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Date: 04/07/21 09:09
1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: SantaFeRuss

Hello folks. What manufacture has decent forty feet gondola cars in HO ? No need to be super detailed but nice none the less. Any suggestions? Thanks for any answers.

SantaFeRuss



Date: 04/07/21 11:31
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: TomG

Have you seen these?

Kit Classics HO Scale CB&Q Havelock Shops 52’ 6” Gondola – ScaleTrains.com Inc.

oops, sorry, these are 52 footers



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Date: 04/07/21 12:21
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: bn7500

Accurail makes a 41' model.  http://www.accurail.com/accurail/3700.htm



Date: 04/07/21 15:48
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: Arved

Quite a few::

I hope this helps!

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, FL
Arved Grass



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Date: 04/07/21 16:25
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: wabash2800

Except for a the PRR, USRA and very few others, most RTR and kit, HO 40-42 ft. gons are foobies. As for accurate gons, model manufacturers insist on producing 50+ ft. and mill gons. Resin kits are the best answer if you want prototypical 40-42 ft. cars. This has been a pet peeve of mine for some time. 

But this may be good enough for you. The steam/transition era cries out for these cars as they were third in quantity to box cars and hoppers. Yes, many were RR specific, but there were large batches of them produced by the car manufacturers for various RRs that were alike or with slight variations.

I'm not sure why mill gons are considered and not 40-42 ft. gons. Perhaps it is because they overlapped into the post steam/transition era more than the 40-42 ft. gons?

(I just know the word "foobie" is going to get some folks into a hissy.)

And if you want to talk 40 ft. flat cars in HO, the situation is even worse.

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



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Date: 04/07/21 20:08
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: tomstp

Tyco and mantua put out  hundreds  those gondolas for years. They are good looking cars.  go to https://groups.io/g/HOswap and tell them your are looking to buy some and you will get replys.



Date: 04/07/21 20:21
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: funnelfan

Although only accurate for SP and SSW, the Exactrail 40' gon is a nice model for the 70's and later.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA




Date: 04/08/21 04:37
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: mkerner

The Athearn one is the old MDC one assembled
Michael t Kerner
Collinsville, IL

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Date: 04/08/21 04:47
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: SPDRGWfan

funnelfan Wrote:
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> Although only accurate for SP and SSW, the
> Exactrail 40' gon is a nice model for the 70's and
> later.

Those are one of the first I thought of too.  They haven't been produced in quite a long time so it will be ebay or train shows to find them.

 



Date: 04/08/21 06:47
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: FiestaFoamer

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Except for a the PRR, USRA and very few others,
> most RTR and kit, HO 40-42 ft. gons are foobies.
> As for accurate gons, model manufacturers insist
> on producing 50+ ft. and mill gons. Resin kits are
> the best answer if you want prototypical 40-42 ft.
> cars. This has been a pet peeve of mine for some
> time. 
>


Transition era + RR-specific details + current models are foobies + modelers are frustrated. Hmmm... This sounds like *exactly* the sort of situation in the freight car model market that would lead Rapido to fire up the mold factory...  



Date: 04/09/21 09:15
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: PasadenaSub

MB Klein just got a fresh batch of the Bowser 40' PRR prototype cars in:

Search Results (modeltrainstuff.com)

Rich

Arved Wrote:
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> Quite a few::
>
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Date: 04/09/21 13:30
Re: 1/87 40' Gondolas
Author: SantaFeRuss

Thanks folks for all the good info. I had forgotten about the Exact Rail cars. Those are really nice but I bet next to imposible to find.

SantaFeRuss



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