Re: Was a 7-ft box car door really . . .


Scott Pitzer
 

Those too-narrow 6' doors were typically too short also, because of the fat door tracks. So they were somewhat in-proportion to the eye.
But it made it difficult for those Weston figures to unload the cars.
Scott Pitzer
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From: jim_mischke <jmischke@...>

What we call a seven foot door is actually the prototype door opening width.

Previous to that, it was common for modelmakers to make the door itself the
nominal six, seven, eight foot wide. And we customers did not know the
difference. Few if any of us checked drawings.

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