Re: Another color image: Sacramento museum HO WP 1916 built 40' SS box car
Andy, they probably did that for the version with coach steps. The longer wheel base should have been used on both versions. I have long pondered how to move the steps out and relocate the trucks. It will involve extending the platform. Aside from that it is a good model.
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From: Andy Carlson <midcentury@...>
Date: 9/24/20 10:42 AM (GMT-10:00)
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Another color image: Sacramento museum HO WP 1916 built 40' SS box car
I saw this wood-less WP stock car about 20 years, or more, ago. I doubt that the museum had two of these survivors so I suspect my pictured car is the finished car of the one you shared its picture with us. Truth is, I don't know for sure.
As for having a box car to restore, I could see taking one of the cabooses made from these box cars and restoring back to a box car. You would have to rule out any of the bay window variants in that they had the bolster wheel bases reduced which would make any return to box car much more work. The earlier cupola rebuilt cabooses maintained the original under frame.
As a side note-- the Japanese made brass WP cabooses all came with the shortened wheelbase chassis which was incorrect for the cupola versions.
Everyone please do well,
On Thursday, September 24, 2020, 2:59:05 AM PDT, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford <mallardlodge1000@...> wrote:
Andy and Friends,
Is the stripped car WP 75895, the car CSRM restored and displayed outside the museum, or is it another survivor? I know it would be neat to have an example of one of the original 1916 boxcars, but the stock car was equally significant.
Attached are photos of 75895 (I think!) as I found it in West Sacramento on the SN about 1977 while awaiting movement to the CSRM, and later as it was displayed. The double-sheathed boxcar is SN 2350, which also went to the CSRM.
On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 11:19 PM Andy Carlson <midcentury@...> wrote: