Rich Gibson wrote:
"The braces on the model form a Howe
This is not the Northeastern SP model, as far as I can tell. It
does not have a fishbelly underframe and the side bracing pattern is very
different from the A-50-6. The instructions show no drawings of an SP car,
only Reading, WM, NYC, PRR, D&H. N&W....all of which seem to be
incorrect, at least for the numbers shown."
Definitely a Quality Craft
model, and you're right about the schemes on the instruction sheet - they're
having difficulty finding prototypes with SS ends, so I'm skeptical regarding
a prototype for this model. It appears to a their 40 ft MILW SS boxcar
stretched to 50 ft.
See Richard Hendrickson's article in the July 1995
and July 1996 issues of Railmodel Journal for more
of the first article and all of the second article's images are coming up - it
looks like there's partial restoration of the Trainlife website.)