A&Y Dave in MD
I believe you meant 1950-1955 by "first half 1950's era" and not 1900-1950.
I model 1934 and have a friend that models 1926 and another 1905. Each time frame would have a different representative. I'm looking at a mix of single and double sheathed 36' and 40' cars, like the BH and BI classes with a healthy dose of the steel sided cars. I went to my database of cars on Southern Railway trains on the Winston-Salem divsion. Out of 7000 cars in my database, I see
282 N&W box cars
98 40' single and double door (BS, BT)
55 '23 ARA based (BP/BPa)
41 USRA SS box (BK)
25 40' steel box (BSa)
24 36' (BH, BI, BJ vent),
19 40' SS 1 1/2 door (BL)
So the BPa is representative of a good proportion, but you need BS/BT, and a mix of USRA SS (the Tichy car represents that) and some of those Accurail 36 footers to round things out.
Is there an HO scale model of the BS (double door) or BT (single door) class?
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 4:59:16 AM, you wrote:
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