Re: Details On The Road

Ralph W. Brown

Hi George.
After studying a number of PRR boxcar photos from Class X29 to Class X40B, my best guess is about 10 inches between bolt of rivet head centers, and the grip, if that’s the term, appears to be about eight inches long, give or take, with a diameter roughly half again that of a grab iron or ladder rung, so maybe an inch to an inch and a quarter.  In any event, if you’re replacing cast on detail, the length will pretty much be determined by the dimensions of the detail being replaced.
Hope that helps.
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532


From: George Corral
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2019 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Details On The Road

On modeling a boxcar door handle in HO.  I’m curious to know. 


What is the actual/typical prototype dimensions of the door handle Michael and others have modeled?


George Corral

La Grange, KY

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