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Date: 05/03/22 19:15
My Third Ringling Bros. Red Unit car, RBBX 40001
Author: needles_sub

Third car I kitbashed from a Walthers 44 seat coach, RBBX 40001.  My models are based on the 2013 Red train, 143rd edition of the show, headlined, "Built To Amaze". 






Date: 05/04/22 04:33
Re: My Third Ringling Bros. Red Unit car, RBBX 40001
Author: bilevel400

Wow those are incredible models, fantastic work. What material do you use for windows and gaskets ? Exceptional job-!



Date: 05/04/22 08:41
Re: My Third Ringling Bros. Red Unit car, RBBX 40001
Author: mcdeo

That's going to be one nice looking train for sure! Thank you for sharing. 

Mike ONeill
Parker, CO



Date: 05/04/22 08:43
Re: My Third Ringling Bros. Red Unit car, RBBX 40001
Author: SPDRGWfan

Look very nice.  Looks like the windows were one of the major mods and came out looking excellent.



Date: 05/04/22 10:18
Re: My Third Ringling Bros. Red Unit car, RBBX 40001
Author: TomG

Agreed, this is going to be a great looking train. It would be neat to see a series of construction photos of your work. Very inspiring.

Tom
Weaverville, CA



Date: 05/04/22 12:23
Re: My Third Ringling Bros. Red Unit car, RBBX 40001
Author: rbx551985

RBBX 40001
Original Reporting Marks:  UP 5450
Built in 1953 by ACF - Lot #3812; Ordered 5/51; Delivered 11/53 - as a 44-seat Coach
ACF Book – Reference Section 3127
(Streamliner Cars Vol. III, ACF – Other Builders, by W. David Randall)
 Ringling Bros.’ ownership data:  Purchased in 1971 from Union Pacific RR; acquired in 1972. 
Late 1980s RBBB I.D. tag H0024
1953-1971: UP 5450  Union Pacific RR
1972 -  W.Q. 5450  VENICE, FLA. Winter Quarters  -  RECYCLE
1973-1985: RBX 42 RED UNIT Circus
1986   RBX 39 RED UNIT Circus
1987-1992: RBX 38 RED UNIT Circus
1993 - RBX 36 RED UNIT Circus
1994 - RBX 36 RED UNIT Circus
1995-1996: RBBX 40001 (36) RED UNIT                    
1997-2000: RBBX 40001 (5) RED UNIT
2001     RBBX 40001 (5 ) PALMETTO Shops  -  Stored
2002     RBBX 40001 xx  PALMETTO Shops  -  RECYCLE
2003-2006: RBBX 40001 (36) RED UNIT
2007-2012: RBBX 40001  (35RED UNIT
2013-2017: RBBX 40001  (34) RED UNIT
2018     RBBX 40001 
 Car Body Type:  (AL) Aluminum Body; carbon steel underframe
Brake Valve Type:  ABDXL
LAST Recycle Date:  11/15/2002 
 
NOTES:  2007 - 6 rooms
 Equipment characteristics of RBBX 40001: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 143,000 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 77,000 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 8"). [courtesy of [i]BNSF Equipment Characteristics[/i], December 1999]
Railcar fleet details for RBBX 40001: Maintenance of Way, Scale, Passenger, Caboose and End-of-Train, Mechanical Designation: PS; Outside Length: 85 ft 6 in; AAR Car Type Code: M530; Outside Extreme Width: 10 ft 6 in; Outside Extreme Height: 14 ft 8 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 0 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 143,000 lbs. [Courtesy of [i]CSXT Railcar Fleet Details[/i], December 1999] 



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