R01bi N B&O Tyson boxcar, Civil War era w interior
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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 the cars as they were during the 1860s. Equipped with both T05 and T30 USMRR trucks(attach with #0 screw or pins provided). Included are both the original England patent couplers, mounted on the end beams, and semi-working wrought iron link and pin couplers (likely the ones used in USMRR service). Locating holes are provided for each. 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 R01bim for version made especially for MT couplers). Includes separate positionable doors and partial framing inside. 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.) Also requires MT vertical brake wheels #13003, to fit in mounting holes provided, or use provided brake wheels with a .01" wire staff.
Other versions of the kit include one without separate doors nor interior framing and two in the as-built 1856 configuration. Clean with warm water, 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 R01bi.