2017 Mini-Kit Thread (CGW 920000 Series Boxcar)

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  1. Mike

    Mike Administrator Staff Member

    Des Plaines, IL
    Welcome to the thread for 2017's Mini-Kit Project. Mini-Kits will be passed out next week to attendees who registered early enough to receive the parts. If you didn't register in time, Resin Car Works plans to add the parts to their line so they will be available for other modelers.

    Here's this year's subject:
    CGW 92000 10' AAR box.jpg
  2. George Toman

    George Toman New Member

  3. Jeff Eggert

    Jeff Eggert New Member

    I model the CNW in 1995, so I wanted to see if any of the cars from the two CGW series remained on the roster. I looked for photos and at car card information from the CNWHS Archives.

    For photos of these cars in various stages of their life, the Morning Sun CGW Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, pages 29 and 110, provide examples.

    From the car cards, it shows that between Feb and June of 1963, 175 cars from both 91000-91099 and 92000-92149 were changed seemingly at random to 9001-9175. As noted in the color guide, these cars were sold to Chicago Freight Car and leased back, retaining CGW marks. Photos of the 9000 series show a stiffened side sill. CGW 9050 from the color guide was 91063 and was changed on 3-26-1963, it was retired 12-1973. The cards show that all 250 cars but one, were listed as retired by 1974, with bulk of the retired between 1970 and 1973. Another car 9166 is found online in this photo. 9166 was changed from 92136 on 6-7-1963 and was returned to CFC 3-6-1969.

    The lone survivor on paper is 92065. The color guide and cards agree, this car was changed in 7-1967 to W 92065, where it presumably received orange paint. Then 6-24-1982 it was renumbered to X 4100 and painted in CNW MOW red and gray. Sometime between 1995 and 1999 the X 4100 moved from Des Moines IA to Boone IA where this car survives today. I will model this car in CNW MOW red and gray similar to the linked image, but with less weathering.

    Another surviving car is 92105 in Oelwein IA. On paper this car shows as being destroyed 9-19-1970 at Oelwein. Clearly this car wasn’t literally destroyed 47 years ago!

    Jeff Eggert
  4. Mike

    Mike Administrator Staff Member

    Des Plaines, IL
    Great info, Jeff! Thanks for searching the archives for us.
  5. Mike

    Mike Administrator Staff Member

    Des Plaines, IL
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2017
  6. Mike

    Mike Administrator Staff Member

    Des Plaines, IL
  7. George Toman

    George Toman New Member

    In doing research on this CGW car I received the following info from Ed Hawkins on the underframe
    Pullman-Standard’s 1937 AAR box cars built for Seaboard, CGW, and 5 C&EI BX express box cars in 1944-1945 had common underframes with their truck centers lengthened 2” to 30’-10 1/2”. This changed the lengths of the stringers by small amounts.
    CGW 91000-91099 (lot 5771) & 92000-92149 (lot 5805) both had truck centers of 30’-10 1/2” and stringers as follows, which coincides to the underframe drawing that came with the HO kit showing two Z stringers on each side of the center sill end to end.
    Between the crossbearers: 4 per car - 4” Z, 1/4” x 6’-0 1/2”
    Crossbearers to bolsters: 8 per car - 3” Z, 1/4” x 11’-3”
    Bolsters to ends: 4 per car - 3” Z, 1/4” x 4’-2 5/8”

    I want to thank Ed for helping me understand these drawings

    George Toman
  8. Lester Breuer

    Lester Breuer New Member

    When you begin to install the resin cast ends when assembling the mini kit be aware they are not interchangeable. The "B" end has the brackets for the brake housing molded on it.
    Lester Breuer
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