Full size printed plan O GAUGE Interurban SAND CAR A 1947 PLAN
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THESE ARE REPRODUCTIONS OF A 1947 PLAN
Interurban SAND CAR
Build a few of these simple cars for your traction empire. They're good for maintenance and revenue service!
Full size printed plan on two 11" x 17" sheets
Two page article with building notes and photos
(If you are working in a different scale we can do the drawings only in that scale)
WIDTH 2 3/8”
By LONG VALLEY ELECTRIC RWY.
HERE is an easy project to occupy a rainy weekend for the model traction magnate. Interurban sand cars were a common sight on most electric railway properties, and two or three gondolas of this type should be a welcome addition to your model trolley empire. They were often seen carrying ballast or other company materials for right-of-way maintenance, but were equally useful for revenue service. As an example, the Hartford Street Railway advertised sand and gravel delivered in these cars to any point along their tracks.
This model is not an exact copy of a specific car, but rather is made to general dimensions representing a composite style. It does, however, have the appearance of an old Indiana R. R. gondola seen on a spur near Fort Wayne some years ago.
The wooden floor serves as the backbone, supporting the superstructure, running gear and coupler assemblies.