More and more goods are shipped on my Traction Line, so a second boxcar was really needed. It is a again an Interurban CERA standard trailer with rounded ends. Both cars lo nearly identical, but they aren't.
|Printed grabs (left) , wire grabs (right)|
The newest car, the red one, was printed with solid handrails. The green car has hand mounted grab irons made of 0.3 mm wire.
|Floor, with printed truss rods|
|Printed brake wheel and grabs.|
The result is not so bad. Level of detail is the equivalent of 1970 plastic models. The handmade grab irons are a little more realistic, but the difference is hard to see, for my aging eyes ....
This means that the goal of a "ready to mount" 3D model is nearly achieved. All you need is to mount a pair of Kadee trucks, screw the furnished drawbars and clip the couplers. A coat of primer, and some paint, and the boxcar is ready to roll.
But now a box motor is badly needed.