I recently purchased an O scale PSC brass 70-ton triple offset side hopper car that was different from what I anticipated! I THOUGHT the car had what Karig describes as "Wine" sides/ends, where the creases in the side meet the top chord 1'-7" from the top corners of the sides, and the ends are a little more narrow because of this. What I GOT was a car with "Kiesel" sides/ends! (See Karig, p.74.) The creases in the side meet the top chord right in the corners.
The car was factory painted C&O #79685. It is a beautiful model, but that series of cars was built just after my cutoff date of April, 1948.
If I keep the car, the question becomes - what other roads had 70-ton triple offset side 40' hopper cars with the "Kiesel" sides that were built before April, 1948? Canadian Pacific is a little far from south Texas, and I think they are too recent also.
Thanks! I bought the car because it had a box with the same PSC number as seven of my other 70-ton triple offset side hoppers, all of which have the "Wine" sides/ends! I never thought it would be different!