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Clinic - Launch Into The Achievement Program - Box Car Part 1

The purpose of this session is to build the basic form of a Boxcar to be detailed in Part 2 with the goal of having the car judged for the Achievement Program. 

NOTICE: Participation in these sessions do not guarantee the car will earn the minimum 87 points needed to earn a merit award. The quality of workmanship, detail and adherence to NMRA requirements will determine if the car will earn a merit award. 

The first step is to build the car frame, center sills, beams and floor. The box is built next consisting of roof stock and wooden blocks to shape the car ends. Glue the box to the floor to complete the basic body shape.

Your registration fee covers all construction materials.

Each participant will receive strip wood for the center sills and beams, wood for the decking, roof stock, scribed siding, monofilament fishing line and turnbuckles for truss rods, bolsters, couplers and trucks.

When the basic body of the car has been assembled this will complete Part 1.

Please click on the diagrams below to see a full size image on how to build the basic car body.

 

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