The "Whreephur D. Phridge" Reefer Car
for 7-1/4" or 7-1/2" Gauge Railroads

Available RTR, or as a kit

Cool as a cucumber!
She's a working reefer from the workshop of Whreephur D. Phridge.

  • Phridge's cars look good behind any era loco, electric, diesel or steam.
  • All parts pre-cut for precise fit and are self aligning… ensuring squareness.
  • Only basic hand tools required for assembly.
  • All holes jig-drilled for uniformity.
  • With straightforward construction, our kits make great "Father/Son" or "Grandfather/Grandson" projects.
  • Couplers are solid (non opening) made to IBLS standards by Railroad Supply Inc. and are pre-installed in Plum Cove Studio’s coupler pockets, ready for action.
  • Extremely rugged, these Phridge cars will last.
  • Sprung/Equalized sideframes allow ± .5 inch deflection for each wheel for great tracking.
  • Standard springs allow for 400 lb load. Fit your own springs for greater capacity.
  • All kits come with cast iron wheels CNC machined and pressed on axles to the gauge you specify
    (7.25-7.5 or custom).
  • Our Arch Bar sideframes and bolsters are constructed just like the prototype, not cast.
  • Each pair of trucks includes top and bottom bolsters, ready to be bolted onto our Phridge car kits… or on your home-brew car.
  • Decorative hardware is attached with special slot-less hex bolts, which give the appearance of full-scale bolts and washers.
  • Phridge's reefers make dandy toy boxes for kids of any age.

YOU CAN’T BUILD IT ANY CHEAPER!
Even veteran craftsmen admit they’d be hard pressed to make a comparable railroad car for less money. Plum Cove Studios proudly offers these cars – including cast iron wheels CNC machined to IBLS standards and real arch bar trucks -- for barely more than the street value of the component parts.

YOU CAN’T BUILD IT QUICKER!
Combined, the engineers at Plum Cove Studios have been in the model railroad hobby for over 65 years... constantly searching for the quickest and easiest way to build model rolling stock. The Whreephur D. Phridge design is the culmination of that tireless research. Combined with "real-world" design principles, our Phridge Car is an excellent tracking, perfectly-proportioned workhorse able to hauls heavy loads -- all from a kit that assembles in less than a week.

YOU CAN’T BUILD IT EASIER!
All you’ll need to assemble the kit -- from start to finish -- is a hammer, drill, screw driver, pliers, socket drivers and basic painting supplies. If you put your own socks on, you’ve got the aptitude to assemble the Whreephur D. Phridge. All holes are pre-drilled in special jigs to assure uniformity. Each kit comes complete with illustrated instructions. A "help line" phone number is also included just in case.

WHY BUY A PHRIDGE CAR?
THE PHRIDGE CAR: ANOTHER MOST VERSATILE CAR ON THE RAILROAD!
Phridge Cars are the simplest, most versatile cars on the railroad. Any railroad veteran will tell you that every car has a purpose... but none is as adaptable as the Phridge Car. A Phridge Car can carry everything. Carry cool adult beverages with your bologna sandwich! No other car on the railroad is as versatile as the Whreephur D. Phridge Car except possibly the Phinneas T. Phlatt car!.

For extra options & shipping details: call, fax or email:

Plum Cove Studios
Paul Pool, 19 Linwood Place, Gloucester, MA 01930
sampool@plumcovestudios.com

Phone: 978 865 6727

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