MEXLIST member Dr. John A.
Kirchner first sent us two Raymundo Collada photos of Cervecería
Moctezuma beer boxcars that Raymundo had produced. Further contact
with Raymundo brought the following response:
The beer cars were developed from information and
photographs given to me by John Kirchner, as well as from testimonies of
old-timers who actually saw them. I used an Ertl 40-foot double-sheated
boxcar. It matches the prototype except for the door, which is kit-bashed,
as no commercial substitute is available. The model's trucks are discarded,
and Kadee Bettendorf trucks are installed. The couplers are Kadee number
58, and the air hoses are Kadee too. The car is weighted according to
NMRA practice and weathered to match the photograph. It has separated
grabs and all undergear details. The most difficult parts were the decals.
They were computer-developed and screen printed. The data and graphics
are totally accurate. The paint is custom-made by an auto paint dealer,
and the weathering shows good use and maintenance.
intends to sell these cars to-order, because they are not mass
produced. Cervecería Moctezuma had about 140 cars, so that will be the
total production. The price is US$60 (US dollars) plus shiping via UPS
or FedEx from México, D.F. Please contact Raymundo in Spanish or English
for details on ordering, paying, and
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