Re: width from outer side planks for the War Emergency boxcar


Todd Horton
 

I know I'm responding to this late but I have an actual board off the side of a C of G War Emergency box cars. The board off this particular car is 5" wide.


Todd Horton
Southeast Machine Tool Sales


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On Sun, 9/13/15, benjaminscanlon@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] width from outer side planks for the War Emergency boxcar
To: STMFC@...
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:16 AM


 









Hi
I'm trying to do a
master for a War Emergency box in TT.  At the
moment I like the GM&O  a lot, so the version they
inherited from the Alton is the focus.  A bit annoying as
that car is close to the ATSF BX-38 but it has narrower
planks.
I've sworn off
Evergreen grooved styrene for this. I don't like the
overly even look or width of the grooves ... strikes me that
if the real cars had grooves like that, they would have had
a hard time coopering the sides for potato traffic, let
alone grain.
One thing I am assuming is
that from the outside, the War Emergency box would have had
narrower side walls than the modified 1937 or 1937 AAR
which it otherwise resembles, due to its having to have room
for the side Pratt trusses. 
I can't find data on
the width measurement from outside the planking on either
side of the car in the RPCYC #19, which has a great article
devoted to these cars.  I figure the closest is the width
over eaves, given in the NKP and ATSF drawings ie,
9'4" or 9'4 1/8".
I'm trying to make the
side so it can be used with the Gold Coast 1937 AAR roof. I
doubt the chassis can be used without removal of some
material from each side.
I wonder if anyone can
clarify the measurement from outside planking - outside
planking, and/or the thickness of the Z-trusses, so I can
make sure my master is tickety boo?
Regards
Ben
ScanlonLondon England









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