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S Scale is currently really lacking in the variety of gondolas.

 

 

Canadian National Drop Bottom

Added 6-24-17

This car was imported by W A Drake in 1997. I must have been in my “It’s not PRR” moods when it came out, so I never got 1. Having had the gondolas here since then from others for minor repairs, I came to really like the car a lot. Others must have liked it too because they seem to sell for over $250.00+ whenever they are listed on eBay. It was sort of a bucket list car, so I finally got 1 in a trade for some unused plastic cars.

 

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PRR GRa

This car is a urethane kit that was made by Steve Funaro for Central Hobby Supply in Syracuse NY in the early 1990s It was released at the same time as the FM flat car kit. I assembled the GRa first. It is also the first urethane kit I assembled. I was not very interested in underbody detail at that time, so there is none added on this car. There were some assembly issues with this kit. The ends were not long enough to cover the sides. They were too long to fit between the sides. So I had to compromise and notch the sides to get the ends to fit. I made all the stake pockets 1 at a time. It is currently in need of some minor repairs.

 

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PRR G24

 

This is a Ready To Run plastic G24 with a real wood interior.

It is made by Des Plaines Hobbies.

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PRR G26

Completed 10-8-12

This is a PRR G26 made by Pennsy S Models.

I used my G26a to make the N&W G3.

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Completed 7-12-13

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PRR G30

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N&W G3

Added 9-7-12

 

These N&W G3 are PRR G26a that are very close to the G3. When I was making these cars for my Pennsy S Models getting information on these cars was impossible. I always wanted the G3 as being something different. In August 2012 I found out that the builder’s photos were available. I contacted Jerry Glow on a whim about making decals. Jerry did an awesome job without any artwork fees. Without Jerry Glow making the decals these cars would have been painted PRR!

 

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N&W G4

These are the same car made by Cryer Gray Foundry. I removed the tie down rail from the top rail on the PRR G30

 

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NYC Gondola

This is a urethane kit produced in the early 1990s also by Steve Funaro for Central Hobby Supply of Syracuse NY. I got is partially finished in a collection. I finished it in Spring 2011.

 

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Updated 6-24-17

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