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Southern All-Door Boxcar - 'O'-Scale Brass Scratchbuild
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 Posted: Mon Mar 19th, 2018 08:12 am
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Daniel Beresford
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Howdy y'all,
About a year ago, I made an attempt to build an N scale Southern Railway All-door boxcar, a 1961 version with roll-up doors.
Since my move to O scale, I've decided to make a new version.
After building a few Intermountain boxcar kits and experiencing issues with their running due to their light weight, I decided to eliminate that issue from the start by building the car from 0.5mm brass sheet.
I'm using a Quality Craft Models Thrall All-door car kit - or more specifically the plans included within - to get the dimensions in scale, but I'm also using reference photographs of the Southern cars to ensure the unique aspects of the design are captured correctly.
Link to the prototype car:http://www.garlic.com/~tomd/railforums/alldoorbox1.jpg
And my progress so far. I'm currently waiting on some square brass tube to arrive to get the basic frame assembled. :)



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 Posted: Mon Mar 19th, 2018 04:23 pm
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That's an interesting car that I've never run across before.

From  what little I read the car was never very popular.



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 Posted: Mon Mar 19th, 2018 04:48 pm
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 the car was never very popular.
Probably the so convenient movable door posts were not that convenient after all. 
Jose.

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Tell me about it, Jose. They aren't going to be all that convenient to model either! ;)



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This evening I've been doing some noodle scratching on figuring out how to... a) build the support posts for the roller doors, b) allow them to hinge outwards and c) secure them at the top of the car, and d) allow them to slide from one end of the car to the other - all of which are per the prototype Pullman Standard built cars.



Hopefully this'll make some sort of sense!





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Hi Dan :wave:



Def. an unusual prototype. :thumb:

The shop drawing looks like a cunning plan ! :cool:



Probably worth the very rarely given Freerails 5 :brill: :brill: :brill: :brill: :brill: Einsteins award !



It better work though ! ...

... these awards can be taken back as well as given you know !! :f: ;)



I think Helmut won a 5 Einsteins award a while back. L:

For the life of me, I can't remember :dope: what for though ?



???



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Clearly you have more faith in my abilities than I do! :D



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This might help a little with your endeavor: http://hotraincollector.com/unusual-all-door-boxcars/

Looks like the doors were just not up to rough handling.



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