Re: Modelling a PS-5 Gondola in HO

Gatwood, Elden J SAD


I am in the middle of a PS-5 bash, and found when looking at photos that
PS-5's seem to have varied a lot, depending on built dates and customer
preferences, so some have a side very much like a so-called "Greenville" gon,
others have ribs of differing widths; there are also some welded side
versions. Which is yours? How many ribs? Fixed or drop end?

Oh, I am using the Life-Like P2K sides (and floor) with some home-made ends.
PS gon ends for my era of car looked a bit like their PS-1 box car ends but
with abbreviated ribs, of course.

Elden Gatwood


From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Staffan Ehnbom
Sent: Friday, November 14, 2008 5:39 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Modelling a PS-5 Gondola in HO

There was an ad in the 1961 Car Builders' Cyclopedia with a drawing of the
side and end of a PS-5. No underframe drawing and not the usual CBC detail
type drawing.

Many years ago National Car Cast of Canada produced styrene side and end
castings for a NYC gon. The sides had great similarities to the PS-5 sides
but that every other of the PS-5 side ribs were heavier than the others,
which should be fixable.

Staffan Ehnbom

----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Palmer
To: STMFC@... <>
Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 11:28 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Modelling a PS-5 Gondola in HO

Hi All,

This came up recently on the Rutland list and I am looking for more
information. Does anyone know of photos or plans or even a kit of the
Pullman Standard PS-5 Gondola. I am looking to build a few that the
Rutland had. They were 52'6" inside length. Photos from the Rutland
are few and far between.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


Alan Palmer <>

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