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ACL O-17 Ventilation Box Car - "Watermelon Car"


wrlyders
 

I am trying to scratch build the ACL Watermelon Car starting with an Ambroid Kit from the 50s [One of my Cars for my NMRA AP Cars certificate]. This kit has all the wood pieces but no car details like the brakes, wheels, etc., nor are they described in the brief kit instructions

 

From my research, I have some pictures and have an idea of which details I need. But I don’t have specific types or sizes of the following:

·         Side Grab irons: 18”, 21”, or 22” or another size

·         Door Grab Irons: size

·         Ladders on the end: 7 rungs, 8 rungs. I assume metal ladders, not wood

·         Brake System – Brake gear, Cylinder, reduction valve, etc.

·         Brake handle on end above the roof

·         Door handles, rollers, etc.

·         Connectors for brake lines underneath and up the size

·         Underbody parts layout and detail [the kit shows some but not all detail parts]

I need pictures or drawings or parts lists showing these items in order to scratchbuild or purchase these parts. I found the ACL/SAL Historical Society and the NC Transportation Museum web sites devoid of rolling stock details.

 

Does anybody have any links or information that I can use?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Bill Lyders

 


Jim Hayes
 

Maybe this information from Sunshine will help.

    JimH


golden1014
 

This should help you, Bill.

John Golden
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany


Rich Yoder
 

Hi Bill,

I do .

Contact me off the list. richyoder@...

Sincerely,

Rich Yoder

 

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I am trying to scratch build the ACL Watermelon Car starting with an Ambroid Kit from the 50s [One of my Cars for my NMRA AP Cars certificate]. This kit has all the wood pieces but no car details like the brakes, wheels, etc., nor are they described in the brief kit instructions

 

From my research, I have some pictures and have an idea of which details I need. But I don’t have specific types or sizes of the following:

  • Side Grab irons: 18”, 21”, or 22” or another size
  • Door Grab Irons: size
  • Ladders on the end: 7 rungs, 8 rungs. I assume metal ladders, not wood
  • Brake System – Brake gear, Cylinder, reduction valve, etc.
  • Brake handle on end above the roof
  • Door handles, rollers, etc.
  • Connectors for brake lines underneath and up the size
  • Underbody parts layout and detail [the kit shows some but not all detail parts]

I need pictures or drawings or parts lists showing these items in order to scratchbuild or purchase these parts. I found the ACL/SAL Historical Society and the NC Transportation Museum web sites devoid of rolling stock details.

 

Does anybody have any links or information that I can use?

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Bill Lyders

 


Bruce A. Metcalf
 

wrlyders via groups.io wrote:

I am trying to scratch build the ACL Watermelon Car starting with an
Ambroid Kit from the 50s [One of my Cars for my NMRA AP Cars certificate].
I need pictures or drawings or parts lists showing these items in order to scratchbuild or purchase these parts.
Does anybody have any links or information that I can use?
There's an article with prototype photos and a scale drawing in Railroad
Model Craftsman, July 1955, p.48.

Not in my collection, but perhaps someone here can help. Failing that, the NMRA Collection at the California State Railroad Museum Library has copies.

Cheers,
/ Bruce /


mel perry
 

or check epay or railtoadtreasures.com
:-)
mel perry

On Mon, May 25, 2020, 11:20 AM Bruce A. Metcalf <bruce.metcalf@...> wrote:
wrlyders via groups.io wrote:

> I am trying to scratch build the ACL Watermelon Car starting with an
>  Ambroid Kit from the 50s [One of my Cars for my NMRA AP Cars
> certificate].

> I need pictures or drawings or parts lists showing these items in
> order to scratchbuild or purchase these parts.

> Does anybody have any links or information that I can use?

There's an article with prototype photos and a scale drawing in Railroad
Model Craftsman, July 1955, p.48.

Not in my collection, but perhaps  someone here can help. Failing that,
the NMRA Collection at the California State Railroad Museum Library has
copies.

Cheers,
/ Bruce /




mel perry
 

OOPS:
my bad
;-(
mel perry

On Mon, May 25, 2020, 12:01 PM mel perry via groups.io <clipper841=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
or check epay or railtoadtreasures.com
:-)
mel perry

On Mon, May 25, 2020, 11:20 AM Bruce A. Metcalf <bruce.metcalf@...> wrote:
wrlyders via groups.io wrote:

> I am trying to scratch build the ACL Watermelon Car starting with an
>  Ambroid Kit from the 50s [One of my Cars for my NMRA AP Cars
> certificate].

> I need pictures or drawings or parts lists showing these items in
> order to scratchbuild or purchase these parts.

> Does anybody have any links or information that I can use?

There's an article with prototype photos and a scale drawing in Railroad
Model Craftsman, July 1955, p.48.

Not in my collection, but perhaps  someone here can help. Failing that,
the NMRA Collection at the California State Railroad Museum Library has
copies.

Cheers,
/ Bruce /




Allen Cain
 

Attached is the article that Bruce referenced.

I have others if anyone is interested contact me OFF LIST please.

Allen Cain


Allen Cain
 

Hi Bill,

Saw your request for info on these cars.  Attached you will find several article which should be helpful.

Enjoy,

Allen Cain