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Thread: Train Simulations Bi Level & Tri Level Autoracks UP Feather River Set

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    What type of open autoracks are the bi and tri level designs in the UP Feather River Set? I'm absolutely stumped without much luck looking on the internet.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hiball 3985 View Post
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    That helped but I'm still puzzled. Closet I can find to the SLI car is a F89-F type. But the SLI model has a pair or ladders on both ends while the prototype doesn't. Except for that, the rest of the MSTS model looks correct.

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    I wasn't clear on what my questions was. I need to know what type autorack the tri level is. I identified the bi levels. Closet I can come to the SLI model is the F89F. I couldn't find jack based on the models reporting markings (TTKX). All the pics I've found are of enclosed racks. I found one pic that's close. The prototype has only one ladder on each end opposite of each other while the SLI model has a pair of ladders on both ends.

    I'd like to make models of the bi and tri levels for Railworks. Using the MSTS models and pics for reference material for the design. MODS may wish to move this to Railworks. I asked on the MSTS side because the models in question are for MSTS/OR.

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    The set contains three tri-level autoracks. The carshapes seem the same.

    C&O TTKX 800285
    I can't find any prototype pictures of this car on the internet, though Railroad Picture Archives has a picture of 800287:
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsP...aspx?id=746211


    NW TTKX 802326
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...aspx?id=654159


    UP TTKX 905850
    No pictures to be found.

    Type f89-f should be the right prototype, I also figure. But as far as I can see, the prototypes have recessed cladding on the top level and ladders on one side and end to end cladding on the top level on the other.

    Maybe SLI/TS decided on adding some artistic freedom

    Wim

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    Quote Originally Posted by brama View Post
    The set contains three tri-level autoracks. The carshapes seem the same.

    C&O TTKX 800285
    I can't find any prototype pictures of this car on the internet, though Railroad Picture Archives has a picture of 800287:
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsP...aspx?id=746211


    NW TTKX 802326
    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...aspx?id=654159


    UP TTKX 905850
    No pictures to be found.

    Type f89-f should be the right prototype, I also figure. But as far as I can see, the prototypes have recessed cladding on the top level and ladders on one side and end to end cladding on the top level on the other.

    Maybe SLI/TS decided on adding some artistic freedom

    Wim
    Yes, looks like SLI did something different or used a shape that's not a true representation of the car. You see what I mean. The SLI cars have twin ladders on both ends. You found two pics of the real cars that don't look like that. I have found racks with the type ladders like on the SLI model, but the car sides are H-channel, the underframe is different, and the hand brake is different. Honestly they are a number of variations and not much in the way of reference material to fall back on......

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