HO Scale: PC&F 50' RBL Plate B Boxcar - Erie Lackawanna

Moloco

SKU Road Number Price Qty
MOL-51001-03 60008 $ 50.99 Sold Out
MOL-51001-04 60014 $ 50.99 Sold Out
MOL-51001-02 60006 $ 50.99 Sold Out
MOL-51001-01 60005 $ 50.99 Sold Out
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Moloco HO Scale: PC&F 50' RBL Plate B Boxcar - Erie Lackawanna 'NIRX'

EL leased • Repaint C-R 5-72 • 10-0 Offset Door • DF-B loaders
In 1959 Pacific Car & Foundry (PC&F) worked with Southern Pacific to design and develop a new series of cars, Insulated Boxcars or RBLs. They started with centered 9-foot doored cars in a Plate B clearance for the canned and food stuffs trade that was needed on a majority of SP and it's subsidiary SSW's service areas. As the design developed over 3 years, in late 1962 a 10-foot offset doored design was designed. Which is the subject of this model.

The entire upper body of the boxcar was riveted together from the bottom sill up, in the 6+5 R pattern. Whereas the underframe was fully welded. These were insulated, had proven 20-inch cushioned underframes, usually Hydra-Cushion cushioning devices. Many types and configurations and combinations of loaders were used as per customer specifications, but these specifically had Moveable Bulkheads, or DF-B loaders.

EL leased cars were assigned to a National Pool for General Foods. Leased from North American Car Company, reporting marks NIRX.

Design features faithfully rendered in the assembled car:

  • Overhanging Stanray roof or Pullman-Standard roof with CORRECT Roofwalk and crossover platform types for each roadname
  • Perfect to prototype PCF versions of Stanray R3-4 riveted ends, with separate roofwalk end bracket
  • Usual lettering differences per car number apply where they occur
  • NEW car sides PCFsignature rivetted, with PCF style ladders, with specific prototype door stops, door gussets and sill design
  • Accurate Moloco's cushioned draft gear coupler boxes
  • Specific cushioning devices and associated underframe layout and details dependent on roadname, including another first for moloco, Delivery as well as Rebuild style underframes
  • NEW MOLOCO 70t Roller Bearing trucks, Ride-Control, Barber or National style trucks matching protoype applications
  • Rubber airhoses the first in the industry by Moloco



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