OSTX Safe Loading Pipe Gondola
This tube gondola is a kitbash based on a Walthers Ready-to-Run model. I use decals from OBS-CALS decals.
One end was cut out, and brass wire and tube were used to build the special end.
The model from Life-Like, as show in a previous post, http://nvrr49.blogspot.com/2012/04/freight-car-and-caboose.html.
Depressed Center Flat Car
I picked up the basic hunk of metal at a show, no trucks, no details, just the piece of metal. I added brake details, trucks and gave it a coat of paint.
1953 Authenticast catalog page. I believe this is the car. Thank you to HOseeker.com!
Lettered for my Kansas City, Fort Smith and Gulf railroad.
National Cast Car Co kit build.
This gondola was built from a kit by National Cast Car Co. of Ontario Canada. NCC supplied the side and end castings, the floor is just a sheet of styrene, and the under frame is from an Athearn gondola. To the best of my knowledge, this is the only kit they ever produced.
I had long since lost the prototype information, once I got around to building it. When I got ready to paint and letter it, I set it aside, hopping that I would find it, but after waiting a couple years, I just lettered it with some decals I had laying around.
I have a couple small dioramas that I should finish up over the long weekend, one of which is actually using 3d printed parts that were failures.