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Date: 05/26/23 05:21
RBBX 43010, 16th car
Author: needles_sub

My 16th car for my Ringling red unit circus train, recycled from a Walthers 44 chair coach.






Date: 05/28/23 20:20
Re: RBBX 43010, 16th car
Author: rbx551985

I plan to add the full heritage/history of prototype RBBX 43010 upon the opening of public libraries the day after Memorial Day -- when I'll have access to my flash drive to retrieve the information.



Date: 05/28/23 23:39
Re: RBBX 43010, 16th car
Author: tracktime

Looks great! Are these cars done using custom car sides from somewhere?  Excellent work! 

Cheers, 
Harry



Date: 05/30/23 04:37
Re: RBBX 43010, 16th car
Author: needles_sub

tracktime Wrote:
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> Looks great! Are these cars done using custom car
> sides from somewhere?  Excellent work! 
>
> Cheers, 
> Harry

I cut out the windows on the original sides and put styrene in their place. I layout the windows, the using drills and files, cut new windows. I replace the batten strips and door strips.  The Budd cars just get the indows filled in. 






Date: 05/30/23 06:29
Re: RBBX 43010, 16th car
Author: rbx551985

RBBX 43010
Original Reporting MarksUP 5499
Built in 1964 by St. Louis Car Company – Lot #1807
Ordered 7/58; Delivered 2/64 – as a 44 seat Coach
[SLC] ACF Book – Reference Section 3164
 Ringling Bros. ownership data:  Purchased 11/17/95 from AMTRAK
1964-1971: UP 5499  Union Pacific RR
1971-1979: AMTK 4559 AMTRAK
1979 - HEP rebuilt
1979-1995: AMTK 4650 AMTRAK
1995 - W.Q. 4650 BGI - ? - Stored
1996 - W.Q. 4650 (at ILLINOIS TRANSIT ASSEMBLY, Edwardsville, IL.)
1997 - RBBX 43010 PALMETTO Shops - RECYCLE
1998 - RBBX 43010 (24) RED UNIT
1999-2000: RBBX 43010 (28) RED UNIT
2001-2002: RBBX 43010 (49) RED UNIT
2003-2012: RBBX 43010 (52) RED UNIT
2013-2017: RBBX 43010 (51) RED UNIT
2018-2019+  RNCX 400023 N.C. DOTas of 2-22-19, this car was stored at Momeyer, NC for planned future commuter train use out of Raleigh.
 Car Body Type:  (AL) Aluminum Body; carbon steel underframe
Brake Valve Type:  ABDXL
LAST Recycle Date:  11/10/1997 
NOTES:  2007 – ANIMAL Dept. – 14 RoomsEquipment characteristics of RBBX 43010: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 135,400 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 84,600 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 6"). [Courtesy of [i]BNSF Equipment Characteristics[/i], November 1999]
Railcar fleet details for RBBX 43010: 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 6 in; Height of Extreme Width: 7 ft 2 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 135,400 lbs. [courtesy of [i]CSXT Railcar Fleet Details[/i], December 1999]



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