More Z Scale Centerbeams...

rray Aug 30, 2004

  1. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    With my NP Depot finished, I decided to take a few pictures of the Centerbeam cars.

    BN Opera Window:
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    And post merger scheme:
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    Northwestern Oklahoma Quad Truss:
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    Centex Dual Truss:
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    Union Pacific Quad Truss:

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    Northern Pacific 66' Diamond Window:

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    -Robert
     
  2. MagicMan_841

    MagicMan_841 TrainBoard Member

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    Very nice. Have you ever though of selling those as kits like your cabooses ??
     
  3. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member

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    NICE. I like the NP one, never seen one like it. How many did they have?
     
  4. rray

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    I did make the Opera Window ones into Z Scale kits. In fact I'm shipping some more to Chuck at Feather River Trains today.

    The Northern Pacific had 5 Thrall 66' Centerbeam cars, delivered in 1969. This was Thrall's first attempt at producing such a lightweight car, and for whatever reason, they exited the centerbeam market immediatly, not re-entering again until 1977 with the 60' Opera Window model.

    -Robert
     
  5. Mike Sheridan

    Mike Sheridan TrainBoard Member

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    Robert, that stuff is amazing. You guys that actually model in Z must have bionic eyes.

    I'm not even going to think about buying kits - I could probably hit the thing with a spray gun and fit the trucks, but those decals .... [​IMG]
     
  6. rray

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    Yeah, you have to use an optivisor, and do it under a magnifyer lamp to get the decals on, but once they are on and sealed, the model looks good enough for photo's.

    If I just eyeball the decals, then look at the photo's, the models look like junk. :D
     
  7. HemiAdda2d

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    Yikes! :eek: :eek:
    And I thought putting the tiny 'F' decals on N locos was tough....
    What will the kits run? I am intrigued by this, as I would like a few, mixed/matched.
     
  8. rray

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    Kit's are $15 at Feather River Trains. You need to buy the trucks seperate. Actually fun to build too! :D
     

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