Re: Gondola Load

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>


Are you talking about the WP boxcar? I'm not sure a good version has ever been offered lettered WP by anyone (lots of Athearns, but they had the wrong square corners). The most correct model is Intermountain stock number 40899, an undecorated AAR 10' 6" boxcar with 6' doors and 5/5 Dreadnaught W-section ends.

The Branchline car was their stock number 1612, a 1947 car with 4/4 improved Dreadnaught ends and a 7' door. Branchline's car came with silver lettering. It should have been white, and this was corrected on the special run Branchline did for the PCR NMRA.

Yours Aye,

Garth Groff

On 4/1/19 1:18 PM, mopacfirst wrote:

Is this the Branchline model?  I built one a few years back, but I'm not sure that car is on the layout currently for me to check, and I can't immediately find the old Branchline catalog pages.  I'm not sure Atlas has re-run this car, but the Branchline kits show up all the time on eBay, or at least the ones where the number produced was in excess of the number actually sold or built.  Some less-common kits don't show up very often, but I haven't looked for this one since the one I built is in proportion to the number I needed.  I think I've probably built just about all the ones I really need, having rejected a few that just aren't close enough to be correct for me, but I counted recently and I think I'm over 70 finished ones, just over half of the total number of XM cars in service on my railroad.  I'd probably still buy a few more, especially if I want parts for something.

Ron Merrick

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