Metal Kit Models by Exacta Scale Models

Manufacturer:Exacta Scale Models
Category:Passenger Car
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:85'
Copper sides & ends, brass floor, wood roof, white metal details.
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Manufacturer:Exacta Scale Models
Category:Passenger Car, Coach
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1948
Product Type:Metal Kit
Finishunpainted
These kits were produced in the late 1940s, and included both streamlined and standard heavyweights. The car sides and ends are photo-etched copper, coated on the backside with lead solder for stiffness. The kits also include a stamped brass floor, a few white-metal castings for steps and underbody detail, and a wooden monitor roof section whose ends the builder had to trim and file to create the required curve. Dick built this car using Nixon Model Co. (Nimco) arch roof stock to resemble an Osgood-Bradley commuter coach. The trucks are from American Models. The seats inside are old SSL&S lead castings, making this model weigh more than a pound!
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photo © Dick Karnes

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