Re: Car ID just for fun
Steve and Barb Hile
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I don’t think that there are kits for the C&O cars. They were rebuilds of double sheathed cars from the mid 1920’s that were done in 1941 and 42 to add steel sides and door and a half.
From Carl Shaver’s books:
C&O 12000-12168 were done in 1941 from C&O series 82000-82999 which had been built in 1924-25 by Illinois Car & Mfg Co
C&O 13558-13828 were done in 1942 from C&O series 83000-83999 which had been built in 1924 by Pullman (as Hocking Valley 34000-34999.)
There is a Howard Ameling photo of 12020 in the second volume of Shaver’s book.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Clark Propst
Sent: Saturday, November 14, 2020 6:14 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Car ID just for fun
Always good to hear from you Ben, you give it straight ; ))
But, I don’t want to be one of those that uses “There’s only an ‘inferior’ model available so therefore I can’t model whatever?”. There’s also the late Stan Rydarowicz’s rule of diminishing returns. Compromise is the order here. I will be using the MDC car, just need to know which roads had cars ‘close’.
As for the C&O rebuilt box car, is there a model available of that?
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