Munger Mining Ore Car
OCE-9' Wooden Ore Car
R-T-R $135.00 each or 3/$395.00
Inspiration for these little ore car models comes from the cover of the 1989 March/April issue of "Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette". The cover is a reproduction of an original painting by C.B."Gus" Swanberg titled "Crew Conference at Iron Mountain". The painting depicts a three foot narrow gauge Porter 0-4-0 on a trestle about to spot two wooden ore cars for off-loading. There is a third ore car spotted at the far end of the trestle.
These models are typical of the five ton drop bottom wooden ore cars that were used in the United States from the 1870's well into the twentieth century. There were literally tens of thousands of these little industrial ore cars in use during this time period. These models represent the general construction and railroad practices of the day, rather than a specific prototype. They attempt to capture the narrow gauge character and flavor of the original Swanberg painting.
1. The car body is assembled from laser cut Basswood and plywood.
2. Exterior wood surfaces are stained and weathered in natural wood tones or box car red. (Your choice.)
3. Interior wood surfaces are stained and weathered in natural wood tones.
4. All metal parts are rusted and weathered.
5. Each car is individually numbered in order of production or to your roster requirements.
6. Cars come with Sierra Valley 20" diameter metal wheel sets, and Hartford Products sprung pedestals.
7. Outside brake beams and brake shoes are included.
8. Standard couplers are Hartford Products end sill mounted link and pins.
9. Modified Kadee knuckle couplers are available for an additional $5.00 per car.
They are modified to mount into the link and pin drawhead.
10. Add $10.00 for shipping per order. (Covers up to three ore cars - UPS ground.)
11. California residents add 7.25% state sales tax.
12. This product is 100% designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
These ore cars were reviewed in the following magazines:
"Garden Railways" - January/February, 1996
"Outdoor Railroader" - February/March, 1996
"Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette" - March/April, 1996