THRALL Double Stacks - 40' and 45' wells
We produce several sets of walkways for Thrall Double Stack Container Cars configured to match the kits produced by A-Line. All of the container car walkways feature the Morton (round) pattern. Note: our 'units' refer to each well. Five units or wells make one complete car, coupler to coupler. These sets are for walkways only.
Walkway Frame Kits
Again, the previously listed sets are walkways ONLY. To mount them on the cars, we
wanted something that represented the prototypes angle iron construction which would stay
durable for operation. What we've developed was several pieces of flat brass in various
shapes and sizes. The modeler is required to bend these pieces, forming an excellent
representation of the prototype. A few detail features are: locator boxes with 'peek' holes,
mounting holes for grab irons, well end load guides and a true angle iron effect in the frames. All
kits are for the Thrall style cars by A-Line. Part #163 has over 100 pieces.
Kits come with instructions and paper drill templates to aid in the placing of the frames.
Kits #161-170 are FRAMES ONLY kits.
Drill Templates for adding Walkway Frame Kits
Try our brass templates, they slide right onto the ends of the units and back off when all markings are completed. Templates are packaged where no duplication of temlates will be required.
Misc. Double Stack Details
Want to add the details of the end load guides and locator boxes, but not the frames? Then what you need are Part #137 and #138. These same parts can also be used to detail the Thrall 48' well double stacks produced by Walthers. Note: #137 and #138 are standard in the Thrall frame kits.
THRALL Rebuilt 40' Well Car Walkways
Walthers produces a model of the Thrall Rebuilt 40ft double stack well cars. Both the single well unit and the 5 unit car.
We have replacement walkways for those two models.
The walkways fit right in place of the plastic walkways supplied with the car.
No major rework is needed. Just remove the plastic walkways from the model and install ours.
These walkways feature the Morton (round) pattern.
THRALL 48' Wells
If you have the Thrall 48' well double stackd produced by Walthers, we'll have the walkways. The walkways fit right in place of the plastic walkways supplied with the car. the only major modification, is adding the supplied brass frames to hold the side extension walkways. These walkways feature the Morton (round) pattern.
Do you have one of the original Walthers 48ft well Thrall cars running around the layout with one or more of the corner
stanchions bent out of shape or even broken off? Face it, they are there in a very vulnerable locating for getting
hit. Well now you can replace them with our stainless steel replacement stanchions which include grab irons.
With eight per package, they come in our standard silver (unpainted stainless) and for the first time we are
offering a product painted - TTX yellow.
Morton (round) pattern walkway (platforms) are available for Athearns Impack car and Walthers 5 unit Spine car.
Front Runner Cars produced by Walthers and formerly by Front Range / Mckean have walkway platforms available in the
Morton (round) pattern.
A US Gypsum (small diamond) pattern is available for the Front Range cars. Each kit details two cars.
For the Bowser RoadRailer Coupler Mate, we have a stainless stell detail set that includes handrails with safety screens, steps and a new platform walkway.
Gunderson Well Cars
A kit for the Gunderson "Twin Stack" from A-Line consists of two walkways for the end units only and twenty brass lift rings.
We have redesigned our original walkway frames kit for the MaxiStack cars. Well part of it anyway.
The platform frame is still the same. It was the stanchions that were simplified. Now they
just bend the length of the stanchion to form the angle iron shape. And they are now made
out of Phosphorus bronze.
Phosphorous Bronze brake rod guards found on the sides of the B & C units are available with all the extra holes in them.
Use a brass template for marking drill holes for the #11680 frame kit, instead of the paper drill template supplied.
Some modelers find the brass templates easier to use.
Instead of building up frames and then adding a walkway like the way our earlier kits were done, we've saved you some time and work
by putting the legs for the frames right on the stainless steel walkways.
Brass details in theses kits include:
- End Load Guides/Locator boxes
- REVISED - End Grab Uprights
- Lift Rings
- 40' Container Load Guides
- Four etched strips that can be bent to form new stirrup steps using the jig that is included.
Each kit completes one car.
Gunderson Husky Stack / MAXI III Stanchions and Stirrups
So your Husky stacks or MAXI III cars are all built up and you don't want to redo the walkways and details. We get that.
But how many of these built up models have bent/mangled/missing corner stanchions and/or stirrup steps? We have kits to
replace those missing parts with Phosphorous Bronze parts. Each kit includes 4 stanchion sets (2 posts per corner make a one piece set)
and 4 stirrup steps. The kits are configured in two ways. One has all the parts in the flat mode and you can bend them
yourself as you add them to your model. OR, for those that don't have the tools/ability to form the parts, we have a kits with all the
parts formed and ready to install on your model. Painting and some model rework will still be required to add these parts.
But once added your well cars will no longer be susceptible to loosing graps/step during a "derailment".
Add a drop on replacement walkway with corner stanchions to a General Purpose Husky Stack Car produced by Walthers.
Two kits are available for the "2+2" Husky Stack produced by Rail Power Products. The first kit has side platforms like those on the R.P.P. kit and the second kit is a later version that does not have the side platforms.Load guides
Brass detail kits include:
Brass drill templates are a must if you plan to add more than one of our Husky Stack walkway kits. Paper drill templates are supplied with our walkway kits, but the brass templates are worth the investment!
For those who wish to buy extras of the brass details for the A-Line kit, these are available separately for you. Remember, these ARE included in the #151 walkway set.
Norton pattern walkways and brass details are available for Athearns Maxi III car. These stainless steel walkways already have the
legs attached to them like our Husky Stack kits. The brass detail kit and stainless steel walkway kit are separate kits. We felt this
will give the modeler freedom to detail these cars to their satisfaction.
National Steel Car details
Replacement stainless steel walkway platforms for the National Steel Car (NSC) 53 ft. well car model produced by Wm. K. Walthers are available.
Go to this page for all the nitty gritty on these details
Here is a PDF copy of the instructions for these kits.
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