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cement car boxcar conversion
Posted by Pastor Ben on Friday, June 01, 2018 3:25 PM

I have a Tichy USRA 50 ton single sheathed box car conversion kit to a cement car with no decals. I am trying to find out which railroads used this type of car. I currently am modeling Seaboard Airline early-mid 60s (pre-merger) in HO scale. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Ben

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Posted by doctorwayne on Friday, June 01, 2018 5:02 PM

Tichy's original version was for a Delaware & Hudson car, but I don't know if there were decals included with the kit at that time.

Tichy has recently come up with a line of DECALS for all sorts of cars.  In the link, you'll find two versions (each with two choices for the herald) for the D&H cement car, and another set for a B&O cement car.  There may also be other roads that converted similar boxcars for cement service, but you're on your own finding appropriate lettering.

Wayne

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Friday, June 01, 2018 5:27 PM

The reply from Wayne is perfect.

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Since I found out about this car, it is the version I seek out. You still get all the parts needed to build a USRA single sheathed boxcar, but you also get some cool parts for other projects.

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The Tichy USRA hopper "grain car" is another kit where you can build the standard version and have parts left over.

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-Kevin

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Posted by "JaBear" on Sunday, June 03, 2018 4:47 AM

Unfortunately I've mislaid the link to the original article, but my notes say that the D&H converted the 30 single sheathed boxcars in 1934.

Cheers, the Bear.

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Posted by dknelson on Sunday, June 03, 2018 6:30 PM

Unfortunately I've mislaid the link to the original article, but my notes say that the D&H converted the 30 single sheathed boxcars in 1934.

Cheers, the Bear.

 

 
The index on this website shows two possible articles.
 
John Nehrich in the June 1994 issue of Mainline Modeler
Wayne Sittner in the April 1980 issue of Prototype Modeler.
 
Dave Nelson

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