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Roy Meissner Trailer

Manufacturer:

Roy Meissner

Category:

Trailer

Prototype Manufacturer:

(multiple)

Product Type:

Resin

Finish:

unpainted

Prototype Dimensions:

22'

Notes:

These are 20-foot trailers that Roy built from scratch and then produced for others out of resin. These city-delivery trailer had a two-foot extension on the back, often called a "backporch". The models were available in various prototype colors, including the C&NW one on Larry Blank's layout in the third photo.


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Manufacturer:

Roy Meissner

Category:

Trailer

Prototype Year/Era:

1940s

Prototype Manufacturer:

Brown Trailer Co

Product Type:

Resin

Finish:

unpainted

Notes:

These trailers were manufactured from the 1940s through the 1970s by Brown Trailer Co out of Ohio. The company registered their name in 1949. These trailers were made out of stainless steel or aluminum. The trailers were never painted. The trailer's nose style is specific to Brown. Roy made created CAD drawings of the models based on prototype dimensions, then produced resin castings.


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copyright © Roy Meissner

Manufacturer:

Roy Meissner

Category:

Trailer

Prototype Year/Era:

1950s

Prototype Manufacturer:

Fruehauf Trailer Corporation

Product Type:

Resin

Finish:

unpainted

Prototype Dimensions:

34'

Prototype Link:

Notes:

These are exterior-post trailers, which had doors on both sides, and were used for city-wide curb-side deliveries. The prototype trailers were made out of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. They were used in the 1950s and 1960s. Fruehauf started in 1918 and closed its doors in 1989. Roy scratchbuilt a model of these, and then produced resin copies of that.


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