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N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« on: January 04, 2019, 10:38:31 PM »
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Hello Gentleman and any Ladies

The N scale PGE/BCR 52 '6" TOFC kits are now available for purchase ($25 Canadian) on the Briggs models website.

http://www.briggsmodels.ca/

They are on the order page with a part number of NK20. I have attached a few photos of a completed kit which Jeff has built.

The NK20 PGE/BCR 52 ' 6" TOFC kit comes with parts sized to fit Micro Trains Bettendorf trucks with low profile wheel-sets, and 1015 couplers in the kit boxes. The kit comes with the body, under-frame, weight, etched grab irons, stirrup steps, cut levers, ramp braces, brake wheel, and tie down chains for an extra detail when running with a trailer on it. Upright and collapsed hitches are included.

The Briggs Models flat deck trailers are perfect companions to these new kits and for those that order ten or more of the NK20 PGE/BCR TOFC 52' 6" kits they will get 2 of the flat deck trailer kits for free. (Your choice of the 40' or 45' trailers). If you have ordered 10 or more kits please shoot me an email or PM and let me know which size of trailers you are interested in. Remember to tell him you saw it on the Railwire.

Kind regards,

Chris





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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 11:38:09 PM »
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Very nice.  What are the years of operation for the prototype?
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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 01:17:52 AM »
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The detail work is amazing! Look at that deck! :o

How late would these have run?
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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 01:43:20 AM »
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Bryan and Russ

I believe these cars were in service between 1960 to 2000 when Intermodal service ended on BC Rail

Chris
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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 07:19:03 AM »
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That casting is amazing. I think I'll have to email Briggs about the CP cars...
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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 10:23:55 AM »
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Bryan and Russ

I believe these cars were in service between 1960 to 2000 when Intermodal service ended on BC Rail

Chris

Did they ever leave Canada?
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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 02:17:40 PM »
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James; The model is not casted. It is 3–D printed to a quality similar to injection modeled plastic kits.

As this is a different process compared to regular 3-D printing (i.e. Shapeways) there is no removal of the waxy material on the subject during the printing process. The kits and parts come ready to build.

Philip; I am not sure the BC Rail cars ever left Canada, I know the CP and CN versions did.

Kind regards,

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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 09:56:57 AM »
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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 03:09:48 PM »
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These look very good, and appear to match all of the reference materials I provided.  To answer people's questions:

These cars were converted from standard NSC-built 52'-6" flat cars in 1960 and 1961.  They served the railway until 1994-1995 when they were withdrawn from service.

They did not leave the railway; they were operated in the railway's online trailer service between North Vancouver and points north including Williams Lake, Quesnel, Prince George, Chetwynd, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson and Dawson Creek.

It is possible that CN and CP undertook similar conversions from their NSC flatcars, but I do not know for sure.


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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2019, 06:36:21 PM »
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Saw this model in person this morning and it is very well done.  The level of detail on the deck, risers and tread plate is outstanding.  Looking forward to getting my hands on some.

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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 10:15:53 PM »
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Is this decal set from Highball appropriate?

https://highballgraphics.com/F-361.htm

It’s for bulkhead flat cars.

Craig

Edit: also doesn anyone have any decent pics, (or links to) of the prototype to assist in modeling?
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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2019, 02:01:05 AM »
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The only picture I know of (I'm not a PGE/BCOL modeler) was posted here on Railwire.  I saved a copy last November, but can't find the original post.  It shows PGE 7010 with a BCOL trailer, part of a BCOL trailer on another type of flat, and part of BCOL 40326, a boxcar.
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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2019, 01:28:20 PM »
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I keep coming back to this post and drooling over this car! :o One reason is the print quality, which appears to be a huge step forward in 3D technology.


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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2019, 03:51:16 PM »
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Here is the picture I couldn't find earlier:

Here is the original post, with picture:
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=45848.0


And, here's one in BCOL paint in 1989:
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bcr/bcol7012mfa.jpg
Exeter BC - 07/1989 - {Mark Forseille Photo}
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Re: N Scale PGE/BC Rail 52' 6" TOFC Flat car
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2019, 04:08:47 PM »
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The only picture I know of (I'm not a PGE/BCOL modeler) was posted here on Railwire.  I saved a copy last November, but can't find the original post.  It shows PGE 7010 with a BCOL trailer, part of a BCOL trailer on another type of flat, and part of BCOL 40326, a boxcar.
Several PGE TOFC shown in this photo: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_IPZX1n_gnIM/SvTKJmYZHQI/AAAAAAAAEeQ/OQsc6Ii8n8A/s1600-h/Piggybacks-Williams-Lake-10.jpg