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N Scale ATSF PENDULUM CAR 3d printed

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N Scale ATSF PENDULUM CAR 3d printed
N Scale ATSF PENDULUM CAR 3d printed

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N Scale ATSF PENDULUM CAR 3d printed
N Scale ATSF PENDULUM CAR 3d printed

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N Scale ATSF PENDULUM CAR

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3D printed in matte translucent plastic that showcases fine and intricate details.
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Product Description
The pendulum car was an experimental tilting train built by the Pacific Railway Equipment Company (PERC) in the early 1940s. It used an innovative coiled spring suspension system that allowed the cars to lean into curves, thus increasing passenger comfort during high speed travel. PERC built three cars which were tested on American railroads throughout the 1940s, but the advent of World War 2, and their high cost relative to conventional equipment, prevented their wider adoption.

Three railroads ordered production versions of the pendulum car: the Santa Fe, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q), and the Great Northern (GN). The Santa Fe's, No. 1100, was delivered in November 1941. It seated 56, with the additional space going to men's and women's bathrooms at opposite ends of the car. The CB&Q and GN cars arrived in early 1942. The CB&Q car, numbered 6000 and named 
Silver Pendulum, seated 60. GN numbered its car 999; it could seat 68.

Santa Fe's 1100 saw regular service on the San Diegan. 

This print allows all three versions to be made. For a complete model, you will need to add the floor and the trucks, also available here.



 
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N Scale ATSF Pendulum Car
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1.93 x 2.3 x 15.26 cm
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