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The D&RGW's "6200" Class Heavy Duty Flat Car ! !
Click on the icon above to see a good many photos of this model... This
particular model was built by the guy responsible for seeing to it that all the
parts for making up this kit pass muster is our injection molding machine
operator, Jeff Powell... Jeff assembled his model from kit number
Each has been Painstakingly Scaled from the Prototype, including the proper,
accurately scaled trucks which feature our superb rolling pointed axle'd nickel
plated brass wheelsets!
Magazine reviewers have noted that we have the most complete assembly instructions in the business! The latest iterations of which even have CAD plus 3-D generated illustrations! Wonder of wonders, these kits are actually buildable, and you don't need a masters degree to complete one either!
All of the icons below are "Click-On's" designed to transport you to a page devoted to at least one enlarged photo of that car, plus some historical information about its prototype.
Some links lead to more than one page, with close-ups too. Which should prove to be a super helpful resource for those of you building one of the kits! ( Check out the "Drop Bottom" Gon and "Short" Reefer as examples. More will be added as time permits. )
West Side / Swayne "Skeleton" Log Car.
Body and Details are "White Metal", All holes pre-drilled! Kits include Nickel Plated Brass Wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers !
D&RGW "3000" Class 30'-0" Boxcar
This has been our most popular kit. It's an all injection molded piece of work that outstandingly replicates the real thing ! Complete with highly detailed, step by step instructions, Nickel Plated Brass Wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "5500" Class 30'-0" Stock Car
Unbelievable Detail, far more "Fine-Scale" than anything could ever be in wood 'cause you can only "scale" wood grain "so small". . . Injection Molded w/Nickel Plated Brass Wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "6700" class "Idler" Flat Car
These cars were made by cutting down "3000" Series Boxcars and were used in "Pipe Train" service. Includes real weathered rail for stiffening, just like the prototype! Injection Molded w/Nickel Plated Brass Wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "1050" class "Hi-Side" Gondola Car
"The Grande" had more gondolas ( or "gons" ) than any other class of revenue car. And that ours does justice to the intricacies of the prototype is no exaggeration. Injection molded w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and the genuine article, real Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "Long" Caboose
This model is scaled down so amazingly that it even has a Complete Interior with every board, even every hinge present and accounted for ! It even has movable bunks! Injection Molded, of course, w/ accurately scaled trucks, nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers !
D&RGW "6500" Series "Fishbelly" Flat Car
Cut down from "broad gauge" flats, these flats were "heavy haulers", for sure! Click on the photo for an enlarged view. Another all Injection Molded Kit w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and the real-deal, genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "6500" Series "Bulkhead" Flat Car
Some of the "6500's" got bulkheads, as you can see. Our kits are injection molded in high impact plastic so they go together "as advertised". We even modeled the trucks accurately ! Complete w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers, of course!
D&RGW 30'-0" Short Refrigerator Car
Complete with the fragile looking "long wheelbase" trucks of the prototype, you need to click on the photo for a good look at this miniature ! Another all injection molded kit w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "1100" Series "Hi-Side Pipe Gon"
These were converted from Hi-Side Gons for "Pipe Train" service. Complete with the unmistakable "afterthought" brakewheel, staff, and brackets, these cars simply scream NARROW GAUGE, don't they? Injection molded w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "Short" Caboose
Like our long caboose, this model also includes a Complete Interior! Cupola Windows Slide! Superb! Another injection molded kit w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
Our D&RGW "3000" Series "Super Box" Car
We call this our "Super Box" because it includes positionable doors and a detailed interior! Another injection molded kit w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "3000" Series "Economy Door" Box Car
A variant of our "regular" or "reinforced-door" boxcars, this is also one of our "Super Boxes" because it includes positionable doors and a detailed interior! Click the photo for an in-depth look ! Another injection molded kit w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "5900" Series "Long" Stock Car
Equipped with special "Cast Steel" trucks shared only with the "Long Reefer", a few of these beauties will fit right in for those Spring and Fall "Stock Rushes" ! Another injection molded kit w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
D&RGW "800" Series Drop Bottom Gondola
The highest level of detail ever achieved in a production model! Don't believe it ? See for yourself ! Click on the photo and follow the links! Another injection molded kit w/nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
UTLX / GRAMPS "Frameless" Tank Car
Finescale Detailing at an Affordable Price! The prototypes had it all "hanging out" for the world to see, and so do our kits ! With accurately modeled "ASF Cast Steel Trucks" these injection molded models are works of art ! Nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers included, of course...
U.T.L.X. "Narrow Frame" Tank Car
Cousins to the "Frameless" Cars, these complex appearing models have rivet detail to die for ! They have the special "heavy-duty arch-bar trucks" of the prototype too. Injection molded with nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers included, of course...
D&RGW "6300" - 40'-0" Flat Car
Post 1937 Version
A 40 foot flat car for the narrow gauge? And a wooden one at that? Well sir, that's what this model represents... And not one, but TWO very distinct versions have been created besides! CLICK PHOTO FOR MORE INFO!
D&RGW "6300" - 40'-0" Flat Car
Pre-1937 Rebuilding - Sort of...
"Sort of ?" Well, uhhh, sort of... Y'see, these flats got abused badly, so in '37 the 'Grande rebuilt SOME of them. But not ALL of them...
So if you model the pre-1937 period, this is the ONLY version for you. But if 1937 and later is your period, then you can have BOTH versions... Take yer pick!
D&RGW "Long" Refrigerator Car
No, the picture didn't get "stretched" somehow. The 'Grande really did have such things as these 40'-0" wonders! Probably because, what with the "ice bunkers" taking up gobs of space, the "short" reefers just didn't have quite the capacity. All injection molded and sitting on the special "Andrews" Type trucks of the prototype with our great rolling brass wheelsets, and Kadee ® couplers.
D&RGW "6200" Class "Heavy Duty" Flat Car
These unique "Heavy Duty" Flats had an interesting history. We've a special page just for them. Click on the photo to visit it!
The S.P. "Type I Boxcar
This car is number 1 in a series of no less than four of its "type" we're going to produce. All Injection molded, of course, this particular style will be limited to 1,000 kits. Click on the Icon for a full run-down of this great model and prototype! Kit includes nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers included, of course...
The S.P. "Type III Boxcar
Click on the photo ( Left ) for more info on our model of the Type III Boxcar. The Espee's narrow Gauge Equipment was kinda like snowflakes. . . No two were alike. You'll love it ! All Injection molded, of course except for LWC Brass "Crossover Pipe" ( Underside brake piping part, ) and nickel plated brass wheelsets. Genuine Kadee ® Couplers included, of course...
R.G.S. Steel Underframe'd Box Car
Representing RGS road numbers 8801-8729, the "Miller Era" cars. Type III cars boasted very modern all-steel underframes and cast steel Bettendorf trucks. These Type III cars were comparable to the best built standard gauge cars of the day. Our kits are complete with nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers included, they also feature a Lost Wax (Brass Casting) crossover pipe to simplify their construction...
R.G.S. Steel Underframe'd Reefer
The R.G.S. "inherited" three of these cars in when Victor Miller took over the railroad in 1938, after the C.& S. went under. These cars were unique in that, instead of truss-rods and turnbuckles, they had very "modern" all steel underframes! Injection molded with nickel plated brass wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers included, of course...
RGS Steel Underframe'd Stock Car
These "Type III" cars represent Numbers 7451 - 7474 which saw use all over D&RGW / R.G.S. system. Our model kit is all Injection Molded Plastic including a remarkable one piece "brake rigging shot", our Nickel Plated Wheelsets and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers!
C.& S. Type III Steel Underframe'd Box Car
Representing C&S numbers 8100-8399, these Type III cars had cast steel Bettendorf trucks, these Type III cars were comparable to the best built standard gauge cars of the day, complete with very modern all-steel underframes. Click photo for more info...
C.& S. Steel Underframe'd Reefer
This is the same model ( Except for decals / Lettering ) as our Kit #R42. It represents these cars in the days before the C.& S. was abandoned. These cars were unique in that, instead of truss-rods and turnbuckles, they had very "modern" all steel underframes! Click photo for more info...
C.& S. Steel Underframe'd Stock Car
This "Type III" car is the "same" as the R.G.S. version, except this one represents how they looked before the C&S succombed to "progress". They accurately replicate road numbers 7097 - 7134, even down to the peculiar looking coupler "carrier irons" of their prototypes. Click photo for more info...
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