Metal Kit Models by Chester Industrial Arts

Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Baggage
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Baggage
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Coach
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Coach
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Combine
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Combination coach, dormitory, baggage car. Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Combine
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Combination coach, dormitory, baggage car. Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Dining
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Dining
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Observation
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Observation
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. Al put Kadee couplers on the car, and used some available trucks (not sure of their manufacture). The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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photo © Alvin Clapp
Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Roomette
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, Roomette
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
This Pullman fluted-side, streamlined roomette car kit consisted of stamped aluminum sides, aluminum doors, thick sheet aluminum ends, wood roof and floor, two spacer blocks to separate the roof and floor, window celluloid, and sponge-rubber full-width diaphragms. At the time, the S-scale kits sold for $2 each. This particular model sports Enhorning trucks, a homemade full-width diaphragm, added hand grabs, and a cardstock letterboard. Decals are Champion. These cars were later re-released in S-scale by J-C Models with improvements that included detailed cast ends. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:60'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. The shorter models were made for AF-style layouts. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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Manufacturer:Chester Industrial Arts
Category:Passenger Car, RPO
Model Introduced:1953
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Wood frame, aluminum sides and ends. Passenger car kits from Chester Industrial Arts were the paragon of simplicity. This Railway Post Office Pullman-prototype car shows how spartan the kits were. Items added to this car, that were not in the kit, include trucks, couplers, lettering, and the individual paper roof overlays. Trucks are by Enhorning. Dick built this car in around 1953. The models were described in the January 2005 issue of the S Gaugian.
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photo © Dick Karnes

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