Schnabel Modeler's Showcase
The following two models were built by Duane Ricks. The blue one was built about 10 yrs ago, and the gray one in the last couple of months.
Brian Franklin of Cape Town, South Africa built this HO scale model. It was shown
to the public for the 1st time at an exhibition
as part of our National Railroad Convention held here in Cape Town in early April 2004.
Paint scheme is "Photographic Gray" as at the builder's works.
The following photos are from Alberto Quijano. He lives in Spain. The photos show his modification of the
Trix UAAI 839 DB wagon to represent the Felbermayr 32 axle wagon.
The following N Scale models were made by Dick Gorman
The following HO Scale models were made by Rich Middlekauf.
The following photos were sent to me by William Tokaruk, MMR.
"I recently completed my scratchbuilt model of CEBX 800 "schnabel" car in HO scale.
I'm attaching some reasonably good photos of the model. A plan and text should
be appearing in Railroad Model Craftsman in the near future, I hope."
This N scale model was built out of brass by Roger
Hinz. It was his first attemp at modeling with brass.
Vince Skibo sent me the following photo's of his brothers work.
This model is by Ned Thomas.
"This is a scratch built model of how the reactor vessel was transported to it's destination. And yes,
it was going to Three Mile Island. I saw them transport the actual vessel just outside of it's final
destination. It was quite impressive to see and that's what
prompted the model builder. The Schnabel super structure was built for/by Frank Hake Rigging contractor from Phila, PA. This was added to two D&H heavy flats (close to the Atheran model) when the reactor was moved from a truck to the rail car in York, Pa for movement to Three Mile Island.
This was about 5 years before Three Mile Island became so famous." The photo was taken by
David Allen sent me the following photo's of his work. Dave has a company Concept Systems
which makes resin models of schnabel cars.