Gunderson 50' High Cube

Mark4 Apr 18, 2006

  1. Mark4

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    A photo of the first sample of the Gunderson 50' exterior post high cube boxcar from Mark 4 Design.

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    There is some minor fettling of the design to be done but I expect these to be available next week Price will be $31.00 and will include etched stainless steel grabs and brakewheel and MT trucks and bodymounted couplers.

    Construction differs a little from our waffle boxes in that one end is formed together with the roof, floor and sides. The other end is separate so that weight can be added to the car and the brakewheel easily fitted prior to final assembly. The waffle side car has both ends separate.

    These modern cars are used by many roads for commodities such as newsprint. We are working on making a selection of decals available beginning with CSX "Big Blue" and NS.
     
  2. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Thank you Mark, You are releasing the first CSX boxcar ever. Just let me know when you want to take my money.
     
  3. HoboTim

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    Very Nice! I have got to get me some of these!

    Wow, looks fantastic Mark! And possibly 30+ different Z scale rollingstock in the future! Awesome!

    Tim
     
  4. Mark 4 Design

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    It will be my pleasure to take your money, John! I should really offer more CSX models as I used to live along the CSX Peninsular sub. 'Fraid I went for the horsies as they still had high hoods.
     
  5. Phil

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    Wow, the new model looks great! And you've chosen my two favorite road names!! Looks like you'll be getting some of my money as well! :D

    Please keep us informed as to when we may order.

    - Phil
     
  6. Kez

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    My two roads, too! Make some for me!
     
  7. shamoo737

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    So, what are you guys using for running stock. Currently there is almost no NS or CSX cars. Except for couple hopper, there is nothing to speak of. I am in the process of repaint a lot of hopper and boxcars into CSX color scheme. Well, at least I have 3 different CSX engines, and I hope to have 3 more by the end of the year.
     
  8. rray

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    If you add the 3 rows of cross ribs, you can do the TTX FBOX cars yellow with black door and the railbox logo. Cool car!

    Also, a double door for the MDW green with pine tree logo would be cool!

    I need a couple myself, and no need for decals, as I have plans.
     
  9. rray

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    Look at this one:
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    and this one:
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    and this one:
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  10. shamoo737

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    Robert, you can't model anything out of the box. You just have to put your stamp on it, and we are waiting for the pictures. I like that Fbox.
     
  11. Phil

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    You're right, there's not a lot of NS or CSX cars out there. That's one of the reasons for me taking a stab at scratch-building some cars; namely the Top Gons I'm working on. Once class is over here in a few weeks, I plan to get back crackin at those.

    I do have some conrail hoppers, and a bunch of the FR CSX Coalporter kits that I need to finish. Combining what I have with the upcoming AZL coalporters, should make for a decent coal train. And as I'm really just starting out - my layout is non-existent as it's still in the predesigning stage :embarassed: - I'm kind of hoping for more cars to come out with these names as my progress grows.

    Aside from the unit coal train, there's the gunderson huskies in TTX, along with FR's Maxi-III's (I'm trying to save for one of the BNSF units which I have seen a bit running on the local NS line here) Alan Curtis' spine and flat cars for an intermodal train. And a mixed freight consisting of a few rib side box cars I've managed to swipe on ebay with some upcoming boxcars, autoracks and tank cars. And I nearly forgot about Robert Ray's centerbeam kits and Uncle Will's cylindricals - it is common to see foreign names on the tracks nowadays - I saw a 2 CN cylindricals on the rails here last month.

    It's getting better as time goes on, but the wallet is gettin pretty thin!:eek:mg::teeth:

    - Phil
     
  12. shamoo737

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    Phil, it looks like we the have almost identical fleet of running stock. At least down here, it looks like there is more cars from different railroad then CSX. I evens saw a Rio Grande ps-2. So, its a good thing that I could not make up my mind on what industries to model, because with all the new stuff coming out, I probably have to take them out anyway.
     
  13. SJ Z-man

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    Oh yeah !!! More REALLY different cars. Now, if I can only get past these few months of financial bleeding, I hope there are still some left in June.
     
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  15. shamoo737

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    Hi Jeff, I wish I live in the San Francisco area, so I can be a BAZ boyz. My layout is the result of my vacation to San Franciscol I visited Francisco 2 years ago, and while walking the streets, I saw this train shop. I went in, and I saw that they have z scale trains in stock. I din't buy anything, but when I got home, thats when I started to build my layout. Right now I am totally out of control when it comes to trains.

    We have seen pictures of your module from Robert's pictures, but we would like see more.
     
  16. Adam Amick

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    Outstanding! Did you guys make this using the rapid prototype technique?

    And I like the FBOX car that Robert points out. Maybe your design and manufacturing processes will allow those to be made fairly easily.

    Adam
     
  17. Mark 4 Design

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    Yes, we have an RP machine. The models are designed in 3D CAD and sent to the machine that combines the data, blue light and photosensitive liquid to produce the parts.

    We can probably have a sample FBOX next week.
     
  18. Adam Amick

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    Rapid Prototyping

    Amazing... Simply amazing.

    Almost as good as having a replicator machine from Star Trek...

    Adam

     
  19. Mark 4 Design

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    It's model railroading, Jim, but not as we know it.
     
  20. Kez

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    Mark,

    Is the size of the door stoppers one of the design things you were fettling? :confused:

    That's the only obvious flaw I see in the prototype, based on the pictures that Robert posted.

    Any updates?
     

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