I concur that as an out the door kit, it won't fit your business model or the majority of the public's expectations from your line. However, it is an opportunity for some enterprising soul to add a vent door aftermarket item to convert your kits to vents. Even I would buy or build a pair of VMs based on a photo I've seen of a pair of ACL VMs in San Francisco near my era. I think they had been used as boxes with the vents closed, so a simple add on in the closed position would work for me.
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From: "destorzek@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 11:43 AM
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Re: Accurail 36 foot boxcars
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There are two words that should get the blood flowing for any Y’All road modeler.
There were many 36-foot ventilated box cars in the 1945-1952 years.
El Paso, TX
I keep looking at photos of 'vents', and just don't see a good way to do the barred door. A sandwich of three etchings would do for the door bars and frame, with some molded styrene door rollers, but that just isn't an Accurail 'easy assembly' kit.
Dimensionally, a lot of vents are the same size as this car.