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Leadville Designs - CB&Q SM-18 - Stock Car, 36 Foot, Wood, SM-18 - Burlington Route

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Stock NumberCB&Q SM-18
Original Retail Price$29.95
BrandLeadville Designs
ManufacturerLeadville Designs
Body StyleLeadville Designs Stock Car 36 Foot
PrototypeStock Car, 36 Foot, Wood, SM-18
Road or Company NameBurlington Route (Details)
Reporting MarksCB&Q
Coupler TypeMT Magne-Matic Knuckle
Coupler MountTruck-Mount
Wheel TypeInjection Molded Plastic
Wheel ProfileSmall Flange (Low Profile)
Kit ComplexityCraftsman
Kit Material(s)Photo Etched Brass
Release Date2022-01-01
Item CategoryRolling Stock (Freight)
Model TypeStock Car
Model Subtype36 Foot
Model VarietyWood

Specific Item Information: These cars were built by AC&F in the early 1920s for the CB&Q. With Z steel bracing, a wood roof and a KC WABCO brake system, these cars had a 60,000lb capacity. This kit represents the 58000 and 59000 36' double deck stock cars as they ran on the CB&Q. These cars are equipped with AB brakes. These revolutionary kits comprise of etched brass and nickel silver components, 3D printed ABS frame with integrate brake hardware and train line, a full set of decals. Each side is built up from 3 large are layers of metal etchings providing 6 levels of detail. Although this may sound complicated, each side has only 3 pieces to it! By laying out the components this way, incredible detail is achievable. All the grab irons and stirrup steps are free standing with ultra fine cross sections that is just not possible with any form of casting. Every nail hole and rivet is represented in incredible detail. The frame is 3D printed in ABS. This process allowed for a single piece casting that includes ALL rivets, fully detailed channels, and a train line that looks like it's being held in place through some miracle act. To this, the lettering includes number sets for 6 cars. Couplers just drop in and your trucks screw in place. The amount of detail in these cars is mind blowing and assemble with ACC in as little as a couple of evenings.
Road Name History:
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or as the Q, the Burlington Route served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and also in New Mexico and Texas through subsidiaries Colorado and Southern Railway, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.[citation needed] Its primary connections included Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver. Because of this extensive trackage in the midwest and mountain states, the railroad used the advertising slogans "Everywhere West", "Way of the Zephyrs", and "The Way West". It merged into Burlington Northern in 1970.

In 1967, it reported 19,565 million net ton-miles of revenue freight and 723 million passenger miles; corresponding totals for C&S were 1,100 and 10 and for FW&D were 1,466 and 13. At the end of the year CB&Q operated 8,538 route-miles, C&S operated 708 and FW&D operated 1362. (These totals may or may not include the former Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.)

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Brand/Importer Information:
Leadville Designs is owned and operated by Bill Meredith. Bill has been indirectly involved with The Leadville Shops and before that, The Cimarron Works. Leadville Designs was formed in September 2018 with the intention of developing the evolving technologies of 3D and lasers to produce better model railroad products. Bill has been an avid modeller for as long as he can remember with a strong draw to early Colorado lines.

The Leadville Designs product line covers a broad range of interests and scales. We strongly believe that the maturing manufacturing technologies will enact a paradigm shift in quality at attractive pricing enabling the re-emergence of domestic manufacturing. That is, all of our products are made right here in North America.
Item created by: CNW400 on 2022-04-15 10:31:28. Last edited by CNW400 on 2022-04-15 10:45:50

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