Possible new Frisco lightweight passenger cars

Discussion in 'N Scale' started by pbender, May 27, 2018.

  1. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Some of you may know that Lowell Smith bought the Walthers N-scale passenger car tooling last year

    ( see https://lowellsmith.net/press-release-tooling-purchase/ )

    The Walthers line included:
    A Pullman Plan 4140 sleeper in both smooth side and Corugated side versions ( the smooth side version is appropriate for cars the PRR contributed to the Texas Special pool )
    A Pullman Plan 7484 64seat coach.
    A 72 foot Pullman standard baggage car.

    What really makes me excited is the plans that have been revealed for the line:
    https://lowellsmith.net/railsmith-plans-revealed/

    The notes at the bottom include plans for four new cars:
    *Plan 7510 -56 seat coach
    *Plan 4119 -Duplex Sleeper
    *Plan 7540 -Fluted diner
    *Plan 7536 -Fluted RPO

    The Diner and RPO are the Pullman plan numbers used for Frisco/Katy cars

    The 56 seat coach should be similar to the Frisco cars, though not exactly the same.

    Also at the bottom of the page are logos for the Frisco, Katy, and PRR. I would not be surprised if the first release under the Railsmith name included the 10-6 sleeper painted in Texas Special colors. Hopefully we will know soon.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2018
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  2. Overland

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  3. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    From the updated page, it looks like the focus is on cars that were sold to the Hill lines ( GN, NP, and SP&S in particular ), so we may never see a complete train, but we will be getting some prototypically correct cars out of the deal. ( at least the diner and RPO, and perhaps a coach and coach-buffet-lounge from the 1955 equipment reorder ).

    Just for reference, here is the
    PRR Page:

    https://lowellsmith.net/product-category/railsmith/pennsylvania-transcontinental-cars/
     
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  4. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Lowell Smith has updated the page on the Texas Special.

    It now lists 3 sleeping cars (All katy cars) on the fluted 10-6 body ("David Crocket", "William B. Travis", and "James Bowie".

    It says sold out, but I haven't seen anything other than the David Crocket listed before today, so I'm hoping this is just in the process of being updated.
     
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  5. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    And now the cars can be ordered.

    Right now, $43 each, or $119 for all three. This is roughly the same price as the Intermountain 10-5 PRR Texas Special cars announced last month ( though you have to order directly, no dealers to try to get a discount through that I am aware of... )
     

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