Ralston 20 Ton Air Dump Ore Car

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  1. alpha_1

    alpha_1 New Member

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    Hi All!

    Can anybody direct me to where I might find drawings of this interesting car? I'd like to build at least a brace of 'em in HO scale for my railroad, but I'm coming up dry for drawings.

    There Are a few pics online, but not enough to produce a credible drawing from.

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks very much.
  2. chooch.42

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    From Ralston's website (so I guess you've got it) - can't remember where, but there was something like this commercially at one time...the pic can be enlarged on Ralston's site, showing some more detail -but no other views. It's not listed as an "Ore Car", but guess could have been so employed.

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    A 20 ton capacity Air Dump Car for the Norfolk and Western Railroad. The photo is dated March, 1909. This car was used in railroad construction.​
    [/FONT] Bob C.
  3. alpha_1

    alpha_1 New Member

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    Rio Grand Models

    Rio Grand(e) Models has one and you know, I plain forgot about it.

    It actually looks pretty good, too.

    Thanks for your input.

    Cheers!:thumb: