Schnabel Car

Dave Kerr Sep 29, 2021

  1. Dave Kerr

    Dave Kerr TrainBoard Member

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    Has anyone produced a Schnabel car with a generator load in N scale?

    I have the Overland N scale WECX 202 with a transformer load.

    But coming from a Westinghouse family, my quest has been to find a N scale
    Schnabel car with the generator load.

    By the way, here is a photograph of the real McCoy from the late 1960s or early 1970s
    at the East Pittsburgh Works of Westinghouse Electric.

    Thanks,

    Dave Schnabel Car Resize.jpg
     
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  2. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    If you can get plans for one possibly someone with a 3D printer could make it.
    Welcome to Trainboard.
     
  3. John Moore

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    MicroAce and Minitrix produced one and the is a brass version out there.
     
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  4. Grey One

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    Or, you could abstract one and make it a 2040 version. I have a mess of freight trucks I intend to use to make 16 axil flat cars. I'll cut 'loads' out of foam.
     
  5. Dave Kerr

    Dave Kerr TrainBoard Member

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    I can't determine if the chap at what was Elgin Locomotive works is still producing his resin kit.
     
  6. freddy_fo

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    There is a MicroAce listed on ebay right now but it appears to have a transformer load as well. As I recall trix had two variations but neither were a generator load.

    Nice thing with the overland model is that it has operating latches so the load can be removed. At that point it's just a matter of designing and printing a load to swap out rather than getting a whole new schnabel car.
     
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  7. Keith

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    Overland Models made one, with transformer load.
    I’ve got one in my collection.
    Car is about 11 1/4 inches long, and weights around a half pound!!
     
  8. acptulsa

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    That's the only rolling stock I've ever seen that had more axles than a Cheese coal fired steam turbine.
     
  9. Sepp K

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    I've heard of egg, chestnut, pea, barley, and rice coal before, but never cheese.
     
  10. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    LOL

    Time to teach autoincorrect the name Chessie.
     
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  11. Sepp K

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    Ah, dear Autocorrect. I don't know why I didn't see that. I plead the lateness of the hour and haste to retire for the night.
     
  12. sd90ns

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    Half a pound?

    Too bad we can't get N-Scale locomotives in that weight range.
    But then the motors probably wouldn't be able to move them so there's that.
     
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  14. Keith

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    More on mine:

    Length, compared with tape meqasure.
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    Weight, as seen on digital scale:
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    I stand corrected on what I thought total weight was!
    Still pretty darn close to total length of 11 1/4 inches!

    And yes, it still requires at least 2 locomotives to pull this car!!
    Have DRGW and CNW heritage units leading mine, with a couple of spacer cars!
     
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