~ Latest Update Tuesday, February 27, 2007 ~
The model you see above was built for us by our old friend,
Bill Schaefer .
Worthy of note is these cars were first introduced by Overland Models, back in
the 1980's, which is why you see noted on the photo above "Built from an OMI
kit." We picked up the tooling for the OMI kit line some years ago, but never
got around to re-issuing the Boxcars and Gondolas due to some problems with a
couple of the molds.
The cars now come equipped with our own C&S Cast Steel Trucks, a redesigned Brake Shot ( Still one piece though. ) and the NEW Train Line to Brake Cylinder crossover pipe which is a one piece lost-wax brass casting that FITS.
If the door seems to have "different" scribing from that of the car sides, you
get an "A". It DOES have different scribing. What the deal is is the scribing
on the door represents the "novelty" type siding that was comprised of 1 board,
2 grooves. And of course, expansion / contraction due to the elements would
make the overlapping "groove" either more pronounced, or less, while the "milled
in" groove remained the same. . . .
Click the above photo to enlarge these end view shots.
This model weighs in at right about 3.5 ounces. It comes complete with the accurately scaled, easy-to-assemble, ( Read Snap Together ) free rolling "Bettendorf" Type "Cast Steel" Trucks, moulded in that engineering plastic we use for this purpose, "Celcon". And of course, the now Standard of the Industry P-B-L Nickel Plated Brass Wheelsets.
All parts of this model kit, save for the hand grabs, cross-over piping and wheelsets are injection moulded in high impact styrene plastic. Proper Thin Filmed Decals and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers are included too, of course...
For a close-up view of the underframe, click on the photo.
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