Ultra Line BNSF #2003 PS-1 40' Boxcar
Manufactured By: Weaver
Model Number: Weaver
Road Name: BNSF
Notes: This being one of the first Weaver car I ever had, I was a little disappointed at first. The body seemed to be made of flimsy plastic and the trucks seemed to be cheaply made. I didn't want to pass judgment to quickly, so I asked someone to explain Weaver cars to me on the O-gauge magazine forum. Apparently, Weaver cars are geared for kit hobbyists. They claim that the styrene plastic takes paint better than the ABS plastic used by Lionel and MTH. They also said that the trucks were available in sturdier die-cast models, but that the cheaper trucks were made for 2-rail layouts. The paint job on this car is pretty good and the detailing is done well. I especially like the detailing on the brake wheel. I have since replaced the plastic trucks on this car with die-cast Lionel metal sprung trucks.

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