NASG Dispatch Articles: Freight Cars - Gondolas

A Tale of Two Gondolas

Issue:
2010 #2 April
Page:
13
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

Converting two O-27 gondolas to 46-foot, close-enough, S-scale gondolas, one for the Pennsylvania Railroad and one for the B&O. Includes a couple of paragraphs on how the author built two different pipe loads (with photos).

Cuyahoga Valley 9004 Coil Gondola

Issue:
2003 #1 February
Page:
20
Author:
Mike Sulzbach
Description:

This article describes how the author took a gondola and added the Mainstreeter Trains corrugated add-on panels to create a different-looking gondola. He super-details the model and describes how he added the coil steel loads. Includes construction and final-model photos.

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad 700-series Drop-bottom Gondola

Issue:
1989 #6 December
Page:
15
Description:

Scale drawings of the car.

Kitbashing Scale Cars from Toy Bodies Part 2

Issue:
1986 #2 Spring
Page:
11
Author:
Dick Karnes
Description:

Taking A.C. Gilbert American Flyer gondola bodies and converting them into credible "scale" models. Includes model photos and cut diagrams. Also covered is the 42-foot hydracushion box car.

Let's Build a Steel Braced Plywood Chip Car

Issue:
1999 #2 April
Page:
10
Author:
Ernie Horr
Description:

The author provides step-by-step instructions on how to scratchbuild this car. It includes a materials list, prototype photos, and diagrams.

Modern Gondolas

Issue:
2003 #1 February
Page:
12
Author:
Alex Binkley
Description:

The author describes how he took an American Models 52-foot, AM 40-foot, and MTH's O-27 gondolas to kitbash his modern cars. Includes photos of his completed models.

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