Extra Data for Kit 17.03
Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis 40-foot, solid-bottom, steel gondola

The NC&StL bought four batches of these solid-bottom steel gondolas from 1929 to 1949. A total of 1,150 cars were built and many survived into the mid-1960s under L&N ownership.

These gondolas had eight posts with extensions at the four centermost posts, The ends were flat with reinforced ribs. They were relatively large 40-foot gons with 4-feet, 8-inch interior height and 42-feet interior length. They had 1,848 cubic feet and 50-ton capacity.

This kit has a one-piece carbody to ease assembly. The kit consists of the following parts:

  • One-piece resin body
  • Floor and detail parts
  • Tahoe Models Double-Truss truck sideframes (#007)
  • Various Tichy parts
  • Various pieces of wire and stirrups
  • Decals for NC&StL reporting marks

The modeler is to supply any small styrene bits, chain, couplers, weight, wheelsets, and small screws needed to complete the model.


Resin Car Works would like to thank the following rail historians and modelers for their high quality work. Without their efforts, these kits would not have been produced.

Tom Madden - casting work
Dave Campbell - decal artwork
Ken Soroos – kit instruction formatting
Frank Hodina - additional masters, kit instructions and model photos
Jerry Hamsmith - prototype data roundup

These files are intended to help you build our models.
Kit 17.03 instructions (11 MB file)
NC&StL steel gon prototype in-service summary from Jerry Hamsmith (14 MB file)
NC&StL steel gon container service summary from Jerry Hamsmith (1 MB file)

Prototype images from the Bill Welch collection
NC&StL 44275 1949 Pullman builder image
NC&StL 43800
NC&StL 44288
NC&StL 44288 B end view

Car diagram for NC&StL G-12 class (44000-44499)

Model images of underframe detail. Click on any to review a larger image.