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Representing RGS road numbers 8801-8729, the "Miller Era" cars. Type III cars
boasted very modern all-steel underframes and cast steel Bettendorf trucks.
These Type III cars were comparable to the best built standard gauge cars of
Here's a shot of #8715's "B" End... Why they all ended up as scrap is anybody's
guess... (Well actually, ONE still is thought to exist, if Mal Ferrell's
San Juan" is correct... It's car number 8714 which was listed as a "Box
Car", sold to Bob Richardson's "Narrow Gauge Motel", then to "Magic Mountain"
and rebuilt...) If anybody out there has more info on this latter and you think
it needs updated, drop us a note and we'll get it changed...
Sorry for the digression here... Back to why they all ended up elsewhere, and then nowhere, it would seem as if the Steel Underframe cars would have been the ones to hang on to, instead of the truss rod cars... It couldn't have been because they tracked poorly because the RGS kept some of their Stock Cars on the roster right up to the end of operations... Funny, huh?
The model you see above was built by our old friend,
Bill Schaefer .
For a close-up view of the underframe, click on the photo.
This model weighs in at right about 3.5 ounces. It comes complete with the
accurately scaled, easy-to-assemble, ( Read Snap Together ) free rolling
"Bettendorf" Type "Cast Steel" Trucks, moulded in that engineering plastic we
use for this
purpose, "Celcon". And of course, the now Standard of the Industry P-B-L Nickel
All parts of this model kit, save for the hand grabs, cross-over piping and wheelsets are injection moulded in high impact styrene plastic. Proper Thin Filmed Decals and Genuine Kadee ® Couplers are included too, of course...
Click Here for a look at our
R.G.S. Steel Underframed Refrigerator Car !
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