NH 5574 Close-Up
Heavyweight turtleback-roof baggage, New Haven (NH 5574).  This model is a resin casting of a master created primarily from a rapid prototype core with etched brass insets, all computer-designed.  Wheels of Time roof vents were added to the master bodyshell prior to casting.  The floor also is a casting of a rapid prototype part that had the centersill, bolsters and coupler mounting pads included.  The casting is finished with Gold Medal stirrups, wire grab irons, American Limited underfloor battery boxes and diaphragms, additional parts from the Micro-Trains heavyweight underbody, Micro-Trains couplers, Wheels of Time trucks and InterMountain wheelsets.  The reason for making castings is due to needing this baggage car in two different consists and paint schemes.  This baggage car is assigned to the Montrealer/Washingtonian consist.  The model took 1st place in the Passenger Equipment category of the model contest at the N-Scale Collector's 18th Annual National N Scale Convention in Houston, Texas in June 2010.