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    Vert-a-paks were covered in

    https://sphts.org/product/trainline-issue-104/

    According to the index, there were drawings included

    http://sphts.org/wp-content/uploads/...ndex-1-133.pdf

    I have not seen this issue nor have I seen the quality of the drawings

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    Quote Originally Posted by geepster775 View Post
    Vert-a-paks were covered in

    https://sphts.org/product/trainline-issue-104/

    According to the index, there were drawings included

    http://sphts.org/wp-content/uploads/...ndex-1-133.pdf

    I have not seen this issue nor have I seen the quality of the drawings
    Thanks. I bought a copy of the back issue along with the Oct 1971 Model Railroader. Forgot MR had drawings for it. Between the two and pics I can figure it out and build some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottb613 View Post
    I haven't seen any in the 70's online
    Not surprising. The Cyclopedia is still in print, from Simmons-Boardman, publishers of Railway Age:
    https://www.transalert.com/bookstore..._Cars/General/

    They have copyrights to protect.

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    Hi Folks,

    Quick build of the "American Flyer" car.

    A wrinkle is that the plans I posted previously are for the 11 window (92 Passenger) variant - I'm making the 10 window (84 Passenger). So I had to fall back to a drawing of the Rapido model advertising literature for a plan - with any inaccuracies that entails. The aforementioned dimensions (84' 6") seem to be for the 10 window - assuming the 11 is actually longer (unless they played the airlines game and just squished more seats in the same space).

    Hah - one reason I model the steam era is the lack of complex curves - this roof line will need some more work - a tad out of my wheel house.

    The truck frames need to be updated to roller and they're shaped a bit differently. They put brake shoes exposed on the outside of the wheel - so the best I can determine the friction has shoes only on the inside of the wheel where the roller clamps from both sides?

    The window frames will be recessed - simply a placeholder for now - the sides be will be alpha opened for the frames (better to support the the curved windows) and individual translucent glass panes will be added.

    More people really need to get into modeling - it's a true "hoot" to be able to build whatever you want.

    OsBrad_AMF by Scott B, on Flickr

    Regards,
    Scott
    Last edited by scottb613; 10-05-2021 at 10:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottb613 View Post
    assuming the 11 is actually longer
    It wasn't. The width of each window pane was reduced by 4" to accommodate the two extra rows of seats, but each row still had its own window. You won't get that on an airline!
    Last edited by dcarleton; 10-05-2021 at 10:58 AM.

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    The late Phil Moberg created sets of Osgood Bradley ‘American Flyer’ cars for me in 2007. ztbttat1.zip (B&M) and ztbttaf2.zip (NH). He also produced Lehigh Valley versions in 2010 for one of my freeware sets ztlvpfix.zip.

    Admittedly, these may not be up to today's standards, but they are accurate, based on NHRHTA archive blueprints (https://www.nhrhta.org)


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    Quote Originally Posted by dcarleton View Post
    It wasn't. The width of each window pane was reduced by 4" to accommodate the two extra rows of seats, but each row still had its own window. You won't get that on an airline!
    Hah - where do you get ALL this info? I don't see this level of detail in the Cyclopedias.


    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rfranzosa View Post
    The late Phil Moberg created sets of Osgood Bradley ‘American Flyer’ cars for me in 2007. ztbttat1.zip (B&M) and ztbttaf2.zip (NH). He also produced Lehigh Valley versions in 2010 for one of my freeware sets ztlvpfix.zip.

    Admittedly, these may not be up to today's standards, but they are accurate, based on NHRHTA archive blueprints (https://www.nhrhta.org)


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    Hi Rick,

    Great thanks - these are for the B&M as a precursor to my B&M P4 Pacific. I see you have a baggage car I can use for a reference as well. Downloading now.

    My inspiration:
    BM Pacific by Scott B, on Flickr

    Regards,
    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottb613 View Post
    Hi Rick,

    Great thanks - these are for the B&M as a precursor to my B&M P4 Pacific. I see you have a baggage car I can use for a reference as well. Downloading now.

    My inspiration:
    BM Pacific by Scott B, on Flickr

    Regards,
    Scott
    Can’t wait to see the virtual version!


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    Man, I don't care what anyone says, the B&M and the MEC had some beautiful looking steam locomotives!

    (A shame the MEC 470 was left to rot though, by the town of Waterville!)
    https://i.imgur.com/LPZNEX4.png

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