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you have a keen eye for the obvious
On 12/12/2018 2:59 PM, Bruce Smith
While the car was BUILT in 1919, the presence of a
NEW stencil from 1919 (being the weight stencil and not the
built stencil, which would have been towards the right end of
the car side) is clearly incorrect as the car would have been
reweighed repeatedly before receiving steel sides and likely
after receiving steel sides and before getting the side
extensions. Technically, the model depicted in the photo does
not have ANY “BUILT” stencil.
Bruce F. Smith
"Some days you are
the bug, some days you are
The build date is correct, but most had been rebuilt by
1953 with steel sheathing replacing the wood. You should
try to buy the 1953 ORER reprint from the NMRA! The PRR
listings actually show the car classes!!
On 12/12/2018 5:58 AM, vapeurchapelon wrote:
I consider buying this PRR G24 scrap gondola:
But of course I have some questions.
1. How many of these cars were in existence?
2. What's the appropriate time frame? Model has AB
brakes, but a NEW date 1919 which obviously is very
3. Were these cars used in interchange service, or
were they restricted to PRR homerails, or even to some
specific regions/ companies?
Many thanks and best regards
Modeling the early post-war years up to about 1953