1090 Series Dorm Coach

Discussion in 'Passenger Equipment' started by Brad Slone, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Guys

    Here is a dorm/coach car that I started a while back. With the double blind end and short length it just begged to be modeled. Tom G. could better describe it's purpose and trains used in better than I, but apparently it was used in the longer run trains for the crews to stay and sleep during their off hours. As you can see from the photo's it's stripped pretty bare at this point, but it does get better.

    Brad Slone
     

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  2. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Those cars were ex-60 foot RPO's rebuilt by the Frisco into dorms. Most commonly used on the Kansas City-Florida special as Brad said for crew sleeping space. They also had a few coach seats. I believe they were also used on the steam era Meteor and the Will Rogers when it was a night express and mail train. The coach seats were likely used by deadheading railroad, express and Railway Mail employees. I'll be interested in seeing what Brad's model looks like when he's finished. I'm betting it'll be super...

    Tom G.
     
  3. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Guy's

    Here is a couple of progress photos of the Dorm/Coach project.

    Brad Slone
     

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  4. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Looking good. Truly a labor of love. There's nothing like a good kit bashing project.
     
  5. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The finished product.

    Brad Slone
     

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  6. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Great job Brad!!

    Tom G.
     
  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Great work Brad!!
    I can see the pin lifters, see the hoses and practically smell the crater grease :) The business ends of these things were busy huh? You show a very good representation of same. I especially enjoy the shades all drawn down on one side. The modifications are just top notch.
    Now thats cool..
     
  8. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks for the comments guys. probably the neatest thing for me regarding passenger cars is the details on the ends as well as the underframe stuff.

    Brad Slone
     
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    And a fine looking finished product she is, sir. I, for one, do appreciate the presence of the steam line on the ends; my presumption is that the brake and signal lines are obscured by the coupler, but the steam line definitely is a nice touch.

    Best Regards,
     

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