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The P2K end door cars are correct for the Southern. P2K mostly
kept close to the prototype in their
On 5/4/2020 4:21 PM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
Fenton Wells wrote an article in the November 2012 RMC on
kitbashing the Southern cars to 10' IH.
I do not see
Southern represented in two RMJ articles on the Lifelike
cars by Richard Hendrickson, October 1995 and September
The 1944 ORER
lists three classes of 50' 10' 6' IH double door boxcars
with 15' 6" door openings: 40200-40249 (end doors and auto
racks), 41500-41549 (end doors, no racks), 42000-42299 (no
end doors or auto racks). Curiously, the total number of
cars in each group is not filled in, suggesting they were
pending delivery when the ORER was printed, though the
"denotes additions" triangles are missing.
I have unbuilt
Lifelike kit 21027 for Southern 40249, and kit 8419 for
42010. I seem to remember there was something a bit dodgy
about these two cars, maybe the sills or something. They do
The only thing I
can add is that I have a copy of a builder's photo of 39969
circa 1947. This car has Superior doors and 4/4 improved
Garth Groff 🦆
Old subject but my
memory is fading for some reason?
Were the P2K boxcars painted for the Southern accurate to
any prototype? I have several plus some undecorated kits
that I am finally getting around to.