MODELS MADE BY ANDY
WEGMULLER IN HO SCALE (1:87)
- MODELS ARE FULLY DETAILED AND
- HANDCRAFTED MUSEUM QUALITY
- COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION (EPOXY
RESIN AND BRASS)
- AVAILABLE IN LETTERING SCHEMES FOR
DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS
Pacific Railway Wooden Express Refrigerator Cars
|Model of a
Series 3 reefer as it looked in 1929 when it was built.
|Model of a
Series 3 reefer as it was in 1952.
Pacific Railway had three series of wooden express reefers built with a
Steel Under Frame (S.U.F.) between 1917 and 1929, they were 45'-0" over
Series 1 was built in 1917/18 with numbers 5500 to 5599. The
distinguishing character for this series is the side and end boards
reach all the way down to the bottom, hiding the steel sill. The trucks
are also unique to this series. They originally had wooden roofs.
Series 2a built in 1922, numbers 5600 to 5649. This series and the
later ones had the side sill on the bottom exposed (visible). Trucks
have bolted on pedestals.
Series 2b built in 1926,
numbers 5650 to 5699 They are identical to series 2a except the trucks
have cast side frames.
Series 3 built in 1929 number 5700 to 5749 feature shorter bolster to
bolster distance and trucks with outside brakes. The other series have
Series 1 and 2 had Gothic lettering when delivered. Series 3 came with
Roman lettering in gold. All had a beaver crest on the left side. The
beaver crests were discontinued in the early 1930's and Series 1 was
rebuilt with steel roofs. Wooden roof hatches were replaced with steel
ones beginning in the 1930's. Later, from 1944 on, the roof platforms
were removed, new hatches installed, one more grab iron added on the
left side and a step was added under the doors. From 1947 on the
lettering was changed to yellow. They remained in passenger service
until the mid 1960's. Some were renumbered to freight service and saw
service until the late 1970's.
The main job for express reefers was transporting high class
merchandise in passenger trains.
|Model of a
Series 1 reefer built in 1917/18 without bottom sill.
Model of a
Series 2b reefer built in 1926 with bottom sill and cast trucks.
Lettering is post 1947 yellow and roof platforms are removed.
||FIRST YEAR PRODUCED
are models of series 1 , 2a, 2b and 3.
The hand built masters
were prepared from original drawings, and many photographs. This model
is exquisitely detailed according to prototype, with detailed under
floor, full brake rigging, cut levers and brake hoses. This models are
one of a kind Museum quality, completely finished. The parts are cast
with epoxy resin, carefully assembled, painted and lettered. Every
detail has been faithfully replicated. The roof walk and icing platform
is made up from individual boards, hand rails are made from brass wire
and the ladders are free standing. Every model reflects the prototype
with distinguishing features for the time period. The basic design did
not change, but details make the difference.
Models are available in many versions with all the different lettering
styles. Features are: Correct style trucks with semi scale wheels,
correct style hatch covers (Wood or Steel), icing platform or no
platform, two side grab irons and step below doors for after late
Lettering and Beaver logo was specifically made for this models.
The model has then been weathered using a unique process. This whole
process allows the finer details of the model to come to life giving a
“real live” look and making it a truly astounding museum quality model.
They are fully operational with Kadee scale head couplers and have semi
Length of model is 170mm or 6 11/16 inch.