Pullman Car Dayton

Limited edition models of American 19th century locomotives and rolling stock

Announcement 2015, 17nd of April

Dear Customer,

We are proud to announce our new HO kit of the 1870s 52' Pullman Palace Drawing Room car “Dayton”. This type of early Pullman car has never been released in kit form before.

We have learned a lot from the Woodruff kit and on the Dayton used a little different approach when designing the kit and makes for a easier kit to assemble for the customer.

 

With this we are ready to take reservations for the first run. When the reservations are filled we will start making the kits and when everything is ready to ship we will contact you for payment and shipping.

 

The kit comprises:

-3D printed roof, roof details, body ends, platforms, underbody detail, bolsters etc.

-Photo etched brass sides and frame, brass end railings, brake wheels, clerestory sides from 0.4mm brass sheet stock

-Misc. wood and laser board parts

-Screws and hardware

-Laser cut glass

-Stainless steel mesh for clerestory windows

-Decals

-Various parts, wire etc

 

Some features:

-Broken bullnose roof ends, never before modeled.

-Finely detailed platform ends

-Beautiful etched sides

-Drill guide holes for roof ventilators incorporated in roof.

-Photo etched platform railing. No more soldering or fitting oversize cast railings.

 

Price for kit $117 + shipping. Preferred payment through Paypal.

As before with the Woodruff kit to save on shipping the customer has the option to receive the instructions through email in PDF format.

 

The photo etched sides and parts can either be glued or soldered together depending on the preference of the builder. No soldering skills are required to assemble the kit. Please note that this is a Craftsman kit requiring previous modeling skills with similar models. The kit is for the intermediate to experienced modeler.

 

Not included in the kit:

-Trucks and wheelsets

-Coupler. The pocket fits a Kadee No 5 or similar.

-Paint, glue, tools etc

 

Suitable 6 wheel trucks can be bought from my Shapeway shop through the following link:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/NX6AJGWTU/ho-scale-6-wheel-wood-beam-passenger-truck-1-pair?key=89f6b0c041f077f81eb28bf3860eb995

 

You can also substitute for you own choice of trucks. The car is designed for a 10´ 6 wheel truck.

 

 

 

The etched sheet with sides, end handrails and other various parts

Detail of etched sheet

Detail of etched sheet

Various parts, ends, roof etc

How To Order

Please make your reservations via email as soon as possible as we only going to make a limited amount of kits in the first run. A second run can be made if there is demand.

When the reservations are filled and the kits are packaged I’ll send out an email with payment and shipping information. When payment is received the kits will be shipped.

A Little History

The Pullman car Dayton was built by Barney & Smith 1870-71. It was among the first Pullmans in Pullmans growing fleet of luxury cars coming forth patterned after the pioneer Pullman aptly named “Pioneer” built 1865. It had for the time a very luxurious interior together with a richly decorated outside which set the style for rail travel years to come. The car has the very distinct broken bullnose roof ends which later on evolved to the more ordinary bullnose roof.

 

This type roof has to our knowledge never before been released commercially a model. It was popular on Pullman cars in the 1860s through the 1870s to then gradually disappear. For you as a modeler the car can be used with little change from the middle 1860s and onward to the end of the century. If it is still running at the end of the century it probably has been refurnished to for example immigrant service.

Broken bullnose roof end, extreme example

Ordinary bullnose roof end

Mr George Pullman and how he looked in the 1850s and 1870s