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Rails Unlimited O Scale Urethane Models
Special Cars
Cast urethane from hand crafted masters, assembled one piece bodies, ready to detail, made in the USA.

NP_83310 (197K)
The NP stock was built in the 1930's and ran into the BN era. This 40' radial roof car comes in two styles. The placard near the end has a vertical staff type Miner lever brake and AB brakes on the underframe. The other style with the placard near the door is built with the normal Ajax type brake wheel.

RI_77416 (233K)
RI_EXTRA1 (70K)
RI_EXTRA2 (198K)
The RI stock car is the B2 class rebuilt from 40' boxcars in the 1940's. Many lasted into the 1970's. Some cars, probably lined with plywood were converted back to emergency box cars during the grain rush of the mid 1970's. Of most interest is the plate to protect the AS brake valve in the underframe and side views. Jeff MacDonald created the masters and built this model. Custom decals available.

CBQ 36' stock cars class SM-16 and SM-18

These three classes of CB&Q 36' stock cars total 3000 cars with many construction variations. All of the cars have a distinctive feature in the high side sill, with vertical and diagonal posts connecting to the bolsters and cross bearers, creating a “sawtooth” appearance.

The first cars were built in 1922 and had a long life into the BN era in the 1970’s. The three classes are divided as follows:

SM-16 58000 to 58999 built by Streator 1000 each in 1924
59000 to 59499 built by ACF 500 each in 1922

SM-18A 55950 to 56949 built Galesburg 1000 each in 1926-1928

SM-18 56950 to 57449 built Aurora 500 each in 1926

The SM-16 initial difference between the Streator and ACF cars is in the steel “Z” braces and posts. The 500 ACF “Z” braces are cut square on the bottoms. The 1000 Streator cars have the intermediate diagonal “Z” bars cut at an angle, as shown in photos.

The ends of both groups were built with lower “rail” doors and high “drovers or lumber “ doors. As the cars were rebuilt, one or both doors were eliminated from the ends. As built both groups of cars has arch bar trucks, which were replaced by Andrews trucks in the 1930’s. Both groups were built with wood right hand herald and left hand letter boards, but during repairs were sometimes one or both areas changed to metal plates.

Class 18/18A cars have three differences. This class used a narrower bolster, included in the kit and the bolster center plate was turned to make a one foot shorter wheel base. (SM-16 27’ 4 5/8” vs SM-18 26’ 4 5/8”). The third difference is where the side post and diagonal attach to the bolster is a smaller gusset plate. (Just cut excess plate material from the kit.) SM-18 had no end doors, either high or low. As built, the cars had steel plates for the herald and the reporting marks/ car number. All Z bars were square cut at the bottom.

This model has "true Z braces" made of two parts. The bottom flange with bolt detail, is cast onto the side, and then evergreen angles are added by the modeler into a hidden slot, to form the web and top flange of each Z brace.



StockCarCBQ1 (140K) StockCarCBQ2 (149K) StockCarCBQ3 (112K) StockCarCBQ4 (131K)
MILW 36' Stock Car
  • 36' MILWAUKEE, composite wood sides and ends, steel under frame, plain floor, 1927 to the 1970's.

    (Can be made into a open top coke car.)

    NEW 36’ Milwaukee double deck stock car. 1927 to 1970’s.

march-cars-043 (38K) Daddys-Pictures-024 (24K) Daddys-Pictures-025 (23K) MIL_104540 (35K) MIL_104955 (33K) MIL_110123 (33K)
Reissue -ATSF - RR27 - 40’STEEL REEFER
R27Ref (56K)
Unique 5 foot door, ice hatches, and inverse dreadnaught ends, make for a special model.

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