50 cars numbered 9300 - 9349 were built in 1898, an additional 250 cars were then built in 1902 and numbered 9350 to 9574. These cars have 40" sides and were equipped with link and pin couplers that were upgraded to automatic couplers in 1903. These cars were boxcar red with white lettering. To complete the model, paint, and decal to your liking.
This model was designed to use the following for completion:
- Kadee #713 or #714 couplers
- 3'7" Arch Bar Trucks (Blackstone or equivalent)
- 8 - 18" Grab Irons
- 4 - 18" Drop Grab Irons
- 2 Stirrups
- Brake Wheel Shaft
- Brake wheel
Due to the fact that 3d printing is a relatively new and in many ways experimental manufacturing technology and the fact that many of the models I manufacture push the limits on what is able to be manufactured, not all models can be successfully printed every time. Every effort is made to avoid any issues during the design phase, however, from time to time we do have unforeseen issues during the manufacturing process. We (Shapeways and I) appreciate your patience when issues do occur.