Ed and list,
Thank you very much for the thorough response! I realized that the answers were probably already in the article in RRPCYC Vol 25, but I'm still learning all the terminology and minutiae of classic freight cars and sometimes I get lost in the details.
I'm pleased to hear that the Kadee model IS good for the CRP/CNJ hoppers and I'll pick some up as they become available. Regarding the LNE car, I'm not sure if Kadee would be interested in tooling up a new end for a car that was found on three roads, but I think I'll fire them off an email anyway and see.
Again, I appreciate all the amazing amount of research and knowledge the members of this list bring to the party and I'm grateful to take it all in.
Brian LaManna/Moncton, NB
Date: Sat, 25 May 2013 20:53:49 -0400
Subject: RE: [STMFC] L&NE and CNJ 50 ton hoppers -- appropriate models?
Ed: I don't know if you have Kadee's ear but I for one would love to see
them produce the closely spaced Z section end. I'd buy lots of the B&O cars,
and the P&S.
Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
While the LNE had some cars with the same sides, they used a different
end arrangement than the Kadee model. It would require a new pair of
ends having closely-spaced Z-section end posts. With the same new pair
of ends, the Kadee model would be also accurate for several thousand
B&O N-41/N-44 cars with conventional AAR-type underframes in addition
to one series for P&S.
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