Re: Wright Trak SAL gondola kit



The instruction sheet was literally thrown together at the last moment. It
has been revised to include photos and the like. Here they are.

Denis Blake
WrightTRAK Railroad Model

----- Original Message -----
From: <jfbrewer@...>
To: <STMFC@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Wright Trak SAL gondola kit


I purchased this kit, as well as their NS low side gondola kit at
Naperville; my kits appear to contain all the parts, even those that you are
missing. However, both contain the same sheet of basic instructions and no
prototype information or finished model photographs. I am still waiting on
the decals for the NS kit as I understand Wright Trak was waiting to have
then printed pending approval of their art work. These kits aren't listed on
their web site so there is no help available there. I'm hoping once Wright
Trak catches up wiith business after Naperville and Trainfest, the necessary
information will be made available to us.

I made a cursory search on-line for photos of the prototypes, but couldn't
find anything..

Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD

----- Original Message -----
From: "Clark Propst" <cepropst@...>
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:39:46 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: [STMFC] Wright Trak SAL gondola kit

I'm about finished with a Wright Trak SAL gondola kit I bought from them at
Trainfest. (Hope their models sold well)

If memory serves me correctly the kit contained the body, Tichy brake sprue,
weight (which was too long), trucks, and a piece of brass wire, decals, plus
two sheets of instructions.

The instructions included one typed page and one page with four photocopied
photos of the constructed model. The instructions mentioned an inside floor
and etched parts sprue, which were not in my kit. The builder didn't
recommend using the etched parts anyway?

I was able to dig up the styrene for the floor, grab irons, sill steps, cut
levers, and a brake platform.

Construction time was what you'd expect from a one piece bodied gon.
Drilling holes for the grabs and steps and adding the Tichy brake parts.

One item missing from the kit that makes it impossible to finish is a good
photo of a completed model or prototype. I had no idea what color to paint
it or where to place the decals! I was able to obtain the information from a

I paid $40 for the kit.
Clark Propst
Mason City Iowa


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