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Tale of Two Boxcars
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 Posted: Mon Jul 24th, 2017 02:36 pm
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    A couple of On30 model boxcars, built for service (one day) on my layout.
   The left hand car is based on the Kaslo & Slocan Rly conversions some of their flat cars to boxcars. Styrene overlay on a Bachmann boxcar. The K&S was a Great Northern operated 3Ft line which operated in southern British  Columbia from 1895 to 1910 
  The right hand car is a current project based on Ferrocarrill Hauncayo & Hauncavelica  42Ft (Former? Stg re trucked to 3Ft) shortened to a 32Ft car. A few bits and pieces to add yet. Body of wood, frame of styrene (steel framed with truss rods, waiting on a order for queen posts) The FCH&H was started as a Stg line 1911-1919, converted to 3Ft gauge, in 2008 it was again rebuilt to Stg. Likely  by now the older equipment has been scrapped.
 Glad I took the photos (2000) when I did .

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Hi Ken :wave:



Great looking pair of cars ... Eh ! :bg:

Nice outside braces.


A quirky couple.

Std. - 3ft - & - shortened ! :shocked:


I have a pair of outside braced cars in the shop as well.

You've reminded me ... must glue some more wood on 'em !


Nice work Ken.


More pix. when you can.



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Cool cars! I like the box cars with platforms on the ends..the old 2 footer B&BRR had such cars. I built one like that long ago. Outside braced cars are always neat, lots of character.

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Materials fit their uses well. Side framing adds much visual interest.



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  A photo f FH&H # 108, taken in 2000 on a train tour of Peru.
Need to dig out a couple of photos of the K&S cars, if interested an under frame
can be sent also.

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Seems they built it up over a regular flatcar.
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Here is one of my little box cars with end platforms:



And it was built on an old flat car also.
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Hi Ken :wave: Eh!



I might just have to give my 2 outside-braced efforts a first-showing, over at M.M.M.


I collected quite a few proto-photos as well, for my 'hybrid'. :shocked:


I like your photo Ken.



Mine had to be a shorty a bit like No.2 INSULATED. :bg:


There is a bit of a difference in the framing for different types.


It looks like the one from darkest Peru used some stake-pocket like things.



I got slightly confused with the ends of mine, due to the boards being INSIDE !


Mmm ...


I do like an outside framed though, kinda interesting lookin'.



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