SP Gondola #12156
This old 40' Gondola had a steel underframe and wood sidewalls
I built the model using a urethan-structure
SP Gondola #46127
This 40' Gondola is a steel construction and has high walls.
SP rebuilt this car from wood sides to steel boards - the bracing remained the same.
The model is a plastic kit with details added.
SP Gondola #52237
This low board 40' Gondola is a steel construction
I built this model by using an urethan shell.
I added brass details.
Southern Gondola #290005
This war built 52' car used steel for the structure, wall boards were made by wood.
The car is a Weaver plastic model - I modified it with some details to match the standard of my car fleet.
The car has drop end walls - I fixed them in the low position.
NYC Gondola #349814
This 40' Gondola is built with a steel frame and wood sidewalls
The model is a plastic kit with wood sidewalls, I added details like flexible brake hoses
PRR Gondola #370913
An all-steel 50' Gondola.
I used an older Atlas model and modified it.
I installed new trucks with steel wheel-sets, Kadee-couplers, new brake-equipment, I replaced plastic steps and molded grips with metal parts, I finished the model with touches of weathering.
Well - the result is very well, I'm happy with this gondola, it perfectly matches my freight car fleet.
Thanks for sharing. I spent ~20 years not building gondolas and having more than maybe 1 on my roster, but I've built maybe 5 in the last year now. Going through a gon phase, I guess.
@martin Hy Marti,
your thoughts are exactly mines!
Some years ago I had the Reefer - yellow fleet phase - I made a topic about.
Then I had the tank car phase.
Actually I'm in the Gondola / Hopper phase
Covid restrictions pushed my productivity up - in two months I upgraded 9 Hopper cars - they are all waiting for air brushing.
It is great to create a whole train - same car type but different shape
I will show more photos