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HOn3 D&RGW Double-Deck Stock Cars

 
Blackstone Models is pleased to announce our classic Double-Deck Sheep Car coming just in time for the Fall stock rush of 2010. With an expected delivery of late summer, you won't want to miss out on these special versions that'll help to keep your sheep moving!

Construction
  • High Quality Die Cast and Injection Moulded Plastic
  • Ready-to-run, Including Arch Bar Trucks and Factory Installed Couplers
Features
  • Individual Wire Detailing Prototypically Accurate
  • Painted and Lettered for Multiple Road Numbers
  • Individual Wire Grab Irons
  • Brake Rigging and Underbody Details

A Little History

These cars represent a new spin on the well-known narrow gauge stock car. Sheep were plentiful in the American West and the narrow gauge railroads were responsible for moving the diminutive woollies to market. As built, many stock cars were made of the traditional, single deck design that would accommodate the shipment of cattle. Some railroads realized the cost advantage of enhancing many of these cars to a double deck design that would accommodate smaller animals while virtually doubling the loading capacity.

 

The D&RG(W) converted many of their 5500 series stock cars in just this manner, and the resulting cars were very typical in the daily consists of the narrow gauge train movements. We are offering the double-deck stock cars as they appeared after the 1920s rebuilds, lasting well into the final days of the D&RGW operations. Many of these cars can still be seen around the Southwest and at the remaining narrow gauge rail yards such as the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

 

Flying Grande Double-Deck Stock Cars

There are five double-deck stock car numbers featuring the D&RGW Flying Grande livery (Nos. 5609, 5710, 5757, 5803 and 5828). All road numbers are available both weathered and non-weathered. The No. 5609 and 5757 have a 'freshly shopped' (semi-gloss black) paint scheme or are available with light weathering. The 5710, 5803 and 5828 will be painted with the matte black paint scheme representative of the lightly faded boards on a less-than-new car or with light weathering. These are all the B2/6 body style with the 3 additional lettering boards representing the D&RGW double-deck stock car after the 1926 rebuild.

Stock figures only approximate

D&RGW 5500 Series Double-Deck Stock Cars in HOn3
Road No. P.N. Herald and Paint Description

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Price
5609 B340218 Flying Grande, Freshly Shopped Paint Sold Out 41 Sold Out
5710 B340219 Flying Grande, Lightly  Sun Faded Sold Out 41 Sold Out
5757 B340220 Flying Grande, Freshly Shopped Paint Sold Out 41 Sold Out
5803 B340221 Flying Grande, Lightly  Sun Faded Sold Out 41 Sold Out
5828 B340222 Flying Grande, Lightly  Sun Faded Sold Out 41 Sold Out
N/A B340225 Painted Unlettered Sold Out 41 Sold Out

 

 

 
D&RGW 5500 Series Double-Deck Stock Cars in HOn3 - Weathered
Road No. P.N. Herald and Paint Description

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Price
5609 B340218W Flying Grande, Freshly Shopped Paint, light weathering Sold Out 45 Sold Out
5710 B340219W Flying Grande, Lightly Sun Faded, Weathered Sold Out 45 Sold Out
5757 B340220W Flying Grande, Freshly Shopped Paint, light weathering Sold Out 45 Sold Out
5803 B340221W Flying Grande, Lightly Sun Faded, Weathered Sold Out 45 Sold Out
5828 B340222W Flying Grande, Lightly Sun Faded, Weathered Sold Out 45 Sold Out
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There are two double-deck stock car numbers in the B2/3 style (Nos. 5689 and 5690). Both road numbers are available both weathered and non-weathered. The No. 5689 will have a 'freshly shopped' (semi-gloss black) paint scheme or are available with light weathering. The 5690 will be painted with the matte black paint scheme or with light weathering. The B2/3 body style represents the D&RGW stock car after the 1926 rebuild and prior to the Flying Grande Herald. This style was applied in the late 1920s and the 1930s, with many lasting well into the 1940s. The following road numbers are available in both weathered and non-weathered versions in the B2/3 Body/Letter Style. B2/3 was the  predominant board and lettering style for these stock cars after the 1926 rebuild. "B2/3" is the designation given to this stock car style by Victor J. Stone in the book titled "Taking Stock". 

 

 
B2/3 Style Double-Deck Stock Cars
Road No. P.N. Herald and Paint Description

Available to Order

Price
5689 B340223 B2/3 Style, Freshly Shopped Paint 0 41 Sold Out
5690 B340224 B2/3 Style, Lightly  Sun Faded 0 41 Sold Out
 
 
B2/3 Style Double-Deck Stock Cars  -  Weathered
Road No. P.N. Herald and Paint Description

Available to Order

Price
5689 B340223W B2/3 Style, Freshly Shopped Paint, light weathering 0 45 Sold Out
5690 B340224W B2/3 Style, Lightly Sun Faded, Weathered 0 45 Sold Out
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Availability updated 08/11/16