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Last Updated 10/12/2015

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COMMENTS ON THE SELECTION OF MODELS FOR THIS LIST

It is given that there is no such thing as a perfect model, so what constitutes an 'accurate' representation is, to a degree, relative and somewhat subjective. The attached is therefore only a suggested listing of models which, on a comparative basis, best portray or can be modified to best portray Burlington prototypes.

Since the quality and extent of detailing is generally a function of price, and because each model listed can be modified or detailed to more accurately represent the prototype, no minimum standard of detailing has been assumed and models from all price ranges have been included.

 

Key to Codes Used:
+ - Redetailing required
&gt - Kit modification required
(D) - Discontinued
(#p) - Multiple paint schemes (# indicates how many)

 

That being said, here are the factors upon which models were selected.

1. Most important is that the general proportions of the model are to scale. While this might seem implicit, some models are significantly over- or under-sized. Because incorrect details can be reworked or replaced fairly easily but correcting a model's proportions is usually impossible, a model's fidelity to scale is essential. Therefore, the attached listing generally does not include 'stand in' models regardless of their availability painted for Burlington prototypes (e.g. Walther's 4427 cubic foot PS-2CD covered hopper representing the Q's 4000 cubic foot versions).

2. Secondly, the design elements of the prototype need to be properly represented on the model. It should have the correct type of roof, ends, doors and other major features of the prototype.

3. If a model generally satisfies the first two criteria, and their are no others representing that prototype, it may be included despite having some discrepancies.

4. Models are listed regardless of their availability painted and lettered for the Burlington. It is presumed that appropriate paint and decals are available. In some instances generally correct models may have been made available with prototypical paint schemes which, unfortunately, were not applied to the class of car the model represents. These versions have not been included below

5. Representations of prototypes which can be created relatively easily by remarking or splicing existing models have been included if models are otherwise unavailable.

Finally, the most important criteria should be that a model looks representative to you. You need to be your own judge of what is acceptable. Given your own prospective and considering your budget, time and talent, you may find the above criteria need to be modified to suit your own needs.  However, it is hoped that this list provides you with some guidance in making your modeling selections.

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Box Cars:

Class Description Builders
XM 17/18 40' double-sheathed

Westerfield SKU8901 (original)
   

Westerfield SKU8951 (rebuilt)

Westerfield SKU8952 (rebuilt)

Westerfield SKU 8953 (rebuilt)
XM 21/22 40' composite

Westerfield SKU11851 (modern version - Murphy roof)
   
XM 23 40' composite

Westerfield SKU 11852 (modern version - Hutchings roof)
   
XM 24 USRA Double Sheathed

Accurail SKU 4603.2 (rebuilt)

Ertl (D) SKU 3333 (rebuilt)

Ertl (D) SKU 3333

Westerfield SKU 3811 (rebuilt)

Westerfield SKU 3811 (rebuilt)
XM 25/26 40' composite

Accurail SKU 4312 + (4p)
3-Pack SKU 3380

Accurail

Accurail

Speedwitch SKU K106

Speedwitch SKU K106

Speedwitch SKU K106
XM 28 40' composite

Sunshine SKU 57.3 (D)
   
XM 29 40' composite

Sunshine SKU 65.2 (D)
   
XM 30 40' composite

5th Avenue SKU (no#)

Sunshine SKU 17.16 (D)
 
XM 31 40' composite

Sunshine SKU 77.7 (D)
   
XM 32 40' steel

Athearn SKU 5002 (5p)

Athearn SKUS 92267 +8

Athearn/BevBel
SKUS 1018-0 to 4 orig CR
SKUS 2321-0+1 cstm smplfd CR

InterMountain + (2p)
SKUS 48809-01 to 12 FW&D BCR)

InterMountain
SKUS 48502-01to30 CB&Q BCR

Sunshine SKUS 31.14-31.17 (D)
XM 32a 40' steel

InterMountain (2p) +
SKUS 46305-01 to 24
CB&Q BCR

InterMountain (2p) +
SKUS 46821-01 to 06
CB&Q simplified CR

InterMountain (2p) +
SKUS 46821-01 to 06
CB&Q simplified CR

CBT (with R-3-4 ends
and square panel roof) +
SKUS HO-0902 orig CR
w/R+3+4 ends
SKU HO-0100 undec
w/4+4 ends

Atlas (ex-BLT) +
SKUS 20-001-385to87
orig CR

Atlas (ex-BLT) +
SKUS 20-001-385to87
orig CR

Walthers
SKU 910-1657+58
CB&Q BCR RTR

Walthers
SKU 910-1657+58
CB&Q BCR RTR

Walthers
SKU 910-1657+58
CB&Q BCR RTR

Atlas (ex-BLT) +
SKUS 20-002-347to49
pre-merger GRN

Atlas (ex-BLT) +
SKUS 20-002-347to49
pre-merger GRN
 
XM 32b/c/d 40' steel

Atlas(Ex-BLT)
(BLT)SKUS 1404 BCR Kit
114043-? BCR RTR

Walthers
SKU 910-1775+76
CB&Q CR RTR
CBT SKU HO-3100
(No image)
XM 32e/f 40' steel

Accurail (2p)
SKU 3510.9
Original CR

Accurail
SKU 3510.9
Original CR

Accurail
SKU 3216 Simplified CR

Red Caboose (2p)
SKUS RR-38605-10 to ? C&S BCR
RR-38601-01 to ? CB&Q BCR
Branchline Trains +
SKU 9001 CR Special Edition
(no image)
 
XM 33 50' steel

Athearn (3p)
SKU 5050 Undec
BRHS 1A & 1B cstm BCR
Athearn
SKU 5050 Undec
BRHS 2A & 2B cstm BCR w/DF
(no image)

Athearn
SKU 5050 Undec
BRHS 3A cstm CR

LifeLike (2p)
SKU 23347 CB&Q BCR RTR

LifeLike
SKU 21968 CB&Q CR kit
 
GAEX 50' steel

Branchline Trains +
SKUs 1020 Kit, 110204-? RTR

Branchline Trains +
SKUs 1020 Kit, 110204-? RTR
 
XM 2 40' Steel, Combination door

Accurail (3p)
SKU 3808 orig CR

Accurail
SKU 3808 orig CR

Accurail
SKU 3816 simplified CR

Accurail
SKU 3816 simplified CR

Accurail
SKU 3813 premerger green

Accurail
SKU 3813 premerger green
XM 4/4b 50' Outside Post
Modelers Choice
SKUs 150007+900000
Discontinued
(no image)
   
XM 5 60' Outside Post PS-1

Athearn (2p)
SKU ATHG-64502-3 orig CR

Athearn
SKU ATHG-64518-9 premerger green
 
XM 6a/8a 60' PS

InterMountain +
SKU 41998 undec
46924-01 to 06 CR RTR

Walthers +
SKU 932-3550 undec
 
XML 1 50' steel

Branchline Trains + (2p)
SKU 1019 BCR

Branchline Trains +
SKU 1010 CR

Branchline Trains +
SKU 1010 CR
XML 4 50' steel

Modelers Choice +
SKU 150006+900000
Discontinued
   
XML 5 50' Outside Post
Modelers Choice
SKUs 150006+900000
Discontinued
(no image)
   
XML 15 40' Hi-Cube

HiTech
SKU 7101

Tangent
Build Date 10/67
SKU 18010-01 to 04

Tangent
Build Date 11-67
SKU 18015-01 to 04
BE 1 Troop Kitchen

Walthers
SKU 932-4180 Undec Original

Walthers
SKU 932-4182
converted CB&Q PG
 

Auto Box Cars:

Class Description Builders
XA 7/8 40' composite

Sunshine SKU 22.6
Discontinued
   
XA 9 50' composite

Speedwitch SKU K117
   
XA 11 40' composite
Sunshine SKU 22.7 (discontinued)    
XA 11a 40' composite

Sunshine SKU 22.8
Discontinued
   
XA 11a (rr) 40' composite

Sunshine SKU 22.9
Discontinued
   
XA 14a 50' composite

Sunshine SKU 22.3
Discontinued

Sunshine SKU 22.3
Discontinued

Sunshine SKU 22.3
Discontinued
XA 14d 50' composite
(end doors)
- No Photo -
Sunshine SKU 22.4
Discontinued
   
XA 14d
(rr) 
50' composite

Sunshine SKU 22.5
Discontinue

Sunshine SKU 22.5
Discontinue
 
XA 15a 50' steel

Lifelike (2p)
(all w/Dreadnaught ends)
SKU 8443 undec kit
SKU 8408 BCR kit
SKU 30302-3 CR kit
SKU 23346-7 BCR RTR
SKU 30368-70 CR RTR

Athean (2p)SKU ATH-5040 BCR
SKU 1310 CR
 
XA 15b 50' steel

LifeLike (2p)
(all w/end doors)SKU 21033 undec
SKU 30301 CR kit
SKU 30325 CR RTR

LifeLike
SKU ???? BCR kit

LifeLike
SKU ???? BCR kit
XA 16  40' steel
Sunshine SKU 40.3
Discontinued
   
XAP 1 86' steel

Athearn +
SKU ATH-1974 undec
ATH-1977 CR
   
XAP 2  86' steel
- No Photo -
Athearn +
SKU ATH-1985
   


Insulated Box Cars:

Class Description Builders
RBL 50' steel

Branch Line Trains assembled kit

Atlas(Ex-BLT)
SKU 20-001-366 Orig RTR

Atlas(Ex-BLT)
SKU 20-001-366 Orig RTR

Atlas(Ex-BLT)
SKU 20-002-964-6 Simplified RTR

Atlas(Ex-BLT)SKU 20-002-964-6 Simplified RTR
- No Photo -
Moloco (w/12' doors)


BRE Refrigerator Cars:

Class Description Builders
RM 5 40' truss rods

Sunshine
SKU 34.14
Discontinued
   
RM 7 40' double- sheathed

Accurail (4p)
SKU 4801
BREX Late

Accurail
SKU 4801
BREX Late
 

Accurail undec
(Modified)

Accurail undec
(Modified)

Accurail undec
(Modified)

Accurail
SKU 3339(3 pack)
FW&D Late
also BREX & CX
not accurate

Accurail
SKU 3339
FW&D Late
- No Image -
Accurail undec
5th Avenue
cstm BREX

- No Image -
Accurail undec
5th Avenue
cstm NX

- No Image -
Accurail undec
BRHS SKU 1B
FW&D late

- No Image -
Accurail undec
BRHS SKU 2B
Ice Service
42 RS 40' composite

Athearn
SKU ATH-5221
- No Image -
Sunshine
SKU 34.16
w/plywood sides
Discontinued
- No Image -
Sunshine
SKU 34.17 & 34.20
w/Tongue & Groove sides
Discontinued
'49 RS 40' steel

InterMountain
SKU 40599
undec (R40-25)

InterMountain
SKU 40599
undec (R40-25)

Accurail
SKU 8306
Early BREX
- No Image -
Bob's Engine House

SKU 742
cstm orig paint
Discontinued
   
'50s  40' plug door 

Accurail (4p)
SKU 8502 late BREX
SKU 8507 late MNX

5th Avenue/Accurail
No SKU
early BREX

5th Avenue/Accurail
No SKU
early BREX

Sunshine
SKU 72.4 & 72.5
Discontinued

5th Avenue/Accurail
No SKU
Original MNX

5th Avenue/Accurail
No SKU
Late MNX
RP 50' mechanical

Pacific HO
G-2000-325 Undec
Discontinued

Pacific HO
G-2000-325 Undec
Discontinued
- No Image -
Wright-Trak
No SKU


Tank Cars:

Class Description Builders
TM 7 25,000 gallon

Athearn
SKU ATH-1522 kit
SKU ATH-7372 RTR
SKU ATH-73783-4 RTR
   


Stock Cars:

Class Description Builders
SM 18 38' composite 

Sunshine
SKU 54.5 CB&Q
SKU 54.6 FW&D
Discontinued
   
SM 40' Mather

LifeLike,
SKU 21215 undec single deck kit
SKU 21210(?) undec double deck kit
SKU ???? CB&Q CR single deck RTR
SKU ???? CB&Q CR double deck RTR
- No Image -
Sunshine
SKU 8.1 & 8.2
Discontinued
 
SM 50' Mather
- No Photo -
Stan Rydarowicz/
LifeLike (Parts to make the 40' LifeLike a 50' car with only one kit)
Discontinued
   


Covered Hoppers:

Class Description Builders
HC 1 1958 cu ft ACF

Kato
SKU 38-0104 3-pack

Kato & Bowser

InterMountain
SKU 48605-01 to ??
SHPX leased to CB&Q

Bowser(10p)
SKU 55632-32-33
New image black

Bowser
SKU 55622-??
SHPX leased to CB&Q

Bowser
SKU ????

Q Connection (Bowser)
SKU HC1V1Q1
cstm orig BCR
w/ National B trucks

Q Connection (Bowser)
SKU HC1V1Q2
cstm orig BCR black roof

Q Connection (Bowser)
SKU HC1V1F1
cstm orig FW&D BCR

Q Connection (Bowser)
SKU HC1V2Q1&2
cstm BCR w/black roof

Q Connection (Bowser)
SKU HC1V2C1
cstm BCR C&S

Q Connection (Bowser)
SKU HC1V8Q1-Q3
cstm New Image Gray

Q Connection (Bowser)
SKU HC1V5Q1
cstm New Image BCR
black roof w/placard herald

Q Connection (Bowser)
SKU HC1V5Q2
cstm New Image BCR
w/placard herald

Q Connection (Bowser)
SKU HC1V5Q3
cstm New Image BCR
w/placard herald
HC 2 2893 cu ft PS2

Athearn (2p)
SKU ATH-93755-57 black

Athearn
SKU ATH-89019-21 BCR

Walthers +
932-7932 black
HC 3 3219 cu ft PS2 

ConCor/AHM
SKU 0001-009500 undec
0001-009517 gray w/red lettering

AHM
SKU 5254
gray w/red lettering

AHM
SKU 5254
gray w/red lettering
HC 4 3500 cu ft
GATC DryFlo

Eastern Car Works +
SKU 2640 undec

Eastern Car Works +
SKU 2640 undec
 

Tangent Scale Models
SKU 12005-01 undec

Tangent Scale Models
SKU 12005-01 undec
 

Tangent Scale Models
SKU 12005-01 undec

Tangent Scale Models
SKU 12005-01 undec
 
LO 1/2 2600 cu ft
Air Slide 

(C)Athearn
SKU ATH-87604-6
Gray w/red lettering

(C)Athearn
SKU ATH-87604-6
Gray w/red lettering

(C)Athearn
SKU ATH-87604-6
Gray w/red lettering

End Cab Models (ConCor)(2p)
SKU #58
Custom w/black lettering

ConCor(2p)
SKU 0001-009713
Gray w/red lettering
 

Eastern Car Works
SKU 2600 undec

Eastern Car Works
SKU 2600 undec

Walthers
SKU 932-4600 undec/td>
LO 2e 2600 cu ft
Air Slide 

Athearn
SKU ATH-87620-2
Gray w/red lettering

Athearn
SKU ATH-87620-2
Gray w/red lettering
 
LO 3 3500 cu ft
Center Flo

Atlas
SKU 1932-01-7

Atlas
SKU 1932-01-7
 
LO 4 4000 cu ft PS2

Tangent Models
SKU 10512-01-9

Tangent Models
SKU 10512-01-9
 
LO 5 4500 cu ft
Dry Flo
- No Image -
MDC +
SKU 3520 undec
   
LO 6 4180 cu ft
Air Slide 

Tangent
SKU ???? undec LO 6b

Tangent
SKU ???? undec LO 6b

Tangent
SKU ???? undec LO 6b

Hol Wagner/
Walthers +
SKU 932-3650 undec
   
LO 7 3200 cu ft
Center Flo 
- No Image -
Accurail
SKU 2000 (4600) undec
Modify to the 3200
   
LO 8a/b 4600 cu ft
Center Flo 

Accurail +
SKU 2017
CB&Q kit
   
LO 9 2800 cu ft Pressure Slide 

Q Connection/
WrightTRAK
No SKU
   
LO 10 4640 cu ft PS2 

Athearn
SKU ATH-5300 undec kit
SKU ATH-5302 pntd kit
SKU ATH-72371-3 RTR

Tangent
SKU 10030-01-?
 
LO 11 2980 cu ft
Center Flo 

Athearn
SKU ATH-93940-2 pntd kit
SKU ATH-95947-9 RTR

Athearn
SKU ATH-93940-2 pntd kit
SKU ATH-95947-9 RTR

InterMountain +
SKU 41506-01 to 6


Open Hoppers:

Class Description Builders
C&S USRA steel

Accurail (2p)
SKU 2512
C&S Repainted Everywhere West

Accurail
SKU 2404 C&S orig

Accurail
SKU 2404 C&S orig

Tichy/InterMountain
SKU T452912-01 to 04
orig C&S BCR

Tichy/Yesteryear
SKU YYM4404CS-01
cstm EWW

MTH
SKU 80-97004
painted PRR (no undec)/td>

Tichy
SKU T452912-01 to 04
orig C&S BCR

Tichy
SKU T452912-01 to 04
orig C&S BCR
 
HT 8 34' composite

Athearn
SKU ATH-5422

LifeLike
SKU 23825 CB&Q BCR RTR
 
HT 10/abc 41' triple bay

Accurail(2p)
SKU 7509 CR

Accurail(2p)
SKU ???? black

5th Avenue(3p) (Accurail)
No SKU BCR

Bowser/Stewart (3p)
SKU 10312 (6-pack) BCR
SKU 10320 (6-pack) CR
Middle Image
End Cab Models
SKU 53
cstm painted black

Bowser/Stewart
SKU 10320 (6-pack) CR
 
HT 10d 41' triple bay
Rebuild

Atlas
SKU 20001248
SKU 1188A&89A
orig black

Atlas
SKU 20002909-10
pre-merger black
 
HT 11 Bethlehem 3209
48' quad bay

Walthers
SKU 932-4918

Walthers
SKU 932-4918
 
HT 13 Bethlehem 3483
Quad Hopper

ExactRail (2p)
SKUs EP-81454-01 to 24
original

ExactRail
 

ExactRail
SKUs EP-81455-01 to 24
pre-merger

ExactRail
 


Gondolas:

Class Description Builders
GA 2 Caswell
- No Image -
InterMountain
SKU 42750K Undec w/K brakes
SKU 42750A w/AB brakes
   
GA 15 USRA

InterMountain
SKU 46601-01 to 45
orig CB&Q BCR

LifeLike
SKU 23950
CB&Q BCR RTR
 
GS 1/2 41' rebuilt

Sunshine
SKU 33.7
Discontinued
   
GS 5/7/8 41' composite

Sunshine
SKU 33.1 to 33.3
w/wood ends
SKU 33.4
w/ Murphy ends
SKU 33.5
w/Dreadnaught ends
SKU 33.6
w/mismatched ends
all discontinued
   
GM 4 53' steel

LifeLike (3p)
SKU 8447 C&S BCR kit
SKU 21035 CB&Q BCR kit
SKU 21482 CB&Q CR RTR

LifeLike
SKU 8447 C&S BCR kit

LifeLike
SKU 21482 CB&Q CR RTR
GBR 52'6" steel
- No Image -
MDC +
SKU 1681
Railgon kit
   


Flat Cars:

Class Description Builders
FC 1 Flexi-Van

Walthers
SKU 932-41057 to 59
   
FM 8 Coil Car

Red Caboose
SKU RR-32503-1 to 6
pre-merger green
   
FM 11 45'

Sunshine
SKU MK.3
discontinued

Sunshine
SKU MK.3A
discontinued
 
FM 12 52'
Northern Spcfc Models
No SKU
   
FM 13 53'

ConCor +
SKU 0001-009200(?)
undec kit
   
FM 14 53' 6"
- No image -
Chad Boaz
No SKU
   
LP 5 53' bulkhead

Walthers +
SKU 932-3759 CR
   
  AutoRack

Athearn
SKU ATHG-29589 to 91

Athearn
SKU ATHG-29589 to 91
 


Waycars:

Class Description Builder
NE 6-9 30' wood

Walthers (3p)
SKU 932-7562 BCR
w/lavatory window
SKU 932-27562 2pk BCR
w/o lavatory window

Walthers
SKU 932-7564 CR
w/lavatory window
SKU 932-27564 CR
SKU 932-7567 Green
wo/lavatory window
 
NE 10 30' steel

Q Connection
SKU NE10-MV1
undec resin kit
with blanked out window
   
NE 12 30' steel

Bachmann

Bachmann
No SKU
Model never painted CB&Q
 
NE 13 International

Atlas > (3P)
SKU 1908 CB&Q in orig paint

Atlas
SKU 6201-2 CB&Q simplified paint

Atlas
SKU 61901 FW&D BN paint


Maintenance of Way:

Class Description Builder
  250 Ton Crane

Bachmann +
SKU 16149 undec

Athearn
SKU 1700
Undec kit
 
  XM25/26
Tool Car
- no image -
Accurail (2p)
BRHS No SKU
BCR and Omaha Orange
   
  Dynamometer Car

Walthers +
SKU 932-4650
Undec kit
SKU 932-4662 CR
   
  Scale Test Car

Walthers
SKU 932-5600
undec kit
   
  Jordan Spreader
- no image -
Walthers
SKU 932-5350
undec kit
   
  70 Ton Hart Ballast

Atlas (2P)
SKU 1157-1 to -7
orig BCR RTR

Atlas
SKU 1157-1 to -7
orig BCR RTR

Atlas
SKU 1173-1 to -6
EWW BCR RTR