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9 years 11 months ago - 9 years 11 months ago #13964 by hokenstrom
Length of passenger cars and RDC? was created by hokenstrom
Hi!

I wonder if anyone owning a RDC and/or some US-style passenger cars could measure how long one RDC is and how long two passenger cars are from coupling to coupling? The reason why I am asking is that I am building a few railcar barges/ferries for my layout and I don't want to make them too short for at least two passenger cars.
In short:
1 - How long is a RDC?
2 - How long are two US style passenger cars?



Attached is a photo of my first demo version of a car barge. It's 32cm long and 6cm wide with three tracks, it's rather narrow and the spacing is tight but it can carry 3x4 cars. I have used 5mm balsa wood for center and dressed it with 0.5mm sheet styrene, the track is three MTL flex sections and I will use either plastic or metal pins as pollards. I have added 4mm high railings - since it's a freight barge I think I don't have to follow any realistic safety heights for the railings.

Petter
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9 years 11 months ago #13970 by garthah
Replied by garthah on topic Re: Length of passenger cars and RDC?
RDC standard length was 85 ft but shorty RDC4 was 73 feet
passenger cars very a great deal depending on period you are modelling and whether 1st class or branch line service heavy weight or streamliner. so choose from 50, feet

cheers Garth

cheerz Garth

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9 years 11 months ago #13971 by hokenstrom
Replied by hokenstrom on topic Re: Length of passenger cars and RDC?
Thank you for the reply!
85ft corresponds to approximately 11cm so my 32cm long barges will suffice just fine.

Petter

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