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 Posted: Sun Nov 8th, 2015 08:25 pm
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I wonder if shapeways could make this in O scale:





Next query...I wonder what it would cost?!?!?!

I actually have a partial one built, given to me by the late Ed Reutling.

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Neat looking railcar. Any idea where it ran on the SAL?



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Lee, off the top of my head I think it ran mainly in Florida; places like St. Petersburg, Venice, and Bradenton on the Silver Meteor. Sister 2027 rode the rails from Savannah GA to Montgomery AL.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 9th, 2015 09:43 pm
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It's mainly just the front that would be the hard bit Bob. The rest looks like a cut and shut from a mail car or similar might be a cheaper option.
Am I right in thinking that it has AlCo trucks.

If they can print working jet engines then anything is possible if the money is there :>)

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Bob, The original trucks are strange, the front truck has an 8'-0" wheelbase and the rear has a 6'-6" wheelbase, both 36" wheels.  The front truck was like the trucks on a ALCO RS3 and at some point they put an engine and truck(s) from a road switcher in it, so I think I could use 2 RS trucks and be accurate.

The front is actually pretty plain as can be seen iin this photo of 2027, before the fancy paint work:



The grill work would be touchy, maybe leave that open and make some out of screen wire.

I think a P&D RS3 chain drive tower would be the ticket to use on this.

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Was the skirt only down the right side or was it removed from both sides at some time?
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From what I have read, sometime in the 50s they removed the skirting from these and other passenger cars and locomotives to reduce cost of maintenance and make it easier to maintain them.

They sure look better with the skirting IMO.

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So, how much is done on the one you already have?

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The basic underframe with skirting, the 2 sides with rivet patterns, the nose, and the rear end, I also have a roof that I can use (not pictured):



Still a lot of work would need to be done, but the ground work has been laid, thanks to Ed R.  I just wish I could have gotten it done before he passed :sad:

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Thanks Bob. Looks like he had a certain power truck in mind going by the cutout in the chassis.
Do a bit on it every now and then and and it will soon be finished. Fine wire mesh belted into shape around a wooden former is probably the answer for the air intake opening.

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