Commercial Models

 

WECX 301/202 Schnabel Car

Concept Models

This is a resin model, with decals included. It can be made for either the 20 axle (WECX 101, 202) or 22 axle (WECX 102, 301) cars.

These are great models, with simple instructions and they are easy to put together. I have two of them.

Concept Models also provides two custom loads, a reactor and a generator. Both of these loads are prototypical.

 

WECX 301/202 Schnabel Car

Concept Models

This is a resin model, with decals included. This is a model of Westinghouse's first schnabel car. It is still in service, painted red and market KRL 200.

Concept Models also provides two custom loads, a transformer and a mirror for Mount Palomar. Both of these loads are prototypical.

 

GE No. 40017 Schnabel Car

From E & P Associates

This model was imported by E&P Associates, made in Korea by Samhongsa. Car is painted but unlettered; custom decals are included.

It is out of production and appears rarely on EBay for sale(Listing of past brass schnabel auctions)








WECX 203 Schnabel Car

From MTH Electric Trains

This O gauge model will be in M.T.H. Premier line. In O gauge, this car should be over two feet long. It's MSRP is quoted as $99.95 on their web site. The item number is 20-98232. It was made with both Westinghouse and ABB paint schemes.

It is out of production and appears regularly on EBay for sales. It was also made in CAT, UP and John Deere paint schemes.


This car is now available. The following three pictures were found on EBay.

 

ABB/Westinghouse No. 202 Schnabel Car

From Overland Models

Overland Models Inc. imported in 1995 - 96 an HO Scale version of the 202.

The following was taken from an Overland Models' ad placed in Railroad Model Craftsman.

This massive, special purpose car was built in 1969 to carry large transformers from the Westinghouse Electric Company's Large Transformer Division at Muncie, Indiana to their final destination. With 20 axles spanning its 122-foot body, it is one of the largest rail cars in use today.

It is out of production and appears rarely on EBay for sale(Listing of past brass schnabel auctions)

Currently painted light gray, it now carries a large red ABB logo.

WECX 202 Schnabel Car with Transformer load, Factory Painted Light Dark - OMI #3337.1

WECX 202 Schnabel Car with Transformer load, Factory Painted Light Blue - OMI #3337.2.

This is a picture of my car.

 

ABB/Westinghouse No. 203 Schnabel Car

From Overland Models

Overland Models Inc. is currently importing a HO Scale version of the 203.

The following was taken from an recent Overland Models' ad placed in Railmodel Journal.

This 14-axle Schnabel Car was built to transport extremely heavy transformers across the country from the Large Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric (now ABB). The prototype car was constructed in 1976, and has an empty weight of 300,000 pounds. The maximum weight of the car fully loaded is an amazing 1,050,000 pounds.

When not in use, this car is stored at the ABB Large Transformer Division plant in Muncie, Indiana. Both Conrail and Norfolk Southern pick up these cars and return them to the Muncie plant. Movement requires special care and extra cars are added to the consist to increase breaking power.

It is out of production and appears rarely on EBay for sale(Listing of past brass schnabel auctions)

PTDX 203 Schnabel Car with Transformer load, Factory Painted Light Gray and Completely Lettered with Red ABB - OMI #1394.3

WECX 203 Schnabel Car with Transformer load, Factory Painted Blue and Completely Lettered with Red ABB - OMI #1394.1

WECX 203 Schnabel Car with Transformer load, Factory Painted Battleship Gray and Completely Lettered with Red ABB - OMI #1394.2




 Shiki 800

MicroAce, #A8574, a Japanese company make an N scale model, which also comes with two cabooses.

 Shiki 810

MicroAce, #A8575, a Japanese company make an N scale model, which also comes with two cabooses.