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Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Nason Pullman

The other of the four recently rebuilt Nason passenger cars to get through the shops is this Pullman. It also ties in with the most recent article in the 1936 series, as there is a photo of a Nason Pullman to be found there as well.

This car is the stamped brass side version of the car. In the rebuilding I changed very little from the way it was originally built, so it has a great vintage feel to it. It is on a set of Nason trucks with new, modern wheelsets. Click on the photo for a bigger view.

I was able to pull together decals from a vintage set. The name of the Pullman is “Golden Horn,” pulled from the available decals but also very suited to the layout of a French horn professor. The car works well on the layout and looks a lot better than before rebuilding (photo here). But overall this car will see less mileage on the layout than the 60’ cars on the roster, they really look better on my 28” radius curves.

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