Dimensions and Sources of 'G' Scale Freight Cars

Grey One Jul 21, 2015

  1. Grey One

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    I have found a local source an lengths for CP Multi Mark Boxcars:
    40' - About 17"
    50' - About 21"
    60' - About 25"
    What would the width and height be?
    Thanks!
     
  3. BoxcabE50

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    Whoa. I don't know who gave you these numbers, but for S scale, those are way, way off.

    40 scale feet in S is about 7 & 7/16th inches.

    50 scale feet in S is about 9 & 3/16th inches.

    60 scale feet in S is about 11 & 3/16th inches.
     
  4. Grey One

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    Here is what I have:
    http://www.usatrains.com/usatrains40box.html
    SPECIAL FEATURES

    Pic of the car:
    http://www.usatrains.com/r19218c.html
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    This is a bit confusing, as the topic title is S Scale, but it is in the G Scale & Larger Forum....
     
  6. Grey One

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    Hi Ken, I'm ' sorry, it was late and I just got my wires / eyes crossed. I'm still having some difficulty navigating the new, (but nicer), layout. :)
    QUALITY G SCALE TRAINS
    Largest Selection of G Scale Rolling Stock in the World
    "Ultimate Series" is 1:29 Scale
    "American Series" and "Work Trains Series" are 1:24 Scale
    But someplace I saw 'S' scale and messed it all up.
    May I ask you to change the name of the thread?
    Thanks again!
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Steve-

    I have edited the topic title from "S" to "G". Does that work?
     
  8. Grey One

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    As always, Thanks! You are the best!
     
  9. Grey One

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    More information:
    I may need a car with a 7"X7" area. Sigh.
    G Guage caboose?
     
  10. ScaleCraft

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    I have a boxcar you can have. Local pickup only.
    Over four feet long, oh, 18" high, 15" wide, no trucks or couplers.
    Bring a truck.
    And spider spray.
    Just about any modern computer will fit..and you can probably stick a 4/3 monitor in the open door.
    Dave
     
  11. Grey One

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    Dave, Thanks, but I think if I brought that home my wife would move out. :)
     
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    Don't say I didn't offer!
     
  13. John Easterwood

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    You have piqued my curiosity! For what purpose are you putting a computer in a boxcar - in whatever scale? Thanks.
     
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    Sorry, I asked my question before reading the referenced site. Good Luck.
     

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