Re: Evemodel HO flat cars
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IIRC The saying came about because the car would hold 40 men or 8 horses. Useful information for the military planners needing to move men and materials.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kai Solvei
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Evemodel HO flat cars
I couldn’t find that car, but old Norwegian boxcars used by the military (collapsible benches) had the marking “40 men or 8 horses” like this car built in 1899 and in traffic until 1960.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of pgrace via groups.io
Looking at their other cars, they appear to be European in prototype, there is a small 4 wheel box car in Norwegian livery which is somewhat odd!. ( I am not sure that the Norwegians marked their cars "40 men and 8 horses" as well)
The brake gear under the cars also looks odd and I wonder if the models are of a European or Chinese flat car.