Old boxcar plans?

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Old boxcar plans?

Post by DianneB » Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:45 pm

I am thinking of adding a boxcar to my 7.5" ga. LE American and looking for plans.

The older the style the better. I am trying to stay 1860s if possible.

May make them ride-on if my little 4-4-0 can pull them up the grade but I can add the internal structure to carry a rider's weight.

I see there are lots of boxcar plans on the Internet but it is hard to sort out early models and readable FREE plans! :wink:

Can anyone point me to suitable plans?

Thanks guys!

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Post by ccvstmr » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:15 pm

Diane...if you have access to the library of Train Shed Encyclopedias...might start there. I know they have "volumes/books" that feature 1800's ear equipment. Carl B.
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Re: Old boxcar plans?

Post by DianneB » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:24 pm

Thanks but I don't have access to Train Shed Encyclopedia.

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Post by BarryS » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:32 pm

DianneB wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:45 pm
I am thinking of adding a boxcar to my 7.5" ga. LE American and looking for plans.

The older the style the better. I am trying to stay 1860s if possible.



Thanks guys!
August to Oct 1987 issues of Modeltec have a build series by George Dean that might be of interest. April 1988 Live Steam has an article by John Livingston that might also help. These should be in the MLS clubhouse. If not, I have copies.

I have a copy of THE AMERICAN RAILROAD FREIGHTCAR as well as CAR BUILDERS CYCLOPEDIA 1937. There is a lot in these two books that might help. They both contain stuff from the era you are looking to model. You can borrow them if you want.

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Post by DianneB » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:49 pm

BarryS wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:32 pm
I have a copy of THE AMERICAN RAILROAD FREIGHTCAR as well as CAR BUILDERS CYCLOPEDIA 1937. There is a lot in these two books that might help. They both contain stuff from the era you are looking to model. You can borrow them if you want.
I'd appreciate that Barry!

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Post by jessebanning » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:56 pm

We sell the 1860s boxcar RTR for $1200.00
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Post by DianneB » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:20 pm

Sorry Jesse but that's beyond my means. But thanks for the offer.

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Post by jessebanning » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:27 pm

We have the drawing for the original version (cast aluminum) that has some basic dimensions on it. If interested, email me.
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Post by DianneB » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:29 pm

Thanks but I found one on the Internet with basic dimensions so I am working from that.

Thanks again Jesse!

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Post by Dick_Morris » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:04 pm

Try the 1879 Car Builder's Dictionary at Archive.org.
https://archive.org/details/carbuilders ... /page/n225
https://archive.org/details/carbuilders ... /page/n243 (about ten pages of drawings)

Railway car Construction by Voss
https://books.google.com/books?id=ucM1A ... &q&f=false

This search will give you several copies of Car Builder's Dictionarys covering a number of years -
https://archive.org/search.php?query=ca ... dictionary

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Post by DianneB » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:16 pm

What a wealth of information!

Thanks Dick!!!!

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Post by DianneB » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:19 am

Found a suitable drawing for an old wooden boxcar.

Thanks gang!

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