FULL SIZE PLANS vintage 1941 NEW YORK SUBWAY Trolley O & HO Gauge
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*THIS for FULL SIZE PLANS*
Not a KIT or MODEL
THESE ARE REPRODUCTIONS OF A 1941 PLAN
NEW YORK SUBWAY
O GAUGE ONE FULL SIZE SIDE PLAN 11” x 17”
HO GAUGE ONE FULL SIZE SIDE PLAN 8 1/2” x 11”
Two page article of building notes
Two pages of photos
O GAUGE TROLLEY LENGTH 15 1/8” WIDTH 2 1/2”
HO GAUGE TROLLEY LENGTH 81/2” WIDTH 31/32”
By LEWIS AUSTIN
An HO model of this car can be constructed in much the same manner as a Pullman with the exception of the ends. Instead of regular wooden ends, the ends will have to be made of three ply bristol board in order to make it possible to cut out the windows and doors. The sides are also made of three ply bristol board, and the window and door openings are cut out with a sharp razor blade.
BUILDING models of interurban and trolley cars seems to be very popular now so why not a miniature subway car?
The car shown on the plan is in service on the Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Independent Subway System. Service on this line was started early in 1930 from the Harlem River Terminal at 207th Street as far south as Chambers Street, which was a temporary terminal pending the completion of the East River Tubes under Fulton Street to Brooklyn.
The Eighth Avenue Subway cars are an improvement over the cars in use on the other subway systems of the city. These cars are faster in operation and have a greater capacity. The cars are 60' 6" long 10' wide and 12' high.