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So I bought some model train stuff off a guy including a number of box cars with just the upper portion. New bottom or trucks. I don't seem to be able to find any bottom halves online to my surprise. Anyone know of a solution to this problem?
 

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Ozzy

You would probably be better off to get complete used boxcars
for around 3 to 5 $ at train shows. You could
use your bottomless 'shells' for scenery 'storage' units
on your layout.

Don
 

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FWIW, if the suggestion to replace them with used stuff isn't in the cards, you could make boxcar floors out of basswood, attach Tichy bolsters, and slap plastic trucks on them.
Kadee #5 couplers with gearboxes to finish them up.

Better yet, Accurail sells boxcar parts, including floors and underbody details.
 

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That would make the chassis worth more than the whole set! :laugh:
Not true, by a long shot. If you have to pay, say, Shapeways to do it, then maybe so, but my Anycubic Photon could print it for about $0.75 in resin cost.
 

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Well, considering the guy is buying cheap used train stuff with a whole bunch of missing parts, he likely doesn't have $600 laying around to buy a 3D printer......

Could be wrong, but I highly doubt it.....:rolleyes:
 
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