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    I've purchased some N Scale military decals for a couple of locos, and I'm planning to construct a couple Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Missile cars for a special train. From the photos, I would say the length is close to the 86 foot boxes from some years ago, but they ran two four wheel trucks at each end. It would be easy to re-sheath the sides. I could build a double truck, with a short bar between, and a pin connector/shaft between the trucks. However, I'm wondering if anyone has seen a commercially produced truck unit? I've checked Shapeways, but I'm wondering if any European issue (Roco? or others?) was ever offered. Below is a photo of the actual car. Any help would be appreciated. Chuck
    PEACEKEEPER MISSILE TRAIN CAR.jpgGP-40_Electromotive_Diesel_locomotive.jpg

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    Ah yes, this train has been on my hit list for forever, once I can get to the surviving prototype and take measurements I'm gonna do it (did some poking for info at Air Force Space & Missile Museum but had no luck) in cad and print it. Have you tried N scale kits? They might have what your looking for, but remember the garrison car had truck mounted couplers. If you didn't already see it Wikipedia has a decent article on the whole train https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacekeeper_Rail_Garrison
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    I got to climb all over that GP40, or its sister a few years back.

    Its used at Eielson AFB to switch their coal fired power plant.

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    Looks like it could double as a rail cleaning car using a floating hardboard pad

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    It looks like the Russian equivalent has a better museum display and more pictures here.



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    The chinese version is still in service
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    Well... I've decided that this train is finally getting added to my collection but being as I have the follow through of a fire ant I'm commissioning it. Does anyone know of any good, high detail oriented cad designers that are available for commissioning?
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    The project is picking up speed, accurate locomotives were finished along with their fuel tender! Expect pics in a few days when they get to me
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    Started sanding off the side details. Also fabricating dual boogie trucks. Have to construct a new undercarriage for both cars. IMG_5171.jpg

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    You're doing the Alaskan command train, arent you? If so I can help
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    I have two Shapeways HEP cars (ARR and AMTRAK) that appear to be in Command Train consist. Plus I have the proper USAF and DOT decals in N scale. Biggest task will be the converting cars to resemble actual units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUCKGEO View Post
    I have two Shapeways HEP cars (ARR and AMTRAK) that appear to be in Command Train consist. Plus I have the proper USAF and DOT decals in N scale. Biggest task will be the converting cars to resemble actual units.

    IMG_5336.JPG IMG_5338.JPG IMG_5339.JPG DSCF1133_tn.jpgJC-ct-01.jpg
    If you need the former peacekeeper turned ALCOP cars just stay posted. I'll be making 3D prints for most of them
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