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Rutland Wood Baggage Car No. 132
Modeled in HO Scale by Jim Dufour


Baggage 132

Image: Doug Goodwin 


This model was scratchbuilt well over ten years ago.  The body and underframe were built of Evergreen styrene and Northeast basswood and it is a few scale feet too short in order that it fit a standard Walthers (ex-Nickel Plate Products) plastic roof.  (Today I would cut and splice a roof of proper length but in those days it was beyond my capabilities.) The stirrups are formed and soldered from Scale Scenics flat nickel silver wire (.030" x .010").  The lever hand brake mechanisms on the ends were scratchbuilt of styrene and brass. Other details include Walthers white metal ward vents, a tool box from a Rivarossi Pullman, Cal Scale steam line, signal line and brake system components and Precision Scale brass trucks.  If memory serves, the car is painted with Scalecoat I Pullman Green and Black.  Today I use Scalecoat Empire Builder Green to approximate Rutland's olive green.  I think the decals were by Champ, the best I could do back in those days.

-Jim Dufour


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