These are models of the Southern Pacific stock cars. They are designed for Micro-Trains trucks and 1015 short shank coupler.
K&S 8246 1/2″ brass stock or similar can be used for the floor and to add weight the car. Additional weights are also recommended in addition to the brass. A better option can be purchased from TxChemist Tungsten on Ebay. Look for “1 Tungsten pinewood weight Stick on Plate” for One TxW Alloy plate 0.7 oz. (0.095″x0.5″x1.72″).
Coupler installation is with a normal Micro-Trains 1015. A mounting hole is provided. (If you have earlier chassis with the more complex coupler attachment procedure contact me and I will send you new chassis ) You will also need to add the brake wheel and shaft. For this I recommend Gold Medal Models 160-5 etched metal brake wheels and 0.008″ phosphor bronze wire.
Note: The quality of the brake wheel end is not as crisp as the rest of the model. Unfortunately this is a characteristic of the printing process and compromises made to get sides to print crisply. The bottom of the 3D print always has some excess material. In this case the model was printed at an angle so that the bottoms of the slates on the side of the car would not tend to fill in. This results in the brake wheel end not printing as cleanly as the hatch end of the car.
These cars were built from the 1910s through the 1920s and were in use through the 60s when SP abandoned the carrying of livestock.
$24.95 each plus shipping.
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