Re: Most needed car?
Indeed, Douglas. Ted Culotta's Essential Freight Car #8 is a CN' 40' steel-frame boxcar. Numbered CN 503500-513499, these ten thousand 1929-1931-built cars were seen all over North American rails.
Accurail makes a very nice shake-the-box model that can be detailed up for slightly different predecessor CN 500500-503499, of which CN had 3,000. But only resin kits are available for the CN 503500- series.
Though I must admit that I will buy some UTLX X-3's when they come out...
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Steve a good start would be the series of 46 articles that Ted Cullotta published in Railroad Model Craftsman, titled “Essential Freight Cars” http://steamerafreightcars.com/prototype/research/EssentialFreightCars.html
While many of the models are resin, this list certainly provides a list of important models that have already been offered in HO.