All the cars mentioned sound similar to the Q'Craft single sheathed auto box which had single sheathed ends. Plans for that car appeared in one of the CBCs.
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--- In STMFC@..., "sctry" wrote:
My Milwaukee Road car rercords indicate that these cars were built by AC&F in August 1925 and my builders photo jappears to have a Hutchins all steel roof. The car is classed as XA and lettered 'Automobile". The only "end door" is the typical Bettendorf lumber door on the A-end. There is no indication that this series ever had large end loading doors.
Milw series 593025 - 593324 did have large end loading doors and double side doors.
My understanding is that Frank Hodina may be working on masters for a future resin kit.
--- In STMFC@..., "krowth3249" wrote:
I'm looking for any info on MILW 592025 - 593024 Auto Box cars (classed XM in 1950), and apparently still 1 1/2 doors from ORER data) with end door appearing in 1950 ORER. I have an old Funaro and Camerlengo door and a half MILW kit without end doors which I suspect might be similar, although I know that most or all of the cars represented by that kit were converted to single door cars in the late 30's. If I could find a picture of the end door, and the cars were otherwise similar, I would like to scratchbuild an end with door to make a car that is right for 1950.
As to the F&C kit, it has a Murphy roof whereas similar MILW prototypes seem to all have Hutchins roofs. If the kit roof wrong, or is there another series that matches? What roof did 592025 - 593024 have?
Any help would be much appreciated.