The prototype for this N scale 28 foot boxcar was built in 1856 for Henry Tyson, the Baltimore & Ohio's master of machinery. The arched roof and lack of truss rods is typical of pre-Civil War construction and many cars of this plan were constructed with a variety of modifications and truck styles over the years. Originally these cars came equipped with leaf spring wood beam trucks (panamintmodels T01), but a Civil War era photograph shows them with two other styles (panamintmodels T05, T30), possibly in US Military Railroad service. This model version depicts this car as built in 1856.
Included are seperate doors, interior half-framing, two types of trucks used in the 1850s (attach with #0 screw or pins provided) and both the original England patent couplers, mounted on the end beams, and semi-working wrought iron link and pin couplers. Locating holes are provided for either. Hole for the wrought iron coupler is correct for MT Z/Nn3 couplers, to be opened with a #63 drill (this option will require some shimming or trimming of the trucks. See the R01aim versions made specifically for MT couplers).This model has very fine detail so the preferred material is Frosted Ultra Detail.
33" wheelsets with .540" axles required (MT low or new standard profile or similar FVM etc.)
Other versions of the kit include one without interior, separate doors, nor extra trucks, and two in the Civil War era configuration.
Clean with warm dish soap and soft brush before painting with acrylics or enamels. Use Bestine rubber cement remover if particularly greasy. Some areas may require scraping to remove waxy manufacturing residue, especially the interior.
Part Number R01ai.
5.568 w x
5.42 d x
2.192 w x
2.134 d x