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I need some Boonton coaches and combines.<-- For the A&A
................If somebody is willing to come up with a core that can accept etched sides I will do the sides. Scott Lupia
The method for producing the best result is definitely 3D printing a core, roof and underframe while using etched sides and ends. The Erie Stillwell is perfect for this. The DL&W Boonton Line coach will be more difficult since the vestibule ends are open and have more detail do create. Not impossible by any stretch of the imagination. The Erie Stillwells come in a few flavors, arches over windows, arches plated over, long distance coach... etc. Should this project get further down the pike I would not worry about the decals. I will work on Paul at Prime Mover. If somebody is willing to come up with a core that can accept etched sides I will do the sides. I have had a good amount of success with my etched stainless EL business car sides. The Stillwells and Boonton coaches are dear to my heart so I am fully invested in seeing these models happen. As far as trucks go, the Boonton coaches use standard 8' Pullman trucks. There are some out there on the market now. The stillwell cars are a little more tricky. Lets see what happens.Scott Lupia
As far as trucks go, the Boonton coaches use standard 8' Pullman trucks. There are some out there on the market now. The stillwell cars are a little more tricky. Lets see what happens.Scott Lupia
So to muddy the Stillwell waters there were two different lengths of Stillwell car. Shorter cars had 11 pairs of windows on the side, longer cars had 12 pairs of windows on the side. The 11 paired window "shorter" cars had the distinctive arches above the windows. Some of these cars had their arches plated over. I haven't seen any photos of the 12 paired window "longer" cars with exposed arches above the windows. Some of the longer Stillwells had diaphragms. There are two roof styles for the Stillwells. The difference is in the "boxes" on top of the roof. There are 3 different kinds of truck used on these cars. None are commercially available although somebody made a white metal casting of a truck that is close-ish to one of the Stillwell trucks. Careful consideration should be made as to which car to 3D model based on all of this stuff. The good news is that the DL&W Boonton Line cars are much easier. Far less variation.Scott Lupia
@reinhardtjh Did the Pennsy have any, or were they turn of the century?