Ralston 20 Ton Air Dump Ore Car

alpha_1

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Hi All!

Can anybody direct me to where I might find drawings of this interesting car? I'd like to build at least a brace of 'em in HO scale for my railroad, but I'm coming up dry for drawings.

There Are a few pics online, but not enough to produce a credible drawing from.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks very much.
 

chooch.42

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From Ralston's website (so I guess you've got it) - can't remember where, but there was something like this commercially at one time...the pic can be enlarged on Ralston's site, showing some more detail -but no other views. It's not listed as an "Ore Car", but guess could have been so employed.

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A 20 ton capacity Air Dump Car for the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The photo is dated March, 1909. This car was used in railroad construction.​
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alpha_1

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Rio Grand Models

Rio Grand(e) Models has one and you know, I plain forgot about it.

It actually looks pretty good, too.

Thanks for your input.

Cheers!:thumb: