Smoothside Cars

The H0-Scale smooth side passenger cars were described by Tenshodo as flush side cars. These cars had originally been made for the D-1A passenger train set which was meant for the Japanese market alone. Of course, the cars (and locomotives) found their way to the North American market for many years.

As with the corrugated side H0 cars, there were eight car types offered:

  • Full baggage
  • Combination baggage & coach
  • Coach
  • Dining Car
  • Sleeping Car
  • Vista-Dome
  • Observation
  • Vista-Dome Observation

The production number information comes from Pacific Fast Mail... 25 Years of Fine Models by Phil and Ruth Kohl (Craftsman Press, 1979).

#423 - Baggage

Year

B&O

C&NW

CN

GN

GN (Blue)

NYC (Grey)

PRR

SP

UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

5

8

2

100

 

 

12

12

12

1959

6

19

 

114

 

 

18

54

17

1960

7

 

 

155

 

 

24

60

8

1961

 

 

 

36

 

36

36

36

3

1962

 

 

 

87

 

16

36

49

28

1963

 

 

 

60

 

 

36

72

40

1964

 

 

 

120

 

 

24

84

48

1965

 

 

 

120

 

 

108

132

60

1966

 

 

6

36

 

 

 

12

36

1967

 

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

120

 

 

 

48

36

1969

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

48

36

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#429 Combination

Year

B&O

C&NW

CN

GN

GN (Blue)

NYC (Grey)

PRR

SP

UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

10

8

 

111

 

 

12

18

12

1959

11

16

 

145

 

 

24

54

7

1960

5

 

 

119

 

 

24

45

6

1961

 

 

 

60

 

36

36

48

3

1962

 

 

 

85

 

22

22

27

30

1963

 

 

 

36

 

 

34

72

24

1964

 

 

 

96

 

 

24

64

36

1965

 

 

 

120

 

 

108

132

48

1966

 

 

6

48

 

 

 

 

36

1967

 

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

64

 

 

 

12

 

1969

 

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#424 Coach

Year

B&O

C&NW

CN

GN

GN (Blue)

NYC (Grey)

PRR

SP

UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

12

13

3

116

 

 

24

18

18

1959

19

31

 

168

 

 

36

90

23

1960

18

 

 

282

 

 

48

108

11

1961

 

 

 

132

 

48

48

108

3

1962

 

 

 

79

 

53

88

101

46

1963

 

 

 

96

 

 

48

90

36

1964

 

 

 

144

 

 

72

180

72

1965

 

 

 

168

 

 

144

204

108

1966

 

 

6

96

 

 

60

60

36

1967

 

 

 

 

172

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

220

 

 

12

96

36

1969

 

 

 

64

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#424 Diner

Year

B&O

C&NW

CN

GN

GN (Blue)

NYC (Grey)

PRR

SP

UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

8

10

2

64

 

 

12

18

12

1959

10

20

 

113

 

 

18

54

14

1960

8

 

 

168

 

 

20

72

9

1961

 

 

 

72

 

36

48

48

3

1962

 

 

 

79

 

31

36

50

28

1963

 

 

 

60

 

 

36

78

40

1964

 

 

 

96

 

 

48

78

36

1965

 

 

 

144

 

 

84

156

48

1966

 

 

6

72

 

 

24

24

36

1967

 

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

120

 

 

36

36

24

1969

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#426 Sleeper

Year

B&O

C&NW

CN

GN

GN (Blue)

NYC (Grey)

PRR

SP

UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

7

9

2

74

 

 

18

18

12

1959

10

28

 

91

 

 

18

54

20

1960

8

 

 

171

 

 

20

84

12

1961

 

 

 

72

 

36

48

48

3

1962

 

 

 

93

 

60

49

51

28

1963

 

 

 

76

 

 

45

78

40

1964

 

 

 

108

 

 

42

72

36

1965

 

 

 

168

 

 

96

156

96

1966

 

 

6

72

 

 

24

 

36

1967

 

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

120

 

 

72

84

36

1969

 

 

 

84

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  Not shown in the above table is one sleeper lettered for the Milwaukee Road (CMStP&P) in 1958.

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#428 Vista-Dome

 

Year

B&O

C&NW

CN

GN

GN (Blue)

NYC (Grey)

PRR

SP

UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

7

6

1

108

 

 

12

18

12

1959

5

17

 

125

 

 

18

54

11

1960

9

 

 

202

 

 

24

84

7

1961

 

 

 

84

 

36

36

24

3

1962

 

 

 

71

 

3

12

42

35

1963

 

 

 

64

 

 

 

70

22

1964

 

 

 

96

 

 

24

60

24

1965

 

 

 

144

 

 

60

156

72

1966

 

 

6

72

 

 

24

 

36

1967

 

 

 

 

96

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

 

120

 

 

 

24

36

1969

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#427 Observation

Year

B&O

C&NW

CN

GN

GN (Blue)

NYC (Grey)

PRR

SP

UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

8

6

2

36

 

 

12

12

12

1959

8

12

 

74

 

 

24

42

11

1960

9

 

 

140

 

 

20

54

4

1961

 

 

 

54

 

24

36

48

3

1962

 

 

 

66

 

46

44

42

21

1963

 

 

 

52

 

 

20

60

28

1964

 

 

 

72

 

 

36

72

24

1965

 

 

 

128

 

 

84

144

60

1966

 

 

6

48

 

 

20

24

24

1967

 

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

3

84

 

 

24

 

24

1969

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the regular production items, there also were a number of kits and special items, which are discussed here.

#430 Vista-Dome Observation

Year

B&O

C&NW

CN

GN

GN (Blue)

NYC (Grey)

PRR

SP

UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

3

4

 

88

 

 

12

12

12

1959

3

15

 

100

 

 

6

30

5

1960

7

 

 

112

 

 

20

36

6

1961

 

 

 

48

 

24

24

30

3

1962

 

 

 

56

 

 

 

27

24

1963

 

 

 

48

 

 

20

48

24

1964

 

 

 

48

 

 

 

36

 

1965

 

 

 

96

 

 

60

60

36

1966

 

 

6

12

 

 

 

 

12

1967

 

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

1968

 

 

 

64

 

 

 

12

12

1969

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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