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Wisconsin Central Supply Box Car, Single-sheathed

Manufacturer:

Wisconsin Central Supply

Category:

Box Car, Single-sheathed

Model Introduced:

1964

Product Type:

Craftsman Kit

Finish:

unpainted

Prototype Dimensions:

50'


copyright © Bob Werre

Manufacturer:

Wisconsin Central Supply

Category:

Box Car, Single-sheathed

Road Name:

Milwaukee Road (MILW)

Model Introduced:

1964

Product Type:

Craftsman Kit

Finish:

unpainted

Prototype Dimensions:

50'

Notes:

This craftsman wood kit with some metal parts includes two pages of written instructions to follow with charts of numbered parts, some of which are color-coded, and one large-scale drawing with numbered parts for many railroad detail variations to use. To make a MILW version, Ed added a top-mounted brass brake wheel by Tomalco, a 3D-printed Ratchet wheel and Pawl below on the stamped brass brakeman's step, and a 3D stirrup below that. The couplers used were Kadee S-scale #808. He installed Northeastern's Bettendorf type trucks. The soft metal doors and ends added some needed weight to this model. Other metal parts are the brass sill steps pinned on, the brass stamped ladders, and the formed wire grab irons. The finished wood model was coated with Scalecoat's Sanding sealer, followed by 2002 Oxide Red paint. Old Enhoring Decals SN 54 and SD 2 were used. Restored with Microscale's Decal Film. Complete brakes were put on with little instructions using the cast metal AB parts furnished. Photos #2 through 4 show the model before painting, so that it is clear which parts are wood and which are metal.


copyright © Ed Kirstatter

copyright © Ed Kirstatter

copyright © Ed Kirstatter

copyright © Ed Kirstatter
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