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Date: 05/26/23 05:30
RBBX 41311, 17th car
Author: needles_sub

My 17 car for my Ringling Bros red unit circus train, RBBX 41311. Car was modeled using a Walthers 21 roomette sleeper and Union Station Products laser cut sides for a PRR coach. The Union Station side model the sleepers after they were rebuilt into coaches. The vestibule door sections were cut from the Walthers sleeper and glued to the new sides, 
Supports for the electrical conduit was a challenge for my modeling skills, but I'm happy with the results.
Trucks were changed from trucks with brake shoes to the disk brake version.
I'm not happy with the windows and they will be changed when I fin a better was. 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/26/23 05:32 by needles_sub.








Date: 05/26/23 10:12
Re: RBBX 41311, 17th car
Author: FollowTheFlag

What was the part # for the USP sides?



Date: 05/27/23 06:39
Re: RBBX 41311, 17th car
Author: needles_sub

FollowTheFlag Wrote:
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> What was the part # for the USP sides?

Part #9660-033-R Budd Slab Side 72 seat coach



Date: 05/28/23 20:21
Re: RBBX 41311, 17th car
Author: rbx551985

I plan to add the full heritage/history of prototype RBBX 41311 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: 05/30/23 06:33
Re: RBBX 41311, 17th car
Author: rbx551985

RBBX 41311
Original Reporting MarksN&W Pike County
(“Name” car with no original number)
Built in 1949 by BUDD – Lot #9660-033 / Pullman Plan #9523 (BUILT data also shows as 1950)
Ordered 1/47; Delivered 12/49 - as a 10 roomette, 6 double-bedroom Sleeper
BUDD Book – Reference Section 2229 (Streamliner Cars, Vol. II, The Budd Company, by W. David Randall.)
 Ringling Bros. ownership data:  Acquired 1991 from NOPRANO
Late 1980s RBBB I.D. Tag H0048
1949-1964: N&W Pike County Norfolk & Western RR     
1964 - SOLD to Pennsylvania RR; returned to BUDD Co.; rebuilt 8/64 in Lot #9621-380, as a 72-seat Coach w/ a 6-seat lounge /snack bar.
1964-1967: PRR 1492 Pennsylvania RR                             
1967-1976: PC 3234 Penn Central RR
1976 - SOLD to New Jersey Transit
1976-1991: NJTR 5402 New Jersey Transit
1991 - SOLD to Les Kasten, or Jon Clark, or PTSC (Passenger Train Spec. Car Co.)      
               RESOLD to RBBB Circus in June, 1991; sent to Palmetto, FL Shops
1991 - W.Q. 5402 PALMETTO Shops - Stored
1992 - W.Q. 5402 PALMETTO Shops - RECYCLE
1993-1994: RBX 40 RED UNIT Circus
1995-1996: RBBX 41311 (42) RED UNIT “Chicago Kidz”
1997-1999: RBBX 41311 (11) RED UNIT
2000-2002: RBBX 41311 (37) RED UNIT
2003-2006: RBBX 41311 (38) RED UNIT
2007-2008: RBBX 41311 (37) RED UNIT
2009-2012: RBBX 41311 (32) RED UNIT
2013-2017: RBBX 41311 (31) RED UNIT
2018----  RBBX 41311  SOLD to Roanoke Chap. NRHS, Roanoke, VA.
 Car Body Type:  (SS) Stainless Steel
Brake Valve Type:  ABDXL
LAST Recycle Date:  12/20/1992 
NOTES:  2007 – [Circus]:  9 rooms & Kitchen
 Equipment characteristics of RBBX 41311: AAR car type M530 (M-O-W, Scale, Passenger, Caboose, and End-of-train information systems), plate type B, tare weight 138,500 pounds, total gross weight allowed 220,000 pounds, load limit 81,500 pounds, external dimensions (length 85' 6", width 10' 6", height 14' 8"). [courtesy of [i]BNSF Equipment Characteristics[/i], November 1999]
Railcar fleet details for RBBX 41311: 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 1 in; Plate Clearance: B; Draft Gear: 5; Tare Weight: 138,500 lbs. [courtesy of [i]CSXT Railcar Fleet Details[/i], December 1999]



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