D. Scott Chatfield
Tim O' wrote:
No, this one is a normal height gondola. As a former Southern railroader, trust me, I know whatRoundhouse made a 10-panel 41-footer. Likewise, when was it built? I know the Southern hadAre you talking about the old metal Roundhouse low-side gondola? -- This model is definitely
to do with a low-side gon! But I've never seen this metal MDC low-side gon you have.
The car I have has a plastic body and MDC's usual metal underframe. In the store's used pile I
found two gons with the same body but different underframe, marked MARX. So I guess MDC either
made that car for Marx as well, or bought the tooling after Marx quit.
AHM made an 8-panel 41-footer that I'm told has no prototype.Which would explain the relatively low sides, but not low enough to be a "low-side". Looking
through the old used cars at the store, I found an earlier version of the same tooling with the
Roco/AHM PS-1 floor. Turns out the one I have is probably a later Bachmann. Same body,
Thanks for the info gang!