Re: West India Fruit Box cars

Dave Sarther

For STMFC modelers who choose to model in O-Scale two rail or Proto 48, Norm Buckhart of Protocraft Models offers a set of decals for the WIF cars in the 200 series with a note that there were two steamship profiles used.  He has also posted two additional photos as reference.  Check out Norm's site:
Later,  Dave Sarther     Tucson, AZ

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From: Eric Neubauer
Sent: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 2:29 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: West India Fruit Box cars


HPT&D 400-424 built SSC Balt 8-29. General arrangement 54515, should be in PA State Archive collection.
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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2014 4:30 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: West India Fruit Box cars

The cars cars in the 100 series were built by the High Point, Thomasville and Denton RR in North Carolina for furniture loading. They are equipped with early Duryea underframes. The went to WIF in the late 1940's. Sunshine did kits while F&C claims to have released these as well.
The 200 series were built by AC&F and were welded cars with their very odd welded roof that is developmental stages by a purveyor of resin kits. The cars were 10' 6"interior height.
Bill Welch

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