GWR Trailer Carriage

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Project by nitewalker41 posted 02-10-2013 03:25 AM 1183 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a rough idea, not to scale, of a GWR railroad car from a drawing I found on line, the drawing shows the car to be just over 70 foot long, and this is from circa 1928 cars. Most everything was made from Alder, some Oak was used in walls and benches, there are several more drawings of different dining cars with kitchens that would be fun to try, but there is too much detail on inside of them for my ability and patience.

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#1 posted 02-10-2013 03:51 AM

Wow, cool little project!

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#2 posted 02-10-2013 03:55 AM

Great job.

You said others were beyond your ability and patience. I would say that they are not beyond your ability. We all need work on our patience.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-10-2013 08:15 AM

Great work…not sure I could stay at it long enough to finish that one.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 02-10-2013 11:06 AM

More patience than I have. Very nice detail.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#5 posted 02-10-2013 11:10 AM

Another great RR car. I would like to see it all together.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 02-10-2013 03:34 PM

Great looking car, I have played a model railroading a bit, but I had to stop and google that “trailer” carriage
definition-first time I had seen it mentioned. Back in the 1950’s or so we had a unit called a Goose in eastern
Montana that had small driving engine in the front of a car with a small freight compartment in the middle and
a passenger section on the back that was used for local railway travel and freight. The only reference I can
find online is the Galloping Goose railcars operated in Colorado. Guess I am going to have to dig a little deeper
to convince myself I am not delusional. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 02-17-2013 11:18 PM

Yes I too would love to see the whole train…..beautiful workmanship….Cheers, crowie

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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