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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2015, 09:00:27 PM »
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I've got a kit for the Canadian style 36 foot Dominion (Fowler) outside braced boxcar (available through Central Hobbies). Canadian roads had thousands upon thousands of these cars, and many lasted a surprisingly long time. I don't know if American roads used 36 footers, but I'm sure these cars interchanged frequently south of the border, although I suspect in decreasing numbers into the 50's. A little short car like this sure adds variety to a string of boxcars.

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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2015, 12:35:39 AM »
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Thanks my friend, I appreciate it!!!

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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2015, 02:16:06 AM »
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The NP double-sheathed "modern" cars were also 10-0 inside, built to the same plans as the GN's.  For some reason the GN liked 10-0 cars, even after 10-6 became common.  Maybe it was because they hauled a lot of wheat and lumber, both of which reached the weight limit before filling the car.

I don't know if the NP's single-sheathed car that started the thread is 10-0 or 10-6, but it's noticeably taller than the WAG car, or the USRA cars. 

The IM car doeasn't match the NP. too many panels.  The ancient Atlas-Austira boxcar is a fairly good match for the NP, except for the ends, which don't have quite the right rib pattern.

I'd love to get a kit for the Fowler cars.  The D&RGW seems to have used them to build their narrow gauge "modern" pipe gons, by simply cutting the sides off halfway up, planking over the doors, and removing the ends.  They didn't even try to change the diagonal bracing, so it no longer meets the posts at the top, thus serving no real purpose. 
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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2015, 12:40:45 PM »
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Thanks again Pud. My version of the Dominion box is a 'modernized' version, with AB brakes (but retaining the vertical brake staff), metal roof, and ladders on the car ends (replacing the individual grab iron style ladders). They still have wood doors, but steel doors would be appropriate; I should modify the kit... The cars are resin kits and come mostly assembled from separate sides, ends, floor, roof, roof walk, and doors. The modeller needs to add end ladders of their choice or fabricated from styrene in a jig included in the kit, stirrup steps, brake staff and brake wheel. I'd be curious to know if Intermountain sells their end ladders as parts because their Canadian style end ladders with attached stirrup steps would be useful.

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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2015, 02:14:30 PM »
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Given that Intermountain seems to cancel more models than they ship, I wish they'd start selling all of their detail parts separately.  The ends, roofs, ladders, brake parts, etc would be very handy, and they wouldn't have to worry about which color or lettering would sell best.
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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2015, 05:00:34 PM »
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Intermountain does sell the parts. might be a quarter for a sprue. Give them a call with a kit number.

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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2015, 05:13:12 PM »
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I think it's up to .75 per sprue.
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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2015, 05:13:49 PM »
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Intermountain does sell the parts. might be a quarter for a sprue. Give them a call with a kit number.

Last time I ordered parts from Intermountain, it was $1 per sprue.


Hmm... plus postage...

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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2015, 06:04:54 PM »
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Last time I ordered parts from Intermountain, it was $1 per sprue.


Hmm... plus postage...


My god , I hope the sprues got that much bigger !!!!

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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2015, 06:15:47 PM »
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My god , I hope the sprues got that much bigger !!!!


Hmm... nope...

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Re: One Not-so-Modern Freight Car That's Ignored...
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2015, 12:22:05 AM »
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Randy:  Thank you!

Then I'll rephrase my comment:  Maybe they should add them to their catalog, and sell them as a stock item.  They seem to come from different tools than the body kits, so it wouldn't be hard to run just the detail castings.  Since the tooling is already paid for, and there seems to be at least some market for N scale details, this could be a few extra dollars for them.
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