St Louis Refrigerator Car Co. 36ft Beer Car NMRA 2022 National Train Show Premium Instructions

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St Louis Refrigerator Car Co. 36ft Beer Car 2022 NMRA National Train Show Limited Edition Premium Instructions

Note, this is a Pre Order item, details on release date below.

This is Limited Edition Model commemorating the LGMS LEGO® Train Layout being displayed at the 2022 NMRA National Train Show. Pre orders for this model will be taken starting May 31st 2022, and end on Midnight EST July 4th 2022. Once pre orders close, Instruction Kits will be produced to fill those orders. Expected shipping date will be late July to mid August.

The St. Louis Refrigerator Car Company (SLRX) was a private refrigerator car line established on February 3, 1878, by Anheuser-Busch brewing company. SLRX was formed to facilitate large-scale distribution of Anheuser-Busch's products via the U.S. rail network. The SLRX not only built its own bunkerless reefers, but maintained and operated them as well.

In 1919 the firm was acquired by Manufacturers Railway Company (MRS), another Anheuser-Busch transportation subsidiary that provided switching service to the brewery and interchange connection with the common carrier railroads serving St. Louis.


Cale's design faithfully recreates this Iconic car of the St Louis Car Company. This 36ft bunkerless refrigerator car was used from 1913 through to 1950s. Our model represents this car in its post World War II scheme with white cars sides, an enlarged emblem, and a maroon stripe along the bottom of the car side.

Our premium instruction kit contains the following:

1 professionally printed instruction book with full color instructions, part list, prototype history, and building tips.

You choice of professionally printed decals or printed parts.

3 Brickarms Mono Pods used in the underside brake details.

One complete set of Ball Bearing Wheel Sets (4 axles) with black bricks and wheels. Enough to build one car. These wheel sets come fully assembled, with ball bearings pre-installed in new LEGO® Technic bricks, custom sized axles to fit the bearings, washers to prevent wheels from rubbing the bricks and causing excess friction, and new LEGO train wheels.

Why use bearings? Because ball bearings provide excellent free rolling operation. Better than stock LEGO wheel sets. Less resistance means the rail car is easier to pull. And the easier a car is to pull the less strain on locomotives, and the more cars you can pull.

All you need to provide is the LEGO bricks from your own collection. Build the car in the color of your choice, or you can purchase decals to build the car in one of the following authentic railroad paint schemes bellow.  


Extra Decal Sets and Printed Part Sets Available for the St Louis Refrigerator Car Co. 36ft Beer Car

 Extra Decals

Extra Printed Part Sets

Model by Cale Leiphart, Instructions by Cale Leiphart.

By purchasing these instructions, you agree not to sell,  reproduce, or distribute these instructions. You also agree not to sell or distribute the model made from these instructions.

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