1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

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1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by SPSteam2491 » Wed May 02, 2018 11:52 pm

Now available for 1.5" scale are easy to assembly kits for ride astride passenger cars. No welding required and goes together with simple tools; just glue, screws, and some clamps are needed to put the kit together.

Kit includes 18 CNC cut pieces from quality sanded ¾" Baltic Birch Plywood + ½" Baltic Birch Plywood Seat + easy to follow instructions.
(Trucks, couplers and assembly hardware not included)

Features of the car include:
Puzzle piece style constructions decreased assembly time and increases strength while keeping weight down.
Integrated lifting handles on end (also doubles as hand holds for kids while riding) and under seat
Cargo space under seat for tools or brake equipment
Pre cut holes for standard center beam 1"x2" steel tubing (Not included in kit)
Large foot rests
6' overall length will comfortable fit three adults

Cost for the kits are $250 plus shipping. Payments accepted are PayPal or Check. Send a PM to SPSteam2491 for ordering and shipping prices. Quantity discounts are available.
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End View.JPG
Two Adults.JPG
Cargo Space.jpg
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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by SPSteam2491 » Wed May 02, 2018 11:53 pm

Layout of included pieces (end details and seat are not shown in this picture but are included in the kit)
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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by NP317 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:46 am

Nicely done!!
I've hauled similar cars before, and they are excellent in function.
If I had a way to haul one with my loco in my truck...
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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by SPSteam2491 » Thu May 03, 2018 11:10 am

I am working on a shorter version for 1.5" scale as well as a 1" scale version. This current design also will not fit in the back of my truck (with the tailgate up).
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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Thu May 03, 2018 1:29 pm

Any chance they can be ordered without the handle holes? Also, what would shipping be for a pair of kits to the zip code 12211? Thanks.
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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by SPSteam2491 » Thu May 03, 2018 2:30 pm

Ben, PM sent.
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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by Harlock » Sun May 06, 2018 12:04 pm

Nice alternative to the steel versions! Great price. If we get our portable track going, may have to pick up a few for public hauling.
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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by Liesegang » Fri May 11, 2018 9:11 am

Do you have a version for 2.5" equipment? If so, how much?

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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by SPSteam2491 » Fri May 11, 2018 10:01 am

Terry, currently I do not have a 2.5" scale version but am in the process of creating designs for one. Price will be difficult to determine at this point, not sure how large the market is out there for 2.5" scale ride on cars.
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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by Kimball McGinley » Tue May 15, 2018 2:15 pm

I am curious; why would somebody want a 2.5"/foot (3' narrow gauge) scale version of a car that has no prototype? Making it taller and wider seems questionable; would that not reduce the stability of these cars, which is there primary reason to exist? I remember trying to squeeze into scale gondola cars years ago; these new rider cars are a terrific risk reduction for all clubs.

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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by SPSteam2491 » Fri May 18, 2018 4:37 pm

If anyone is interested, I will be at the Triennial in June and can deliver kits to the meet for free. Send a PM if you are interested in a kit.
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Re: 1.5" Scale Ride Astride Passenger Car Kits

Post by JoeKahan » Wed May 23, 2018 9:36 pm

I'm curious about the clearance above the railhead under the drop section.
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