Western Maryland’s 1937 AAR boxcar with Duryea u/f - No Longer Available
Protocraft’s all-brass model of Western Maryland’s 1937 AAR 10’-0” IH distinctive boxcar. Never before done in O Scale, these exquisite and highly detailed models are built by Boo Rim Precision of Korea. Built in September 1945 by General American Transportation Corp under Lot 2954, and assigned road
numbers as Series 28201-28300. The WM received 800 of similar design but this series of 100 cars were the only ones having the Duryea underframe.
The Duryea underframe, patented by O. C. Duryea Co of New York, was a new concept in shock absorbing design which helped train control in addition to it’s
shock absorbing abilities. The spring assembly ran almost at the entire length of the center sill with 7” of travel at each end. The equipment listing specied prefabricated round (W) corner 4/5 Dreadnaught ends manufactured by Standard Railway Equipment Co, and Chicago-Hutchins (Murphy) raised panel steel roofs, wood running boards, 7-rung Wine ladders, Ajax power hand brake and 7’ Youngstown 3-section doors with Camel rollers and locking devices.
The Protocraft Duryea underframe model has push springing but not pull springing - this is to avoid the ‘caterpillar eect’ in operation. The model runs on ball
bearing axles with sintered rib-back wheels consisting of 70% steel and 30% stainless steel. Trucks have working journal box covers.
Only 30 models built. Price is $319.00 plus shipping. Accurate decals for each letrering scheme for each time period are available from Protocraft Decals.