Chester Industrial Arts Passenger Cars, Roomette

Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Cars, Roomette
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Cars, Roomette
Road Name:(undecorated)
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
This Pullman fluted-side, streamlined roomette car kit consisted of stamped aluminum sides, aluminum doors, thick sheet aluminum ends, wood roof and floor, two spacer blocks to separate the roof and floor, window celluloid, and sponge-rubber full-width diaphragms. At the time, the S-scale kits sold for $2 each. This particular model sports Enhorning trucks, a homemade full-width diaphragm, added hand grabs, and a cardstock letterboard. Decals are Champion. These cars were later re-released in S-scale by J-C Models with improvements that included detailed cast ends. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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model owned by Dick Karnes
photo © Dick Karnes

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