Intermountain GREAT Dome car.

kverdon Dec 6, 2019

  1. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    While MTL has 3 axle passenger car trucks, the IM trucks are the only one of that style. And if one wants to keep the trucks prototypical to the prototype, the IM truck is the only correct one
     
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  2. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    GN/BN did have full domes, however they had Budd built cars, not Pullman Standard. Bachmann makes a Budd car, but it needs help to match the GN/BN car. And if you model Glacier View, the one that is a business car, you'll need sides that are not commercially available as BN redid the window arrangement when the car was converted to a business car
     
  3. Run8Racing

    Run8Racing TrainBoard Member

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    Got it, Ike !!! Kinda' figured you would know these things. I do have several of the B-manns. I did notice the differences in John Moore's pic of Glacier View. I won't be trying to tackle that. Instead, I will continue harassing someone who has made business cars for all BN's predecessors and even BNSF !!! It's BN's turn !!! Back to OP, not stealing the post.
     
  4. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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    Union Station products BN car number 1390.
    https://unionstationproducts.com/burlington-northern-santa-fe


    You have to scroll down and choose N scale for the sides. Cost is around $30 dollars an increase from when I did the car and the starting point is a Bachmann full dome.

    A number of years ago when I did mine there was no way to model the rear observation window so but I did it by some creative cutting and some styrene right down the rolling shutter that protects the window when not in use. The shutter could be left installed in the down position for a car in transit or removed for a car in use.

    I documented the build here on Trainboard but probably since lost due to software upgrades. The car is no longer in my possession, gone when I downsized my passengers fleet to shorter cars. Somewhere I have some photos on a CD.
     

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