Here we go again "Freight car of the week"?

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  1. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    From one extreme to the other. Here's a 40ftr. little brother to that 86ftr.

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  2. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Here's an upgraded Accurail singlesheathed boxcar rolling through South Cayuga in a short freight. The half-door modification is courtesy of NERS' Standard Car Co. division, along with new grabs and steps, and basic brake rigging. As usual, C-D-S lettering.

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    Wayne
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Another 40' High Cube. Done up for my road.

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  4. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    This is a lot of fun!

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  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Housatonic Railroad(Real one here in Connecticut) This is a custom paint from Branchline trains. Only a few were produced, and mostly sold here in Connecticut. I just happened to get the last one my LHS had(He had ten of them to start)

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  6. C&O Fan

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    Good looking cars here. Here is a wooden car I bought at a train show a couple of years ago. It appears to either be an older wooden kit, or a craftsman kit.

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  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here is a double-door type. This is a BEv-Bel/Atheran kit.

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  8. chessie4155

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    An Athearn plug door . Roof walk has been removed per ICC ruling.

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  9. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    What....No Boxcars today?
    Ok....NW 86' Quad-Door.
    Athearn Blue Box.

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  10. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Here is an Athearn BB kit that I found on EBay already assembled. I just weathered it.

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  12. MilesWestern

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    WHAT's THAT?!?! WHERE'S THAT?!
  13. viperman

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    No idea where I got this one, or who weathered it. The box itself was sitting in the scrap box, as were the rest of the parts (I doubt it's all from the same kit). Decided to put all the parts together to build a boxcar, and added kadee 5s. As you can see, it still needs some work, but I like it so far!
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  14. doctorwayne

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    At first glance, I thought it was one of the old Train Miniature (now Walthers) versions of the USRA doublesheathed boxcar. While the TM car was a good-looking model, it was not the correct height (too low). Your car has a similar type of door tracks, and the "nubs" visible inside the doorway on the underside of the roof are the same as the TM car. What is different is the roof: while your car has 11 panels, the TM cars had twelve. Here's a picture of one of three that I rebuilt to match some prototype photos.

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    My cars include reworked sides (to add the "missing" height), new doors, ends, roofwalk, and underbody, along with new brake gear and metal steps and grabs.
    Hopefully, Ray Marinaccio will check in here, as he'll likely know the origin of your model.

    Wayne
  15. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Here are some more boxcars that I have, none of which are weathered yet
    C&O 50' Boxcar
    GBW 50' Thrall All DoorBoxcar
    UPFE (Union Pacfic Fruit Express) Mec. Reefer

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  16. viperman

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    From comparing it to other boxcars I have, it is the same length as my 40 footers, and appears to me to be a single door. The paneling on the side looks like wood, rather than metal like on modern cars, so it must be a model of an old timer
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Here are some boxcars of mine in N Scale,

    40' UP Boxcar
    50' CNW Bocxar
    50' GBW Boxcar

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  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Here are a couple more boxcars I have

    50' CNW Boxcar
    50' EL Boxcar

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  19. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Great Pictures Josh.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  20. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Matthew:thumb: :D