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HO GUNDERSON MULTI-MAX AUTO RACK

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In , Greenbrier Companies introduced their new design of 89’ auto rack, the Multi-Max™. The new design allows for changing configurations from a Bi-Level to a Tri-Level (and back) without adding or removing decks. The racks are fully compatible with existing 89’ auto racks. To this date, most of the racks have been built on Greenbrier Companies’ own specially designed 89’ flat cars. These cars are commonly seen in cuts of other similar autorack cars or a solid unit train of autorack cars. Currently, almost 10, cars (with racks)are running on North American rails. Atlas’ rendition of the HO Gunderson Multi-Max™ will feature multiple variations and road names and is sure to be a star on your layout.

Features:

  • Designed in the USA
  • All new flat car and superstructure Tooling
  • Newly tooled trucks
  • Four body style variations to match different prototype configurations
  • Highly detailed side screens to maximize prototypical appearance in scale
  • Metal couplers
  • Accurate painting and lettering

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Walthers Proto &#; 89&#; Bi-Level Auto Rack Southern Pacific (SP) &#; HO Scale

Description

Chances are your new mini-van, light truck, SUV or crossover took it&#;s first long trip by train aboard a Bi-Level Autorack like this WalthersProto replica! Introduced in the late s as demand for pick ups and similar vehicles increased, these 89&#; 6&#; (m) flatcars were fitted with racks with just two decks to provide more interior space for higher profile vehicles. A key part of Walthers Auto Series, these highly detailed and fully assembled HO models feature:

    • Factory-installed grab irons
    • Separately-applied ladders and brake equipment
    • Ultra-smooth rolling metal axles with 33&#; wheelsets
    • Proto MAX(TM) metal knuckle couplers
    PLEASE NOTE: As WalthersProto Auto Racks are the correct prototype length, a minimum 24&#; radius is recommended for operation.

 

Walthers Proto HO Scale
89&#; Bi-Level Auto Rack
Road Name: Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:

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Model Railroading > Largest HO car clearance?


Date: 08/30/04
Largest HO car clearance?
Author: tmotor

When planning for a layout, clearances for height and overhang (on curves) is a concern. That is the largest HO car that I need to worry about. I am assuming an 89' autorack would do, but are there longer/taller ones?


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Date: 08/30/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: foamer

An Athearn Gunderson Well car with 2 Domestic or high cube containers, is pretty tall. In real life it is ' high, the Walthers Auto Rack is a model of the ' high version, don't know if the models are to scale.

My club's rule is 4" above table (with cork and track), but you could just measure " above rail head and that should be plenty.


Foamer


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Date: 08/30/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: jdb

Plate "H" on the railroad is 20'2" from the rail. The ORER says that is for double stacks and other limited interchange cars. I'm guessing that would include the Gunderson Auto-Max. (Athearn) It is 20'2" high.

And you mentioned overhang. You would have move overhang with the 89' cars than with the articulated cars.

jb


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Date: 08/30/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: barrydraper

I use the Walthers Autoracks as my standard. Double stacked containers can be wider at the top due to the slant in of the top of the Autoracks (don't ask how I know!).


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Date: 08/30/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: puckeringswine

Go at least four inches when you can and you should not have any problems. I am working on a layout that has fairly generous curves and we used the Kato business car to find every bad side clearance.


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Date: 08/31/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: wabash

In HO, regarless of what anyone tells you, you can squeak by with 3" from the top of the rail,provided you have a square profile (not like the NMRA template). Yes, this will handle double stacks. 3" in HO is about feet.


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Date: 08/31/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: HaggisKennedy

I generally stick with the 4" of clearance as the starting point, which will give me a bit of tolerance if I screw up somewhere and something is higher than expected.

Kennedy


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Date: 08/31/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: winstonhill

On the La Mesa Model Railroad Club's Tehachapi Pass layout in the San Diego Model Railroad Museum, we run a couple of double-stack intermodal trains from time to time. Our problem is that, since the scenery represents the railroad as it appeared in the early s, we haven't had the tunnel-clearance program the real railroad carried out in the mids. So clearances are VERY tight, especially in tunnel 1 immediately east of Caliente.

Buck Childs runs double-stack equipment that has had a scale foot removed from the lower containers. It's not noticeable, since the lower containers sit inside the wells. Bruce Deck hasn't gone this route, but he is careful not to stack two domestic containers together. This combination produces spectacular wrecks!

Incidentally, the side clearances in tunnels on curves may be more limiting than the vertical clearance on long equipment such as foot autoracks. The upper corners are the critical clearance points, but the centers of long cars can sideswipe tunnel portal sides (or cars on adjacent passing sidings, if the sidings aren't spaced far enough apart). The clearance "plates" used by the real railroads include side clearance as well as top clearance.

Winston Hill


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Date: 09/01/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: HaggisKennedy

winstonhill Wrote:


> Incidentally, the side clearances in tunnels on
> curves may be more limiting than the vertical
> clearance on long equipment such as foot
> autoracks. The upper corners are the critical
> clearance points, but the centers of long cars can
> sideswipe tunnel portal sides (or cars on adjacent
> passing sidings, if the sidings aren't spaced far
> enough apart). The clearance "plates" used by the
> real railroads include side clearance as well as
> top clearance.
>
> Winston Hill

I was carving some foam last night for the tunnel bores and was careful to run an autorack through to make sure the overhang didn't clip the tunnel wall The initial cut was too close to the trackwork, so I had to do some trimming to make it work better.

Kennedy


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Date: 09/01/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: Ed_Gyptian

SP had some 90 ft Hydra-Cushion Hy-Cube boxcars (Athearn made the models) and some aircraft fuselage part cars that were pretty darn big. They might be a combination height and overhang challenge.


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Date: 09/04/04
Re: Largest HO car clearance?
Author: up

I have found that the best test for any layout is multiple auto racks run through any tunnel or bridge where there may be a clearance problem, and then multiple double stacks run through the same spot. If you are using double track, run a couple of auto racks or double stacks through on both tracks at the same time to be certain that everything clears.

As others have pointed out, I have had some truly spectacular wrecks when a double stack hangs up somewhere--lots of containers going into the concrete canyon. My biggest clearance problem seems to occur when I put in the landforms and get some scenary too close to the track, usually at the most inaccessible place--inside a tunnel. Nothing derails for weeks until a double stack goes through with a container just slightly off, and then WHAM!

Good luck.

UP


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MULTI MAX AUTO RACK

In , Greenbrier Companies introduced their new design of 89’ auto rack, the Multi-Max™. The new design allows for changing configurations from a Bi-Level to a Tri-Level (and back) without adding or removing decks. The racks are fully compatible with existing 89’ auto racks. To this date, most of the racks have been built on Greenbrier Companies’ own specially designed 89’ flat cars. These cars are commonly seen in cuts of other similar autorack cars or a solid unit train of autorack cars. Currently, almost 10, cars (with racks)are running on North American rails. Atlas’ rendition of the Multi-Max™ will feature multiple variations and road names.

Features:

  • Designed in the USA
  • All new flat car and superstructure Tooling
  • Newly tooled trucks
  • Four body style variations to match different prototype configurations
  • Highly detailed side screens to maximize prototypical appearance in scale
  • Metal couplers
  • Accurate painting and lettering
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