1940-era Models by Perma-Bilt

Manufacturer:Perma-Bilt
Manufacturer ID:9125
Category:Refrigerator Cars
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:5047
Prototype Class:RS
Prototype Era:1940
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
The kit came with pre-painted and lettered sides of stamped metal parts, which the owner was to put on a wood body. The second photo is by Ed Kirstatter. Ed used S-Helper Service trucks and Kadee # 808 couplers (the brown ones), and added several other details.
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Photo #2
model owned by Jack Troxell
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Perma-Bilt
Category:Box Cars - single door
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Era:1940
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Outside braced 40' box car. The kit was of the usual stamped metal parts placed around a wooden box, with detail parts added. The bracing is very shallow, and has rivet impressions beside them. This does not represent a composite wood car. The underframe has the minimum of detail parts applied. The stamped sides were painted and lettered, but not numbered. The numbers were put on using decals so as to get many selection of numbers. This old model still has the HO-scale Kadee ramp-operated couplers from before they invented the magnetically-operated ones. It has, however, been upgraded with American Models sprung Bettendorf type of trucks.
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model owned by Jack Sudimak
photo © Edwin Kirstatter

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