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NARC N Scale National Steel Car 5092 cf Combo Door Box Car 1971 - present - PGE / BCR

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Accuracy and Detail… in Scale

We have been gearing up to unveil our next project to the public!

 

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Image courtesy Timothy J. Horton

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 For the past year we have been canvasing our PORTERS members for interest and input on a new boxcar project – used in the forest product service.

Coming in 2018! 

National Steel Car 5092 cf Combo Door Box Car 1971 - present

 

The Pacific Great Eastern / British Columbia Railway received 1,785 of these boxcars from National Steel Car between 1971 and 1973, making them the most numerous boxcar on the railway. They were seen all across Canada and the United States in forest product service. From 1989 some were re-built for pulp service and many have continued in service with CN since 2004.

North American Railcar Corporation will produce HO & N scale models representing the cars built in 1971 and 1972, and those re-built for pulp and forest product service. 


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PGE - light green, built 1971

PGE_40296

PGE - dark green, light green door, built 1971

BCOL 5429b

BCOL - light green, built 1972


BCIT 40589

BCIT - dark green, built 1972

 BCOL_40624a

BCOL - large italic lettering, re-paint 1986

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BCOL - with underline, re-paint 1987

BCOL 80109

BCOL - 80,000 series, re-built w/team door 1990s

 BCOL 100214

BCOL - 100,000 series, re-built 1990s w/vents, w/ team door

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BCOL - brown, CN noodle & url, vents, shopped 2003

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Introduction to the NSC 5092 cf Combo Door Box Car
1971 - present - PGE / BCR

 

National Steel Car built 1,885 5092 and 5101 cubic-foot combination door box cars between August 1971 and May 1973 for Pacific Great Eastern and British Columbia Railway (successor to PGE). These cars were delivered with 70-ton trucks with 33-inch wheels.

The original series were:

  • PGE 5100-5399 (300) 8=9/71 (5092 cuft) domestic service only (to BCOL 5100-5399)
  • PGE 5000-5099 (100) 9=10/71 (5092 cuft) domestic service only (to BCOL 5000-5099)
  • PGER 40000-40399 (400) 9=10/71 (5092 cuft) international service only (to BCIT 40000-40399 and BCOL 40000-40399)
  • BCOL 5400-5599 (200) 8=9/72 (5101 cuft) domestic service only 
  • BCIT 40400-40784 (385) 9=10/72 (5101 cuft) international service only (to BCOL 40400-40784)
  • BCOL 5600-5799 (200) 4/73 (5101 cuft) domestic service only
  • BCIT 40785-41084 (300) 4=5/73 (5101 cuft) international service only (to BCOL 40785-41084)


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PGE 5158 (5100-5399) -Image courtesy Ron Hawkins

 

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PGE (5000-5099) -Image courtesy.... 

 

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PGER (40000-40399) -Image courtesy Alan Gaines/Fallen Flags web site

 

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BCOL 5477 (5400-5599) -Image courtesy Ron Hawkins

 

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BCIT 40672 (40400-40784) -Image courtesy the collection of Darrell Sawyer

 

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 BCOL 5723 (5600-5799) -Image courtesy the collection of Darrell Sawyer

 

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 BCIT (40785-41084) -Image courtesy Jim Parker/Fallen Flags web site


The PGER and BCIT “international service” reporting marks were implemented to take advantage of a then available exemption from federal sales taxes on the purchase and repair of cars dedicated to international service. Along with the PGER and BCIT reporting marks, cars also had to be stenciled “For International Service Only”. In 1975, the tax exemption was eliminated and at that time, the cars with PGER and BCIT reporting marks started receiving BCOL reporting marks.

These cars were seen ALL over North America delivering British Columbia sourced forest products!

 

Unique Features

While the body remained unchanged during the productions run, the ends, side sills, stirrup steps and plug door stops evolved over the production run. These features will be applied, as appropriate to each version.

Body

All cars were delivered with car bodies with welded panels, five panels to the left of the plug doors and seven to the right of the sliding doors and all were originally equipped with YSD 6-foot auxiliary plug doors and 8-foot YSD 6/6/6 corrugated sliding main doors with lift handles and were designed for forest products loading. All cars were delivered with riveted “bow-tie” panel roofs (licensed from Pullman Standard). Detail on the roof includes rivets along the seam caps between panels, along the ends and along the sides!

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BCOL 5567 -Image courtesy Darrell Sawyer


Ends

Three end styles were incorporated over the production run:

  • Type 1 – nine embossed horizontal ribs along with 11 rivets along each edge

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-Image Courtesy Darrell Sawyer

  • Type 1V – nine embossed horizontal ribs along with 11 rivets along each edge, with the addition of a 2”x3”x12” vertical vent near the roof line

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-Image Courtesy Darrell Sawyer 

  • Type 2 – nine embossed horizontal ribs along with no rivets along each edge

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-Image Courtesy Darrell Sawyer

On all cars as delivered, the ends are riveted to the car body. All three end styles will be available on appropriate cars, with correct reporting marks and numbers as well as accurate paint schemes!


Side Sills

The first five orders were delivered with welded side sills that drops below the door opening and extended to the ends of the car. The following two orders were delivered with a similar side sill, but with a notch at the ends of the sill. Cars with both side sills are being offered, with appropriate reporting marks and series and paint schemes. We feel it is important to offer our customers cars with no details overlooked!

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Un-notched side sill

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Notched side sill


Stirrup Steps

The stirrup steps (Type 1) on the non-notched side sills are mounted to the lower edge of the side sill while the steps (Type 2) on the notched side sills are mounted behind the side sill notch, and are taller than the steps on the non-notched sills. Of course, the appropriate steps will be applied to the correct cars!

Combination Doors

All 1,885 cars were delivered with 6-foot wide Youngstown Steel Door (YSD) auxiliary plug doors (on the left) and 8-foot wide YSD 6/6/6 corrugated doors, with lift handles. Early orders were delivered without fork pockets on either side of the lift handle, while later orders were delivered with fork pockets. Of course, we are doing both versions of the doors! 

In the mid-1970s, “crank arms” were added to the top center of the plug doors to eliminate the risk of the doors accidentally falling off (this was a mandate for all plug doors, on all cars, on all railroads). Starting in 1991, BC Rail started shopping the remaining cars and the most notable upgrade were new sliding doors. The original YSD 6/6/6 corrugated doors were replaced with YSD panel doors.

On the HO plug doors, the left and right hand vertical crank rod pipes and rollers, door handle and crank arms will all be separately applied parts and not cast in place. In N scale, these parts will be cast in place so as to reduce the risk of damage during handling.

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YSD auxiliary plug door -Image courtesy of Brian Wich

All three styles of YSD sliding doors, corrugated (with and without fork pockets) AND replacement panel, will be applied to the appropriate cars!

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YSD 6/6/6 sliding door with lift handle

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YSD 6/6/6 sliding door with lift handle


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 YSD replacement panel door

The crank arms will be added to plug doors as appropriate, based on time period (HO scale)!

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 Close-up of crank arm

 

Plug Door Door Stops

The first 800 cars (three orders: 5100-5399, 5000-5099 and 40000-40399) were delivered with large plug door door stops. The following 1,085 cars (4 orders: 5400-5599, 40400-40784, 5600-5799 and 40785-41084) were delivered with small plug door door stops. Starting in the mid-1970s, British Columbia Railway started modifying the large plug door door stops. To make them sturdier, a reinforcing angle and gusset were added by BCR shop employees.

All three door stops (small, large and large modified) will be available, applied to cars with the appropriate reporting marks and series, as well as the appropriate paint schemes!

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Large plug door door stops -Image courtesy Tim Horton

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Large modified plug door door stops -Image courtesy Darrell Sawyer

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Small plug door door stops  -Image courtesy Darrell Sawyer

 

Other Modifications

When the shopping program took place starting in 1991 (and running through 1997), cars were renumbered into the BCOL 80000-80455, 80800-80826 and 80900-80979 series and all were stenciled as having a 5101 cuft capacity. Starting in 1989 (and running through 1997), some shopped cars were upgraded to 100-ton capacity and received modified bolsters and 100-ton trucks. These 100-ton cars were renumbered into the 100000-100012 and 100014-100299 series. Later, some of the 80000 and 100000 series cars were modified again, with vents added to the car sides along the floor line and roof line for baled wood pulp service. Baled wood pulp is often loaded into the cars still hot and wet, so the vent help reduce the moisture level inside the car reducing damage from rust and corrosion.

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BCOL 80111 (80000-80455) -Image courtesy Darrell Sawyer


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 BCOL 80813 (80800-80826) -Image courtesy Darrell Sawyer

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BCOL 100007 (100000-100012) -Image courtesy Dave Howarth Jr./RR Picture Archives web site

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BCOL 100050 (100014-100299) -Image courtesy Darrell Sawyer

Two styles of vents will be available to be included on appropriate cars, naturally, with the correct reporting marks, series and paint schemes!

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BCOL 100034 with type 1 vents (wedge) -Image courtesy Darrell Sawyer

 type2vents

BCOL 100172 with type 2 vents (arched top) - Image courtesy Thomas Stebly/Railcar Photos web site

 

Newly tooled 70-ton Barber S-2 trucks with free-spinning metal wheels and axles will be applied to the 70-ton cars, and the 100-ton cars will be supplied with North American Railcar’s highly respected 100-ton Barber S-2 trucks with metal wheels and axles.

This exciting new model freight car has been extensively researched and has been accurately tooled with a separate roof, one-piece body (car sides, side sills, ends, and floor), separate doors and door details, separate tack boards (HO), separate ladder stiles (HO), wire ladder rungs (HO), separate hand brake and wheel, separate underframe and brake details, etched metal crossover platforms, separate door tracks (HO) and separate large plug door door stops.

It’s time to add these superbly detailed cars to your roster so you can ship forest products on your railroad!

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Reservations Due By: May 31, 2018

Expected Release: December 2018

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As a special announcement to our PORTERS members,
NARCorp will be adding two new Club Lounge cars!

As always, these cars are FREE with PORTERS points, and are available exclusively to our PORTERS members on a first earned, first served basis. They are a limited production, and will never be reproduced.

PORTERS members: reserve your car in the Club Lounge.

If you are not already a PORTERS member, click on the blue box at the bottom of this announcement to discover the advantages of joining this consummer driven program – Available at no cost.

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The Mulroney Car

BCOL 40119 Mulrooney

Familiar storyline, but with a new cast

30 Years ago the principle actors were Canadian Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney and US President, Ronald Reagan

The Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement (CUSFTA; French: Accord de libre-échange, ALE) was a trade agreement reached by negotiators for Canada and the United States on October 4, 1987 and signed by the leaders of both countries on January 2, 1988. The agreement phased out a wide range of trade restrictions in stages over a ten-year period, and resulted in a great increase in cross-border trade. With the addition of Mexico in 1994 FTA was superseded by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) (French: Accord de libre-échange Nord Américain (ALENA), Spanish: Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN)).

As stated in the agreement, the main purposes of the Canadian-United States Free Trade Agreement were:

  • Eliminate barriers to trade in goods and services between Canada and the United States
  • Facilitate conditions of fair competition within the free-trade area established by the Agreement
  • Significantly liberalize conditions for investment within that free-trade area
  • Establish effective procedures for the joint administration of the Agreement and the resolution of disputes
  • Lay the foundation for further bilateral and multilateral cooperation to expand and enhance the benefits of the Agreement

Over the years, and with an ever changing cast of characters, this has evolved into the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA; Spanish: Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte, TLCAN; French: Accord de libre-échange nord-américain, ALÉNA). NAFTA is an agreement signed by Canada, Mexico, and the United States, creating a trilateral trade bloc in North America. The agreement came into force on January 1, 1994. It superseded the Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement between the U.S. and Canada.

NAFTA has two supplements: the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) and the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation (NAALC).

Most economic analyses indicate that NAFTA has been beneficial to the North American economies and the average citizen, but harmed a small minority of workers in industries exposed to trade competition. Economists hold that withdrawing from NAFTA or renegotiating NAFTA in a way that reestablishes trade barriers will adversely affect the U.S. economy and cost jobs.

Today: North America and the world are waiting to see what comes next, as Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau and US President, Donald Trump take on the starring roles.

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"100 TON PULP SERVICE ONLY"

BCOL 100000

First Delivered 1972 / 100000 series car with replacement door and vents for use in Kraft Paper service

One-of-a-kind, BCOL 100000 was the 1st rebuilt 100000 series car, and is the only car with "100 TON PULP SERVICE ONLY" on left side. This was removed on the remaining rebuilds.

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Remember – these 2 cars are only available to our PORTERS members!

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Reservations Due By: May 31, 2018

Expected Release: December 2018

 

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For the past year we have been canvasing our PORTERS members for interest and input for the 

Product Details

NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - Pacific Great Eastern (PGE) (Light Green with White Lettering and Map Logo) 12 road numbers available in 2 different 6 car sets (A and B)
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$179.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - Pacific Great Eastern (PGE) (Light Green with White Lettering and Map Logo) single car
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$179.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - Pacific Great Eastern (PGER) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ Light Green Sliding Door and Map Logo) single car
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$29.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - British Columbia Railway (BCOL) (Light Green with White Lettering/ Dogwood Logo) 12 road numbers available in 2 different 6 car sets (A and B)
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$179.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - British Columbia Railway (BCOL) (Light Green with White Lettering/ Dogwood Logo) single car
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$29.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - British Columbia Railway (BCIT) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ Light Green Sliding Door Dogwood Logo) 12 road numbers available in 2 different 6 car sets (A and B)
11-14001004
$179.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - British Columbia Railway (BCIT) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ Light Green Sliding Door Dogwood Logo) single car
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$29.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - BC Rail (BCOL) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ BC Rail Logo no underline) 12 road numbers available in 2 different 6 car sets (A and B)
11-14001005
$179.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - BC Rail (BCOL) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ BC Rail Logo no underline) single car
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$29.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - BC Rail (BCOL) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ BC Rail Logo with underline) 12 road numbers available in 2 different 6 car sets (A and B)
11-14001006
$179.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - BC Rail (BCOL) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ BC Rail Logo with underline) single car
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$29.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - BC Rail (BCOL) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ BC Rail Logo with underline) (rebuilt cars with Teams Free Rolling Panel Door) 12 road numbers available in 2 different 6 car sets (A and B)
11-14001007
$179.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - BC Rail (BCOL) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ BC Rail Logo with underline) (rebuilt cars with Teams Free Rolling Panel Door) single car
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$29.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - BC Rail (BCOL) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ BC Rail Logo with underline) (rebuilt cars with Teams Free Rolling Panel Door and Vents) 12 road numbers available in 2 different 6 car sets (A and B)
11-14001008
$179.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - BC Rail (BCOL) (Dark Green with White Lettering/ BC Rail Logo with underline) (rebuilt cars with Teams Free Rolling Panel Door and Vents) single car
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$29.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - Canadian National (BCOL) (Brown with White Lettering) (rebuilt cars with Teams Free Rolling Panel Door and Vents) 12 road numbers available in 2 different 6 car sets (A and B)
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$179.98
NARC - N Scale - NSC 5092 Cu Ft - 50ft Boxcar - Canadian National (BCOL) (Brown with White Lettering) (rebuilt cars with Teams Free Rolling Panel Door and Vents) single car
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$29.98
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$29.98

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