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.
Participation in these sessions do not guarantee the car will earn the minimum
87 ½ 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
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
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.
click on the diagrams below to see a full size image on how to build the basic car body.
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