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).

Converting a Flyer Gondola to Scale

Issue:
2013 #6 December
Page:
24
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

One of the two types of gondolas designed by the USRA during WWI was modeled by the author using two damaged A.F. gondolas. Includes several model 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.

Kitbash a 65ft Gondola

Issue:
2016 #5 September
Page:
28
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author took two A.F. gondolas and modified them to build this one car. Includes construction, prototype, and final photos.

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.

Lionel Gondola Conversion

Issue:
2013 #5 October
Page:
24
Author:
Edwin C. Kirstatter
Description:

The author converts a Lionel O-27 short gondola to one that is usable in S-scale. Includes detailed instructions to do the conversion, with several supplemental photos. Also includes prototype reference material.

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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