LVLC – rebuilding Way Car #67

Posted by Gerd on Friday, 27 March 2015

Back to the roots and return to where I come from…

Some days ago, I reinstalled the original trucks to the crew car, and now I removed them again. I planned to use other LGB trucks for my freight cars, but finally, they didn’t fit to my other rolling stock. While the crew car is shorter than the other cars, I decided to rebuild the car into a 4-wheeled Way Car and use the trucks for the Boxcar as I’ve planed before.

I ordered Ozark journal boxes and low profile wheelsets and started the rebuild…

First I removed the two bolster bars and cut new sills to take the journal boxes. I glued the Ozark parts onto the sills and the whole assemblies to the frame while I inserted the wheel sets. The new parts will get weathered later, when the box car is finished too.

Since I had some spare time, waiting for the glue to set, I did another thing that was on my wish list for many years. I added some interior. Now the rebuild Way Car is ready for the first service on the LVLC and I’ve to say, that the 4-wheeled version looks much better than the original one with trucks.

Now it’s time to start with the box car to get the LVLC rolling stock complete…