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Need Help Identifying Passenger Equipment

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Need Help Identifying Passenger Equipment
Posted by Kyle on Friday, January 16, 2015 10:21 PM

I have been thinking about modelling a North Carolina Dept of Transportation (RNCX) passenger train in HO scale.  I have found some photos of the passenger cars on rrpicturearchieves.  Can anyone tell me what types these are?  Do any companies make models of theses cars?

Also, does anyone know of a good model of an F59PH, or a GP40P-2?

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, January 17, 2015 4:29 AM

Hi, Kyle

Wikipedia has this information:

State-owned passenger cars on the Piedmont are refurbished coach cars originally built by Pullman-Standard and the St. Louis Car Company in the 1960s for theKansas City Southern and Union Pacific. There are four lounge/baggage cars and one coach/baggage car originally built by the St. Louis Car Company in the 1950s and used by the United States Army.

From this article:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedmont_%28train%29

Scroll to the bottom of this page and you will get a better idea of the heritage of the cars:

http://passcarphotos.info/Indices/N5a.htm

I'm pretty sure Walthers has made a few runs of UP St. Louis cars over the years.

[edit] Or maybe not. All I see are ACF and P-S, not St. Louis. Perhaps the Rivarossi coach would be closer? This might make a good start for the P-S coach.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/932-15307

The Army hospital cars might be tougher. I've seen a few in brass but don't recall any made for the mass market.

Have fun! Ed

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Posted by leighant on Friday, January 30, 2015 1:22 PM

Walthers made stamped-metal-side HO kits for the Army Hospital cars back in the 1960s.  Shown in "Passenger Car Plans" back in that era.  Kits also came in versions for users that bought cars after the Army: Monon and Ringing Brothers.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Friday, January 30, 2015 2:45 PM

Looks like a great project.  I've been looking for an F59PH, and I was ready to build one, until I found this, from a former post about maple leaf trains  They have a really nice model, but you have to pre-order, and it runs about $90.00, and comes with all the etched parts and screens.  Check it out.

Mike.

EDIT:  My link didn't work.  www.mapleleaftrains.com

 

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