 foot end door car...   I believe they are used to carry Trident boosters or something.

Although on checking the MDC FMC plug door car might be closer....  If you need any shells let me know....

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2457188

These are the boxcars which are painted random colors to "blend in" and always travel with a DODX caboose.

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Re: Roundhouse Hi Cube
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 08:42:10 PM »
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Have you looked at the NW 52' gons?   Looks like a simple corrugated pattern from top to bottom.

D&H had some too.