Throwback Tuesday: MDC 50 ft SS Automobile Boxcars

Andy Carlson

Also, the MP/T&P cars did not have the lower side sill fishbelly extension that the WP cars had. When I made my own resin WP cars I felt that the lower side sill extension could simply be removed to make an accurate MP car.

-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA
On Monday, February 25, 2019, 1:06:12 PM PST, Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:

It has been a long time since I built my MP and WP models which was soon after the articles appeared in both MM and RMJ and then several years later I built my T&P and Frisco models w/the MDC kits so I am going from memory but the reason I decided to those four roads versions was dictated by the Radial roof on the MDC model. Several other 50-foot SS cars were discussed in the articles but the roof and bracing arrangement on the MDC kit is only correct for MP, WP, SL-SF and T&P. The Frisco model required replacing with "B" end w/a different Dreadnaught end that was kindly furnished by Rocket Express while T&P model required replacing the modeled on Single 8-foot Youngstown door with scratch built Superior doors. These two models are cover in Vol 3 of Speedwitch's Modeling Journal.

Hopefully I am remembering correctly.

Bill Welch

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