Southern Locomotives

 

Southern only ordered locomotives with high short hoods. So, in order to model any of the newer locomotives, the model must be built, with the high hood modification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 1: B23-7

 

This project is underway, with all of the body modifications completed, and most of the detail parts applied. The next step is the paint shop, and final details. Will have a current picture here soon!

 

This is my first attempt at scratch building (from a published article) is a B23-7. For this locomotive, I am following the article "Southern B23-7" by Chris R. Toth. This article can be found on page 50, of the March 1995 issue of Mainline Modeling.

Southern Freight Cars

Project 4: All Door Box Cars

 

Pullman Standard built Roll-Up Door Box Cars for Southern, 9800-9999. Most of these were converted into other cars, because they were not successful. I will model one of the originals, plus one each from the following series that were converted from the original.

All Door Box Car 9807-9959
Coil Car Conversion 115780-115791
Bulkhead Flat Car 114600 - 114759

 

 

 

Southern MoW Cars

 

Southern Railway built some unique MoW cars. I will be scratch building some of these cars for use on my layout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project 2: 50 Ton Scale Test Car

 

Numbers 992550 - 992552.

 

 

This car was built by Maxson in 1978. A clear photo of one of these car can be found in "Southern Railway Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment" by James Kinkaid. Basic information and a rough drawing of this car can also be found on page W4203 in the "Southern Railway Freight Equipment Diagram Book Volume III - Flat Cars, Pulpwood Racks, Tank Cars, and Maint. of Way" Published by Southern Railway Historical Association.

 

 

I have created a HO scale working drawing of this car, using Cadrail. It is shown below. .

The complete Cadrail 6 file can be downloaded.

Project 5: 70 Ton Drone Type Track Car

 

Final Numbers 991101-991125

 

Original Numbers 60421, 60799, 61011, 60441, 61460, 291000-291005, 314000-314005, and 328000-328007

 

This car is used for moving track panels. I took a picture of this car in parked in the Spencer yard, but it is grainy, a clear photo of this car can be found in of "Southern Railway Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment" by James Kinkaid. Basic information and a rough drawing of this car can also be found on page W3321 in the "Southern Railway Freight Equipment Diagram Book Volume III - Flat Cars, Pulpwood Racks, Tank Cars, and Maint. of Way" Published by Southern Railway Historical Association.

 

I have created a HO scale working drawing of this car, using Cadrail. It is shown below. .

The complete Cadrail 6 file can be downloaded.

The starting point for the car will be the 52'6" drop bottom gondla from Life Like's Proto 2000 line Working pictures will be inserted here.

 

Special Freight Cars

   

 

With the large number of nuclear power plants located in the south, I need some of the special cars used in their construction and to service them.  

Project 2: WECX 200

 

I am currently designing a HO Scale version of the WECX 200 Schnabel car. Schnabel cars are designed to separate and then connect to their load to form one large car. I am in the process of creating HO scale working drawing of this car, using Cadrail. The first part is of what I call the "truss" side (shown below). The load is connected between the two sides of the truss. When the design is completed a copy of the Cadrail file will be available for download here. Cadrail. The first part is of what I call the "truss" side (shown below). The load is connected between the two sides of the truss. When the design is completed a copy of the Cadrail file will be available for download here.

 

The starting point for the end platforms will be two massively modified Athern heavy-duty flat cars (undec #1299). Working pictures, a parts list, and in process pictures, will be inserted here as I build this car.

Project 6: CEBX 800

 

The last planned project is a 32 axle Schnabel car. Pictures of this car are here.