Article: Modifying Central Valley Livestock Cars


Bob Chaparro
 

Article: Modifying Central Valley Livestock Cars

Link courtesy of Dean ONeill on the Groups.io Northern Pacific Railway Modelers group.

Dean comments:

“The article that covers changing the width of these cars is on the NPRHA website for free public use. Link below.”

http://www.nprha.org/Modeling/Modifying%20Central%20Valleys%20NP%20Stock%20Car%20-%20NPRHA.pdf

For those of you who don’t know, these HO scale cars intentionally were made about one foot too wide as the sill steps were thought to interfere with the trucks on tight corners.

The car:

https://www.shop.cvmw.com/StockCarKit-1001.htm

As a side note, every October I organize a layout tour for the Central Coast Railroad Festival in the San Luis Obispo area of California. This usually includes a tour of the large Northern Pacific HO scale layout and shop at the Central Valley Model Works in Oceano, CA. Check this site for details in September:

https://ccrrf.com/

Bob Chaparro

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