New Walthers Budd Passenger Carsgreenspun.com : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread
Just a quick note, I was at my local hobby shop the other day and was informed that Walthers is comming out with road specific HO scale Budd Streamlined passenger cars. They have announced a 10-6 sleeper, 48 seat coach and dining car, all available in ACL schemes. Hope to see more car types and road names(i.e. Seaboard Air Line) in the future.
-- John V. Pasquariello (GRIZZLETOAD@AOL.COM), October 24, 2000
The 10-6 will be patterned after UP cars.These cars had a full length letterboard.(not good for SAL)The 48 seat coach is patterned after a ATSF car,again not good for ACL,SAL nor FEC.I think the diner is also ATSF and might work with some work.However,they have no pilot models to show,so who really knows?
-- J Oates (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 24, 2000.
Not to be a spoil sport, but ACL Budd built straight coaches were 56 and 54 seats for cars built for ACL. Hostess/coaches usually had 46 seats, but also had a double bedroom compartment for the hostess. The ex-Chessie cars ACL bought were 36 coach seat-8 lounge seat cars. The FEC did have one 48 seat coach-lounge built by Budd in 1948 named Port Everglades. This unique car had a small lounge but no buffet at one end of the car. It was destroyed in the April 20, 1953 wreck at Dillon SC.
-- Michael W. Savchak (Savchak @MNR.org), October 24, 2000.