Tri-level auto rack, enclosed, Santa Fe (ATSF 700115).
This model of a modified Whitehead & Kales car is scratchbuilt. The flatcar is milled from brass,
while the perforated sides and tri-fold doors are etched brass. The Red Caboose ladders are stock while the
roof and brake ratchet are modified. The decks are styrene.
Brake hardware is from a Micro-Trains boxcar underframe. The body and underframe were painted Indian Red while
The interior and roof were painted white. Micro-Trains body mounted couplers and trucks with
Fox Valley low-flange wheelsets were installed. Decals are a combination of Micro-Scale and custom.
This model took 1st place in the Freight Cars category of the model contest at the N-Scale Collector's 15th
Annual National N Scale Convention in Hartford, Connecticut in August 2007.
In March 2008, new prototypically-correct tri-level radial doors were etched from brass, painted to match the
existing model and installed.