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HO PRR G30 Gondola Decals

HO PRR G30 Gondola Decals


This set was produced to introduce an more comprehensive set for these classes.

The G30 class of gondolas was built from May 1943 to August 1943 as a “war-emergency” gondola with an inside length of 52’-6”. All were built at Altoona under the 1943 “N” series trust. A total of 1,000 built in series 362384-363383. Beginning in December 1949 through March 1958; 918 G30 were rebuilt with steel sides into class G30a. Two G30 and thirteen G30a class did last into 1968.

This sheet has enough data to do 4 cars with enough data to do 4 each of either the G30 or G30a. 4 different pre-made numbers are included with options for creating your own, however if doing so consult the end number jumble to make work easier for you. There are 7 different reweigh/repack dates covering locations system wide and multiple re-weigh dates ranging from the mid-1940’s through to the late 1950’s.

The G30 and G30A have been produced in resin by F&C. Also, the G30 has been produced in plastic by Tichy, although the handbrake needs changed to a lever-pump style. For painting instructions any of this gondolas in the Circle Keystone Monogram scheme (pre-1954), the carbody is to be painted in Freight Car Color, trucks are black.

For references in regard to the PRR's Gondola fleet please consult Pennsylvania Railroad Gondolas, Revenue & Work Equipment, 1869 to 1968 by Al Buchan and Elden Gatwood, and The Keystone, Vol 8 No. 2 both published by the PRRT&HS. and Volumes 1-3 of the PRR Color Guide.

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