New Clerestory Passenger Car Roofs for Marklin Casey Jones Passenger Cars
I just finished redoing the roofs on my Marklin Casey Jones
passenger cars with new Clerestory roofs. I purchased the new roofs
from Republic Locomotive Works. They were Nn3 scale Clerestory
roofs and I sanded/cut them down to Z (just a width and height issue
really). All passenger cars circa 1880-1899 had Clerestory roofs.
The Marklin factory roofs on the Casey Jones passenger cars don't
match the time frame of 1880-1899s. In fact they don't go with the
Casey Jones locomotive (Casey Jones' wreck was April 29, 1900). The
Marklin factory Clerestory roofs are circa 1850 to late 1870 (long
thin overhang over the step platforms). By 1880 all railroads had
gone to an improved Clerestory roof (this is the new Clerestory
roofs that I have placed on all my passenger cars). I am little
disappointed in Marklin for not researching the passenger cars that
actually went with the Casey Jones - they are sticklers for
perfection, I have walked through their factory - and they would
have never made this "era" mistake with a German loco/passenger car
Next step is to decal the cars with New York Central & Hudson River
Railroad decals and swap out the Marklin couplers for MTLs.
Photos of the differences in the roofs are posted on Z_Scale_2 under
the photo section under John Bartolotto's NYC&HR Passenger Cars.
Thanks. I modified the Casey Jones loco shell and it is currently with Ron
Ruddell of London Bridge Toys to see if he can spin cast it in metal. I'll
let you know how it turns out. Should be another month or so.
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Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: New Clerestory Passenger Car Roofs for Marklin Casey
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The new roofs look good. It makes the cars look better.
How is the 4-4-0 coming along?
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